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Being a Diabetic

Monday, September 14, 2015

I found out I was a diabetic will in the Hospital recovering from a Heart Attack while on vacation. Not only was I trying to coop with having a heart attack I was told that I also was a diabetic. One minute Im on the beach relaxing people watching and the next laying in a Hospital bed. The week before vacation I stained my log home in Gettysburg, not even thinking I had any kind of heart problems, since it was a 2 story home and I was running up and down the ladder all day with no issues. My brother died at 47 from complications from being a diabetic, my sister died at 57 from cancer. My father died the same year as my sister 2 months apart. My mother died 3 years earlier. I can remember lying in the Hospital bed thinking i was following in my famiiy"s curse. Its been 5 years now since my heart attack and Im just now getting my disease under control with exercise and eating healthy, Im just hoping I can keep it up.
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    Good for you. Keep going!
    1660 days ago
  • -JAMES-
    I just read your blog here ...

    I'm a type-2 diabetic myself and was on medication for 12 years, of ever increasing doses and I thought that my body was just wearing out.

    3 years ago I changed what I ate, not intentionally, I started a diet to loose weight, to my surprise my blood sugar was almost normal on this diet, but with not medication (I just happened to forget to take my pills for a few days).

    So here I am, drug free, but watching my carbs. For me that is much easier and healthier than taking pills and "watching what I eat". Now I just watch what I eat. Check your spark mail, under the "MY TRACKERS" tab, as I've sent you an invitation to a team.

    - James
    1660 days ago
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