When it got real - just diagnosed as type 2 diabetic
Saturday, January 12, 2013
My physical was on Monday.
I sort of dreaded it and with good reason. I was up 33 lbs from last year, but even worse was my cholesterol at 250 and having a fasting blood sugar of 156. I am now diabetic.
My first day shopping was not fun...I am waiting 2 weeks to have my follow up "diabetic" visit with a new doctor. So I wondered through Food Lion fingering various packages and reading and finding out that corn syrup and sugar hides in damn near everything. I think by the time I got to the freezer section my eyes were watering with tears and I was feeling so out of control.
I lost my dad at the age of 57 due to a diabetes related heart condition. Diagnosed at 30, he did not try very hard to control it most of the time, and eventually it caught up and took him. I don't want to be my dad. I read they know more now, but it is still a very serious disease.
So I am back, this time watching for carbs AND calories and hoping it is not too late to live some more good life.