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Wed Apr 10, 2019, 12:47 AM

19. Husband is borderline diabetic as well

My husband found out he had Type II diabetes about 3 (?) years ago. I had a feeling he was developing diabetes since he was showing all the symptoms: drinking water constantly (and it had to be really cold, he started putting glasses of water in the refrigerator), urinating frequently (not being able to sit through a movie without getting up to go to the bathroom), headaches, fatigue, etc. He wouldn't go to the doctor so I finally asked the doctor to order labs for him. He reluctantly got his lab work done and his A1C came back as 13! He was so shocked. But he refused to start on insulin and wanted to try diet and exercise first. He changed his diet and started walking. Dropped 25 lbs in one month. Within 6 months his A1C had dropped from 13 to 6. He's kept it low mostly by exercise. His diet is getting bad again (has a huge sweet tooth) but he's kept up the exercise and that seems to be keeping it under control (A1C home test was 5.8 last time we checked).

Did you find out why you blacked out? Isn't it funny that sometimes we worry more about being embarrassed than hurt, etc? Like if you fall and hurt yourself, the first thing you think is "did anyone see that?", second is "did I break anything?"

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