I realized there wasn’t a lot of information out there for someone like me. It’s not like diabetes was something you got at my age. Everywhere I looked there were beautiful communities of people with Type 1. There wasn’t anything that catered to type 2. Especially to my age group. It was like once you were diagnosed, you just had to manage and live with it ….
I don’t want to settle for managing, I want to be free. I know this disease can be reversed. I know I can do it. I’m willing to fight against everything that tries to set me up for failure. Our food system, the medical and pharmaceutical industries, or even everyday people. I will conquer this. It will not be easy. Everyday is new and everyday brings new challenges but I know that if I push myself hard enough, I can do it. And so can you.
Healing in Hindsight is my cry for something better.
At 25 I was diagnosed with one of the top 10 deadliest diseases in the world.
After dropping out of college and entering the adulting world, I barely paid attention to my health. I didn’t really think about how my choices would affect me. A fews years of no sleep, partying, binge drinking, and living in the drive thru, it all caught up to me. I finally took notice of some strange things happening with my body. Ok more like I started fainting, constantly thirsty, I couldn’t sleep through the night, and my favorite, running to the bathroom every 20 minutes. I decided it was time to pay the doc a visit. After a few tests, the reality of my health reared its head: I have type 2 diabetes.
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