I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in February 2011 during my 23rd year of teaching in NYC's public school system. I intended to quit immediately, however, at the request of my principal, I decided to stay until the end of that school year. During those four months, I secured a Health Coach and Personal Trainer. As a result, I lost 25 pounds and looked and felt so much better. The following month after my retirement from teaching, I began an online course in nutrition. By the end of that year, I followed in the footsteps of my Health Coach and became certified as a Health Coach as well. Even before graduation, I was asked to work at the very same gym that helped me get into better shape. My position was conducting nutrition workshops for adults and "taking the show on the road" to seniors conducting diabetic presentations.
Bottom line is that ever since I retired from such a stressful job as teaching, my blood sugar has gone down and stayed down from 8.9 to 6.1. Everyone was so impressed with my progress that they encouraged me to write my story. I have done so and I would like to share it with others. My book is now published by Our Little Books. It is filled with healthy food and recipe information that is based on some wonderful authorities whom I met on my Journey into Wellness.
I respectfully invite all my fellow pre-diabetics and Type 2's to come along with me on this journey so that we will all be "Dancing in the Street" together as we get this annoying creature under control.