Sunday, December 25, 2011

It's Christmas Morning

Merry Christmas:

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)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

I actually won a something!

So, I'm sure we all have participated in a sweepstake at some point or another.  Every time I leave certain stores, there's a chance to win something, if I call the number at the bottom of my receipt.  I never do.  I always tell the cashier (who explained how the contest works), "I never win."

So, imagine my surprise when I found out that I was a winner in the Diabetic Living Reader Sweepstakes.