Happy holidays! Today I’d like offer an update on my visit to the kidney specialist. I’m in no immediate danger, but I have to maintain my stable diabetic numbers. I’ll have to get an ultrasound for my kidneys before my next visit to this doctor in about six months as a precaution to see if anything has changed. The doctor explained how I’m in stage three of kidney disease due to diabetes, and if I keep maintaining my A1C at safe levels I can keep the damage at a minimum.
This is just another reminder of how diabetes can affect your health. I’ve had so many health complications form diabetes. I’ve had toe amputations due to foot ulcers, laser treatments and injections for my eyes to maintain my vision, and now I have to be wary of future kidney damage.
The reason I started this blog is to share my personal experiences in the hopes that it could help someone from making the poor health choices I made and save them from similar health concerns.
It doesn’t matter if you’re pre diabetic, a type 1 or 2 diabetic, take my warning seriously, see a doctor regularly, eat healthy, and exercise daily if possible. Give yourself a chance to fight diabetes and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
I have to exercise more for sure, but at I can proudly say my A1C has ranged fro 5-1 to 5-6 since being treated. Take your health seriously! Stop eating fast food and high sugar desserts before the damage is done. If I only knew then what I know now, it could have saved me a whole lot of pain.
The best advice I can give is keep fighting, and change your eating habits for the better. Join a gym, walk more often, and have a positive attitude. It definitely helps you fight this disease. I’ve learned so much about diabetes since being diagnosed over six years ago.
I’ve been fortunate to have great doctors, nurses, friends and family take care of me. If I have a setback, I remember all the people in my life past and present who treated me with respect and care about my well being. It keeps me moving forward. Embrace whatever makes you smile, and fight to survive!
I will continue to share my personal stories of success and failure from this disease to help others! Happy New Year!