The column will now appear in Living on the last Wednesday of every month, starting in August.
Ken Gordon, who launched his “Diary of a Diabetic Chef” in the pages of The Oregonian after he was diagnosed with Type II diabetes, will continue writing the column on a monthly basis now that his blood sugar levels are back to normal. He credits writing the column for motivating him to make necessary changes:
Having to report publicly on my health each week has been a huge
motivator. I’ve dreaded the prospect of having to admit gaining back a
couple of pounds, cheating on my dietary goals or missing a day of
exercise. I’ve felt I’ve had both a cheering section and a panel of
critics watching my every move for inspiration or a misstep. I’ve heard
from all sides and have tried to answer each hooray and criticism. The
support group of readers, media, friends, customers, business associates
and family have given me no small amount of inspiration and energy.
Everyone has had something to say about my appearance. Strangers come up
to me at food carts and ask, “Really? Can you eat that?”