The last year has been the most frustrating year of my life. I can honestly say I feel so much better in the last month since going on insulin. I had to get past the feeling of failure because I can’t control my blood glucose with diet and exercise. Oral meds weren’t even enough. The emotional roller coaster is the hardest thing to manage. I am committed to a low carb diet and I exercise at least six times a week. When I take my sugar and it’s higher then expected the emotional beating starts.
It’s the toughest challenge to over come. I want to be around to see my children grow up and I want to grow old with my husband. I am committed to doing whatever I need to do to manage my diabetes. I am a 47-year-old wife, mom and diabetic. I was diagnosed less than a year ago. I went to my doctor for a physical.
I had been on a vegan diet and had lost 75 pounds over a year and a half. I had swollen ankles, was thirsty all the time and went to the bathroom a lot. These symptoms go hand in hand but I didn’t put the pieces together. My sugar was 374 and my A1C was over 14. I was already within 15 pounds of my goal weight and exercising regularly. I took off the last 15 pounds, increase my cardio and weight training and still needed oral meds to get my blood glucose numbers down.
Now that I have stabilized my own blood sugar I feel there is a message I need to share. When I heard about glucostories, I knew this was a start.