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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

So, I was expecting another lecture on being fat. The dangers, the onset of diabetes, my thyroid issues high blood pressure blah blah blah. I waited (for the usual 1,000,000 hours) for my appointment at the VA. I have a great doc. Always tells me like it is and doesn’t sugar coat anything.
Congrats! He says as I walk in….you didn’t listen and you HAVE diabetes. It is not onset, you are not PRE diabetic…you HAVE IT! He said here are your pills and partner you need to have an epiphany. THEN I got the sermon, and a good one at that. Well, good news is I had the epiphany a couple weeks ago and this is simply reinforcing what I need to do. Damn it….I WILL be here for my kids and my wife. I WILL control this. I WILL not be on this medication in 6 months when I go for my follow up. I want to live…and I want to enjoy myself while I do it.
I am pissed…VERY pissed! But I can’t beat myself up, I have to act, I am tired of giving everyone including myself lip service about this crap….time to do work.
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    Yup, don't beat yourself up, it's too late for that. Sounds like you have a mission and if you want the rest of us to be there to give you a swift kick when you need it, ask--we're here.
    3169 days ago
    Sound's like you're on a mission. When I was dxd over a year ago., I quickly became a woman on a mission as well! Since then I've lost 93 lbs and my A1C is 5.2. It can be done Rob. GO GET IT!!
    3169 days ago
    There's a ton of resources on diabetes on this very site.

    I was diagnosed 8 years ago, and already had had the condition for some time back then. Knowledge is power in this case. The more you know about the condition itself and what works for /you/, the better.

    The best piece of advice I was ever given about it is: "don't let the condition invade your mind." It's manageable, especially if you keep fit and lose the extra luggage - and pay attention to the warning signs your body may give you. My entire family, both sides, has people with the condition so... I can say, yes, you can perfectly have a very good, /long/ life with it.

    And again, do read up on what's available here. I've learned a lot on this site, esp. re: carb management.

    All the very best on this.
    3170 days ago
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