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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Thoughts on Type 2 Diabetes

I was sitting at my computer tonight and thinking about "If One Size Fits All" when it comes to type 2 Diabetes. Are we all the same height ?, the same weight ?, the same personality ?. Do we all have the same DNA ?, the same fingerprints ?, the same likes and dislikes ?. Are we all the same sex ?, do we all have the same hair ? the same talents ? the same drive and ambition ? the same purpose in life ?

Do we all dress the same ? think alike ? Etc.

The obvious answer is that NO we are not the same. ....................and yet.........if you are reading this blog it is likely that you or someone you know has Type 2 diabetes. Even though we are all different, we have type 2 diabetes in common. We may be from different backgrounds, different parts of the country or the world for that matter and yet we share Type 2 Diabetes and hopefully share a desire to reverse it and live as normal a life and as long a life as humanly possible.

I don't know anyone who wants their blood glucose levels to be out of control, or who can't wait to have diabetic neuropathy etc.

Despite our differences, there are some things we can all do to help reverse this disease that we have been diagnosed with.

We CAN Control the amount and type of food and drink that we put into our mouths. We can decide by an act of will and faith to eat less today. We can decide to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. We can decide to exercise more, especially weight resistance training and taking a walk every day. We can drink more water. We can make a list of supplements that we can afford and start taking them every day. We can all drink "Green Smoothies" every day.

We can check our BG levels more frequently and keep a notebook on what foods spike our blood glucose levels.  We can resolve to not eat after dinner in the evening. We can convince ourselves that we do NOT need some sort of sweet, or desert, or a piece of chocolate, or a cookie after every meal or before we go to bed at night. We can all remove temptation by simply NOT buying rich deserts or extra cookies for the holidays and then end up eating them after all the company is gone.

We can all endeavor to stay on top of recent and historical research and apply those principles that we have learned on getting better control of our blood sugar levels. We can decide to take some responsibility for what we eat and not depend on another prescription drug or an increased dosage of the ones we are already on.

We can CHANGE. We can decide to make positive changes in our exercise and eating habits and stick with it.

Philippians 4:13

New King James Version (NKJV)
13 I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me.

John 14:14 "If ye shall ask any thing in My name, I will do it."

Ps. 103:2-3 "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; Who healeth all thy diseases

Merry Christmas to all of you. Dan

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