TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
Legal Notes
Dedication Page
A Quick Note before We Begin
Who this Book is for

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1 – Health Wake Up Call, a Second Chance at Life
Chapter 2 -- Occupational Lapse in Wellness
Chapter 3 – Diet and Exercise Lapse in Wellness
Chapter 4 – Diabetes the Life Sentence
Chapter 5 – Mental Lapse in Wellness
Chapter 6 – Physical Lapse in Wellness
Chapter 7 -- Financial Lapse in Wellness
Chapter 8 – My Wake Up Call
Chapter 9 – Research for Answers
Chapter 10 – After the Research this is My Concept of Wellness
Chapter 11 – Diabetes – Is NOT the Curse for Life
Chapter 12 – Changes to Regain a Healthy Lifestyle
Chapter 13 – Mom's Story
Chapter 14 – Family History Project
Chapter 15 – How Kindle Changed Everything
Chapter 16 – We Control our Wellness
Chapter 17 – We Control the Quality of Life in Our Future
Chapter 18 -- Start with Very Small Baby Steps
Chapter 19 – Set Goals for Yourself in Every Area in Your Life
Chapter 20 – Get Your Family and Support System Involved.
Chapter 21 – Time is Your Most Precious Asset
Chapter 22 – Life is too Short to not Have Fun
Chapter 23 – Do Something That Will Make the World a Better Place
Epilogue
All About the Author
  
  
Chapter 11 -- DIABETES – Is NOT The curse for life

I am sure that when most people get the news that they are a diabetic that it doesn't sink in at first.  The first time my Doctor told me I had diabetes was in August of 2014.  I still did not take the diagnosis seriously until my "Flight for Life".  I think I really came to terms with it in the hospital in Somerset when the nurse told me she had to administer some insulin because my blood sugar was so high.  My blood sugar reading was in excess of 370 mg/dl.  Even after two insulin injections, it was still above 300 mg/dl.  The nurse told me that part of the high reading was due to the stress I was under.  I was still consuming large quantities of carbohydrates.  I would say that during the times I feasted on pizza my carbohydrate load was above 1,500 grams of carbohydrates.  I also was consuming large quantities of potato chips every day.  Most Doctors say a diabetic should not consume more than 140 grams of carbohydrates per day.
My initial research was not promising.  Many references stated that the diabetes was a life sentence.  The best I could hope for was controlling it by using Metformin and other drugs.  When they increased my Metformin it had side effects that affected my cholesterol and triglycerides and raised them.  This also affected my blood pressure. I was also concerned about some reports that Metformin was hard on the kidneys leading to kidney failure.  The research also determined that this medicine was not very kind to the liver either.  I was determined to do whatever it took to get rid of my diabetic condition.  I started finding some encouraging information on controlling diabetes with supplements that did not have the side effects of the drugs I was taking.
I slowly began to realize that the pharmaceutical industry did not want to cure my diabetes because if I was cured their cash cow disappeared.  It is estimated that every diabetic is worth over $15,000 to the pharmaceutical industry.  With this realization, I started searching the internet for homeopathic ways to control my diabetes.
Some of the research I completed indicated that many foods we eat cause inflammation and this is what brings on many of the medical problems that we have today.  If you eliminate the inflammation you eliminate many of the harmful effects on the body. 
I found promising sites that were backed by scientific research.  One of the facts that came abundantly clear was that I needed to get rid of most of my carbohydrate load.  This knowledge led to a change in eating habits. I started looking at the labels on food.  I began to eat more fruits and vegetables.
Around the first of September, I came across a claim that a supplement could cure most diabetics.  It offered a free 15-day trial.  My blood sugar readings after getting out of the hospital were averaging above 220 mg/dl.  The product is called Glucocil.  I purchase it on Amazon.  My blood sugar readings are presently in the 118 to 140 mg/dl.  I also all but eliminated snacking on potato chips.  Instead I snack on apples, pop corn, grapes or other foods.
  
Chapter 19 Set Realistic Goals for Yourself
in Every Area in Your Life to be Successful.

If you do not like where your life is at the present time, it is very imperative that you spend the time to set goals in your life.  In each day you have 1440 minutes at your disposal just like everyone else.  In all years except leap year you have 525,600 minutes.  In a Leap year you have 527,040 minutes.  No one on earth has more or less minutes unless it is the year you were born or the year you die.  What you do with this most precious time is up to you.  If you want to be successful you must set goals.

