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I am a diabetic...

Monday, July 27, 2009

I lived a life with unhealthy eating habits-
Humping on the pounds like a horny rabbit.
I ignored the warning signs, and now I regret it-
You see, NOW, I am a diabetic.

It isn't just a disease, it's a symbol of inner stress-
For I, alone have caused myself this mess.
And really, I know I can beat this, as I choose to commit-
But my mind must be open, and my dedication, like cement.

I am diabetic, but I don't feel much pity-
I choose to embrace this as an opportunity;
To arise from this infliction, or at least to die trying-
It will be most difficult, there is no denying.

I will take my medications, and continue to exercise-
I will monitor my cholesterol and give up the fries.
I will continue to strive to keep my blood glucose level right-
And I will take 10 units of insulins, as prescribed, every night.

I have faced my worst enemy, as he stared at me in the mirror;
In doing so, I have finally started holding my life dearer.
Opting for healthier snacks, like a banana, or a bowl of Wheaties-
Is MY continued quest to controlling my diabetes.

I am open to advice, but not ridicule-
To chastise me- that wouldn't be cool.
Educate, support, encourage, or share-
For THESE things I will find the time to spare.

I've come to terms to this..I am a diabetic.
No more fooling myself...no more need to fret it.
With faith in the Lord, and trust in the doctors' say-
I'll face this with confident determination, each and every day.
-Reginald, 27July09
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  • no profile photo CD5078271
    hehehe...a horny rabbit, huh?....never thought of it that way before, but I like the analogy!!! Good luck and good health to you! emoticon
    4143 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3149332
    So now is the opportunity to build on what you have and on what you have learned. I encourage you to explore fun healthy foods in your new walk and make the exchange work for you. You have one cheerleader here rallying you on.
    4146 days ago
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