Diabetes,  Health,  Heart

One Year Later

Today and tomorrow, December 29th and 30th, mark 1 year since I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and Congestive Heart Failure.  And my god, what a year it has been.  What a difference a year can make.

As I reflect upon the events of the last year, I can’t help but feel thankful to still be alive today.  I may still be in pretty bad shape, but nevertheless, I am still very much ALIVE!  That is something to celebrate!

Today is a day to celebrate the many accomplishments of my first year LIVING with diabetes and congestive heart failure.  I’m celebrating the fact that:

  • My A1c is now 6.0; it was 9.6 at diagnosis.
  • I’ve lost 40 lbs.
  • My cholesterol is near perfect.
  • I’m eating much healthier.
  • And many other things…

I’m thankful for the gift of life, for good friends and family, and for the prayers and support that I’ve received from so many people.  I can’t tell you how much that means to me.

I’ve learned a lot over the last year, and have gained a whole new perspective on life.  When you’re faced with life threatening health problems, you’ve got two choices.  You can get busy living, or get busy dying.  I chose to LIVE.

Keep Fighting It, and Rock On!


Living with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart at age 36 #Diabetes #LADA #CongestiveHeartFailure. #MakeDiabetesVisible Creator, #ALittleHeartCanDoBigThings Creator, Advocate, Blogger, Nature Photographer.