Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Portrait of My New Reality

Here I am, with my newest best tool---my glucose meter. I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in late November and by following my doctor's orders I am getting it under control. I am eating right, getting daily exercise, I take my medications and do as I'm told. I guess you can say I'm (finally) being an adult! Well, sort of....Diabetes is not something you fool around with, it is something you have to take very, very seriously. And I am. And it is paying off.

Educate yourself about Diabetes. Exercise daily, watch your diet, lose weight (the bain of my existence) if you need to or keep the excess poundage off and don't smoke. Diabetes is rampant but you can do something about it.

I plan to be here a long, long time yet and I want you, Dear Reader, to be here too, healthy and happy.

Okay, stepping down off my soap box now and returning control of your computer. Have a wonderful weekend!


nina said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, BUMMER. but it sounds as if you are taking the veritable bull by the horns, my friend.
thank you for joining in, thank you for being both vulnerable and strong - xoxo hope to see you at artfest!

diane b said...

Sorry to hear you have been diagnosed with diabetes. Glad you have taken advice and acting on it. i wish you all the best success at controlling it.Hopefully you will still enjoy life for a long time yet.