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.
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