This is a date I think I will remember forever. This is the date that I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I know I will remember the month and date, but I will probably forget the year. I have been known to forget or block out memories that are painful for me. I had a heart attack a few years ago and to be honest I do not remember the date. All I can tell you is it was after Thanksgiving and before Christmas the year the St. Louis Rams lost the Super bowl to New England. I guess I view this event (heart attack) a warning sign that I did not pay attention to. Oh sure, I did get "healthy" for a bout a year after the MI. But, when the fear of death went away, so did my "healthy" life style.
I am not going to forget this warning sign. I plan to take it one step, one day, one hour, and one minute at a time to get this under control. With the help of my spirituality, family, and friends, I know that I will succeed!