Well title says it all, i was diagnosed this week with Type 1 Diabetes and DKA i am 32yrs old. Of course they have me on insulin and asking i take my blood sugar test 3x a day. Which is fine with me, looks like its finally going down a little last 2 days it has not been in the 400’s or 500’s staying in the 300’s I know its still high but progress… To be honest I am not sure how I am suppose to feel writing my story to strangers ( no offense ).
Back in November 2020 i weighed 275lbs, today i am 210lbs people ask how i did it; i just shrug. I always thought it was due to eating better and drinking a ton of water. Plus carrying a car seat multiple times a day up 3 flights of stairs lol. My wife is the one who pushed me to set an appointment to get checked out. I was drinking so much freezing ice water, and then going to the bathroom alot… That made since to me, and i did not second guess it though it was annoying. I would get hungry, but could barley eat. I also was tired felt like 24/7 not enough sleep or coffee could fully wake me up. What seriously caught my attention is the numbness in my foot ( Still there ) its not fully numb id say half.
The only time i feel i get mad/sad is when i look at my daughter who is 10 months old. I can not help but ask myself is she going to get it. Diabetes runs on both sides of my family, my grandma had type 1 and my dad has type 2.
I of course have changed my diet, id say that has not been fun. Got told i need not eat as much steak, i love my Ribeye so that hurt… eating more salads, eggs toast, porkchops… and looking up Mediterranean recipes.