Thursday, February 16, 2006

Health Watch 2006

It's official - the doctor's called me with my glucose tolerance test results today. I am a diabetic.

Big sigh...

Unfortunately, I found out at work. Now I could go home and have a pity party for myself - especially since it is snowing outside and I am still fighting this cold - but I'm not going to do that. I'm going to hang tough. Work. Get on with life. Figure out how I'm going to get healthy.

It's not that being a diabetic will necessarily be a bad thing. Now I will be forced to make smart, healthy choices. It will be the best incentive of all to exercise, eat right, take my medication, etc. And that is NOT a bad thing.

At least I know now what has been going on with me healthwise for months now. And knowing is half the battle!

I'm going to continue to stay positive. I have to stay positive.

Last night, in the midst of my raging cold, I actually opened up my laptop and started writing. It felt good. And tonight, I hope to do the same. :-)


  1. You are perfectly right - nowadays being diabetic is no big deal - lots of diabetics live perfectly normal lives. Just have to watch the food intake (yikes - I'm a junk food junkie so that would be bad) and exercise. But it is a big deal and hard to get used to. I don't know if I would ever really be able to wrap my mind around it.

    Congrats on the writing!!!!!

  2. Good attitude, Melissa! Every bad situation creates opportunities for change or for good.

  3. In support of your diagnosis, you may send all of your chocolate to me. Yeah, I'm here to help.

  4. Good attitude Melissa. Positive attitude is a must. You can get a handle on this and feel MUCH better than you have been feeling, and that will be great!!!

    Chin up :)

  5. Melissa, I think you're right to say it's a relief to know what has been going on. Now you can focus on what you need to do.

    I hope you start feeling better soon!

  6. Ugh. That sucks! My cat is diabetic, and it changed both her life and mine. Made me realize what a life change it would be for humans. Also, as an EMT, I know how it affects people, and it can be scary. Hang in there, and know you have lots of support!


  7. Hugs, Melissa! Hope that your health improves a lot, now that you know what's been going on.

  8. I'm glad you finally have a diagnosis. You're right, that is half the battle. Now you know what you're dealing with and what to do. Keep positive, that'll go a long way to keeping you healthy.

  9. Mel - hugs on the diabetes. But at least now you know. And with diet and exercise, it my reverse. That happened to my dh's grandmother a few years ago! I'm not kidding. She was told she was diabetic, so followed the diet strictly and a year and a half later her tests shown she was "normal" again. And you can get chocolate for diabetics - and according to Grandma Dot (for who we bought it), it's pretty good!!

  10. I'm sorry to hear you have diabetes, but... the good thing is you know what has your body all out of wack. You can now focus on getting it back to health. And being diabetic isn't the end of the world. I'm with ya on this one and so are my prayers. I love ya!

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