I usually wouldn’t put up posts back-to-back of “special days,” but I couldn’t avoid it.
World Kindness Day was important.
And today is World Diabetes Day.
This is, obviously, a day that I relate with. Created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization, it is an official United Nations Day and is the world’s biggest diabetes awareness campaign. The idea of the campaign is to draw attention to the issues in the diabetes world, as well as keep the disease in the eyes of the public.
For me, with how I have been trying to be healthier with my eating and everything else going on, it’s a good day for me to see where I’ve come over the past couple of months.
And I think I’ve come a long way.
I’ve pushed myself with my walking every day. It’s rare that I don’t make my goals for each day and I get out and get moving every day.
That’s a good thing.
I think I’m eating better, too. I’m eating less. I’m watching what is going in so I know what it might do to me.
All of this has meant my numbers have been improving. They aren’t quite where I’d like them to be yet, but they keep getting better.
That is good as well.
On the flip side, there are things I have to continually get better with. I’ll cover the gamut of things in a week or two when I do my normal monthly post.
But a day like this makes me kind of continue to look at how things are and what I am doing myself. I think I am — finally — on the right path.
The reality, though, is that this is a disease that a lot of people deal with in one way or another. There are a lot of things we can do as a society to battle diabetes, which is why days like this are important as they allow a platform for information to be put out and for people to see it.