Diabetes

A lot of people don’t know that I am a Type 2 diabetic.

Yes, that’s right. I am only 30 and I have type 2 diabetes. It runs extremely strong in my family. My mother has it. My aunt has it and my late Grandma had it.

Right now, I am not insulin dependent. I have taken injections of insulin before when I have to have steroids. I sometimes have to take steroids when I get ill because I have a hard time shaking illnesses. I do however take oral medications.

I made this post so I could share some symptoms to watch out for. Diabetes is a serious illness and I care about my readers so I want to make you aware what things to be on the lookout. You may have all or only some of these symptoms, but make sure you get checked out by a doctor if you are questioning them

~Excessive thirst

~Excessive urination

~Feeling tired and cranky

~Feeling more hungry than usual

~Weight loss or weight gain (excessive) without trying to

~Tingling or numb feeling in hands and feet

~Longer healing times

~Frequent bladder and yeast infections

Diabetes can sneak up on you. You may be pre-diabetic and not even know it. I know it was a surprise for me when I found out and it quickly progressed from pre-diabetes to full blown diabetes. I now have been dealing with advancement of my illness which includes more low dives in my blood sugar that make me feel pretty icky as well as neuropathy, a debilitating pain in the nerves mostly caused by damage by diabetes.

I hope you found this post helpful and informative.

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With love,
Chrissie

4 Replies to “Diabetes”

  1. This is a good post. It is very important to watch for these symptoms. They don’t always mean it is diabetes, but it COULD be!

  2. Very good point. Not all of these symptoms are for sure diabetes, but they are something to keep an eye on, especially if they happen frequently.

  3. Thanks Chrissie. I worry about this because I too have a family history and had GD in my last two pregnancies. So it’s good to have a better idea of what to look out for.

  4. This is a very important subject, thank you for posting the information! I was prediabetic for the past 2 years and fortunately I was able to get my HgbA1C down to normal levels so I didn’t have to go on any medication. It is something we will continue to monitor as it is also strong in my family as well.

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