Name: Sharon N
Location: Duncanville, TX
I immediately changed my eating habits and started exercising. I have now lost over 77 pounds. I feel a lot better.
Before I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I was overweight, ate fast food, and did not exercise. I thought I would be the one in my family that would not get diabetes.
I learned I had type 2 diabetes when I went to the doctor for lab work for orthopedic surgery. I was shocked. I had to delay my surgery for a month until I could get my blood sugar lowered to a safe level.
I was very depressed. I immediately changed my eating habits and started exercising. I have now lost over 77 pounds. I feel a lot better. I would advise anyone to eat right and exercise. I have advised both of my children to be tested for diabetes. They are both at risk because I have diabetes and their dad died of a heart attack. I plan to keep on eating right and exercising. I visit my doctor regularly.