Sunday, July 04, 2010


Wow, it has been a while since I've posted.  I found out that I have diabetes just like the rest of my family.  I don't think anyone -- parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents or my brothers have escaped the diagnoses.  Even though I knew it was a possibility I still did not believe it.  For the first month I didn't take my medicine or check my blood.  Finally after talking to a diabetes educator I started to do what I am supposed to do.  I also found out that I have moderate kidney damage or Stage 3 kidney disease.  This is caused by diabetes and blood pressure problems I have had for years.  

One of things I have learned is that it takes about 3 months after diagnosis to learn what you need to learn if you are actively seeking information and 3 more months to get things under control.  My diabetes educator is really good at making sure I know all about my diabetes. She also told me that just because others in my family have had bad side affects doesn't mean I will.  So I am working at educating my self and keeping my diabetes under control.

I get a lot of info from the Diabetes Association.
and from the website of my glucose monitor

There is also a magazine I get called Diabetic Living

1 comment:

causes of diabetes said...

Diabetes signs and symptoms appear slowly. Most of the times people don't feel they are suffering with any kind of disease. Diabetes is deadly if left ignored it leads to severe complications if treatment is not given properly. Diagnose if any of the symptoms appear and start the treatment early.
Get well soon.....