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My Story: Susan K. Scott

Last year around this time, I went to the emergency room. I was feeling ill for a long time. However, this day was different. After a CAT scan, blood and urine, the doctor came charging in and told me my sodium level was over a thousand. While he was talking to me, a nurse came in and whispered in his ear. He looked as if he was going to fall off the chair. He looked at me and said there was no way he was…

by Brittany on December 8, 2017

My Story: Afra Willmore

All it took was one look from my consultant. He told me he was almost certain I had diabetes and when I told him about my tingling toes, he was even more certain. He requested a fasting blood sugar test, and sure enough, the diagnosis came back that I had type 2 diabetes. I was devastated. I'm terrified of needles and was convinced I would spend my life in pain, not able to eat my favorite things, and unable to live a full active life.…

by Brittany on August 9, 2017

My Story: Rebecca Paciorek

I have the craziest type 2 diabetes story. I've always had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) so I knew that I was predisposed to getting it (and my dad also has type 2). Of course, my doctor said losing weight would help for the PCOS and lower my risk of type 2. I started going to Weight Watchers and followed the points system diet religiously. I walked, drank water, watched the portions and wrote everything down. I gained two pounds the first week. The second week,…

by NewLifeOutlook Team on November 15, 2016

My Story: Mike Jobe

I overheard my daughter's friend talking and BAM it hit me – ‘That's me!’ The bad thing is your system is getting damaged without you even knowing it! People think that diabetes is caused by being overweight only, but it’s not so. Family and friends have been there for me. Every day you wake up is a good day.

by NewLifeOutlook Team on October 28, 2014