Friday, September 4, 2020
So, official diagnosis, controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus without complication. Good news, that kind of diabetes, with no (known) history of diabetes in my family, is usually reversible... and I am going to have to make an effort to reverse it. I'm OK with cutting down on sweets and taking more pills, as I've been OK with the fibromyalgia and depression enough that I can't drum up the motivation to work on them; but I am simply NOT OK with pricking my fingers every day, injecting insulin, or risking my sight or my toes. So I have to fight this with diet and exercise as well as medication. The better news is that all the things I have to do to fight the diabetes also fights the fibromyalgia and depression, specifically the increased activity and the losing excess weight. So it's perhaps this diabetes is a good thing, for me, the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. Wish me luck!