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....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

My life has taken on a new challenge



"Adding your diligence employ every effort in exercising your faith to develop virtue and in virtue knowledge."
2 Peter 1:5

After months of lab work and adjustments in diet yours truly was officially diagnosed with Diabetes Mellitus on Wednesday Feb. 2nd.


3 months ago my lab test showed an elevated cholesterol and blood sugar. BS not too terribly high.
I had one cup of coffee with 1 tsp. of sugar before I 
went to the MD's office.
So we just brushed that off.
But my doctor agreed to give me 3 months to bring the cholesterol down with diet.
Oatmeal, Flax seed, whole wheat bread, lots of fiber and come back in 3 months.
I went back, fasting and had the testing done and went back home and waited to be called in.
The call came on Monday.
Since they called me in I just knew my cholesterol was still up and would probably have to go on meds.
Was I ever shocked when she said cholesterol was good. 
Total down
LDL and HDL just in the right places, but
Glucose was at the point that it was time to do something.
What?
I had my education, was given my meter etc, and walked out feeling I could handle this.
I didn't stay feeling good about it long.
I tried to call HH and got no answer so my next call was to my dear brother.
I was a little shaken when he told me after 15 years he now had to go on Insulin for his DM.


I had tried so many time to lose weight and maintain a more healthy diet and just could not manage it.
I had brought this on myself.
I asked God's forgiveness and prayed for His help.
I am more afraid of diabetes than too much weight,which is ridiculous, such they are the same monster.
No sugar for 3 months and medication.
Well after all the reading info I was given I found out I could have natural sugars only, for three months ,and then revaluation.

The next thing was I had to tell our children they now would have to check yes for family history of diabetes.
15 years ago my only slim, athletic brother had a heart attack and was dx'd with diabetes.
We had never know of ANY family history of DM.
As the doctor said it has to start somewhere.

I know there are a lot of folks out there with diabetes and you think well so what. If that is the case please leave me a comment of encouragement.
I am about 75 pounds over weight so this is not really a surprise. 
The surprise is how could I let myself come to this?
After 3 months I may find it is as natural as daylight, eating right, exercising, which I have not been good at doing for at least 20 years.
I am grateful that I found this out while I am still well enough to turn this around.
Pray for me sistas and brothers.







16 comments:

Marydon said...

Peggy, lifting for you. I hope it all works out that you don't need meds to control it. Diet worked wonders for my hubby. Do take care & heed the advice they give you. All my best for you in this challenge ...

Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
TTFN ~
Marydon

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MosaicMagpie said...

Yes, indeed I am praying for you. Lifting one another up for healing is an exercise that can only bring goodness and wellness. Thank you for praying for my DH too!
Deb

barbara said...

PEGGY, I AM SO SORRY THAT YOU ARE GETTING THIS NEWS. I AM SHARING SOME OF THE HEALTH PROBLEMS, COLEST. OVER 340, NEED TO LOOSE 55 POUNDS, I HAVE JUST STARTED TO WORK ON IT, BUT I TELL YOU AT OUR AGE IT IS HARD TO TAKE THE WEIGHT OFF, I WAS HOPING FOR BARDSTOWN TO GET A HEATED POOL . I USE TO GO TO NAZARETH, AND IT WAS WONDERFUL, AND DOES HELP WITH A LOT OF PROBLEMS.WE WILL TALK MORE SOON, YOUR IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS,

Simply Debbie said...

DEAREST PEGGY,
I AM SOOOO VERY SORRY TO HEAR ...THEY SAY...YOU HAVE DIABETES. IF YOUR GOOD AND BAD CHOLESTROL CAME DOWN SO QUICK....YOUR BS WILL TOO.
i AM AN INSULIN DEPENDENT BRITTLE DIABETIC. DIABETES IS A CURSE WHICH ATTEMPTS TO STEAL YOUR EYES AND KIDNEYS AND YOUR LEGS...YES MOST OF THE ADULT ONSET IS BY OVEREATING AND SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE OR GENETICS. I HAVE FOUGHT 5 YEARS TO KEEP MY EYES...PAINFUL LASER SURGERY AND PAINFUL LASER SURGERY.I PRAY FOR A CURE EVERY DAY. I HAVE LOST 44 POUNDS IN A YEAR BUT MY A1C REMAINS 12...THEY WANT IT 6...IT IS A SILENT KILLER. I EAT BECAUSE I LOVE DIFFERENT FOOD TEXTURES BUT I LOVE FRIED POTATOES, BAKED, MASHED, BROILED, AU GRATIN...I LOVE POTATES AND FRIED CHICKEN AND I HAVE TO DECIDE TO EAT TO LIVE NOT LIVE TO EAT...I AM A NERVOUS EATER............I SAID I WOULD RATHER DIET THAN LIVE IN DARKNESS WITHOUT COLOR...TO WALK ON BOTH LEGS WITHOUT LOOSING ONE....YOU KNOW FOOD ADDICTION IS AS BAD AS AN ALCOHOLIC....BUT WITH A FOOD ADDICTION YOU STILL HAVE TO EAT.
I WILL PRAY FOR YOU AS YOU PRAY FOR ME....I AM ONLY 4 FOOT 10 INCHES....MAYBE WE CAN KEEP THE BASE LINE WEIGHT PRIVATE TO EACH OTHER AND OTHERS AND DO A WEIGH IN WITH THE PARTICULAR FOODS THAT HAVE WORKED WELL FOR US.
LET'S TALK.
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
NATULAR SUGAR THAT IS
HUGS AND LOVE
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Bernie said...

