Diabetes and the Unexpected

This is my first in a sequence of posts for Diabetes Blog Week 2017.

Today’s subject for d-blog week is “Diabetes and the Unexpected.” I admit I am undecided the place to start out right here as every little thing about diabetes just about is surprising. Physically and emotionally. Well, perhaps that is not true.

What was *not* surprising:

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  1. My analysis. Since I’ve a household historical past of Type 2 and I personally had gestational diabetes 5 instances, I used to be actually anticipating a analysis of diabetes ultimately. The surprising half: Getting identified in my 30s as an lively, wholesome mother of 5 younger kids.
  2. High blood sugar after too many carbs. I imply, actually. Isn’t that just about anticipated. Too many carbs for somebody who’s insulin resistant means excessive blood sugar is just about a completed deal. The surprising half: High blood sugar from wholesome meals similar to carrots. Yeah, I do know carrots have pure sugars in them (sugar=carbs), however who would suppose that carrots can be dangerous for you?
  3. Low blood sugar with too few carbs and a number of exercise. The reverse of #2 – If an individual with diabetes does not eat sufficient carbs and then workouts, there’s a good likelihood that individual will go low. The surprising half: Going low from doing home tasks. Yes, home tasks. Picking up my children’ garments off the flooring, choosing up dishes left right here and there, sweeping, vacuuming, and so forth. I’ve really gone low from merely doing home tasks.
  4. Information and recommendation from others on-line. The web is stuffed with details about diabetes. Some good. Some… ummm… Let’s simply say orca water won’t treatment diabetes. The surprising half: The pals I’ve made due to diabetes. I used to be not anticipating to fulfill so many fantastic, caring, loving folks by means of the DOC (diabetes on-line neighborhood). Helpful and full of recommendation, sure. A household, no. I can actually say that the folks I’ve met have turn out to be my household. My brothers and sisters in diabetes. I even have my advocate cousins, these with different well being points that I’ve realized from and love with all my coronary heart.

Thank you to my pals who’ve joined me on this journey. Your love and help means greater than I ever anticipated!