Aug 22, 2019
Challenges of Living With Diabetes
Living with diabetes can be a struggle to say the least. There’s the maddening healthcare system to deal with. Who knows which way the political winds will blow from one week to the next. Hopefully, you—and the other at least 29 million people in the U.S. living with diabetes—will have adequate health coverage to manage your diabetes.
In addition, there’s the increasing stigmatization of having diabetes. Feelings of guilt or shame can lead to anxiety or even depression about having diabetes. Some people, despite well-meaning intentions, are quick to judge and state the obvious: stop drinking soda. Don’t eat fast food. Reduce your sugar intake.
These type of blanket statements fail to account for two things. First is the the emotional/psychological reasons why some people with diabetes (more specifically, type 2) turn to unhealthy foods and drinks. The reward mechanism in the brain is powerful to ignore. Did you have a rough day at work? Did you get into a fight with your spouse? The carton of ice cream in your freezer tells you that you’ll feel much better if you consume the whole tub. You know you won’t. But the dopamine receptors, those feel-good brain chemicals are powerful. And, at times, impossible to ignore.
The second reason relates to the first. Sugar is very addictive. Sugar addiction support groups exist. But they aren’t ubiquitous like AA meetings. You might not have access to a group in your hometown.
The solution comes in the form of a delicious drink from Chef V, Organic Green Drink. The creator of Green Drink is Veronica Wheat Kress. A former private chef, her recipe for this drink became such a hit with friends, family and clients, that she decided to launch a business delivering all over the country this delicious drink that can help manage your blood sugar levels.
If drinking fruit juice is a ritual/habit that’s hard for you to kick, Green Drink just might be a healthy substitute. To be sure, some veggie juices taste like grass clippings. Healthy habits that will help normalize blood sugar levels won’t stick if it tastes nasty.
Organic Green Drink is sweetened with just the perfect amount of organic apple juice. Not enough to spike your blood sugar but just enough to satisfy the sweet tooth. And you’re not really going to taste the kale. To be sure, Organic Green Drink does not taste like soda. So if that’s what you’re expecting, Green Drink might not be the easy blood-sugar-management solution for you.