I am new to the group, let me tell you a bit about myself. I am 43 yrs. old, and was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes 8 years ago. My a1c at the original time of diagnosis was 8%. I was shocked to be told that I had diabetes, but hit the ground running, lost 50 lbs. and had my blood sugars stabilized in about 12 weeks. My hemoglobin a1c went down to 5.5% and stayed there for several years.
Cut to now… I had not been for my yearly physical exam for 2 years. I had gained 25 lbs. back and fooled myself into thinking that I had my blood sugar under control. Imagine my surprise when the nurse took blood sugar test and it read "325" on the monitor. Yikes. My a1c came back at an astounding 11%.
My Dr. put me on metformin and I have been back to following a strict diet since my visit last week. I am so disgusted with myself and scared. I have moments that I feel strong, and ready to battle this once again, and moments when I want to crawl into bed and cry. I would love to hear encouragement from anyone who has gone through this also. Do you think I have gone too far off track to ever regain control again?
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