How Type 2 Diabetes Redefined My Life

Lori Lee used her type 2 diabetes diagnosis to find a new lease on life. Read her inspiring story. 

By
Amy Capetta

Make a “goals” journal. A Harvard study found that writing down your goals makes you more likely to achieve them. Start small and be specific, for instance, “I will eat five servings of fruit and vegetables every day,” rather than something vague, like “I will eat better.” 

Eliminate boredom. If your daily walk is becoming ho-hum, check out Google maps and look for a walking route with a different view in your neighborhood, or load up your iPod with a mix of the latest fun, upbeat songs to put the spring back in your step.

Does diet boredom have you down? Go to the supermarket and pick up one vegetable and/or one fruit you’ve never tried. You won’t love every new food you try, but it will keep your palate open to different flavors and you’re bound to hit on a few new favorites!

Published
April 2013