Good evening. I have not posted in five months. My life has changed since the last post and food helped cause a serious complication. I was ignorant and uneducated about carbohydrates.
In the past, I was concerned with ingredients, calories, fiber and protein – which are still important, but never payed attention to the CARBS. And the science behind carbs and the human body.
For many of years and probably decades I’ve been addicted to carbs and eating so MANY carbs.
I am not a scientist, doctor or medical professional, however, I usually know my own body better than any of those smarties. Common sense and experience does help extremely in life – and especially in my life. I am not perfect as even the professionals aren’t.
Carbohydrates create energy, in which, the body turns to glucose to (normally) use. The pancreas emits insulin into the blood stream to help burn the blood sugar or glucose. Diabetes is a disease that fails to do so.
In late July, I thought I was about to have a major heart attack – with extreme shortness of breath, fatigue and radically high blood pressure, and went to the ER.
The ER doctor wasn’t exactly sure until he smelled my fruity breath. They tested my blood sugar and it was 400+. Normal is less than 140 (according to google).
I was admitted to the ICU in extreme discomfort and almost deadly vitals…
Three doctors have helped me. The first doctor said I was type 2. The doctor that released me from the ICU, said I was type 1 diabetic. My new doctor agreed. The nurses all said type 2. The medical world is confused with diabetes and so am I.
Whatever. It’s simple. Eat less carbs, exercise, and stay hydrated.
The cool thing is I control my medicine, my food, my glucose levels. I have good days and bad days. I’ve been self medicating since high school —– haha.
I need people to be aware of diabetes. It’s usually heretic. High carbs are extremely bad for diabetes. AND maybe for normal people as well…
I’m not gonna stress about what type diabetic that I am. I will trust that I’m type 1. I WILL continue to help myself……
3 thoughts on “Type 1 Diabetic”
My daughter is 10 years old and was diagnosed a year and a half ago. She’s type 1. Type 1 and Type 2 follow the same health guidelines but they are in fact different.
Either way, you’ll get better with it as time goes on! I wrote about my daughters story on blog and her diagnosis was traumatic too!
Hang in there! You got this!
Wow. Thanks for sharing this with me. I wish her well and prosperity:) I dropped my A1c from 10.4% to 6.6% in three months. I’m not perfect, but no matter if we’re diabetic or not we should all manage what we put into our bodies and maintain our health and wellbeing accordingly. I wish your family the best, Jasmine:):)