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Sorcy's Story About Managing Diabetes

Sorcy's Favorite Recipe

Avocado Tacos

These fresh and tasty tacos are a great choice for a quick, healthy meal.

Avocado Tacos  

Calories 270 • Total fat 8 g • Sodium 460 mg • Carbs 43 g

​Sorcy

  • Age: 65
  • Location: Elk Grove, California
  • Diabetes Status: Managing type 2 diabetes
  • Year Diagnosed: 1986
  • Activities: Walking, playing Wii
  • Favorite Healthy Food: Cantaloupe
  • Weakness: Ice cream
  • Goals:
    • Check my blood glucose regularly
    • Spread out snacks over the day to manage my glucose levels
    • Do something active, like walk, garden, or play Wii for [time]
Sorcy  
 

When I found out I had diabetes, the first thing I had to do was educate myself. I attended classes to better understand what portion control and carbohydrate counting meant. Counting carbs has been especially challenging. I’m Filipino, and our basic food staple is rice. My family used to eat rice with a passion, and for family gatherings, we used to have a rice cooker that made 30 cups of rice. Now we have a 10-cup rice cooker, and everyone eats a little less.

As I educate myself about my diabetes, I teach my family about their risk for developing it. My father had diabetes and my sister has the disease, and now that I have it my other siblings know they’re at risk. By watching what I eat and managing my diabetes, I hope that I can be a good role model for my family. I know there is always the potential for complications with my diabetes, but I'm learning to manage it instead of letting it manage me. ​​​

Listen to Sorcy's Story

Listen to Sorcy's Story

Managing Diabetes Podcast - Episode 5 (1:57) Listen to audio

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Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Sorcy's Story
Managing Type 2 Diabetes: Sorcy's Story (2:56)

Sorcy has changed her family's eating and activity habits to help manage her diabetes—and to prevent the disease in her daughters.​


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