A Farewell to Carbs

A 30-something navigating the world of Type 2 Diabetes while remaining fun, fashionable and fabulous.

More Paula Deen musings 01/21/2012


All week, I’ve been reading a lot about Paula Deen’s big reveal. I came across this Friday afternoon on SparkPeople.com and I think it made a lot of good points.

To quote from the article: “f you consume high-fat, high-calorie and high-sodium foods and snacks often, you increase your risks of heart disease and diabetes. This is true whether you are enjoying Paula Deen’s Southern cooking, frequently selecting fast-food burgers, or snacking on bags of chips.”

Too true. The article also has a lot of good tips for diabetics who are newly diagnosed or (like me) haven’t been taking the diagnosis very seriously. I know my A1C number isn’t great, but I didn’t know what the number is that I should be shooting for. (For the record, it’s anything under 7). There might be some of you out there that don’t know what an A1C number is.