Sun, Water, Fertilizer, and Diabetes

Front yard bigger

I have found that my walk is a great time to just think about things.  Life.  Diabetes.  The state of the world.  Friends.  All sorts of things.  It’s a time for free association of thoughts that quite often leads to something that finds its way here.  Such was the case recently.

I began to notice yards: flowers, trees, grass, etc.  Some of the yards I walk past are outstanding examples of care.  Some of the others are just neat in appearance.  Very few yards are brown and over-grown.  Most folks water, tend, and feed their yards in order for them to be at their best.  Think about it – the front yard is the face folks put forward for the world to see.

But, Phil, this is not a blog about landscaping…bear with me for one more paragraph.

I found it very interesting that folks would spend time and money on their yards to make sure everything got the right amount of sunlight, water and nutrients; that dead flowers and branches were trimmed and weeds pulled.  Don’t we have an even greater responsibility to our bodies to see they are fed with good food; that we get a bit of exercise; and, that we take whatever meds we are required to take?  Shouldn’t we give our bodies the same attention we give to yards?

Flower painting

The answer is, of course, yes.  If we did, then more folks would have control of their Diabetes.

And, I am going to fool you by not belaboring the point.  You are smart.  You know where I am going with this thought. By the way, did you know that gardening could be a form of exercise?  It’s a twofer!  Just saying…

As always, thank you for reading.


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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