Learning how to live with diabetes AKA the kick in the butt I needed.
Sunday, July 03, 2016
This past week, i was diagnosed with diabetes. I think this diagnosis explains some of these terrible "episodes" i have had on my bike. You would think as a nurse, I would recognize it. Shaking (muscle fatigue), shortness of breath and tachycardia (too much weight), fatigue, dizziness, even confusion were some of the symptoms that I found other reasons to have. They are all classic symptoms of hypoglycemia. I am now started on an oral medication and hopefully, I will I will get things stabilized and learn how to live with this. I may even feel better.
Every once in a while, I am able to be open to the messages that I think are sent to me from above. I haven't been feeling well and I blamed the chronic fatigue on my other health issues. I eat fairly healthy even though I weigh way too much. Now, with diabetes, I am afraid to eat and afraid to exercise. I just got back from an hour bike ride and realize I need to have a snack with me. Hopefully, I do better tomorrow. I need to be back here...lots of support and great tips. I got that kick in the butt I evidently need to take care of myself. Wish me luck!