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Telling My Story Is Deeply Emotional For Me

Posted at November 24th, 2022 | Categorised in Diabetes

But It’s Too Important To Keep From You And It Could Save Your Life

Back in my early 50s, our 2 children had grown up and moved out. We were enjoying a new freedom at that time of our life.

I took my health for granted because I felt fine.

Until one week in early March that year I started noticing some unusual symptoms.

I’d have uncontrollable cravings for sweet buns and desserts like profiteroles.

I’d often be thirsty and feel tired. All this made it difficult to work.

We thought it was fatigue from working shifts but a visit to the doctor’s revealed something completely different…

I was diagnosed diabetic.

It caught me by surprise. Like a slap in the face.

I knew nothing about diabetes but I trusted I was in good hands with my doctor.

From that day on, he prescribed Metformin and I went for monthly check-ups on my blood sugar.

I thought the medication would help my diabetes to get better.

But instead, it got much worse over the next 5 years.

My blood sugar levels became more erratic. The tingling in my legs got more bothersome.

Cravings for sweet foods overwhelmed me.

I’m embarrassed to admit I found it hard to be intimate with my wife and I packed on over 40 pounds of fat around my belly and back…

My blood pressure went up. Nerve pains bothered my leg.

My doctor upgraded my medication to Metformin Glyburide but this only gave me a whole new bunch of side effects such as bloating, kidney pains and muscle aches…

You may be noticing these symptoms too…


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