i am a "newbie" to this site, but not a newbie to Tpe 2 Diabetes. i was first diagnosed in Aug, 1980. i have just reached my 30 year mark. it has not been an easy journey, but it has been one in which I learned about this disease from a variety of sources. With each step, i became more knowledgable and I thank God for the opportunities he has given me, along the way.
In the beginning, i spent the first few years in denial and was very angry, because i had lost my first and only child, because of this disease. i miscarried, only after 4 months of being pregnant. i was so looking forward to being a mother. i was doing all of the things that any expectant mother would be doing and experiencing.. The joys of motherhood were suddenly taken away, as i was admitted to the hospital. upon being admitted, my blood sugar was 500. my Dr. had told me, that if i had waited any longer, I couold have been possibly in a Diabetic Coma.
Because my blood sugar was so high, they kept me in the hospital, under strict supervision, for a week, before they did my D&C. Surgery.DRs to make sure that my blood sugar was down to a normal level, before surgery. of course, i was in pain, that entire week, which made the situation worse. then, too, i was in a state of depression. maybe some of you women can relate to this. doctors tried to assure me that after a year , of taking meds and keeping my blood sugars under control, there was no reason why i couldnt try to get pregnant again. but, in my mind, I just knew there was not going to be another opportunity. becuase, you see, i was already 33 years of age, and I knew that my "biological time clock" was ticking away. this made me even sadder.
Well, when i was released from the hospital, all was not right. Time started marching on. it was a few years, before i came out of my depression. but, somehow i made it through.
it wasnt until 1986, i started taking my disease very seriously. Up til then, i was eating anything and everything, i wanted, and of course, i was starting to be obese. it was, during this time, i was going through counseling, and with god's help i started taking control of my disease. i was then, determined to learn everything i could about Diabetes. i was working on loosing weight, and doing everything positive. i started praying and believing that i could be healed. if not healed, The lord would show me a way to get through this trying time of my life. from this point on, i tried to remain positive in all areas of my life. that is until, 1995 when all the complications set in. i was seeing that all those years that i did not take care of myself properly, were "catching up" to me.
here it is 2010 and i am still here to talk about this and share my story with others, who might be new to this disease. i am thankful for this social networking site, because it does give me the opportunity to share.