9/1/12 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, adding yet another brick to the ill health I've been suffering through for the past two years.
I was 30 when I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy (Heart Death), Hypertension, and Early Stage Coronary Artery Disease. I knew the odds of having heart problems were against me since most of my family suffers from them and those who have past on did so because of those ailments, but to be 30 and a single father raising a teenage daughter alone I was at a loss.
When my doctor gave me the news that I had developed Type 2, I felt like my world was crushed. It's one thing to suffer from a bad ticker, but to throw all the concerns and risks of Diabetes into the mix was a whole new monster to deal with.
I can't express how grateful I am to have found this community! I've been lurking around for a couple weeks reading, learning, and trying to figure out what's best for me. It's slow going, but it's going. I look forward to gaining as much knowledge as I can, and figure out what works for me and works against.
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