I've recently been accepted by this great project as a moderator & thought I might publicly explain how much & what this means to me, outside of the Official Forum Moderators Lounge -- which is wonderful by the way! (everything in there is swathed in crushed velvet, including the Free Test Strip Bar & Low-Carb Dining Room ;-)
Seriously; most of the following is contained in my signature but the gist is:I am human.
When I was diagnosed about
a year ago, I was shocked, awed (nothing to do with Schwartzkopf ;-) & confused . Even though my life is full of the usual complications, I decided to see what I could do to take charge of this one particular event. Honestly, I ate too much, drank too much and smoked (Editor's Note: there is no such thing as 'smoked TOO MUCH' -- smoking is just bad). I still drink too much and smoke but my experience here has shown me that all this is within my control & can be improved. I'm working on it all.
I need help so I volunteered here, probably to keep me involved in something that is to be a lifle-long endeavour. Nothing to be ashamed of, I think.Simplicity, Common Sense, Hard Work & Selfishness Are Key To Making Changes In Your Life
I'm not sure if this forum taught me or reminded me but it doesn't matter -- RESEARCH, ASK QUESTIONS, LISTEN, COMPARE NOTES, ARGUE, DEBATE, THINK, ACT, TRY NEW THINGS, LEARN TO ACCEPT THINGS AS THEY ARE ... these are all tough things to do, in my opinion, but necessary.
Anyway, because of this forum, Jeannie, Lanie and others, I have become a Diet Evangelist of sorts, simply because it works! I assure you, it isn't difficult and the results are amazing. I don't get a whole lot of support from my friends or family but even so, by being selfish (how often do you get permission to that?) I've found that positive results are achievable.
I'm not taking any prescribed diabetes-related medications as of yet and would like to keep it that way (I HATE POKES & PILLS!) but at the same time, I don't pretend to ignore future complications and events. This is going to get worse before it gets better but even so, I'm going to be in control or at least, better informed than my doctors and nurses, about
Anyway, anyway, there are more qualified people around here to answer your medicine-related questions but if you want to tug on my coat
diet or lifestyle changes, I'll be glad to exchange thoughts.
Also, be kind to small animals, children and above all, have a sense of humour
P.S. Thanks again Peter :)
Forum Moderator - Diabetes
~ Diagnosed Type 2 in July/'08
~ Dropped 35 or so pounds after following HealingWell advice
~ Diabetes under control / no meds - so far - knock on head
~ My doctor thinks HE is responsible (Don't tell him! He's happy ;)I used to eat 100% wrong -- now I eat 95% right