Three-Year "Diaversary"

Meredith B
By Meredith B Latest Reply 2017-11-28 15:53:40 -0600
Started 2017-11-27 09:35:55 -0600

I just passed three years since being diagnosed as T2. It's hard to believe it's been that long. My initial reaction was panic and utter rigidity, which brought my A1C down to 5.9 from 10.2 and my weight down quite a bit. Then I think I had a kind of "delayed denial," gained some of the weight back, and really struggled with compulsive, self-sabotaging eating. It showed in my August A1C of 6.5. I've been working on myself and my mind set and just got my latest results - A1C 6.1 and my lipids almost back where I want them. With all the help at this site and continued vigilance, I'm hoping to get back to where I was at year 1. But this time I don't mind getting there more slowly while I figure out how to really make this work for me. I love all the ideas I find here and the encouragement to tinker until you find what works. I'm hoping when I post next year, it will be good news again. Cheers!

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Consueloj 2017-11-28 15:53:40 -0600 Report

Hi Meredith! Isn't it a great feeling when all our mindful behaviors really pay off with great results! I know I couldn't have got to where Iam now without all of the wonderful people, ideas, tips and insights here that I have never found elsewhere! Since finding this place - I have never felt alone or judged.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2017-11-27 13:29:55 -0600 Report

Hey Meredith, nice to see you. And thanks for sharing this. I really appreciate your honesty here. Emotional eating is a struggle for many of us, including me. It's so easy to fall into patterns of unhealthy eating, out of habit, and as a way to cope with emotions. The starting place to conquering emotional eating is to recognize that you're doing it. And it has been my experience that we learn to cope with our compulsive eating one day at a time, being self aware, learning from our successes and failures, and giving it another try. So glad to hear you are doing better. Your vigilance is paying off! And happy to hear this site has been helpful to you. Wishing you all the best on the road ahead. I am looking forward to updates, we are always here with support and encouragement. :)) Most of all, be kind and patient with yourself, that will help you to counter the urge to self-sabotage.