What is a Goal?
A goal is like a ship that has a good rudder that can steer a ship even in the roughest of seas.  It is what the ship captain uses to reach his destination based on his charts and navigating by the stars and the sun.  Goals also act like the compass and sextant along with his charts to tell the captain where he is and where he is going.  You could draw the parallel that the charts are the persons written goals.  The compass and the sextant are examples of how the goals give our life direction.  The habits that we develop as a result of our goals are the rudder of the ship.  The Captain is God directing which way we turn the rudder to reach our destination.

If you do not have goals, you drift aimlessly similar to a ship that has either lost its rudder or has a broken rudder.  They say that it takes at least 21 days to form a habit.  On some of the more difficult changes it may take up to a year to accomplish what we want to do.  Your goals provide the destination in your life.  If you do not know where you are going it is highly unlikely that you will reach your destination.

Use the attached Goal Worksheets to provide that rudder in your life.  You are not promised an easy life.  But with your faith in God and hard work almost any obstacle can be overcome.    Where do you want to go?  It is up to you.  Use your most precious resource (time) wisely and accomplish what you want in life.

How do set Goals?
Set aside an adequate amount of time.  I should be from as little as four hours to as much as a couple of days depending on how much research you needed to accomplish.  Eliminate all distractions.  This means to put your phone on airplane mode, turn off the TV and radio.  If it helps you think you could listen to inspirational music.  Find a blank note book and label it Goals and Ideas.  The first step is to brainstorm on where you want to go.  Take the Goal Worksheets attached and create a separate page for each area in your life you want to have goals.  After some time with the Lord asking Him where He wants you to go begin your brainstorming.  Start writing down ideas as they come into your head; this is to insure that you will not forget them.  At this stage do not worry much about the order or details they will come later.

After your brainstorming session get blank goal setting worksheets and begin to organize your thoughts into goals.  For Goals to be effective remember the S.M.A.R.T.E.R acronym.  Let me further elaborate each of the letters in SMARTER goals:

S = Specific:
For your goals to work they must be specific.  This is like the difference in using rifle vs a  shotgun.  The rifle will be very accurate and effective at a much greater range.  Remember be as specific and in as much detail as you can.

M = Meaningful:
In order for your goals to work them also must be meaningful.  If they are not meaningful you will not get the results you want.  It is like if your wanted carrots in your garden and you would be disappointed if you had planted pumpkin seeds.

A = Achievable:
If your goals are not achievable you will be disappointed by your failure to reach your goal.  I could create a goal of earning a $1,000,000 in the next month.  That is not realistic and I would be very disappointed in not achieving my goal.  Now if I wanted to earn $1,000 more than I did this month that would be much more likely to be achieved. 

R = Relevant:
If your goals are not relevant they will not mean enough to you to achieve success.  If after setting the goal of owning and driving a BMW was your goal and instead you lived on a ranch and had funds for only one vehicle a DODGE RAM is more relevant.

T = Time Restrained:
In order for a goal to work you must set a time to start the process of achieving your goal.  It is also very important to set a time to complete the project.  Remember time is your most important and precious resource.  Be sure to use it wisely.

E = Evaluated:
You must evaluate your goals on a regular basis.  This could be likened to checking your charts to a known location to determine if the Captain looks to see if he is off course.  The frequency of the evaluation will determine whether it is a long term (10 years or more), intermediate (2 years to 10 years) or immediate (Now to 24 months).  The shorter the time frame the more frequent that it must be reevaluated.

R = Readjusted:
After checking the charts and using the compass or sextant to determine the location a Captain finds he is off course.  He then turns the rudder to correct the course.  You will make changes to your goals as you see that you are not reaching them.

Now that you have some understanding of what goal setting is.  Let's begin to make the changes in your life that will get you to where you want to be.  Doing so will also make the best use of your greatest treasure your time.  Well, what are you waiting for let's get started.

Goal Setting worksheets
Use the following worksheets to assist you in establishing and following your goals:
The goal setting worksheets are available in a free PDF download.  No Credit Cards Needed.  Simply press the button at the bottom of the forms.  No additional information except first name and e-mail address



  
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