Name: Patty B
Location: Avilla, IN
With me changing my life style, my family has too. We are very health conscious. I am in control, not my diabetes.
I was dx with Type II diabetes about 5 yrs ago. My breakfast consisted of a pepsi and a snicker bar everyday. That soon changed.
I was gestational with my son. The Drs. told me I would end up with it because of that. My Dr. put me on Avandia and told me eventualy I would have to take injections. I weighed 148#s when dx. I told myself I was in control not them so I started watching what I ate,drank and so on...lost 10#s and labs were great.
I work at a dialysis center and have pts with amputations, blindness, and so many other issues because of uncontrolled diabetes. My pts help me a lot, I don't want to be one of them, I started working out 3xwkly.
I have control now, I am diet controlled with no meds. I am 5'7 and 133#, ya, not the "typical" look of a diabetic, I here it all the time. With me changing my life style, my family has too. We are very health conscious. I am in control, not my diabetes.