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Are you really tired?

It’s quite interesting. Now that I have this diabetic body. I feel exhausted. But am I really tired? The biofeedback that I get from my body has changed.

When I think I’m really tired, which can be quite often, I check my blood sugar. Thanks to a continuous glucose monitoring system, I can do this much more often and still have feeling in my fingertips. Thank you, technology.

It’s interesting. When blood sugar runs like a normal person, that rules out two things at once. When there is too much blood sugar riding around in the arteries, the body is not getting insulin to use that sugar into muscles. It also rules out illness. Either of these two situations will cause you to have high blood sugar. I jokingly say, "I can sneeze; and my blood sugar will go up."

This is not the only confusing biofeedback. Now I’m not really sure when I’m actually hungry anymore! I feel hungry, but I could be dehydrated. I could be experiencing blood sugar of around 170 to 200 mg/dl. It may be different numbers for you, but you may have experienced the same thing.

I stop and drink some water. I try to wait 20 to 40 minutes. Then if I'm still hungry, I will eat. This week's recipe is a great option when it's time to eat.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons Bragg's Soy Liquid Aminos

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon sugar free maple syrup

  • 8 oz. sliced button mushrooms

*You can find candied eyes at a local Wal-Mart.


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Mix all the ingredients, except the mushrooms, in a bowl.

  3. Toss the mushrooms in the bowl and mix to thoroughly coat them.

  4. Spread the mushrooms on a parchment paper lined pan.

  5. Cook for 20 to 25 minutes. The mushrooms will shrink and will get crispy.

Please let me know if this week's recipe makes it into your recipe book. It really makes the most difference in blood sugar control and ceramide reduction. Our diet can play a significant role in undermining our hard work. I'll keep working on the recipes. If you have a favorite dish, please tell me. I'll create a diabetic friendly version, just let me know by leaving a note below. I've learned how to swap blood sugar spiking ingredients for others with a lower glycemic index. It may take a week or two, but I love the challenge. I'll also work on introducing more recipes to help lower the ceramides in the body. Please comment, like, share, and come back next week for more recipes, ideas, and tips. Subscribe to the website, if you would like weekly email reminders to add more recipes to your recipe book.

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, but a compilation of research from medical sites. Make sure to see your doctor and have up-to-date lab work

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