Here I discuss some lessons learned and share my experiences as I strive to repair my physical, mental, and emotional health. A journey has a starting point and this one started with a health crisis.
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (approximately 2016), and from the day of diagnosis, I was placed on insulin. The diagnosis was not the crisis, that came later. Since diagnosis, my A1C has fluctuated up and down—though never quite as high as the initial reading, it was never really under control. In order to manage my blood sugars, doctors recommended and I tried various medications—some worked better than others, and some made me completely ill. Even with the medications that seemed to help reduce the A1C, I had to keep increasing the insulin dosage. Yet, at the same time, I still suffered many of the common effects associated with Type 2 diabetes including decreasing vision, cataract surgery (at 40), fatigue, slow healing of cuts and sores, tingling and numbness in my feet, waking at night to a numb hand, etc., etc., etc. You can read more about my Midlife Health Crisis here, please read it.