I Had An Unquenchable Thirst
Last May, my husband and I were in Las Vegas on vacation, when I developed an unquenchable thirst. At first, I thought it was because of the hot weather, but when We got home and I still had it, and I also noticed that I had lost a few pounds, I decided to go see my doctor. Sure enough, my blood sugar count was 350 and my A1C was 10.7. She said that I had full blown Type 2 Diabetes. As she put it, "your pancreas just got old and does not produce enough insulin anymore". Having always been very healthy, I was shocked! However, I am a very "take charge" type of person and I immediately set out to learn everything about my new disease. I went to diabetes education class and I started taking Metformin. Now, 9 months after my diagnosis, I have lost 20 pounds, my eyesight is better and my A1C is 6.9. I still miss eating desserts and pasta (I am Italian) but I do want to live a long life, ( I am 59 years old) so I am learning to live with Diabetes. There are worst diseases to have!