I started really craving sugar, gained some weight and was so tired that it was very difficult to do daily chores. I felt completely confused and found it hard to carry on conversations. I also had memory problems.
I visited a new doc who did lots of blood tests. She said my bs was 157 (fasting) and that I had diabetes 2. She said I could try to control it with diet and exercise if my bs reading that morning was less than 120. It was 137. She insisted that I start on meds for diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs. I do not like to take medicines but I did try this drugs. Some of them have some inconvenient side effects. I have already lost 5 pounds. My bs is around 110 but this morning is was 94. I'm learning what foods I can and can't eat. I am exercising most days. Some days I'm just too tired because I have other illnesses too. I am so pleased that this doc found this problems with me now instead of when I had it for several years. She says if my numbers come down she may take me off some of the medicines.
I forgot to say that I am female, turning 55 in a couple of weeks and have a couple of lab dogs who also have diabetes. The dogs have both lost their eyesight but manage to get around ok.
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