Tuesday Topic: Dietary Needs vs. Are You Just High Maintenance

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The older I get, the less concerned I seem to be as to what others think when I start my order with, “I’m a little high maintenance“.  I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes over 30 years ago and things were very different.  I was given strict instructions by the dietician – NO sugar and limit yourself to 2 TAB colas a day – yes, I said TAB (the only diet soda at the time).  At age 14, after reading a terrifying book about animal welfare in stockyards, I cut out red meat and pork.  Was that the turning point for my high maintenance ways???

Fast forward to 2015 – and the list of what I won’t eat has skyrocketed.  I won’t bore you with the list and the background for each item, but my recent journey to Quartz Mountain made me question – were my special requests diabetes related or am I just high maintenance? Continue reading