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An Update From Maddy

Once again it has been too long since I made a post. I have not fallen off the end of the earth, I promise!

Life has been a little crazy lately. I was diagnosed with diabetes a few weeks ago, and since then my life has revolved around exercise and learning how to eat. I can’t tell you how much I mourn the loss of eating half a package of cookies at a time. But on the other hand, I’m feeling much better already. I have more energy, more enthusiasm for things, and I’ve already dropped a few pounds. I’m doing fairly well with managing my blood glucose. I started out with my numbers in the 120s to the 170s, and now it is usually in the 90s to 120s. That’s practically normal! I don’t even flinch anymore when I have to press the button to poke my finger.  🙂  Of course, I’m not happy to be diabetic, but I’m glad to have the chance to make changes in my lifestyle. I’ve feeling pretty well these days. Except for work. The day job is just a teensy bit stressful right now. Just a teensy bit. *cough*
Anyway, just wanted to drop a quick line to let you know I’m still alive and kicking, and to give you a heads up that I’ll be sending out a newsletter tonight with a super quick contest. I will introduce the new website (Ta-Da! Isn’t it beautiful?) and gave a giveaway for TWO $10.00 Amazon gift cards. Who can’t use an Amazon gift card, huh? If you’re like me you’ve been buying birthday, shower, wedding, and graduation gifts left and right for the past couple of months. You deserve a gift too!  So if you get my newsletter, check your email tonight. If you don’t get my newsletter, why not? It’s easy to sign up; just look on the right and fill out your info.

Ciao for now, and Happy Reading!

10 Responses to An Update From Maddy

  • Take care Maddy. I’ve lived with diabetes for fifty years and taking serious care of yourself is uppermost. I inherited it from my paternal side and know it’s a tough road but one you can survive.

    • Thank you! I am feeling much better about it. At first it was a great shock, although it shouldn’t have been. My grandparents were all diabetic. I’m still making adjustments, but I will not ignore this disease. I have a friend who eats whatever she wants, and then complains when her blood glucose is sky high. I am not going to be like that.

  • Im so sorry to hear about your diagnosis My family has a history of type 2. I’ll be praying for you and I hope the adjustments get easier and easier as time goes by.

  • Life is funny sometimes, I just found out I am diabetic too. My readings have been from 260 to 380. I am starting a sugar free diet on Monday with a friend. We are hoping to lose 20 -30 lbs in the next three months. My mother has been diabetic for thirty-one years. She is doing fine, and I pray that you will lose weight and eat better too. It is a life style change, not a diet. However, that doesn’t mean that you cannot eat one cookie once and a while. Remember to drink water by the gallon if you cheat because it will wash away the extra sugar.
    Well, what are you working on now? Looking forward to reading your books.

    • Life sure is funny sometimes, but not terribly funny, right? Good luck on your sugar free diet! I am working on a stand alone titled Brave Hearts. It will be part of Paige Tyler’s Dallas Fire & Rescue Kindle World. Ten years later, a woman who lost her lower leg in Iraq bumps into the medic who saved her life. He just happens to be Taye’s great uncle. 🙂

  • Congratulations! Love the new site. Take care of yourself my friend. Hugs.

    • Thanks, Shelley! I’ve barely written a word this month, and I probably won’t for the next few weeks as I’m off to Lori Foster’s Reader & Author Get Together. But I’ll get going on Brave Hearts as soon as I get back!

  • Awe!! I’m sorry to hear this Maddy… I hate the poking to but mine is the opposite, I’m Hypoglycemic I bottom out terribly bad unless I suck on mints quite a bit grrr.. The changes we go thru as we mature. You learn to own it in time, you got this!!! Take Care

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