Great big welcome from your Texas neighbor! Glad you found us here...there are some really great people here with lots to share to help you along the way. I spent some time sailing down the river Denial myself, so I know how easy it is to do...until you are so sick and miserable you just have to do something about it. We have all been there Congrats on your determination to grab that bull by the horns and wrastle it to the ground. (Thats much better if you imagine my Texas twang along with it LOL)Hi all,
Well, I've finally decided I have to face it-4 years after being diagnosed with type II and trying my best to ignore it, thinking it would fade away of its own accord...and of course, you all know it hasn't. I've had momentary episodes of paying attention to my health, but they've all been eclipsed by my falling back into self-pity and denial. Now, I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Here's the short sketch-I'm a 52-year-old mom of 7, have been a high school music teacher for 29 years, learning to live with and manage diabetes, low thyroid, and severe anemia. Taking 5 meds each day-or, more to the point, SHOULD be taking 5 meds per day. And for whatever reason, something over the past few weeks has finally made me decide to turn the corner, get moving, get reading, get eating right, get healthy-so here I am.
I'm ready to be challenged and I know I'll learn a lot here, and hopefully receive the encouragement I need to stay positive and begin this journey with renewed enthusiasm!
If you dont mind...tell us about what meds you are taking, how your blood sugars have been, have you had a recent A1C? Please feel free to ask anything you need, or just rant and rave if ya have to
Glad to meet you and hope to be seeing you often