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About Karin

The Tale of the Diabetic Health Nut

I wasn’t always here…
I used to be somewhere else.
Somewhere that I didn’t want to be.
I was much heavier than I currently am. I smoked. I didn’t exercise. I didn’t do much at all.
But all of that would change in April 2007.

The Diagnosis

In 2007 I received a bit of an eye-opener—I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

In short, according to the American Diabetes Association, type 2 diabetes is: “a problem with your body that causes blood glucose (sugar) levels to rise higher than normal. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes.

If you have type 2 diabetes your body does not use insulin properly. This is called insulin resistance. At first, your pancreas makes extra insulin to make up for it. But, over time it isn’t able to keep up and can’t make enough insulin to keep your blood glucose at normal levels.”

It sure wasn’t the news I wanted to hear. I had just quit smoking in January 2007 and had begun walking regularly. How could I suddenly have diabetes!?

I have struggled with this disease for the past 11 years. The ups, the downs and the in betweens! I have been through denial, acceptance and now fighting to get my life back.

Why did I decide to write this site?

The only help I got when I first was diagnosed was that this is a life-long illness and I had best get used to giving myself daily injections and taking medications. At least that was how it felt. I know more now than I did then, but there is still much to learn.

I want to share what I have learned with you so that together we can work toward better health, not only physically, but mentally as well!

The purpose of my site

My site is about my personal battle with this disease. It is not meant to be a diagnostic or treatment tool. Any diets, ideas, medications discussed or the like are my own experiences with those things. Research that is quoted or talked about will be annotated as such.

The overall purpose of my site is to provide hope when there doesn’t seem to be any. To provide alternative points of view and to even throw out some of my personal conspiracy theories!

If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.

All the best,

Karin Nauber, founder
diabeteshealthnuts.com

6 thoughts on “About Karin

  1. Thank you Karin for sharing your honest and authentic story! This will definitely help so many others out there who are struggling with diabetes. Continued blessings to you Karin. 🙂

  2. hI Karin: Thank you for allowing me to comment on your well written post.

    I enjoyed reading it, even though I felt sorrow that you have had to deal with the “pricks” for so long. But maybe there is a light at the end of the tunnel !!

    I am a grandmother also; in fact, I am a great grandmother, and I understand that sometimes we have to step in and take on the parental role for our grandchildren. I believe I could have done it for any or all of my 10..

    Thank you Karin for a well written informative post and I look forward to reading more.

    1. Thanks for visiting my site, Janice.

      I believe there is light at the end of the tunnel and that one day all those “pricks” will be no more!
      It’s a big challenge, but I am seeing more clearly now.

      Aren’t grandchildren the absolute best!?

      Please check back soon as I will be doing a more thorough post on this device once I have had the opportunity to use it.

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

  3. Hi Karin,
    I found your website through a link on WA. I don’t have diabetes but my husband and his mom do. My husband had gastric bypass surgery many years ago and that caused him to lose weight which in turn seemed to heal his diabetes.
    I recently found out that I have osteoarthritis and I can relate to what you say about going through denial, acceptance, and fighting to get your life back.
    I took a look at your article about Helo Extense while I was here. Pretty impressive! My mother-in-law has to prick herself many times a day, too. I’ll tell her about it.

    1. Thank you for visiting my site. I hope your mother-in-law was able to check out the site for the Helo. It sells out quite frequently! I do believe they have lowered the price, too, so if she has not made a purchase, now might be the time to do so.

      I have heard that the gastric bypass and other such surgeries for weight loss have been very beneficial for reversing type 2 diabetes. I have considered it, but without insurance, it is very costly for me.

      Thank you again for visiting and I hope your found some interesting things.

      Best wishes,
      Karin 🙂

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