I wanted to say HI and to share my story. I found out that I was a type 2 diabetic 2 years ago on March 11. It was a Tuesday night. I was on spring break staying with my cousin & my best friend. I was asking like I had been drinking (and I had not been). My cousin took me to the ER and they check my sugar twice and on all my paper work it says that my sugar was 1877. I was told that I should have been died or in a coma with no recovery. I was never in a coma and I'm living. I was in the hosptial all spring break and went back to college scared about what would happen next.
From day one of getting back home I wanted to learn about diabetes and at times I broke down because I didn't want diabetes any more. I was taking 6 pills a day and a few months later I was taking 7 pills a day. I don't (well didn't) take pills very well. But after taking pills for 2 years I've got very good with taking them and not I am only taking 3 a day. I'm working on a goal to get off all my pills.
I lost some wieght after I found out that I had diabetes but I put it back on plus some. Abour 9 months ago I changed doctors and he has helped me with telling me that I can lose the wieght and told me that him and his wife both lost 100 lbs just by diet and working out. So it really helped me. In 2 months I had lost 20 lbs. 2 months after that was at the same weight. I go back in 2 months and I want to lose 20 more lbs.
I have to say diabetes has not only changed my life but has changed the lives of people that are in my life. My best friend that was on spring break with me remembers that day and tells people he knows about his best friend almost dieing on him. The few weeks after I was back home he was not himself around me. It was not until about a year after if happen that I really understood how much me going into the hopstial changed his life. My parents have also had to learn a lot diabetes. We are all very thankful that I am still alive.
I am really glad that I have found this web site. It will be nice to talk with other people that have diabetes and that have had ups and downs with it too. I think that I will be able to learn a lot from other. The people in my family that have diabetes I don't see that offen and they really don't take care of themselves either.
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