Hello, I was 40 yrs old when I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, Dec 2009, Hey, just in time for the holidays! Thrilled I tell you! I had blood work in March 2009 & every year prior-all was fine. I visited the Dr. for abdominal discomfort...figured hiatal hernia? acid reflux?...(I do like the "good life") Well, they did blood work .... Glucose was 271 ...... A1c 10.5....triglicerides313.......What????
Oh, it must be due to my "BRAT" diet I have been on...you know broth, rice, apple, toast-no milk, cheese or protein assuming it was the above diagnosis. I was away up in New England for Oct/Nov, eating & drinking heavily in Boston, celebrating Halloween in Salem,eating lots of lobster in Maine. I'm sure those #s are all due to my vacation actions! I'll pick up a meter & monitor it myself. I'm sure its nothing I said..WRONG! OH, SO WRONG!!!
My #'s did not go down -went back to Dr-put me on Metformin 2x a day-Whoa! Talk about being sick! Yak! Turned blue-gray after 3 pills!! Dr wanted to put me on Actos, but I already did my homework!- I was not going to take another NEW medicine, just put on the market used as a guinea pig! Sorry, but the the words "Necrosis of the pancreas" do not fit in my vocabulary! So it was then I decided to go see an Endocrinologist. December 28th 2009, they gave me generic Amaryl (glimeperide)-medicine that has been around for a long time & sent me to see a nutritionist. That was one of the best decision I have ever made! I eat 45 grams of carbs 3X a day. It has been 2 months & my sugar #'s range from 92-114 fasting to 104-146 after meals. I have lost 26 lbs! No fat free items or low fat-too many carbs. No exercise-Dr still monitoring my #'s. Hey, at this rate, I may just disappear by the end of the year!
Well, that's my story...I just miss eating all those cella chocolate covered cherries-my favorite!!!