28. September 2011 04:14
Everyone talks about living healthier, eating smaller food portions and exercising more. But do you do it? Probably not. Then one day the doctor diagnoses you with diabetes. Now you know you have to do something, but what? It seems too complicated!
I can’t begin to tell you how often, I hear this as a diabetes educator. They have no idea what to do. I tell them to think of diabetes as a wakeup call. Basically, it means you have to start living a healthier lifestyle. What a motivator diabetes can be... and the blood sugars tell the story. So you start eating better food choices in smaller portions, you increase activity on a regular schedule and even lose weight. Now you ask yourself, “Would I have changed any of these behaviors if diabetes wasn’t part of my life?” “I’m feeling better, have more energy and my blood sugar levels are improving….”
You now see that having diabetes is a knock at the door, but don’t wait for it. Wake up and live healthy every day!