Early last year, after a health scare, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. I didn’t want it to be true but, alas, it was.
I have had my ups and downs with this diagnosis. Some months I win, some months it kicks me in the rear.
There’s a tendency for us, as human beings, to act as if ignoring a thing will make it go away.
We have to face these things head on. It’s the only way to go if we want to give our health a fighting chance.
For the next few months, my focus will be on health and wellness. I’m learning that wellness is more holistic than I’ve believed. I’m learning that your physical, mental, and emotional health really do go hand in hand.
My goal is simple. To get to a point where I can manage Type 2 diabetes without medication. To do this, I’ve got to continue losing weight, exercise consistently, reduce stress, & hold myself accountable to a low carb, mostly plant- based diet.
As a busy young professional and entrepreneur, this can be challenging. I’m constantly on the go and typically exhausted at the end of the day. If I am to live a life that is not plagued by complications from diabetes, however, I’ve got to make sure I’m being a good steward over my body.
Tonight was my starting point for this round. I had chicken, rice, and lots of vegetables for dinner with water to drink. I’ll have the same for lunch at work tomorrow. Breakfast, as of late, has been coffee and junk food. I plan to get up in time to eat a more nutritious meal than that before work. I’ve also been drinking sodas lately which is terrible for me, so I’ll be drinking water, unsweetened tea, and black coffee only starting tomorrow.
I’m sharing this here because I want my journey to help others. If you’re working to combat Type 2 diabetes, feel free to comment with things that have helped you so far.
I will beat this.
****Disclaimer****Any information shared here regarding my journey with diabetes management is not intended to treat, diagnose, or claim to cure any disease. I am merely sharing my experience .****