Living with Type II Diabetes

Fate was not kind when it gave me a sweet tooth and then later on a diagnosis of type II diabetes.

Fate was not kind when it gave me a sweet tooth and then later on a diagnosis of type II diabetes. When I was a kid, my mother always had cookies in the cookie jar and other types of snacks. All three of us kids were skinny. In fact, I was skinny to the point of being bony. How I hated my bony knees and elbows! I didn’t like to wear summer clothes because my knees and elbows would show. I weighed about 110 pounds when I graduated from high school. If I ever gained weight, it was in my stomach. When I was pregnant, you could not tell by looking at me from the back. I still have a sweet tooth and love everything chocolate.

I was so stressed during my last few years of teaching that I gained approximately 5 pounds a year. Before I knew it, I was 30 pounds overweight. I kept chocolate in my cabinet at school for those “chocolate” days. Soon, it seemed that every day was a chocolate day. Before I knew it, I was 30 pounds overweight. Let’s just say that it’s easy to put on those pounds. It’s a much different matter to take them off.

My A1C was up at my last doctor visit. She wanted to put me on another medication. I resisted because of the side affects. So I’ve been trying to keep my blood sugar down and lose a few pounds. I managed to lose a few pounds, but I’m not too sure about my blood sugar levels.

I had a doctor’s appointment with my primary care doctor this morning. I really didn’t want to go. I figured she would get mad at me for not keeping my blood sugar levels under control. She didn’t get mad, but replaced one of my medications. I will need to be really good this time.

I KNOW that diabetes can cause problems with your feet, heart, eyes, and much more. That alone scares me into getting everything under control. But it’s tough. I like carbs. Most of us do. I just hope that the blood work the doctor took today will show that my A1C is down a little.

So–for the sake of my health, I will be working harder on getting my blood sugar under control and losing my excess weight. But I may need to quit driving. On my way to my appointment this morning, I was behind a truck with Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip cookies all over it. I was also craving ice cream yesterday which I’m proud to say, I resisted. I can’t watch TV either. Do you know how many commercials there are for things like Blue Bell ice cream, candy, pizza, and other junk food? Too many!! I would like to go look for some Chips Ahoy cookies, but I’ll settle for a glass of V8 juice.

Oh, me…I really need some chocolate!

Author: brendagmarler


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