Welcome Sharika! Kel is correct...CK has been helpful to me...once I got down to working the program! Gee...who woulda thought that!!
I've had type 2 for almost 10 years, and kept it under control with diet and exercise alone until recently, and started metformin a few weeks ago...I guess almost a month ago. One thing I recently learned is that no matter how good I keep my blood sugars in control, the disease will continue on ...if not on meds, one will eventually be on meds, if not on insulin, one will eventually be on insulin, no nerve damage now, eventually will have some, etc.! However, by keeping my blood sugars well controlled, I can delay the progression of the disease! I was really 'beating' myself up when I learned I had to start taking meds until I went to the diabetes specialist who told me that going almost 10 years with diet and exercise alone was a success and to not be mad at myself as the disease will progress...but I can delay it! So, my goal now is for another 10 years to pass before I have to go on insulin...actually, I'm hoping for a lot longer!...like never, but that could be unrealistic.
CK is working for me, but I am a slow loser, and have arthritis which interfers with some with exercising ...well, it can interfer alot , but I'm in a good spell at the moment, so am downplaying the negatives!
"Please God, help me find those who seek the truth, and save me from those that know it."
HW: 218 (1999)