Word of the Week – Diabetic

This weeks word of the week is diabetic, for the past two years I have had my blood checked regularly as I had gestational diabetes with both my recent pregnancies so I was already classed as high risk for developing the disease, despite knowing this fact I chose to bury my head in the sand telling myself I would make the changes I needed to make tomorrow, next week or at the start of another month but I never did.

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On Wednesday morning my doctor spoke the words I was expecting to hear, I knew i hadn’t escaped it this time my symptoms had steadily become worse in the last six months and I could no longer pretend that the exhaustion,pain, thirst and hunger were just down to being a busy and stressed mum of two under 5’s.

‘You are diabetic’

Even though I knew it’s still hard to hear, lots of people think that type 2 diabetes isn’t that serious and if you are one of them like I was then please do some research as the complications that can arise from not controlling it are quite frankly frightening.

I have to make so many changes to both my diet and my lifestyle that some days it all seems a little daunting but I have to remind myself that I can do this, I can feel well again.

I’ve started on medication which will help to control the diabetes and I have an appointment with the diabetes team at my doctors surgery and also with a dietitian and I’m determined to learn all I can from them so I can help myself.

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If anyone has any advice for me or wants to share their experience of diabetes then please leave me a comment below.

I’m linking up with Jocelyn at The Reading Residence for Word of the Week.

 

The Reading Residence

 

Angela xx

14 Comments

  1. Anne
    June 17, 2016 / 11:22 am

    It’s always difficult when you are given a diagnosis like this and you have to make lifestyle changes to deal with it. I really don’t know much about diabetes but I do hope that you get the help you need x

    • June 19, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      Thank you, lots of changes ahead and I’m going to take it day by day x

  2. June 17, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    Sending love and hugs. I hope everything goes OK for you x

  3. Merlinda Little
    June 17, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    I also had GD & is neglecting my health since I gave birth. Now after reading this I got wee bit scared. Sending your hugs. #wotw

    • June 19, 2016 / 1:39 pm

      Thanks Merlinda, it’s definitely worth having a yearly test just in case x

  4. Jocelyn (@ReadingRes)
    June 17, 2016 / 6:15 pm

    Oh, Angela, this must be so tough to deal with, even though you suspected you’d receive this diagnosis. I hope you get plenty of support and advice, and can make the changes to feel well again x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

    • June 19, 2016 / 1:38 pm

      Thanks I’m going to take all the advice I can get x

  5. June 17, 2016 / 11:31 pm

    It must be so tough to hear those words; I hope you get all the advice and guidance you need to help make some changes and deal with your diagnosis.
    #WoTW

  6. June 18, 2016 / 11:01 am

    Oh pet, this must be quite a difficult time for you. I don’t have any personal experiences with diabetes but I do know the seriousness of it. Hope you get all of the support you need to begin making the changes you need to keep it under control xx

  7. RachelSwirl
    June 18, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    gosh that must have been hard news to take but I know with time and help you will manage to ‘manage it’. i wish I could offer advice x

    • June 19, 2016 / 1:40 pm

      Thanks Rachel, I will give getting it under control my best go x

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