Hi, my name is donna, growing up, I knew that I was at a high risk for diabetes. My mom and just about everyone in my family was diabetic, but as a young adult I never really paid much attention to it. Well, it finally caught up to me -several years ago I was officially diagnosed with diabetes. To make matters worse, I was also insulin resistant. The combination of these two had started spilling over into other areas of my health, and caused me to have fertility issues. The doctors prescribed countless oral medications, and injectibles.
My blood sugars still were between 200-400 daily. They continued to switch my medications, and nothing helped. At this point I moved to a new state, and no longer had health insurance. My cobra coverage was $400 a month, and just one of my medications was over $200 a month. Mind you, I was taking 4 at this time. not only was it taking its toll on me emotionally, but it was a financial stressor as well. I was then started on insulin (lantus) and it definitely helped. My sugars dropped significantly, but were still high. at least we were on the right track. Then I started having shortness of breath, and severe back pain. I could barely stand or walk and I’m not old. Needless to say, one of the medications I was taking was causing me severe distress. So I had to stop that. Well, I made a commitment there and then.
I was tired of feeling terrible, I was tired of injecting myself, and for the first time in my life, was scared at how the rest of my life was going to be like. I started a low carb way of life, and am super happy to say that I no longer have to take insulin. my blood sugars have been in the normal range for the past six months. YEAH!!! No more needles. No more out of control blood sugars.
I love it, and am glad that my sugars were out of control because it was a wake up call that I could no longer ignore. I had to take control, and make changes in my life. I feel better, and can walk without getting out of breathe.
That’s my story, and to all those who think that diabetes is the end of their lives. it is not. It is the beginning of a whole new way of living, a healthier, and better way. Don’t ignore your diabetes. Be proactive and you will be amazed at how much better you feel.
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