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Day 401: Closing in on NaNoWriMo

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I need about 8000 more words and I'll hit the finishing line - which I can do so long as I crack on, so I won't be here too long this morning. Weekly meal plan, grocery list, knee therapy, and two - count 'em, TWO - viewings of the house over the weekend. Who goes house-hunting in December? lol...

First things first: I start my days with coffee and 'the news.' I ramble across the internet, dipping into everything from real news (NY Times, BBC, CNN) to what I call fluff news (MSN, Yahoo, Daily Mail). Sometimes you can find clinkers in the gold mines (even the high-toned news sources aren't above tweaking a headline to garner more viewers), and sometimes you find nuggets in the slush pile. Case in point, the following--


Well by golly. Mary Tyler Moore has been omitted from the list, and Paula Deen's announcement was all over the news last year (or was it earlier this year?) but there are some people on the list I wasn't aware have diabetes.

Thinks me, I'm in good company.

And for what it's worth on the flurry of debate about Drew Carey's so-called 'cure'? I know just what he means: I've gone from gobs of medications and being on the brink of injections to medication-free / lifestyle controlled. It may not always be that way, probably won't always be that way. Diabetes has a nasty way of showing up despite good self-care, the right foods, plenty of exercise. Age and heredity usually catch up sooner or later. Eh. I'll cross the bridge when I come to it.

But in the meantime, call it cured, call it in remission, call it whatever label you like - lifestyle controlled is a good thing. Hard to do, hard to maintain - still checking that ol' BG each and ever' mornin' - but worthwhile.

With that, I'm outta here. Verb day - off to GO and DO--! Have a good 'un, peeps. Carpe diem!

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  • no profile photo CD5233545
    3016 days ago
    You are emoticon emoticon emoticon , not only for even attempting NaNoWriMo but for getting your diabetes under lifestyle control. I'm working on the latter but it's an uphill road! As for the former, no way Jose! But emoticon
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    Counting is an effort in itself. Way to go!
    3020 days ago
    Amazing how far you've come since we first "met". I'm so pleased for you. All that hard work, diet, exercise... paying off!
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    3020 days ago
    I think it's wonderful that people, like yourself, are able to take control of their health and get off of the diabetes list. I have a son who has Type 1 diabetes, which means until there is a cure, he will continue to take multiple insulin shots daily...
    3020 days ago
    Thanks for the basket of goodies! And as for NaNo... I'm busting my buttons for you, woman! Go... write... win! YOU are a novellist!

    As for "lifestyle controlled"... the best way to deal with it! You're a rockstar, in so many ways, Kasey! emoticon emoticon
    3020 days ago
    You are an amazing hero in my books--You worked at it--and DID it--kicked the diabetes thing---and happy to hear bout the house viewing--WooWoo! Everything in time eh?----We are "'into"" winter here--if that's possible---Nice to hear from yu!-Lynda emoticon
    3020 days ago
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    A dear friend of mine - a diabetic forever - switched to a vegan diet and within 6 months was off all meds. She is the thinnest I have ever seen and is even walking daily. She calls it a miracle and her doctors are 100% behind her. I don't know that I will ever go vegan, but she is living proof that it was the "cure" for her!
    3020 days ago
    Case in point--high blood pressure--pills that filled my legs with excruciating pain---started exercising and lost some weight---no need for pills.
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    I'm a big believer in lifestyle cures and verbs! So many doctors have told me over the years that not smoking, proper diet and exercise would cure 80% of what people come to them for, but people would rather take a pill and go on with their self-destructive habits, so doctors frequently don't mention these natural alternatives. We have to discover them for ourselves and I'm glad you have!

    3020 days ago
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