Carlos - Dracut, MA

Updated:Oct 1,2010


Age: 43
Name: Carlos R
Location: Dracut, MA

Summary:

It is a very frustrating disease because it changes constantly and when you think you have it under control it fools you. My way to deal with it is basically by keeping an eye on my diet and try to keep busy.

I'm a 42 year old male, that got diagnosed with Diabetes type 2, always considered myself in good shape and not to have really bad eating habits. I was very surprised when I found out, at the time I was serving in Iraq when I had myself checked for leg cramps and excessive thirst, yes the news came in my potassium level was high and my sugar level of over 500 with an AIC level of 13.6, not so good news.

After medication and knowledge of the disease I have learned to control it better. I cut down a lot of things from my diet and I was taken off my meds for a while but my sugars when up again. So now I'm back to 500 mg of metformin, high blood pressure meds and cholesterol meds.

It is a very frustrating disease because it changes constantly and when you think you have it under control it fools you. My way to deal with it is basically by keeping an eye on my diet and try to keep busy. I also try to keep my stress level low from my job and life.







 


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