So... I was diagnosed in November as being Pre-Diabetic. Oy. I met with a Diabetes counselor/RN and a Dietitian the beginning of December. I did everything as I should. I started testing my blood, taking medication and watching what I ate. We joined a gym in July so I'd already been exercising regularly. Then... the latent homeschooler in me was stirred. That part of me that says, "Should I just do as I'm told or should I figure this out for myself?"
As a little girl when I colored I would first outline the inside of the black lines of the pictures with the colors I chose. I would lightly color in the pictures all neat and tidy... then I would add things. That is the way I tend to do things. Initially, I find out what the rules are, I follow them... and then I modify them.
Since I am in that gray pre-diabetic stage... I decided to stop taking the medication. Is one blood test enough to set me on that course? No, not for me. There is a blood test that can determine your blood sugars over three months. I decided to eat as I did before the last several weeks and have that test run on Wednesday. I will be meeting with the RN and Dietitian the first week of January. I will tell them what I did and why. I am joining a 2010 fitness challenge at our gym that runs for 12 weeks. I am committing to eating right and exercising faithfully during that time. At the end of the 12 weeks I will have that same blood test run. If that test shows that I am, in fact pre-diabetic, I will take the medication and follow their recommendations.
This is not a New Year's Resolution. It is a New Year's Experiment... and I'm going to blog my way through it.