I was just diagnosed (T2) and started on Metformin 5/7/2010 A1C 13.2. I thought I would introduce myself and give short bio. Last summer I was at my heaviest, 235lbs and decided to lose some weight, my son was running on the elementary cross country team and I started running with them as well as dieting. I set a goal of losing 50lbs and met that goal in February. I got off the diet and decided to just maintain but continued to lose, down to 175 now. Then my vision suddenly changed dramatically. I went to the eye dr. and got new glasses that seemed to work although they were blurry for the first couple hours some mornings. Then I started having leg cramps at night and became extremely thirsty all the time. I began to look up these symptoms on the net and it all pointed to diabetes, which my dad was diagnosed with at the age of 57, so I scheduled my physical and here we are.
My dad passed away from a heart attach at the age of 62, only 5 years after being diagnosed and I can’t help but wonder if maybe he had it a lot longer which could have caused some damage to his heart. Either way I am 43 and have a 14-year head start on him and plan to get this under control.
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