I was diagnosed with Type II when I was 17. It never really 'hit' me, and I never thought about it much. I dropped about 30 pounds altering my diet and working out.
I've slacked off over the past couple of years with my diet and exercise, so now I recently enrolled at a local gym and am working hard to get back on track. I tried brown rice for the first time and I actually like it a lot—it's just fine to me really.
In addition to getting back in shape I wanted to join a site like this through Kaiser Permanente and do some research while gaining support. But reading a lot of the stories and discussions here makes my stomach twist into a knot. "Fighting a losing battle" and how one woman started off with 2 pills a day and is now taking 33?? Insane! I started off taking like 13-15 and then adding insulin to my regimen.. now I'm taking only Metformin once a day, the other 2 are to control gout, 1 for blood pressure and 1 for cholesterol. Both parents are Type II, and I'm guessing I have that Metabolic Syndrome thing..
I don't know, honestly the more I read here the worse I feel. Maybe I've always been in denial to some extent which is why it never 'hit' me, and I'm just running away from the truth.. My mom just recently had open heart surgery and I'm back at home to help her out and take care of her make sure she's all right. I'm her only child so I want to be there for her. I've experienced some painful events watching my mom go through what she has and it's scaring me to death about my own future.
I guess I try to live a pretty balanced life. I try not to focus too much on the details of diabetes (the meds, the diets). I just try to live life normally. I still like to eat out. I still love my junk food every once in a while. But I try to balance it out by taking my meds solidly and hitting the gym, and overall trying my best to make healthier choices (like Eat This, Not That). My last A1c was 6ish. But honestly I don't ever test my blood sugar, I just go in for my labs and keep in regular touch with my doctor.. I guess he's pretty lax with me because he said I had a huge turn-around and he's proud. I struggle with the triglycerides though.
omg i'm so scared
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