I decided earlier this week that I wanted to make note of what I think is a significant milestone in my journey. As some of you might be aware, I’ve been through a series of health issues over the last decade, including abdominal surgery for diverticulitis and a massive benign tumor, to a partial nephrectomy for kidney cancer. Regarding both of those issues, I am doing really well. In June, I go for my annual set of cancer scans and I am continuing to expect a good report.
Because of my past history, I try to be really good about maintaining regular check-ups and health screenings. For the past several years, we have been tracking my glucose levels and my cholesterol. On February 11, I received the disappointing news that I am now diabetic. With that diagnosis as a new motivational impetus, here’s what I’ve done to confront this change in my health status.