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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Pink Saturday #7: It's official, I'm extra sweet!

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!

34 comments:

Bridget said...

Kady, I'm sorry to hear you are so sweet. I hope that a new lifestyle that includes using those new shoes will turn things around for you. Take good care of yourself!!!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Diet and a bit of exercise and meds have gotten my diabetes under control. I found out almost 2 years ago...not really a SHOCK, cuz my younger sister and our mom have it, too!

~Blessings,
Jan

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Oooops...forgot to say...

Happy PINKness Day to you!!!

bj said...

I am sorry to know this. Please take good care. They have come a long way in the fight for this and, with care and meds, you will do fine.
I adore your cute shoes and sox!
love, bj

Smilingsal said...

Join the club: I'm diabetic too. The BEST advice is to go to the American Diabetes at:
www.diabetes.org/

Happy Pink Saturday!

Darlene said...

I'm sorry you ended up sooo sweet....but take good care of yourself with diet and exercise... and you will do just fine. Love your new shoes...just the right amount of pink on them.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Kady, sorry to hear of your extra
'sweetness', I know you will take great care of yourself and do what is necessary to stay healthy and sweet (just not too sweet!)

Happy Pink Saturday!!

Deb said...

Hi Kady, I sorry also about you added sweetness. Take care and listen to everything they tell you and do it. You'll have to take extra care to your feet. I love your pink shoes they do look comfortable. Great Pink Saturday Post! Deb

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Cool PINK running shoes!

~ Gabriela ~

Melissa's Cozy Teacup said...

Good for you for taking care of yourself and with such pretty shoes, I'm sure you'll look forward to working out now.

Justine said...

Kady! I'm soooooooooooo sorry to hear you've got the dreaded diabetes, but what a GREAT attitude you have toward the diagnosis. I would have been crying and screaming and throwing things, but what do you do? You go SHOPPING!
Out of curiosity, what is your fasting blood sugar? I'm hypoglycemic, but know that with my weight I'll some day be diabetic.

Justine :o )

Virginia said...

Happy Pink Saturday! And take care of yourself.
Blessings, Virginia

g said...

I love your positive attitude! And I will remember to describe being diabetic as being "too sweet" - how clever! You're getting it together and doing things right and I admire that.

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey sweetie.... I am so sorry to here about the news hat you have diabetes. You will be in my prayers. I love the pink shoes....that's wonderful that you are going to start to exercise. I think that is wonderful and I believe it will help with it. I think you can overcome it. A friend of mine was diagnosed with it, she made lifestyle changes and within probably less than a year she got tested again and had no sign of diabetes. She was in her late 60's. There's hope girl! I am pulling for you...take care of yourself. I'll be thinking of you.
xoxo,
Queenie!

Crystal ~ CJO Glassware & Gifts said...

Kady ~ I'm sure this diagnosis was not good news, but I'm glad to hear that you are taking steps (no pun intended re: your new shoes!) to manage it. Good luck, and happy Pink Saturday!

Crystal

Kathy said...

Break in those cute pink sneakers, girl! You'll be back in good health in no time. I most definitely will pray for you. Life adjustments are difficult, aren't they? In a few weeks it will seem like you've always been in your new routine!
Kathy

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, and good for you on the road to wellness.

Be careful using that "grater". Diabetics aren't supposed to use those. I attended classes with my husband last year.

I'll keep you in my prayers.

Shelia said...

Hi Kady! I'm sorry too to hear of your too much sweetness! But sounds like you're on the right path to getting it under control! Love your new pink shoes!! Take care of yourself!
Be a Pink sweetie, but not too sweet,
Shelia ;)

artis1111 said...

I use to get a pedicure every 4 weeks . I am so behind . My feet are telling me to do it DO IT!! I do l;ove them and my feet are the prettest PINK after. Kathy

Joy said...

Kady ~ it sounds like you are on the right track, figuratively and literally speaking. And you may as well be stylish in pink while becoming more healthy! :o)

Jeanne said...

Kady, I am so glad you are being serious about your diabetes. Two of my sisters have it and they do not take care of themselves. The consequences are dire. Your cute pink decorated sneakers will be your first step to diabetic health. You go girl.

Hugs...Jeanne

Patricia said...

You have my prayers and I love your pink sneakers. Take care of yourself. Happy Pink Saturday.

nikkicrumpet said...

What an inspiration you are with your positive attitude and outlook! It sounds like you'll be conquering this in no time! I can't see anything getting the best of you!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Kady those are so cute! I need a new pair of tennies myself. The ones I have don't have backs on them...
I just HATE having my feet encased in socks and shoes tho!
But I've been trying to walk as well.
Of course I'm going to plug Weight Watcher's CORE here... couldn't reccomend it more. I've heard lots of people at the meetings talk about their diabetes being better, or they don't even need medicine anymore (for many things). Just email me if you want to know more about it!

You go girl!! YOU are in control!

Angie said...

Well...if pink shoes AND pink socks can't get you motivated..nothing will! It is never too late to take charge of your health..sending good thoughts your way!

~Angie

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

I'm so sorry to hear this!!! Please take care of yourself!

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm late for your Pink Saturday post. I'm so sorry to hear about your diabetes. I've been diabetic for over twenty years. If you need any advice or someone to talk to about it, feel free to email me. Exercise is the best thing and I know you'll do great in your new pink reeboks!

Sharon Kay said...

And here is to you my friend. You are now going to do something that is good for you and about you. Love the pink on the shoes and socks. Now just remember that those shoes are made for walking.......and do it on a daily basis. Good luck and take the time to smell the roses on your walk.

Buffie said...

I love your attitude girlie! Now get those cute sneakers on and walk! We want you around for a long time to come! HUGS, Buffie

Tricia said...

Happy Pink Saturday. So sorry to hear that you are too sweet. I am too. I am not able to walk so you hit the road for me too. Good luck with the program. Keep us posted how your blood sugar is doing.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Good luck with those new sneakers! I love the pink--and the slippers, too. Walk along!

Tara said...

Hi Kady

some of your pink items were so cute!

I have an award for you over at my blog...your blog is a place I love to come visit! Please come pick it up!
:0)
Tara

Rue said...

Good morning Kady :)

I commend you for taking this head on and doing what's best for you. Of course I will pray for you :)

Cute tennis ;)

hugs,
rue

Deb said...

Hi Kady, stop in when there's a chance and pick up your award. Deb