I'm definitely not newly diagnosed, but I'm newly taking it seriously.
I so badly didn't want to have diabetes that I somehow convinced myself it just wasn't that big of a deal…even though I know better with family members being diabetic.
I didn't take my meds properly (sometimes not at all), ate whatever I wanted, did whatever I wanted, and never checked my BS. Now I'm paying for it, and dearly.
Last year at age 42, I had a stroke. Fortunately I have had no lasting physical issues though my memory has suffered some. I'm about to see a kidney specialist because my endo thinks I may have kidney disease…which killed my father. And last, but definitely not the least, I'm having vision problems and will see a diabetic eye doctor in the next couple weeks.
Now I am desperately trying to get my sugar under control, learn everything I can about eating properly and work on a more healthy lifestyle.
If one person can learn from my huge mistake I will be happy. Do yourself a favor…take this seriously from the start. The life you save WILL be your own!!
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