Why This Blog Exists

I am a Type 2 Diabetic who fights everyday to control the disease, and I am winning.  But, it wasn’t always this way.

I remember the fear.  The complete and overwhelming fear I felt when my doctor told me about three years ago I had diabetes.  I suddenly saw myself losing a foot or leg to the disease; something that I knew I did not want to happen.  So, I took what he told me very seriously.  “Lose a little weight. Exercise about 30 minutes a day; walking is just fine.  And, take your medication.”

I turned to the Internet to find what information I could – and as you already know there’s a lot of it available.  So many sites.  So many blogs.  So much information.  But, nobody was telling me I could win the battle.  Which is why this blog exists – to tell you that you can win the war on diabetes.  It’s not a life sentence; just a sentence to change your life a bit – and you will feel better because you did it.

Well, little did I know that losing a little weight meant losing near 70 pounds! I am so glad he did not tell me how much weight I needed to lose.  And, just to keep the record straight, I have not lost all of that weight.  I have lost near 60, gained a few back and am now on my way to losing the reminder of the weight.  It’s slow.  It’s tedious.  But, I want my life and to grow to be very, very old!

I began walking immediately – that night, in fact.  Trust me, that first walk might have been a mile in 30 minutes, but I was doing something.  And, that is the important lesson here.  You have to put up a battle and you start that by exercising.  It’s just 30 minutes.  It’s not two hours in a gym every night.  It’s just going out for a walk.  For the first two years, I used worn out shoes that made my legs ache a little, but being out walking was more important than a little bit of an ache that would go away.  I was beginning my fight.

And, you can begin your fight today – now!

Oh, yes, I took my medication and will address that in another post.  Just know that I followed my doctor’s orders.  And, I made changes to my diet – another post soon.

But, it all comes down to going on the attach and not just waiting around for diabetes to win.  It can’t win.  Ever.  I already have it, now I must keep it in control.  Which I am doing – and YOU can do, too.

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I am not a doctor or health professional. I am just a guy who is working everyday to control Type 2 Diabetes. My goal is to offer hope, help and solutions for day-to-day living for the diabetic. The disease can be controlled. It can be managed. And, you can do it!

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