As I frequently like to read the articles from other bloggers who write about Type II Diabetes I do notice certain commonalities. The one thing I read frequently in many posts is the feeling of not wanting to think about this disease with statements like, “I don’t want my whole life to be about Type II Diabetes”. I remember having these same feelings a few years ago but learned that it was just another way of saying, “I want eat what I want to eat”.
The truth of the matter is that being diagnosed with Type II Diabetes may have been a blessing in disguise. It is the way we eat and our level of daily physical activity that dictate our chances of getting all kinds of deadly diseases, and T2D is just one of them. I will not bore you with going through this whole list, but what I can tell you is that with each one diet and exercise is part of the recovery of each.
So for me I do think about Type II Diabetes all day long. Every time I have to make a decision about eating I have to think about T2D. Because I think about it all the time I am able to do those things each day that will prevent me from feeling the pain of laying up in a hospital recovering from some type of surgery. Or the aggravation of having to live with taking handfuls of medication for all kinds of disorders I might have gotten it it wasn’t for living a healthy lifestyle. When I see someone smoking and know that because of T2D I quit that deadly habit, or seeing someone so obese that they struggle just to get up out of a chair.
The truth is that once you get on the right path to good health you to will think about Type II Diabetes all day long and know that it is a blessing and not a curse. So for those of you newly diagnosed take my advice and think about it all the time. As the years go by you will naturally think about it less as you are doing all of the things you need to do to live a healthy life. Currently 9.3% of our population in America has Type II Diabetes so feel comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Stop beating yourself up with the question, “How did I get this?”, and think more about the question, “What can I do about this?” Read, learn and act and think about Type II Diabetes all the time because it is this focus that will lead you to the life you truly deserve.
Blood Sugar- 96, Weight- 172.4
Treadmill- 20 Minutes
Breakfast- Spinach & Eggs
Dinner- Steak, Green Beans