Sorry it’s been so long since my last post, but life has kept me busy of late. Lots of stress in my life for the past few months with deaths of family and friends, two daughters graduating, and facing the empty-nest syndrome to name a few. But this summer I began to feel very lethargic and when my vision became very blurry along with extreme thirst and many more trips to the bathroom than normal, I began to think that I needed to get to the doctor and figure out why I was feeling so badly before school started again! A trip to the doctor quickly revealed my suspicions, I had diabetes.
I’ve been on insulin shots for about 5 or 6 weeks now and am beginning to get a handle on it. My insulin dosage has been adjusted a couple of times and the changes in my diet and exercise have changed greatly. My cholesterol has been high for many years, but I never went on medication for it because it was my only risk factor, but with the diagnosis of diabetes, that all changed. I began taking medicine for the cholesterol as well. This week, my cholesterol numbers are looking great now and I feel much better. It was a wake up call for me. I want to be around a few more years for my family. I think of my children and my future grandchildren and know that I have to do whatever it takes to be as healthy as I can be.
I am thankful to God that the symptoms helped me figure that I needed to get my health checked out. I knew that I needed to lose some weight and my weakness was Mt. Dew. Several months ago I prayed to God that if he would make Mt. Dew not taste good to me, I would be able to not drink it. When I think back, that was my first clue about the diabetes. The Mt. Dew didn’t taste the same any more. I quit drinking it and drank sweet tea. It didn’t taste good either. The only thing that did taste good was water. I’ve never been a water drinker, but that’s about all I’ve been drinking for a couple of months now. Diabetes does run in my family, but I guess I just never figured I’d be the one in the family to get it. I feel that I have taken it in stride and praise God for helping me to easily make the changes in my lifestyle that I need to make. God is good!
Yours in Faith,