9 yrs ago when I was pregnant I found out I had type 2 diabetes. I gained 100lbs while pregnant and gave myself 4 shots per day. After having my daughter (a complete miracle, she was 100% healthy as my sugars ran high almost always) I stopped caring about my health. Until 2 yrs ago when I turned 30 and everything went down hill. I was raising a family, working full type at a great job for a Utility, we were bringing in more money than we ever had before and things were going GREAT. Then I got sick, I was admitted into the hospital for cellulitus. My legs & feet were severly swelled, and my AC1 was at around 10. I also weighed almost 400lbs. (I'd been a lil under 300 the last time i was at the dr before that) Anyway, fast forward to now I have been on 55 units of Lantus 1x per day & 5mg of Tradjenta 1x per day. My A1C was 6.2 in Jan & 5.8 as of 3weeks ago. BUT I have only lost 20lbs. I am going through the process of being approved through my insurance for gastric bypass…I know things are going to just get worse if I don't do something. It's so hard to excerise being this big. I always feel hungry. I did stop eating sugar but I eat a lot of bread & cheese. My biggest reasoning for joining this community tonight though, my dad passed away today at the age of 53. I am so afraid I am going to end up just like him. He had been sick for about 15yrs before he passed. I am just really at a stand still on how to lose this weight.
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