Patricia - Bryan, TX

Updated:Sep 22,2010


Age: 62
Name: Patricia D
Location: Bryan, TX

Summary:

When I was first diagnosed, I was shocked, but it didn’t take me long to accept it. I would tell a new diabetic to make sure their weight is right for their height and build.

I was diagnosed with diabetes when I was in the hospital getting stints in my heart. At first, I only needed the pills, but it progressed until I needed to get the shots. I got on Topamax because it was a good mood stabilizer. I was 265 lbs. at the time.

One of the side effects of Topamax is to lose weight. And a little over a year now, I am now down to 133 lbs. I don’t have to take my diabetic shots, and I only take one pill a day. My moods are a lot better also. Continue to lose a little more weight, and exercise to firm up.

When I was first diagnosed, I was shocked, but it didn’t take me long to accept it. I would tell a new diabetic to make sure their weight is right for their height and build. My goal is for me to lose a little more weight and then maintain it, and do more exercising.