… but please let me know if I am just delusional.
I was diagnosed about a year ago by my then new doctor. It was a chock as I am slim built and have a fairly healthy nutritional way of eating. A friend of mine, who is a retired professor of endocrinology, told me that it was the result of a prolonged period of stress.
Anyway, I have to live with it… so I decided to educate myself about type 2 diabetes.
I hadn't been to a doctor for a few years as the one I used to go to had moved out of town, but after the result from the new doctor I decided to inquire about the blood tests done 4 years before. The lab kindly gave me the information and to my surprise, my numbers were already flagged at that time and my previous doctor not only didn't inform me but didn't even send me to do the "diabetes test"!!! That made ma mad.
The current doctor seems to be more "in tune" it seems but the first thing she said was: "I can prescribe… " to which I answered: "hold on a mn. Before taking anything, I'd like to see if there are other solutions". She wasn't very encouraging about it and felt that I wouldn't be able to manage the diabetes with just a change in nutrition (an attitude I find deplorable!), but I said "I think I can, I think I can"
I have completely eliminated potatoes and rice from my died as well as anything made with flour except for bread that I eat occasionally (but I buy sprouted wheat bread). I check my BG before meals and if the number is good I might have 1 slice of bread. I also walk more (the dog is happy).
My first A1c test in March 2014 read 7.4… my last one in Jan. 2015 read 6.6. … so I think I am on the right track - and I can go back to my doctor and say: "I knew I could!!!"
Good day to all
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