I was officially diagnosed with Type II Diabetes on October 3rd. This revelation came on the heels of my husband losing his job (and therefore our health insurance). A week later we left on a two and a half week road trip/book tour (I'm a published author).
Needless to say, the past two months have been stressful. I've been having to learn all I can about living with diabetes through magazine articles, books, and websites. I had been given the offer of diabetes education but it's ridiculously expensive out of pocket.
I've had good days and bad as far as my emotions go. Sometimes, walking through a grocery store feels like walking a gauntlet with all the usual suspects being sugar and carbs. And while I know I can have some sweets (for special occasions), it still is difficult trying to realign my thinking when it comes to diet and nutrition when it comes to controlling my glucose levels. I haven't even tried to tackle stress yet.
Life with diabetes is a learning experience. Day by day is the best way to go about it so far.