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2/8/08 3:39 P

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Hi Merry...

8 Years ago I also went through the same sort of situation..Went for a physical and discovered I was a diabetic...My numbers were low at that up with 130 some days 160...But, I was told that diet and exercise would help. No medications at that time..Well, I continued eating the forbidden...Cakes, cookies, high carbs...I did not feel bad at all the only thing I noticed was my prescription for glasses were going stronger..I was no longer a 20/20 vision...I went to work for some Dr's. and Wow my glucose got way the 200's just for being in denial and not taking care...I got started on glucophage, then glucotrol...If I don't take care of now, I will go into insulin..That I don't want..So I am eating healthier..Thank God I found this site where I enter my meals and actually go with the SP meal plan..I do divide my meals into 6 rather than 3 and snacks. Now my readings are mostly in the 90's..Hearing the words going into insulin woke me from denial...All the articles SP sends are very good too..
I'm just an e-mail away for any type of support you
might need in dealing with this...You are still young and can beat it..I wish I had paid attention the first time..Exercise and eating healthy would of prevented me from meds.

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2/8/08 2:36 P

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Hi, I'm Merry.. I found out I was diabetic 3 years ago at an appointment with my ob/gyn. I was on a plan to have a baby, had recently had a corrective surgery and we were all set to start when the dr gave me the bad news that my A1C was high and further testing was needed before we could move forward. She told me my numbers in the past had been great, but she feared the onset of so much stress had caused my hormones to go nuts The stress was from the placement of a sibling group of 4 children 4 months prior, which I was planning to adopt in the next 2 months.

So.. I got the bad news.. adopted my beautiful children.. and put my dream of birthing my own child on hold until I could get my diabetic issues fixed. Someone should have told me it wasn't that easy... and that denial was the easy part.

I felt fine.. angry often.. stressed a lot.. but for the most part.. I was JUST FINE.. or so I thought. I have been on several medications.. that I end up NOT taking.. giving up.. thinking I can do this on my own.. yet not really trying. I have seen the emergency room several times.. dealt with other complications of this disease and my denial.. and finally said.. it is either fight or flight..

Today my choice is FIGHT.. I am going to fight this. I am tired of running A week ago I went to the dr got my test strips, new medications, and the will to fight this. I checked my sugars for the first time in months and when I woke.. it was 185 and at the end of the day.. it was 289. That should be enough to scare me.. but for the longest time.. those were just numbers.. Not today. Today those number matter and I have made a promise to myself and my family to do better so I can be around for them. If I don't, who is going to take care of the 4 children God blessed me with 3 years ago?

I hope to meet others on the same path and learn how to be a better diabetic. :)

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