My doctor told me before considering medication, I should exercise and go on a low carb diet to see if I could reverse the upward trend.
I religiously stayed on a low carb diet for six months, eliminating all breads, potatoes, ice cream, cookies, donuts... everything I liked. It worked thanks to my wife Dolly's great cooking and my test results came back at 5.7, the best I've had since 2015.
I'm still in the pre-diabetes range because my daily fasting sugar level is 116 and should be under 100. I can live with that.
My plans are to leave right after Thanksgiving, so the other day I went out to the MH to take it down to fill with propane, but it would not start. The engine turned over but would not start. Either no gas or no spark.
Tried on and off all day with no luck. Finally, I called my son-in-law, Evan to take a look. We both tried starting it and listening for fuel pump noises, but still wouldn't start. Finally, Evan tried it one last time before giving up and it started right up.
Not wanting to head out without knowing the problem, I made a call Thursday morning to a car shop and they said they would take a look so I took it in right away.
Friday morning got a call. They found the gas filter was inhibiting the gas flow and they recommended a tune-up with new plugs. Never had that done, so sounded good.
They promised to have it done by Wednesday so I can stay on schedule. Not imperative I leave next weekend, but it would be nice.
The weather has been very wintry this Fall, with cold cloudy days and several snow events. I will be glad to move towards warmer and sunnier weather, that's for sure.
As I prepare for my journey, my thoughts turn to George and Suzie.