Peggy I have been a diabetic for several years as are all my siblings....although they only have to take tablets I have to take two needles every day. It is not that bad. I am not big into sugar or sweets (except I love chocolate) but the carbs which turn to sugar are my downfall. They make tons of good food for diabetics including chocolate, I have been able to keep my sugars between 4 and 7 quite easy. (I think the count is different in the US) That is normal for Canada. I am now 18 pounds overweight and it hasn't affected my diabetis at all. Sometimes it just is what it is and we have to learn to live with it. I know exercise will help and I am not really good at that with my arthritis but I do a lot of walking and riding my bike during the warmer months. Don't panic sweetie you can get your sugar normal within a few months, you will know what works and what doesn't, just check your sugars regularly. I check once a day every day at different times just to be sure. It is usually higher in the evening. E-mail me if you have any questions anytime......:-)Hugs

Rudee said...

Nobody wants to hear such news, QMM. Just because it's common, doesn't mean it's something to be trifled with. You're upset because YOU know the ramifications of poorly controlled glucose levels. Just balance your fears with the knowledge that you hold the key to turning things around.

You can be successful at whatever you put your mind to accomplish, including conquering diabetes through diet, exercise and weight loss.

I wish you well, QMM.

Pondside said...

Yes, of course I'll pray for you - every day in my car, because that's my best praying place, odd as it sounds. You will come through this. Don't be so hard on yourself - if this is genetic then it was going to show up some time. You will probably lose the weight you want due to the new diet, and that will be a side bonus. Thank God for the doctors, the science, the medication. You WILL be alright and you will come through this.
Sending big hugs....

Crystal Mary said...

Hi Peggy, I got the same diagnosis a couple of months ago. I have beat it again, (did so about 15yrs ago)..
I got the book Reversing the effects of Diabetis type 2 by Sandra Cabot.She is a medical doctor and treats again with diet. If you drink about a ltre and a half of water every day it cleanes the liver..all the best. I know the diagnosis is terrible. Much love Crystal

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Just as I knew dear friends all of your comments are so wonderful and so help me. I know there are worst cases then mine and you carry on. Some one mentioned their AC1 number, which was news to me about the blood work. Mine is 7 right on the high line. I did good yesterday. Took my first two pills and obviously my food intake was okay, my fasting BS was down this AM. Thanks dear dear friends. Several of you were so helpful in sharing that you are also diabetic, no one goes around saying I'm diabetic, so thanks for sharing.
QMM

MOLLYE said...

Hi Peggy, I know this must be so upsetting and unsettling to you and I can just feel the fear. I am sorry but I know you will find challenging ways to prepare your foods and with your common sense and ingenuity you will before you know it be an expert at all thing related. I pray for your acceptance, peace, and new life ahead. I truly believe you will have a handle on it very early on until it is "just a thing". I have a history of it in my family and have been diagnosed as "borderline", but think I am ok for now. I love you Peggy and also hope you're able to network with lots of blogging sisters and you can all share what works and what does not. It sure helps your soul to have a big circle of friends who are going through the same thing. Love you much, Mollye

Anvilcloud said...

I don't have much to say except to wish you all the best. I have a feeling that you'll have a better result in three months time. At least I hope so.

Ima Weed said...

I recommend to all the Diabetes & Heart Healthy Cookbook. It is from the American Diabetes and American Heart Associations. I found it at the local library and then had to have a copy of my own. Take a look at it it's chock full of really good things to eat.

Mmm said...

Dear QMM, I feel for you and have known so many people be diagnosed with diabetes as adults. It is definitely an adjustment but I am sure with your good outlook and faith, you will work through it, trial as it surely is. Here's wishing you the very very best.

Mmm said...

I left you a comment but not sure it went through, QMM. Anyway, I do feel for you adn wish you all the best. I know though, you can do it. you are strong adn have a good faith to help you through. Warm hugs to you, dear QMM.

Vee said...

Oh this is a definite challenge or it would be for me. I am praying for you to walk in health and that the Lord will keep you on the right path as you continually yield it all to Him. All the very best and never be afraid to talk about your journey. It's how we all learn. Blessings...

(Thank you for your sweet comments. I am well, thank you. Still plenty of sadness, of course, but I know that I will see my mother again and I know where she is. She has no more pain, no more struggles, no more anxiety, no more fear of the future, and every day is sweeter than the day before.)

Kat Mortensen said...

Hi Peggy. My mom's side of the family had diabetes in it, so I try to be good with what I eat. It's not always easy, is it?

I will be praying that you can come to terms with this challenge in your life. The Lord never sends us anything we can't cope with. He will see you through.

Kat