Hello to any who read this! I hope to get and give support on this site and was so happy to find it!
I was diagnosed ("sort of")in 2006. My Dr at the time said I had trouble processing sugar based on the Glucose Tolerance test she did. She put me on 500 mg Metformin and a suggested diet. Since that time I was in denial for probably 4 years until this last year where my BG has slowly spiraled up with FBS being generally over 130 and as high as 160.
I never have taken the metformin like prescribed, but did try time and again with diet control, which worked like a charm, except for the fact that I wasn't consistant with it. I am not heavy weighing 152 at this time. I have lost around 15 lbs over the last 4 years and have mainly kept it off.
I recently saw a Endochronoligist. He talked to me all of 5 min or less and handed me a sample pen of Victoza. I was upset but took it home and did my own research. I then found someone I knew that has been on V for 9 months and has had great control of her BS and has lost 85 lbs. She helped me greatly by sharing her own experience with V and I then started it on 6-4-12. I have had virtually no side effects except for a grumbly stomach. Not sure it that isn't from the Metormin 500 mg I take in the evening or not.
Anyhow, I am a 55 yr old mother of 5, all grown. Three still live at home but are good "kids" so I don't mind. They will move on soon enough. I homeschooled them so I am used to having them around and they work so I don't have them in my face all the time!
I am married to a great man for 25 years and counting!
Well enough already! Looking forward to making friends here!
Lisa in IN