Diabetes Will Change Your Life, But it Doesn’t Have To Ruin It!

Ernest S
By Ernest S Latest Reply 2012-09-03 05:06:55 -0500
Started 2012-08-28 21:14:16 -0500

Approximately 9 years ago I found out I was diabetic when I went into diabetic
shock when my glucose level soared to 1068! A glucose level of 500 should have put me in a comma, and at 900 I should have been dead.

I took diabetes medication for about 2 years, and then decided that I could do without it and better control it through diet and exercise.

Well on August 23, 2012 my doctor confirmed that I have no signs of the disease in any of my labs, and changed my diagnosis which has been borderline diabetic, to removing it from my chart completely!

It is a blessing from God.

14 replies

Gwen Morten
Gwen Morten 2012-09-01 14:06:42 -0500 Report

Wow! I wish I could do what u did! I've never been that high but high enough to know that I got to make some changes in my life. Thanks for giving me hope!! I've heard that some people can be boarder line again if they come off some weight and change their diet. Congrats!!

Ernest S
Ernest S 2012-09-01 17:14:21 -0500 Report

You are welcome.
It is difficult, but life can become easier. Although removed from my chart (but always in my medical history), I still remember that I must be diligent.
My weight picked up a bit, and I have lost about 15 lbs in the last month. I want to lose 10 more.
Keep the faith and stay diligent.

techguy87114 2012-08-30 21:14:36 -0500 Report

great post! awesome that you can manage your diabetes w/o medicine! I will get to that point someday. Great motivation to do it myself. You are so right that it will change your life, but it does not have to ruin it. In fact, for me- it has made it better as I have learned how to take care of myself!

Sometimes I look at my T2 diag as a blessing because it took me off the path I was on and really made me look at who I was, what I ate, and what I had become.

Thanks again! :)

flipmom 2012-08-30 18:21:29 -0500 Report

GOD IS GOOD!! btw.. what do you mean your doctor remove your diagnosis off your chart? Like it never happen?

Ernest S
Ernest S 2012-09-01 12:00:09 -0500 Report

Well yes. That is very rare too. But I have had no incidents for many, many years since by going into diabetic shock, and I am living a much healthier lifestyle which is difficult in the most obese state in the nation Texas! It is a wonderful feeling, but the reality for me is I will never forget that this disease almost, and should have killed me with a glucose level of 1068; and in my mind regardless of my medical chart, I will alway beleive and know that if I forget,…it could reoccur.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-08-29 06:01:13 -0500 Report

This sounds great! The key mow is no matter what is to continue to take care of yourself! What I've learned through all of thus is that some people treat D the same way people treat yo-yo diets. They think because they lose weight they can go back to their old eating habits. With D we have to have a lifetime mindset that were going to take ourselves! You've done great! ;-)

annesmith 2012-08-29 02:26:11 -0500 Report

I think it is wonderful that you have brought the diabetes under such good control, but I strongly disagree with your doctor—oh, boy—-bad for me to say that, but, once you have diabetes, there is no cure—you are in a non diabetic state..being you hit 1068 at ALL, my gosh, there's no way you'd be cured of diabetes right now, unless they found a cure. To remove it from your chart, after you previously could have been dead..I disagree with him. But, I hope I did not make you mad..to each doctor his or her own theories. Sincerely, Anne

Ernest S
Ernest S 2012-09-01 12:29:53 -0500 Report

There is no cure, but that does not mean there is no solution.

I decided against my doctors instructions that I did not want to be tethered to a needle giving myself shots, and taking medication. That was my choice, and I would not recommend it to everyone. You may disagree, and that is your choice. He never said I was cured, just that I have had no signs of the disease for years, I am fit, and my labs have been looking fantastic for years.

First, not everyone could do what I’ve done, and I couldn’t have done it without Gods help and direction.

If Lance Armstrong can comeback from Caner, why can’t I come back from Type II Diabetes. In all actuality, he was my motivation for doing what I’ve done, and making the choices I made. Lance was my motivation to begin cycling as part of my recovery process.

No one has found the pill to cure this disease, it is devastating. But people with diabetes (Type II) specifically have a choice,…we can let this disease control our lives, or we can choose to control it.

I will never forget the day I should have died from this disease, and more than just being diagnosed, almost dying was the best thing that could have happened. Sounds strange, but I was not ready to die that day.

Taking it off my chart (not my medical history, which cannot be done) does not mean that I am miraculously cured. It means that I have been able to control the disease in MY life.

No you did not make me mad. But mine is a story of hope. Instead of disagreeing (which is your choice-by the way do you have a medical degree?) be happy for the journey I have undertaken. I have a family history of this disease, and it is devastating the lives of many.

I just shared a story of hope. I hope my story inspires many others that are waging the war against this devastating disease.

I will never forget my history and decade of trying to change my story about diabetes. There is hope for all of us,…the hope and inspiration is within us all. This disease does not have to ruin us.

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