25 12, 2011

It’s Christmas Morning

By | 2017-07-27T08:48:21+00:00 December 25th, 2011|Medications and Type 2 Diabetes, Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

Merry Christmas:I've waited until today to share my special news with the world.  I'm now a Med-free diabetic.I remember writing my first entry and at the end of it I said something like, I want to be diabetic-free.  Well, one person decided that they would be the bearer of bad news and inform me that there is no cure.  I [...]

22 08, 2011

Saying Goodbye to Byetta

By | 2017-07-27T06:42:36+00:00 August 22nd, 2011|Diabetes Product Reviews, Medications and Type 2 Diabetes, Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

On Thursday, I went to my specialist and got the news that I've been waiting all summer to hear...You no longer have to take Byetta.   I've been working really hard (eating right, exercising, and taking my medication) so that by the end of summer my close relationship with Byetta would be over.  My Endocrinologist, whom I was seeing for [...]

6 06, 2011

Diabetic Attacks (Hypoglycemia)-In My Own Words

By | 2017-07-26T07:25:26+00:00 June 6th, 2011|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

Within hours of being diagnosed with diabetes the nurses told me to "Beware of low blood sugar."What they should have said was, "Watch out for those diabetic attacks, if you think you've kissed death while your sugar is too high, just wait until it gets too low."Of course they couldn't say it just like that, but since I'm not in [...]

30 03, 2011

Give myself a shot? You MUST be tripping!

By | 2017-07-26T06:54:57+00:00 March 30th, 2011|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

On my fourth day in the hospital, the night nurse entered my room with the regiment of medications and I said, "Oh no.  You've come to give me a shot.  I hate those things." She smiled. "No, I am not going to give you a shot.""Yes, you are.  I see the needle in your hand."She smiled brighter and it was laced [...]

28 03, 2011

What in the World Happened? (My Symptoms & Diagnosis)

By | 2017-07-26T06:48:32+00:00 March 28th, 2011|Newly Diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes|

I came into the new year determined to finally get below 200lbs.  I've been talking about throwing a 199lbs party for the past five years. After totally changing my diet and making lifestyle changes rather than settling for quick-fix solutions, I have successfully maintained a 25lbs weight loss, but failed to reach my goal of getting below 200lbs.With school behind [...]

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