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My Story: Afra Willmore

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.…

185 found this helpful by Brittany Reis on August 9, 2017
My Story: Rebecca Paciorek

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,…

533 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on November 15, 2016
My Story: Mike Jobe

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.

668 found this helpful by NewLifeOutlook Team on October 28, 2014