The best way to have a simple life is to just be healthy.   We can avoid a lot of expense and trouble if can stay out of the doctor’s office and off of medications.  Of course, we can’t always choose to be healthy. we may be born with or genetically predisposed to disease or ailments that are beyond our control.

I, for example, this is where I will laugh in the face of HIPAA. I was diagnosed about 6 years ago with type 2 diabetes. I was not the typical person to have that problem. I weighed about 160 lbs. which is not considered overweight for a person of my height. I biked a couple of miles a day to work and I often took walks at lunchtime.  Yes, I did sit in front of a computer for most of the day but I was at least somewhat active. This will be the first in a series of posts about my situation. Perhaps it will be of help to others.

Being diabetic was a bit of a shock.  I considered myself a healthy person.  But my dad had type 2 diabetes so it looked like I fell into the category of bad genetic luck with nothing much I could do about it. I felt like I was already doing a lot of things right.

I ate mostly home-cooked meals and hardly ever ate fast food.  I preferred water over soft drinks and didn’t eat a lot of candy and sweets.  I also did not smoke or drink alcohol. So what was I to change for crying out loud?

Diabetes is a bad disease that over time damages every part of the body and it tends to get worse over time. I wondered, was there nothing I could do to prevent a complicated future of deteriorating health? In the next several blogs I will take you on my journey to answer that question for myself as I search for the road to an easier and healthier life.

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