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Thursday, July 17, 2014

My doctor is worried that I have Type 2 diabetes. I've had insulin resistance for years but she noticed one of my symptoms (Acanthosis Nigricans) has progressed since my last visit and really cautioned me. I don't have the $100 to get a hemoglobin test so I've cut my carb intake down to 50 carbs a day on my own and am taking a diabetes medication called Metformin, 1,500 mg a day. I've been prescribed this before but never taken it regularly but I got so scared at that word, DIABETES! I've been taking it religiously and very careful about my diet. This sucks but I've lost 11 pounds in 1 month which is just fine with me. I'm not watching my calories yet but I know I will start, probably soon because I want the weight to come off faster. This is for real now, those stupid goals I had before of looking hot on vacation and making people jealous or impressed have flown out the window (okay, maybe not 100%) but the goal of still having my eye-sight, limbs, and not having a stroke or heart-attack before I'm 40 are really effing motivational. By super supportive and amazing BF has changed his diet with me which has made the transition INFINITELY easier. I've been reading all of these labels so carefully for carb count but I really need to start tracking my food and it just gives me anxiety even thinking about it. I get so frustrated that there's 75 different entries for "pickle" and it's really time consuming. I know I need to get over that and just do it. It's not like I have anything better to do with my time as I got laid off last month and still haven't found work! :( Trying to stay positive!
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  • SHOTOKIDO
    I'm pre-diabetic myself, and I am trying to make sure I don't become diabetic, because you're right - it is NO joke.

    My father died of complications of diabetes and I don't plan to follow in his footsteps.

    So when I got my diagnosis, I skipped the first four stages of grieving - all that denial, anger, bargaining, depression - I jumped the line and went STRAIGHT to ACCEPTANCE.

    Why?

    Beca
    use none of those other things was going to save me from the consequences of diabetes!

    I'm doing ANYTHING and EVERYTHING I need to to keep my blood sugar where it needs to be, get rid of abdominal fat, and get in the best physical condition of my life.

    If I have to count the grains of brown rice before I eat them, so be it!

    I'll be a counting fool.

    But I'll be alive.
    2486 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/17/2014 7:29:53 PM
  • POSITIVEHOPE
    Your concerns about diabetes are good motivation for fitness, too. Regular exercise can reverse the progression and for some people keep their blood sugars in control without meds.
    You can learn to control your diet, exercise and blood sugars. Remember the worst outcomes from diabetes like limbs lost and eyesight lost is from people who don't take their medications and don't follow their doctors advice.
    2486 days ago
  • DEB62BIE62
    I've been doing this for a year now, and have my diabetes pretty much under control. If you put pickle in the search, then it should show the brand that you have and then just click on it. You also need to save it to your favorites, then you don't have to search for that brand again. emoticon emoticon
    2487 days ago
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