In February this year, I signed up for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge – an amazing mega blog hop where participants blog every day in the month of April. What is unique is this, and I quote:
The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day.
Last year I participated with my blog, Vidya Sury Collecting Smiles and found it an enriching experience. This year, I’ll be participating from there, as well as here, Your Medical Guide.
Your Medical Guide is a health blog, and so, deciding on a theme was a fun exercise. So many ideas. Too many ideas, in fact.
Then, the perfect theme presented itself to me.
Early this year, I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Naturally, I was shocked. I lead a reasonably healthy lifestyle, follow a healthy diet and get enough exercise. So, why me? It turned out that genetics is something we cannot escape and here I am. Grappling with a brand new lifestyle overnight – cutting out all my favorite foods from my diet, always worrying about whether it is okay or not to eat this. I am terrified about the complications of diabetes because I have seen loved ones suffer.
Diabetes, I’ve always felt, is like a wily politician. Risky as hell. Causes a lot of trouble and sits back and watches the fun. It has to be managed cleverly and constantly. It is a lifelong effort.
And so, my theme for the April A to Z Challenge for Your Medical Guide was born. I thought about focusing on the Diabetes diet, but that seemed to narrow it down too much. Then I decided to focus on various aspects of…
Living With Type 2 Diabetes
I will write about what I am learning about living with Type 2 diabetes because it is not just about food. Ever since I was diagnosed, I’ve been going nuts with the information overload available online. Google is a good doctor, sometimes better than the one I consult. And I thought it might be a good idea for me to share what I am finding with you.
This will include diet, exercise tips, what matters, do’s and don’ts, tips to prevent the complications of diabetes, the importance of counting carbohydrates when you are living with diabetes, risk factors, useful resources and much more.
The best news is, if you are at risk for diabetes, you can prevent it, if not manage it well and show it who is boss.
I invite you to visit and share your own knowledge and tips so we may all benefit from learning together.
I am co-hosting the April A to Z Theme Reveal Blogfest at vidyasury.com – do head over to see theme reveal posts from other A to Z participants!