Adopting a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet to Combat Diabetes Essay

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Upon waking, imagine struggling to sit up and achieve a standing position. This struggle is due to stiff joints resisting movement and lack of energy. A pill caddy overflowing with a myriad of prescriptions separated by day of the week, morning, afternoon, and evening compartments is awaiting attention. A pre-packaged breakfast bar and glass of milk, both processed with a high sugar content is obtained from the cabinet and refrigerator. At this point, a realization occurs that one cannot truly begin their day until a painful prick of the finger is performed to establish blood sugar levels. The results of this daily task are not unique and continually present a false sense of security as the breakfast bar and milk is now consumed. Now …show more content…
Upon waking, imagine struggling to sit up and achieve a standing position. This struggle is due to stiff joints resisting movement and lack of energy. A pill caddy overflowing with a myriad of prescriptions separated by day of the week, morning, afternoon, and evening compartments is awaiting attention. A pre-packaged breakfast bar and glass of milk, both processed with a high sugar content is obtained from the cabinet and refrigerator. At this point, a realization occurs that one cannot truly begin their day until a painful prick of the finger is performed to establish blood sugar levels. The results of this daily task are not unique and continually present a false sense of security as the breakfast bar and milk is now consumed. Now that the food has been ingested, the task of stomaching the morning regiment of eight to ten pills can begin in an attempt to control blood sugar before another blood test is needed in the next two hours. This time, the results are not as forgiving and a painful dose of insulin is injected to place blood sugar levels back to an optimum state. Every day the doctor’s recommendation of adjusted eating habits and exercise are ignored as the prescription regiment is enough to justify the lifestyle that one has been accustomed. The daily lack of energy and inability to function at any reasonable athletic capacity perpetuates the habit of preparing simpler pre-cooked, pre-packaged meals. Not only that, but with the rising costs of

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