Diagnosis. Two years ago I was diagnosed with Diabetes. I knew something was wrong I was thirsty all the time, constantly going to the bathroom and I was losing weight. What? What could be wrong with that!!! Well, I was continually getting yeast infections I finally got so sick I had to go to the emergency room. My blood sugar was very high I want to say around 600 but I’m not exactly sure of the number. I was scared and depressed about the diagnosis. When I was released I got my A1C number which was 16.5. I had no idea what that meant. (It’s a snapshot of your blood sugar levels for a 3 month period.) Come to find out my number was off the chart. (The chart only goes to 12.) Because of this my doctor recommended I begin using insulin. Yikes! That really upset me. I thought I could learn to control it with diet and exercise. I had done such a great job up until now!!! I did go on insulin, begin other medications and saw a diabetes educator.
Denial. For a while I really was trying to learn about diabetes, trying to eat better and exercising. The insulin and medicine did work and on my next appointment my A1C was 6!!! Yahoo! I was on the road to recovery. Well that didn’t last very long. As we all know old habits are hard to break. One of the wonderful/less wonderful things about insulin is that now it is very convenient with the insulin pens. Because they are so easy to use I thought that would just fix everything. I really wasn’t even acting like I had diabetes and doing anything on my part to control it. I was back to drinking Dr. Pepper’s like mad, eating everything I wanted and sitting at the computer/tv all the time. My A1C has started to rise it’s at 7.2 so I had to begin a new additional medicine to help control the diabetes. I need to make a change I want to be healthy and since I have teenagers I want to see them grow up.
Journey towards health. I am ready to make some changes. It's scary putting this out there for everyone to see. I'm hoping this will really continue to motivate me to do my best. I am reading product labels, counting my carbs and taking my med's more faithfully. I have begun using a product from Plexus called slim. It is diabetic-friendly, gluten-free and has no artificial sweeteners. I will continue to post my experience and hopefully you might join me on the journey.
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