Amazingly enough, I got my A1C down from a 11.6 to a 6.7, but that was after 3 months of hard work in treatment...I'm almost scared that I am going to be a lifer. And I don't want to be one, but I can't seem to control my sugars unless I am in treatment.
Long story short, I was admitted to Rogers back in August to start treatment for diabulimia. I ended up being there for 3 months. I thought I was leaving a new person, ready to take control of my diabetes, but I am finding that it is beating me again. The diabetes support groups around here and few and far between, and I'm surrounded by lots of people that have no idea what it's like to be dealing with this, and thus not a lot of support.
When I was first diagnosed, I had no idea what diabulimia was (and most people refer to it as an eating disorder not otherwise specified and not diabulimia), but the more I come on here, the more people I see who are suffering from it or know someone who is. I think that it is so important to get the word out about this because it is such a deadly disorder if it is not caught. And that recovery is possible. I may not be living it right now, but I am determined to get there and lead a happy and healthy life. I saw the difference that it made in my life to be healthy and to have my sugars in control, and I will get back there again.