I have had my concern to publish my post for so long time… Something really scares me to get started with my own post here because I’m too scared about my readers’ negative opinions after publishing my post. This is my personal post. Lastly, I have to confess that I have one weakness in my life: my fear. Seriously, I have to stop being afraid of being myself in my blog. I am aware of that my Lord knows my weakness. He understands that I am not perfect, but that I am just a human being. Believe me, my Lord knows that I am very brave enough to finally write here about dealing with my sweet life: Diabetes.
One ugly thing was unfriendly invited to my life without my expectation…
Last year, my doctor told me that I was diagnosed as Type 2 Diabetes. I was like, “Uh? I have type 2 diabetes?” as my doctor said that I needed to be more careful with my health. So I hate that it happened. I understand that diabetes is not to be blamed, it is not a long-term toxin to my health.
My diabetes seemed to return again, because I have had diabetes before. I try to remember when I was 7 or 8 years old, I got it from being overweight at my young age. My experience with taking insulin was not so fun. My mother required to prick my finger for my blood test and made sure that I was okay. She gave me insulin each day, it made me really hate the needle from the shot and pricking my finger for my blood test! During P.E. class from my old school, I ran a lot, and that helped me lose weight. My diabetes had dissolved since my former doctor said that I did not need any insulin anymore. I was happy that I would not be pricking my finger anymore! That happened so long ago. Now, I am taking daily pill (Metformin), instead of taking insulin.
What about My Family? Do they have history of Diabetes?
I am not surprised – My mother has diabetes, my four aunts (mom’s side) have diabetes. My late grandmother (side by my mother) had diabetes. Few of my young cousins (mom’s side) have diabetes. Unbelievable – I have a huge family that have diabetes. Unfortunately, my older son already has pre-diabetes progress, which worries me more because he is young and he has a terrible habit of eating the potatoes chips and sodas, especially – eating his sinful addiction of french fries from McDonald’s. My second son, is 15 years old, has not been tested for diabetes yet. His problem is that he is not able to break his eating habit: his favorite ice cream from Baskin Robbins. As a mother, I think I need to change something for myself and my boys.
My husband helps me going through my sweet life…
My husband is willing to help me going through my life, he is very caring person. One morning day, my husband made coffee for me when I got up tiredly and weakly. However, my husband put one teaspoon of sugar and one teaspoon of coconut oil in my coffee cup before pouring a coffee in it. He added a nonfat milk in it and then he stirred all the way. I came into the kitchen, saw my coffee on the kitchen table and drank it. I realized that coffee tasted awfully. I was ungrateful. Puzzlingly, I asked my husband about this coffee, he told me that he put one teaspoon of sugar. Grrr, I wanted to add more sugar in my coffee, but I could not because he knew that I have type 2 diabetes. Thankfully, I smiled and hugged him for giving me his love and his support. He really cares about me and my health.
Dealing with my sweet life…
Since I learned my lesson about my diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes last year, I have had to accept my responsibility for this happening. Indeed, I am aware that my eating habit and taking daily pills are not really easy to myself and my body. Still, I have some bad habits to drink a lot of fruit juice and eat chocolate, I cannot help that. Yet, I attempt to break my eating habits, I have to think hard and find a way to crack down on my eating habits before my health gets worse.
My husband and I agree to focus on our health, he does not have diabetes himself. We are so serious to work on some exercises and go out to walk around the park or other comfortable places. He is my big supporter, he is my best friend. Right now, I am making my goal list for new year 2015. I am confident in that I will lose my weight and that I will have my chance to make my health better.
Do you have type 1 or 2 diabetes, or do you know who have diabetes? What is the best way to keep diabetes off? Share your thoughts in the comment below.