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My nightmare is real - Diagnosed Diabetic

Monday, September 03, 2012

Well, now I know. I dreaded getting my blood work done because my dad has high cholesterol and diabetes. I did not want to face my genetic risk factors, so I waited. Apparently, a little too long. I should have taken care of this a few years ago. Last Tuesday, August 28, 2012, my doctor diagnosed me as diabetic with extremely high cholesterol. That is my nightmare come true. Thank goodness I have Spark People to help me track nutrition and exercise. This is a tool that will be priceless to me in the days, weeks, months to come as I fight for control over my own health and body. So, here I am, ready to become a new and improved me. :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
-POLEDANCEGIRL- 9/4/2012 9:55AM

    Hugs!! Be strong.

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AZULVIOLETA6 9/3/2012 2:59PM

    I know how you feel...I have been actively fighting it off for more than 20 years since my first pre-diabetic diagnosis.

Take care of yourself--you CAN live a full life as a diabetic, it just takes more work. I don't take insulin, but I do have to give myself injections for another condition...just know that while this is VERY difficult at first, it gets much easier with practice--you will be a pro in no time.


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SASIKHASI1 9/3/2012 2:35PM

    There are lots of good articles in the spark nutrition articles on how to eat with diabetes. Look them up and start reading. Educate yourself. You can do this easier than you think.

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PAMNANGEL 9/3/2012 1:19PM

    Be glad you caught it when you did or you could have more than high cholesterol and blood sugar to deal with.

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LMB-ESQ 9/3/2012 1:07PM

    Oh no! So sorry to hear the diagnosis! Did they put you on medication? I'm glad you're still here on Spark, I know it can be invaluable in getting back to good health! Let me know if I can help in any way emoticon

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