When I first found out, 8 years ago that I was diabetic, I thought my life was over. I even contemplated suicide because I didn't want to be handicapped. Throughout these years I have learned that I am not handicapped but I just needed to change my lifestyle. I have been on a diabetic diet all of this time and have lost a total of 60 pounds and my diabetes is completely under contriol. I have been much better for this because I learned that you can't just eat what you want or starve yourself to lose weight. You have to do it gradually. The first 3 years I didn't lose any weight at all. The next 3 I fluctuated, but the last 2 I started seeing a difference in myself and the important part is… so did everybody else! I kept being asked if I had lost weight and it felt really good that someone else saw it too. I can always tell when my sugar is up because the room starts to spin and I stumble around as if drunk. I then start checking what I have eaten and remember not to eat it again. I not only feel better, my clothes are too large for me and I will need to get new ones. Isn't that great news?!
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