When I was pregnant in 2004-2005 with my twins I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I was amazed at how easy it was to keep my numbers in control. I did soooo good. Then after I gave birth to them I really went on a binge of junkfood for like a month or so. I believe it was 2-3 months after I had the babies that I was tested again to be sure that the gestational diabetes was gone and found that I was pre diabetic. I very upset but figured that since it had been so easy during my pregnancy then I would have no problem. I was well educated about what to eat and I knew what I needed to do. Boy was I in for a shock. It was easy when I was pregnant because it was not about me.... it was directly about my babies. I found that when it was just about taking care of myself I didn't have the time to count carbs or worry about what I was eating. My A1c started at 6 and at my last visit less than two months ago it was 8.2 (and I knew I was doing poorly because I was having to pee like every half hour). I have been seeing the nurse once every week or two and she has really been helping me to stay motivated. At my first visit she gave me a one year certificate for Calorie King. I was very excited to start the program. It really has helped me alot. So far I have lost 5 pounds and I am thinking more about what I need to be eating. I am also on Metformin and Byetta 10mcg. This is the first week that I have been taking the Byetta everytime. I have been in such denial about having diabetes. Sometimes I think that if I dont think about it then I wont really have it. I guess that's the problem with diabetes, there really aren't any physical reminders until it's too late (other than going to the bathroom all the time). Anyway it will be nice to get to know you all. Looking forward to sharing the up and downs of the weight loss and diabetes control with you.
I eat to live.... I do not live to eat!!!!