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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Three years ago I was diagnosed with diabetes. Through diet and exercise I no longer was a diabetic I wasn't even pre-diabetic.

My annual physical this year showed I was one point away from being a diabetic. I think this
is a wake up call I need to do something about my binging. Plus I became slack on exercising.

I know what to do. Watch my carbs and exercise. Plus lose 20 lbs. So I'm here to stay. It's either that or throw away the towel.. I don't want to take medication and definitely not insulin.

I have a lot of excuses why this is so hard but I have more faith in myself. This can be a great journey that is what I need to take to find some resilience and character and toughness and a little humor. I just love to read some Sparker's quotes of the day. Thank God for them!

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  • ADNER54
    Keep on keeping on! Like you said... you've done this, and your doing this, and your keeping this lifestyle! Health is best kept simple... do what you know is right, enjoy a side step once in a while and be proud of where you are now! In a year you will look back and know you did it, and it is the same year, whether you do it or not! So be proud of where you're at! emoticon
    297 days ago
    Glad you are staying with spark. Our health is so important. I love the quotes too, brings me smiles and keeps me going so many days. Wishing you continued success. emoticon
    322 days ago
    I am sure i is difficult. But I have know doubt that you will make the changes needed to be healthy
    743 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    It IS hard, but I think having active diabetes is harder. Right? Are the binge foods worth lost eyesight, an amputated foot, a stroke? You are getting something for what you give up. A chance at a safer, more vital life! The right "why" can make even hard things more tolerable.
    762 days ago
    Being type 2 diabetic, it is definitely in our best interest to do what it takes to keep the blood sugar under control. I personally do NOT want the complications from not taking care of it.

    Stay on the path. It is not curable, but control is definitely, well, in our control.
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  • SUNSHINE6442
    Is There a Diabetes Cure? WEBMD reports...With all the research on diabetes and advances in diabetes treatments, it's tempting to think someone has surely found a diabetes cure by now. But the reality is that there is no cure for diabetes -- neither type 1 diabetes nor type 2 diabetes. (Although lifestyle changes can achieve remission in type 2 diabetes in some cases.) By the way, there is no such thing as pre diabetes....you're either diabetic, or you're not. You can "manage" it by reducing or avoiding those things that caused it. So you see, you can get rid of it, but it comes right back if you return to the lifestyle that brought it on in the first place. So "managing" it must become a permanent, healthy lifestyle.

    Once you have pre-diabetes or full blown diabetes it never goes away no matter how well you control it.
    780 days ago
    You have listed some great 'whys' to get back at it. You can do it
    780 days ago
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