According to Alpha Galileo.org "Low-carbohydrate diet has a good effect not only on blood glucose, but also on physical functions, bodily pain and general health, according to a diet study including patients with type 2 diabetes."
“The result is interesting; it provides an additional argument that a low-carbohydrate diet is beneficial in diabetes,” says Hans Guldbrand. “We also found no adverse effects on mental health with the low-carbohydrate diet, which an earlier study had indicated,”
The study was "led by Dr Hans Guldbrand, general practitioner, and Fredrik Nystrom, professor of internal medicine at Linköping University" So, as I suspected by lowering my carb intake I'm also helping my body eliminate pain and fight diabetes. How cool is that!?
Ok, so if you are obese like me then there are a few things you need to know. Part of my Journey back to health began with a visit to my Doctor. Two Common Health Problems for Truckers are Diabetes and Sleep Apnea. When I went in for my Physical one thing my Doctor did was order a blood sugar screening. We found that I was borderline diabetic so he put me on Metformin which help get my blood sugar down to normal. You can actually make yourself diabetic by allowing yourself to get overweight, or you might be overweight in part because you are Diabetic!! At any rate by losing weight you can actually (in some cases) make your Diabetes Go Away!!
Then my Doctor ordered a sleep study and found that I have a pretty severe case of sleep apnea. Sleep Apnea can be both a cause of weight gain or can be caused by weight gain, Sleep Apnea means that you cant breath right while sleeping so you dont get quality sleep time. I now have a small machine that keeps my airway clear called a Cpap which I take with me on the road. I have grown to love this thing. It is really nice to be able to put in a full day on the road without having to take many naps!! Quality sleep time also helps your body repair itself, and is crucial for weight loss. So Driver I really recommend the first thing you do in order to lose weight and live the healthy trucker life, is visit your Doctor, get a physical and get checked out for Diabetes and Sleep Apnea! B
Been trucking since 96. My main interest is having a good healthy life.