After finding out I was a diabetic Oct. 24, 2010, I was devastated to say the least - no more fast food, I can't eat fried chicken, are you kidding me I can't have a crispy kreme doughnuts. The answers to all of those questions were NO and double no, it took 3 seconds to be diagnosed and over 20 years of packing on the weight to finally understand we cannot eat what we want without consequences for our actions.
I'm 43 yrs and never thought this would happen to me. Well instead of feeling sorry for myself I immediately went into pro-action mode. I cut everything out that was bad for me, I exercised 6 days a week at least an hour a day of walking, and I ate tons of veggies and started to carb and calorie count. I tried to keep myself well informed about diabetes and what side affects it could have on my body if left untreated and I joined discussion groups like this one to help answer questions I didn't know the answers too. My biggest motivation was reading stories of others who had the same illness and listening to their stories to help encourage me to fight my food addictions.
Well after 3mo. I am proud to say my A1C has gone done to 7.1 from 11 and I have lost over 31 pds since Oct. 24, I have another 30 more pounds but I feel healthier and my BS is down to 93 - with the highest reading being 112. I would just like to let everyone know it can be done if you use your willpower and latch on to something that gives you strength to beat the downside to having diabetes. I no longer look at myself as a victim I now look at it as a second change to be aware of my body and what I'm feeding it. Diabetes never goes away but it can be managed and that's what I will continue to do!
Thank you for everyone support and replies to my questions I really enjoyed being apart of this discussion board, GOOD LUCK EVERYONE you can do this!!!
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