11.14.2014

I've been planning on writing this blog for awhile, I had to mentally prepare for it. But it's World Diabetes Day and I couldn't think of a better day to write it, and it gave me a little time to think of what I was going to say. And now I can't really think of anything, story of my life.

I was diagnosed with type two diabetes about a month a half ago.  I was actually in the E.R. for some other issues, but they noticed some weird stuff while I was there, checked my blood sugar, and here we are.
I told my closest friends, and my co-workers, and of course familia, but generally speaking I've just kept the information to myself.  Mostly because I was embarrassed for awhile, I'm pretty much over that. Then I went through this phase of it's not really anyone's dang business and not wanting unsolicited advice.  I still don't want the unsolicited advice, just in case you're wondering. And mostly I had to get used to it myself.  
Now I'm over all the weirdness about it.  It's part of my life now and I can't do anything to make it go away.  But I can do a lot to keep it in check.  I count carbs (which is awful), eat healthy, workout, check my blood sugar, signed up for a diabetes education course, so basically I'm kicking ass.  Not to toot my own horn, but my blood sugars are pretty much normal all the time, and my diabetes counselor told me it's not just the meds, it's the lifestyle changes.  And you know what? It sucks that it took a diabetes diagnosis to get me to live a healthy life, but it is what it is and I actually feel pretty awesome.
That's that.  The holidays are coming up and I'm pinning diabetic friendly recipes like a mad woman, if you have any you'd like to share I would love it! 
Other than this bit of news life is still boring.  Lol.  I guess SOME things never change.