Don’t you wish you could have a ‘do-over?’ To be able to back to before you had diabetes? What would you change? I know I would change enough so that I would never get this disease!
I thought of this as I was sitting in a restaurant and could hear one woman telling another, “I know my A1c is kind of high. Not really high, but kind of in the danger zone. I know I need to get it tested again, but I know what it’s going to tell me. I need to lose 30 pounds. But, I am a stress eater – you know that, and I’m under so much stress. I have to kind of start watching it, I guess. But, I’m only in the danger zone. I’m only at something like 5.9”
What was she eating? Nachos and a ‘wet’ burrito. Do you think she was doing anything to help herself? Probably not.
I wanted to talk with her so much. I literally wanted to beg her to take the opportunity and beat back diabetes – while she could. I wanted to tell her the choices she is making now will dictate what happens. And, to tell her that while she might not take diabetes seriously; diabetes will just plain take her!
What would you do if you had a chance to change things before you were diagnosed? What if you were able to have a do-over? Let me know.
As always, thank you for reading.