Name: Elsie H
Location: Arlington, VA
When I found out I had diabetes I was totally upset. I went into a funk. Now I do whatever I have to do to maintain a good blood sugar.
When I found out I had diabetes I was totally upset. I didn't need this on top of all the other health problems I already had. Aids, Heart diesease, high blood pressure, Hepititis-C, high cholestorol and basically up to my eyebrows with enough to keep regulated as far as my health is concerned.
After all these years just having to deal with my health in general, I really felt as if I was doing a good job at taking care of myself. I went into a funk. I did not want to accept diabetes as being a part of my life too.
I asked God what else could I handle. I started to get upset and tried to remember what had I done wrong lately to deserve this. For about two months I ate everything that I knew was not good for me or stuff I liked to eat. I started to feel really tired and weak, my eyesight changed and it was hard for me to see.
I had sent away for the free meters when I first found out but it was only because my daughter insisted I do so. I took my blood sugar and it was 560 and I called my Daughter and she came and took me to the hospital. I found out I could have Died,but I didnt,right then and there I realized that God has kept me her for a very special.very very important reason. So, I've accepted Gods grace and love for me.
I do whatever I have to do to maintain a good blood sugar. Its now between 98 and 145. I see my nutritionist on a regular, I joined the dlife.com network and even found some pretty good recipes. At 57, I'm walking more, lost 25 pounds(yeah). I feel better and whatever happens I'll deal with it because for the first time I not only know I got God as well as my family on my side I ALSO REALIZE IT.