I went into the doctor’s office - they gave me a blood glucose meter and showed me how to check my blood sugar. It was 374. Normal blood sugar should be around 110. Well, my blood sugar was so high, and I was so panicked that I passed out in the doctor’s office. My doctor called to get me a spot in the Emergency Room (ER). On the way to the ER, I had to call my dad to tell him the news. We were all in shock. I stayed in the ER for a couple of hours, and they gave me insulin and fluids.
Fast forward to today.
My A1c is 5.6, it was 12.2 when I was diagnosed. I’m on a T-slim insulin pump and a Dexcom. I had no idea what all went into being diabetic, so I try to advocate for diabetics and other people with chronic illnesses. We go through a lot, and you never know who has a chronic illness since most are invisible. But we are STRONG and BEAUTIFUL, and together we are UNSTOPPABLE.