Diabesity War Day #2 – Defining the War

noun: diabesity
used to refer to a form of diabetes that typically develops in later life and is associated with being obese.
“regular exercise helps prevent diabesity”

This the definition of Diabesity I found when I Googled the word. I can’t agree more with this simple definition as it is pretty much spot on with my own condition. I have faithfully visited my doctor for regular annual checkups but it wasn’t until I was 50 years old that it was noticed that my fasting blood sugar was a little higher than it should be. Now at 55 after spending much time and money on the learning process involved in learning how to control it I am blending all I have learned and tried into the 1 year package of what I hope will be a winning answer.

I call it a Diabesity War because it must be fought from all fronts by thousands of people throughout the world who are experiencing the same conditions. It is a war against the food industry who continually use sugar in all forms as an additive to make their products more attractive to the taste, and it is war against the status quo medical industry who prescribe drugs without an active plan in place for their patients that involve both diet and exercise.

Each soldier must take on their own personal battle to fight this war and only through personal changes can he/she win. This year will be about my personal battle which will involve both my successes and failures.
Blood Sugar- 129, Weight- 187.6

Distance- 2.6 miles
Time- 40:10 minutes
Calories- 298.6

Shoulder Press- 65/65- 28
Front Raises- 25/25- 25
Side Raises- 25/25- 25
Shrugs-60/60- 25

Breakfast- Fasting
Lunch- Roast Beef, Potato, Peas
Dinner- Chicken, Rice, Black Beans, Salad

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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7 Responses to Diabesity War Day #2 – Defining the War

  1. Fun Fact: The word “diabesity” was trademarked by a company probably controlled by Dr. Mark Hyman.
    Details: http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4806:l9lqxg.2.6

    In 1983, the American Diabetes Association published a 12-page document called “Diabesity.”

  2. donutsplace says:

    Sounds like you have been reading a lot of information. Good! People need to be more aware of what exactly is in their foods.
    Too much sugars. And they wonder WHY diabetes is getting to be a epidemic.
    What gets me also is the tv food commercials. Wow…and they want us to not be fat.
    Piles of food on a plate with god knows what is in it!
    Sometimes it really is nauseating to look at it. Seriously. And they say we are all too fat. Well, they could start with eliminating all the bad foods off tv.
    “Outta sight, outta mind?”
    But…that would make pharma less money in the long run.
    After looking and studying a lot of things, I came to the conclusion that it Is best to grow your own food. Period. Or If you are not able to, buy from local organic farmers that do not lace their ground first with the big M product.
    I saw that on tv once. On the news.
    This guy was supposedly “organic”.
    He made the mistake of mentioning putting down roundup frist to kill the weeds. Really????
    Choose your farmers wisely.

    • I have 6 raised bed gardens where I grow lots of veggies each year. I never use any products that are poison. The local farmers market is my best friend as most of the farmers are completely organic. Costs a bit more but tastes so much better.

      • donutsplace says:

        Sounds really nice! I hope you have some of them co ered….
        People always can tell the difference in the taste of fresh organic grown foods.
        I never use pesticides. I hate them.
        I prefer nature to help. ( not grasshoppers though!! )
        I have been wanting a real greenhouse for many years. I’ve yet to get one. Guess I will build it myself.
        I like growing vertical also. Aquaponic and hydroponic are interesting ways to grow too. Plus you don’t really have to pick weeds. And if it is a greenhouse you will have less bug problems. Or any animals that love your food.
        We have deer and rabbit here.
        Glad to know you grow your own too!

  3. donutsplace says:

    Covered I meant.

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