My first time posting here so bear with me please.
I just turned 30 a few weeks back, and so I decided that I need to take very proactive approach to my diabetes. I'm type 2, and with that so are my parents and my brother. I come from a long line of diabetics, as were all four of my grandparents. 3 of which passed away due to complications of their diabetes. My biggest fear is not when or how my diabetes will have its way with me, but that it stays the hell away from my 2 girls. I hate the fact that they have to see me test myself and take my medication. They have no idea why. My oldest always asks if I'm sick and I always say yes. It's hard. Now that I'm really doing what I need to do (with alot of support from my wife), I have a hard time adjusting all over. My A1C was 8.3 in the begging of May. Not the highest and deffently not the lowest. My D-day was back in 2001 a few months after I had just turned 21. Huge bummer, especially when everyone was having the time of their life(beer). Almost 10 years later and a whole lot of ups and downs I'm ready to focus on what i need to do to avoid anything bad happening. If not for me but for my girls and my wife so that I can be there for them as long as possible. I have already lost about 15 lbs through diet and my meds and gl have been in the low 100's, but anything is easy to do for a short time, it's the long run that worries me, but I know I can do it.
thanks for reading, and GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE.