I was diagnosed a little over a month ago, my doctor did not seem all that concerned besides telling me to take my meds (as directed) and check my blood a couple times a week. So honestly I was not really all that worried and just thought it meant I can't drink regular soda or eat candy or sugary things as much or as often. I go back to him next week for a follow up. Another reason I felt it was not much to worry about.
Today though I had a scare while I was grocery shopping with my fiancée and our 3 year old son. About half way through our shopping I started to feel faint and a cold sweat came over me very quickly. We stopped shopping and I went to the front and grabbed a fruit smoothie drink out of one of the mini coolers at the checkout area. After chugging that and grabbing a water I stood there for about 15 minutes because I was afraid to move really. I don't think Mike (my fiancée) really caught on how scared I was. When he caught up to us I was starting to feel a bit more "normal" so he never really saw the fear that I am sure was only moments before all over my face. This really scared me. My father had type 2 and had many strokes and heart attacks before the final one that took him from us over 13 years ago. Today was a huge wake up call for me. I need to get healthy and on track with my new life as I now know it. I want to be around for years and years to come to watch my son grow up and become a young man and one day a father himself. I need some guidance and help to point me in the right direction of books I should be reading, sites and articles that are good reads for people like me. Anything that anyone is willing to throw at me. I'm 39 and know I need to lose some weight. And I am ready to do what it takes.
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