Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food ~Hippocrates
Just because you’re not sick doesn’t mean you’re healthy ~Author Unknown
(Note, this is part 2 in a series of blogs on the subject of diabetes during National Diabetes month. Please see previous blog post for part 1.)
Diet…that word sends messages of disappointment and frustration throughout my being. Over the years, I have tried many diets only to yo, yo, right back to my original weight or heavier. When I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes in the Spring of 2005, it should not have been a surprise. I was stressed after a major move and job change. I was beginning menopause and my weight was at an all time high. After my move, my new doctor told me I had Type 2 Diabetes. She speculated that I was probably pre-diabetic for awhile. When I received my medical records from my previous doctor, I was surprised to read that I had previously been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. How could I be so unaware? I was like Scarlett O’Hara, a moment of panic at the initial news and then “Oh, la, de, da, I’ll deal with this tomorrow.” My tomorrow had come. I had to make changes.