I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in 2001. I was on 3 insulin shots a day. Needless to say it was a living hell considering I was almost 8 months pregnant when I was finally diagnosed. After I gave birth I was ok, then went on to have 2 more kids. I wasn't on insulin with them, but I was diet controlled. I have since not officially been diagnosed, but I have a glucometer, root beer is only for when my sugar is low. I battle my weight. No, I don't diet because I gain weight when I do. My doctor says I gotta work on watching what I eat so my weight will get back down, and watch my sugar intake of course. If I don't, I will end up with full blown diabetes for sure. My mother has it, my great grandmother died from complications from it. It's a real pain in my ass to say the least. I have problems with losing feeling in my hands and arms, and feet at times. I can't really afford to go to the doctor because our copay is sky high. We just can't afford it and don't qualify for any services. Is there a cheaper way that anyone knows of so I can get the care I desperately need? I have 3 kids, ages 2, 3, and 7 and I don't want them to wake up one day and find me dead.
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