I have a few health conditions, type 1 diabetes and hypothyroid, but they are such a part of my life that I really never thought about how to maintain a “normal” life, this just is my life.
Hyporthyroid never phased me one way of the other. I mean it sucked up until I got the pills but after that, outside of blood work, I really don’t worry to much.
Diabetes is sort of different as it has had a much greater affect on intensity of exercise, length of time spent in the gym, and food consumption.
For instance the amount of insulin I need daily changes with what kind of work out I do and the intensity. This is something I have to keep up with because the affects can damage my health and responsibilities I have. Someimes I can manage it and sometimes I can’t and then I pass out.
Dieting is a bit difficult as I need to eat a more carbs then would be ideal for weight loss. I keep my carbs as low as possible yet I still need a certain amount to take the insulin with. Plus every time my blood sugar is low, an instance that is increased with exercise, the more carbs I need to eat…
So yeah that is kinda a never ending battle. The key is maintain good blood glucose numbers in order to keep yourself from having eat food you don’t need.
But really I have been doing this for awhile now and I don’t really think about it… unless someone asks of course