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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ok, it's Mother's Day, my birthday is in a few days - 56 - and I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes 1 1/2 years ago. I can't seem to get my blood levels right with meds, I really need to do this for me! My husband and I own two small businesses and work 7 days a week to keep our heads above water. It seems life is always a struggle. We live in a beautiful area but never get to enjoy it because we are always working or too tired. I want to change so much, but getting my health in order is top on my list - can't forget bills however. Somehow I'm going to find a balance.
I love that I found this site. the food tracker is awesome! I have needed someone to help me with what foods I should eat and not. This looks like it will help in that area.
My medical group has never told me to test my blood, currently I only get the test in the office every 3 months, but I feel I need more. We haven't had health insurance for years, but applied and it should have kicked in May 1st. Maybe now I can get some answers to my questions.
I also started the ap 'Moves' on my phone. It keeps track of my steps - that is really cool. I downloaded the Sparkpeople ap too. I'm gonna make this work!
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    1733 days ago
    emoticon Little changes are more manageable and easier to stick with. Consistency is the important part.
    1749 days ago
    You CAN do this. Just like you did with your business, you need to put yourself as priority or you won't be around to reap the benefits of your hard work. Balance and moderation are key.

    1749 days ago
    Reading your blog I could relate to you in so many ways. I hope that prioritizing your health will bring you much success and thank goodness you have health insurance as you most definitely need to test your blood sugar levels daily.

    I too am type 2, and for a year before that was labeled pre-diabetic. Diet alone did not help, exercise some, but after a year of pills I was placed on insulin. Now with doing exercise, eating healthier and taking my insulin my blood sugar levels are better, most days within normal range. It is a complex disease to manage, but do-able. I wish nothing but the best for you.

    In managing other aspects of your life, seems when I came to Spark and started being accountable to myself with my tracker, everything else fell into place over time. I found I began to better organize my time and plan out my day and duties without depriving myself of what I need to do to improve my health. I hope in time it will do the same for you. Life is a struggle, and all we can do is our best and believe in God's promise that He will never forsake us and will always be there for us. I will pray that God will lift you up and lighten your load, and surround you with love, support and encouragement.

    I will add you as a spark friend, as I would be honored to share in your journey. Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day. emoticon
    1749 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/12/2013 8:26:31 AM
    emoticon and best wishes on your journey..

    I too am diabetic and moving more has been key for my numbers.. Balance is a good thing..

    1749 days ago
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