Hello fellow diabetics,
Well I guess my story starts five years ago when I was diagnosed. I was in denial for at least three years. Of course I didn't research it or really think it was happening to me and continued on with my life. I then decided to loose weight and lost over ninety-five pounds. Well thats when the real horror begins. Yes I know sounds like thats when things should have gotten better. Well I was insulin driven and started to find myself going really low several times passing out and became extremely angry all the time. I thought it was metapose, empty nest syndrome, and anxiety. It took an accident which made me become more educated in what low blood sugar can really do to you. When I was driving one minute I was fine and then the next thing I know I woke up in my bed with my boyfriend telling me the police were outside. I was in a fog and my sugar was at 28 but still had no idea what was happening. The police claimed I hit some cars in the parking lot were I lived I totally denied it and go very beligerant with the police they thought I was drinking I kept telling them test me but they did not. Well long story short this incident has changed my whole life. I never had an accident or even a ticket in my life never even in trouble with the law. Well ends up they charged me with reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident this put me into a depression and my life spiraled out of control. Had a lawyer that also didn't help, this led to me going to jail for 12 days, lost my liscense, and lost my job of ten years and now stuck in a depresses place because I worked twenty years to get where I was. I was an assistant principal and devoted my life to work and students. I was up for principal and in a matter of moments it was all taken away. Mainly because I was battling the courts over this incident they would not believe me that I wasn't drinking and that this was all related to my diabeties. Lets just say I felt like I went to hell and I am trying to get my life back and educate myself on how harmful it can be if you don't take diabeties seriously. If only I would have realized it before I am forty-nine still stuck in the court system, still fighting for my life back, still unemployed, and very puzzled at times. I guess I feel alone and desparate but I thank god every day that no one was hurt and I wasn't hurt physically but it has taken an extreme toll on my emotions and I feel like no one really understands. Well enough of that I don't want to depress anyone I just want you to know that you need to take it serious and educate yourself as much as you can because it can change your whole life in a negative way. Always check your levels before you drive. I am better now but still fighting for my life back.
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