My story so far


#1

I'm 39 years old and weigh in at 215 lbs, and I have a fairly physical job, and live in PA.

I’ve been type 2 diabetic for about 6 years now and untill recently I’ve only needed oral meds to control it, and that a fairly light dose. For many years I didn’t really worry about it, I took my meds, ate a bit healthier than I had when I was younger and drank a lot less soda and ate less sweets. Then the last year or so I started getting a bit worse and my doctor has increased my meds to their current point.

My last A1C readings went from a 6.5 to a 8.9 in 3 months. I had a kidney function test and it came back that my kidneys were starting to be affected by my blood sugars being high, and I’ve developed a pain in my right thigh that I think is diabetic nerophothy.

I am now starting to deal with some major lifestyle changes.

3 weeks ago, (when I last saw my doctor) I started a diet. my main goal is to keep my blood sugars down, and maybe lose a little weight. I’ve almost given up soda’s totally, (well 99%) drink a lot of water, and my diet consistes of using “healthy portion control”, and using the GI index to help me choose foods to eat.

I’m eating a lot more fresh food, I’ve lost about 12 pounds and my average blood sugar right now is 105… but I tell you its hard… so I started surfing…

thats all for now
Delby

Thanks

#2

Welcome Delby:)
I’m a type 2 also. I’m just starting my journey at 48; though I’ve know "on my own that I was diabetic for a few years."
Just went to see a doc a couple of weeks ago:)
Would you like to come join us over at the Weight Loss Team? We generally check in and encourage each other in many different styles of diet. Support from a group that is in the know about our daily trials and triumphs of losing that ounce or inch. We’d love to see you!
MeadowLark


#3

Hi Delby
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Just want to say how great it is that you’re motivated to look after your diabetes. I’m really impressed at the effort you’re putting in! I know it’s hard work - we all understand that, so it’s great to have you here where you can find support, hints & tips, and just be surrounded by a bundle of people who understand.