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Oh, For the Love of My Pancreas!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Dear Fellow Sparkers,

I wrote a note to my mouth today on my nutrition tracker.

"Mouth, what do you say we cut down on the high carb snacks, huh? Let's aim for a no chocolate or ice cream day tomorrow and give my poor pancreas a break and a little love and understanding."

I can feel my poor, pre-diabetic pancreas pumping away, and really trying to keep up, but at the rate I am going, it's going to give out, and I will be full blown Type II Diabetic in a year or two.

So it's kinda crazy to write a note to my mouth, but you know, my mouth is the begining of my disgestive system, so it makes sense. I've got to try to keep up the fight against high blood sugar, and if I have to write a note to various body parts and personalize them to make them more real, I will.
What do you say kidneys? Do you want to be damaged from diabeties?
Or, eyes, do you want to go blind? Didn't think so.
Or toes, do you want to get infected, and end up being severed from the rest of my body? Didn't think so either.
Or heart, do you want some good ole' calcified arteries from out of control blood sugar, like good dear old grandpa? Nope, I saw what the result was of that!

Show some love, fellow diabetics, or just fellow Sparkers, to your body; your organs, your eyes, your toes....the list can go on. Many individual body members make up a whole body.
Think about them!
No one's perfect, but I'm sure going to try! Tell me one body part you feel motivated to take care of today!
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  • CANDOK1260
    love this blog it greaT. I TOO am pre-diabetic and just started the 8 week challenge. how you doing on counting calories that thw hardest thing for,me.
    2046 days ago
    Our future isn't written in stone, and we can be thankful for that. We have the chance to change things around RIGHT NOW, that we may never get again. We may still get diabetes from our unhealthy lifestyles that we lived in the past - we don't know. But as long as we give ourselves a fighting chance, we can at least say that we didn't just sit there and do nothing but watch our lives go by. Think to about what a great example we can be for our children - I know my oldest has a mean sweet tooth and a seemingly insatiable appetite for sweets, sugar baked things... she reminds me so much of me. I can only hope she listens. I know she's proud of me - she's quick to point out to her friends and others that I've lost weight. I promised her that when I got to my goal, we would go horseback riding - I am still hoping to fulfill that promise ;)
    2046 days ago
    Great blog - we all need to do that!
    2050 days ago
    Great blog and very thought provoking - thanks!
    2051 days ago
    As Sherry says, thought provoking. I'm lucky, I don't have diabetes...or pre-diabetes & it doesn't run in my family. However, weight loss has definitely had a positive impact on my joints...& I intend to keep walking for a lot more years...& weight management is absolutely necessary.
    2051 days ago
    Autum, this is a very thought provoking blog, thanks
    2051 days ago
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