‘You’re Not a Diabetic Anymore’

My primary care physician, Dr. Jeri Lantz, sent me this message this morning after examining blood work yesterday: “Wow Dan – you aren’t a diabetic anymore! Great job!”

I had no idea we could just kick diabetes out of our lives, but I’m certainly grateful. The secret? I have no idea, though I’ve lost 35 pounds in the past few months and I continue to exercise an hour (minimum) a day. Frankly, I’m not as careful with my diet as I could be, though I keep my intake of carbs and sugars to a minimum.

For the record, my A1C is 4.5 percent with the standard being 5.7 percent or less.

Today, this is my reason for gratitude. And what a reason it is!

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Dan Smith is an award-winning journalist in Roanoke, Va., and a member of the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. He is an author, photographer, essayist, father and grandfather. Co-founder of Valley Business FRONT magazine and founder of the Roanoke Regional Writers Conference. On Advisory Board of New River Voice.

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