In reflection, can you remember when you became Diabetic? Not when you were diagnosed but when changes started happening? As I look back on these two weeks today of being diagnosed, it does not take me to look much further to when the telltale signs suddenly were there. Armed with the education I have received, and with help from my Diabetes family here, I can now put my hand on the time line.
I was headed towards this road, with daily meals of high Carb items which led to weight problems, so anyone would think I had it for a long time. 6 weeks ago I was sick, fever, lungs, throat, and double middle ear infections without any sign of getting better, regardless of antibiotics, vitamins, & you name it. It was then I got a terrible thirst drinking one cup of cold water after another. I thought it was the fever but now know it was not. The bathroom was became my friend. I craved and drank almost a gallon of orange juice daily. I ballooned another 25 pounds in 3 weeks. Diabetes had hit and my life changed just as all of yours changed.
I grieved at first, cried and called anyone I thought might care. I found all of you…
In reflection, Can you look back and recognize when you became Diabetic?
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