Exactly. For one thing, the tie between higher blood sugar and Alzheimer’s Disease/dementia is increasingly strong, and with the ‘Baby Boomers’ getting on in age, I’m betting on an epidemic, given most of our diets over the past 50 or 60 years…
My big change was on April 11, this year - got a call from my doctor’s office after my annual checkup, said I was now diabetic, had to get new medications, a tester and test strips, start testing twice a day, every other day. Ugh.
I didn’t know what “recovery” there could be, then, and thank goodness that keto and fasting makes such a difference. I pictured increasing medication, followed by insulin injection, gradual loss of blood sugar control, trying different insulin formulations, increased dosages, etc. - a bad road.
There are too many days where I just eat whatever, just like the “old days” even though I know it’s almost surely doing further harm and making me miss out on some healing time. Drinking with my co-workers and eating carbs at family functions is almost all of it. I do usually manage to keep it to one meal a day, and lean toward the better side, sometimes, i.e. choosing from the cheese and meat plates, the above-ground vegetables, while bypassing the potato chips.
I’ve rationalized it all thus far, thinking that I throw in enough fast days, and many totally strict keto days, like just meat and green vegetables, or pork rinds and cheese, or just a can of tuna or a couple of sardines. Head games, as you say, Helewisa.