Diabetes workshop, session 4

We had an excellent 4th session of the diabetes workshop this morning. We’d missed last week due to weather, but had a good turnout today, plus three student nurses observing. One participant reported losing several pounds since the start of the workshop (“I wasn’t really trying, but I guess cutting down on sweets helped.”). Ya think? A couple of others reported lower blood sugar readings.

One topic we discussed was sabotage from friends and family continually encouraging people to eat things they shouldn’t. I do not understand why people would do that, but it happens a lot. We brainstormed about how to cope with that. Also practiced reading food labels, understanding portion sizes, relaxation techniques, aerobic exercise, etc. Almost ran over on time. A good class.