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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

In the continuing saga of my crazy health...

I went to see my doc a few weeks ago about my issues with undiagnosed PCOS. I was hoping that getting those hormone problems under control might help my seizures (that I think are hormone related) get under control as well. This past month was really bad.

Doc told me to wait until day 21 of my cycle which was today, and get blood glucose level and testosterone level done. Then I am allowed to start taking my new medication, Hyponidd, which I talked about a few blogs ago. So, got labs done.

Just before 5pm I got a call from the nurse telling me that I am elevated out of normal blood glucose ranges and I am in early stage diabetes (some call it pre-diabetes). This is what I was afraid of. I have had hypoglycemia since I was a lot younger - I think maybe grade school. I knew that one day this could happen if I didn't lose weight. And here I am. Just one step before diabetes. This is not cool.

I have joined a group of "Losers" that are moms from my homeschool support group. It's small. Only 10 members and only 6 or 7 are actually active. But it's so nice to know, even in a yahoo group, exactly who you are talking to because you know them in real life. I have only been a member since last weekend but I have gained so much encouragement already. My plan has been to start working out again 5x a week once I get back from my Thanksgiving weekend - and now I can add "start low-carbing so I don't become diabetic" to that list. It's genetic. Quite a few family members on my dad's side have diabetes including my Grandma (now passed) and my aunt. My dad's cousin was found dead in her 50's from a diabetic coma. This CANNOT happen to me. I have kids. I have a husband. I have a life to live.
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    Have you read the book: Engine 2? Well written and lots of great information about eating raw plant-based, including green smoothies to restore your health.

    I don't know what all you are doing in your eating program, so please forgive me if I am preaching to the choir here.

    2274 days ago
    You can do this and keep Diabetes in check!
    2277 days ago
    You will get back in shape and in health Sarah, you are too determined not too and diabetes will not rule your life!
    2277 days ago
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