It's Saturday and I have more pinkness in store for you! This weekly event is hosted by Bev at How Sweet the Sound. Please click on the link to get to the list of everyone else who is participating!
Well, it's officially confirmed. I'm extra sweet. The test results of my second fasting blood sugar (glycal hemoglobin) has shown that I am indeed diabetic. The week after next I will be meeting with my doctor to learn more about what I need to do to stay healthy, and then a few days later, I'll be meeting with a diabetes educator who can give me even more information.
I already know that one of the best ways to lower my blood sugar level is to exercise. I have not been much of an exerciser for quite some time. I haven't even owned a pair of sneakers for over 10 years. So today I did something that for me is a little bit of a big deal...I went out and bought a pair of Reeboks. Of course, they had to have pink! Cute, aren't they? Some pink detail. They feel so good on my feet!
They're even pink inside! That won't last, ha!
They're even pink on the bottom! That won't last either once I start walking.
I don't even have athletic socks, so went out and got some cute socks that are supposed to help keep my feet dry and healthy. They had pink writing on them. So cute! (I am too easily excited.) Anyhow, I live very close to the local Y, but it's darn expensive. I'm also within a short walking distance of the high school and am hoping that locals are allowed to walk around the track. I might even ask if residents are allowed to walk in the gym during certain hours.
Around the house, I should stop going barefoot. Besides, my toes are cold all the time, even in summer, so I have this pair of pink slippers that I got half price at K-Mart a couple weeks ago even before the dreaded diagnosis.
Another important part of taking care of my feet is to inspect them every day. I am already in the habit of taking good care of them. I use the cheese grater type thingie on my heels at least once or twice a week, and then each morning I put lotion on my feet followed by Gold Bond foot cream. I love this stuff and my heels don't look dry all day! Just pretend that the red is a dark, dark pink for this post. Pink is just red with white added anyhow, right?
Wish me luck! I can use all the prayers you care to offer up. I really want to stay healthy and am determined to make positive changes. I know that I have a lot to learn yet!
Here's to positive lifestyle changes!