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I'm going to be eating better in 2017.

This is not entirely optional. I was recently diagnosed as diabetic (type II), and thus my long-term health is extremely dependent on keeping my blood sugar down. Fortunately, I was apparently on the right track even before my diagnosis, having dropped some weight over the past year through nowt but paying more attention to my food. I've lost more weight since the diagnosis, and am now approaching new-pants-and-belt territory, and firmly a resident of haven't-worn-these-jeans-in-years land.

I'm being very conscious of carbs, and avoiding sweets, and as of today my glucose numbers have been green for two solid weeks. Giving those things up has not been easy (I could totally murder some french fries), but it also hasn't been as hard as I feared. I can keep this up.

Diabetes is genetic, so while my bad habits certainly brought my condition to the fore, it was there all along. I'm posting about it publicly out of a desire to de-stigmatize the condition.

Here's to a new year, with new challenges, and may we rise to meet them.

Date: 2017-01-03 11:33 pm (UTC)
mizarchivist: (Avatar- You are such a fangrrl)
From: [personal profile] mizarchivist
Glad to hear you're already getting a handle on it! Huzzah!

Date: 2017-01-03 11:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] badseed1980.livejournal.com
My dad has been managing his Type II diabetes with just diet and glucophage, no insulin, since his diagnosis. That's been several years now. I hope you're able to do the same!

Date: 2017-01-04 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lillibet.livejournal.com
Congratulations on taking control of the situation and best wishes for your continued good health!

Date: 2017-01-04 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hammercock.livejournal.com
Bummer to get the diagnosis, but glad that you're managing well!

Date: 2017-01-04 01:20 pm (UTC)
minkrose: (smile)
From: [personal profile] minkrose
Ah! I thought you had lost a little weight since I'd last seen you (which might've been Arisia? I haven't seen folks much this year), but I avoid commenting on body changes unless the person brings it up & gives a positive reason for the change. Glad to hear you are taking care of your health! Best of luck on managing it in the future, too! <3

Date: 2017-01-04 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] woodwardiocom.livejournal.com
I have a lot of mixed feelings about my weight, and my weight loss, since on the one hand I try not to stigmatize being fat, but on the other I feel better in so many ways now that I'm thinner, several of them entirely psychosomatic...

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