04-17-2018, 01:22 PM
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Spring Valley,Ca.
I am a type II diabetic. Unfotunately I did not take it very seriously when I first found out I was diabetic and had to pay the pauper so to speak. I lost my lower left leg below the knee because of my neglignce when it came to my own health care never got physicals thought pills and supplements were for old people smoked a pack or two of Marlboro every day (smoked for 45 yrs.) I quit smoking on the 18 of june 2014.
You know I was invincible. It was not until I woke one morning on the seventh of June 2014 and found left foot to be cold. Thought I just slept on it wrong and the ciculation would come back. This was on a saturday. I went to the swapmeet that morning like I always did. The ciculation did not return. 2 yrs. later after 14 surgeries trying to save my lower leg and foot my surgeon was forced to take my leg.
I am writing this not for any kind of sympathy. I am posting this because I am sure I am not the only member who is a dibetic. I am writing this to show the importance of listening to your body when it comes to your health. I had symptoms of being tired all the time muscle cramping in my calves there were probably more symptoms but I felt most of it was being caused by me being a little overwieght and out of shape no biggie right!
(After sticking to the proper diet and listening to my internist) I just received my latest blood test results for A1C it is a test that will tell you what your blood sugar has been on average for the last three months. I peed in a cup and and had full battery of blood work. (all test #s came back in normal ranges I mean every single category red bloold cell count glucose chollestoral etc,
For the last four years now I am happy to report I have been able to keep my A1c at 5.5 standard range is <6.9. I have not been this healthy in many many years. After hearing about other members health issues I just thought a good health report might help might help others who are suffering from health issues to keep the faith and work at their own health. I know some of the health issues for some of our members are not going to be cured by diet and supplements sometimes the only course of action is to put your faith in our lord. I feel I have been fotunate in that I am able to keep my health under control by medication and diet and prayer. Bottom line is with a little work and prayer it can payoff!
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Last edited by swca; 04-17-2018 at 01:29 PM.