Here's my story, since I am having another restless night and cant sleep. I went to the doctor because I had gotten cellulitus and found out there was sugar in my urine.. Great!! Whats that mean? As scared as I was, I went in the next morning and my fasting blood sugar ended up being 298!! I couldn't believe it, I was now diabetic and my entire life was about to change,. The funny thing was that I was already dieting and lost 40 lbs but the weekend smore's with my children was not helping my cause..
My doctor gave me what felt like… a hundred prescriptions and not enough information. I was so scared that I immediately started to eat healthy, meats, cheese, and lots of vegetables.
The very next day my BS was 209, then the next day 188 and finally the third day it was at 159 all by just dieting and with no medication..
I told myself that I could lower it with diet and not to have to take the medication for very long. I was so excited that I was lowering it with just diet, but I dreaded taking the medication because the pharmacist said it may make me very sick to my stomach. The great thing was, when I took it I did not have an upset stomach but the next morning, I noticed I was having trouble seeing. Being very new to diabetes, I started crying and panicking that the diabetes had kicked in and I was now going blind.
For 4 days I prayed day and night because every day my vision got worse.
If it were not for my good friend who's husband is type 1 diabetic, I may be in worse shape. She told me that it may be my medication that's making it hard for me to see… YES, it was. I was so angry that my blood pressure probably went through the roof. I have five young daughters and finding out I was diabetic was enough stress, not to have to worry about going blind because of my medication. Ahhh that was very scary.
Any who, my doc wanted to call me in a new prescription for something else and I said "No way.."I will find an alternative way to manage my blood sugar. Without the medication I was maintaining my BS between 123 and 144.. I googled how to lower BS naturally and tried a few.
I first tried Bitter Melon and Nope it does not work. Plus you better have a strong stomach if you feel like trying it. I Put cinnamon in every cup of coffee and even though it taste good, it really didn't lower my BS any more then what I was already maintaining. I then decided to go to the Vitamin Shop and ask them if they new of anything that may help me control my BS..
The young gal there told me that her boss who is diabetic takes green coffee bean and Alpha Lapoic Acid. I took the Alpha Lapoic Acid but it didn't work either, so I of course went back and finally I got to talk to her boss who has diabetes… He told me about Chromium Picolate… Amen Amen Amen… God sent me someone who knows what he is talking about and now my BS levels are controlled at 100,,, without the medication that almost blinded me..
This is of course with still continuing my died of meat, cheese and lots of Veggies… I did test it by eating an Ice cream cone late in the evening and my morning BS was 119 so, it is still very important that I follow a healthy diet along with the chromium.
Even though being diagnosed with diabetes has been stressful, I also consider it a blessing. God does everything always for the greater purpose and getting me healthy again is whats important. I dont regret getting diabetes, I only regret that I didn't take care of myself before I got to this point. Thank you God for another beautiful day, with my beautiful family and my LIFE…
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