I've waited until today to share my special news with the world. I'm now a Med-free diabetic.
I remember writing my first entry and at the end of it I said something like, I want to be diabetic-free. Well, one person decided that they would be the bearer of bad news and inform me that there is no cure. I remember reading those words and thinking that it was like pulling hope from underneath my feet.
But alas, I kept on going, kept praying, and kept meeting people. I soon learned that it might be possible for me to be a med-free diabetic. And that has been my goal.
Every time I stayed within my carb-count, ate one less french fry that I desired, walked 5 more minutes than I wanted to, refused to drink a glass of cranberry juice (my ultimate favorite juice), I was staying focused on my goal.
In just 9 months I MADE IT! I'm so super, duper, excited about this.
I understand that there might come a time when I won't be able to say "This Christmas I'm med-free," but I'm SO THANKFUL that I'm able to say it now!
You, yes you who read and post to my blog, have been a big help in me getting here. So, from the bottom on my heart, I want to wish you a blessed Christmas.
Feb 2011--Diagnosed (A1C 12)
Dec 2011--Med-free (A1C 5.5)