Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Anybody watch Army Wives, on Lifetime TV? One of the characters just found out she has diabetes, and I'm wondering if they aren't making a little bit more of it than necessary, just for drama's sake. The storyline started with Carlajoy getting into a wreck and almost dying because she had an episode and she passed out while driving. She survived, but during the testing, they found out she was diabetic. She immediately had to start with insulin. She doesn't want to tell anyone because she doesn't want to admit her life has changed. Of course, she does have to tell people. The reason I'm questioning all this is because I was diagnosed with diabetes about 5 years ago, and all I had to do was start taking oral medication. I was supposed to also watch my diet and exercise, but I didn't, I guess because I was in denial like the girl in the story, only I denied it in different ways. Does anybody else watch this show? (It's really good, by the way, with other great storylines going on too.) Did any of you fellow diabetics have to immediately go into insulin treatment? How did your life change? Since I started with Sparkpeople, I finally started taking care of myself, and my A1C level is really good. I was lucky, my blood levels never got really dangerously high, especially since I didn't take good care of myself at first. But now I'm a good girl, and I'm so lucky to have found Sparkpeople! I tell my doctor about it all the time.