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.

oscar.

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Comment by Doris D on May 31, 2010 at 4:46pm
Welcome!! Hope you like it here!
Comment by Teena on May 31, 2010 at 7:20pm
Your first post is wonderful! Hope there will be more =)
Yes, you can do it! Welcome to the community.
Comment by Gerri on May 31, 2010 at 8:14pm
Welcome! Great work losing 15 lbs. & on your wonderful readings in the low 100's.

It must frighten your daughter when you tell her you're sick. Maybe you could tell her you're testing & taking meds to stay healthy.
Comment by Tony Song / MysugarTV on May 31, 2010 at 10:27pm
Oscar, Great job and stay strong, Its not easy but think of it like this, every action that you take toward your health you are giving a "HUG & a KISS" to the one that you love. Every time you take your meds you give a hug and kiss, test your bs is a hug and a kiss. Thats what keep me motivated, I gave an additional 4 hugs and kisses today alone on top of the usual real ones.
Comment by elaine peterson on June 1, 2010 at 6:33am
Welcome....we all struggle but get lots of support from each other. Good luck to you.
Comment by Kathyann on June 1, 2010 at 6:52am
You sound like you're doing a great job with your Diabetes. My grandson is used to me checking my BGs, injecting, and gulping down food. I concentrate on today because I don't want to live in the future all the time.

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