Last week, I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes.
In all honesty, I have no idea how I got away with it for so long?
For years, my diet’s been terrible (chocoholic) and my ability to exercise ceased long ago.
I hadn’t been feeling well for a while. My vision was blurred, I had an unquenchable thirst and I was getting up to pee at least twice a night (which I’d never done).
It turns out these are all classic symptoms of Diabetes.
I connected the out of hours doctors who arranged a blood test. Two days later he was on the phone prescribing Diabetes medication.
Another 6 tablets a day!
My own GP arranged for me to see the Practice Nurse. The nurse referred me to a Chiropodist, an eye clinic and a Diabetic management program.
Okay, so that was the short version of what happened. The reason I’ve written it like this is twofold:
This all happened within a week, in a pandemic, what would we do without the NHS?
Why is diagnosing Diabetes so efficient compared to other health conditions?
I know, I know, other conditions have their own challenges when it comes to diagnosis. Even so, this timeline is impressive.
Living with Type 2 Diabetes
There are so many Diabetes questions I have. I will answer them in future posts.
In the meantime, if like me, you need education about Diabetes I recommend you visit: