Diabetes runs in my family. I was first made aware of this when I was 10 years old, as we went to the hospital to visit my grandmother. She was almost in a diabetic coma. Later in life, I became aware of diabetes as both my parents were diagnosed as being diabetic.
As I approached my 50th birthday, I too, was diagnosed as being diabetic. I first became gung ho about it, but t things did not appear to me as serious as it should have. Increases in oral medication and needing several insulin shots before emergency surgery got me concerned, but this was just momentary.
This year, around Easter Sunday, my vision was becoming blurry. I was also having problems controlling my emotions. Two days after Easter, I finally called my doctor as my blood glucose reading was 230. My weight was approaching 300 pounds. At this point, after my doctor once again adjusted my meds, I decided that I need to become proactive. As I made adjustments to my diet and started walking a minimum of 1.8 miles first thing every morning, my weight and my glucose levels started dropping. My doctor also starting readjusting my prescriptions downward. As all my Facebook friends are aware, one of my goals is to defeat diabetes in my life. I also aim to make my children and grand children aware that they need to be and stay proactove in order to not worry about diabetes affecting their lives. I have been told by several of my friends that they're following my example and have become proactive.Please visit my page and show your support by making a generous donation. Together, we can all help to Defeat Diabetes. Click on this link and become proactive.