Sunday, November 2, 2014

A year later

It's been roughly a year since I received a whole lot of bad news, blogged here. 

In the 11 months since that time, I've had quite a LONG year in my diabetes (and overall health) care. However, I am happy to say that I just had my blood work repeated and everything came back within normal ranges with the exception of thyroid to which my doctor has made a very small change.  When I received this news yesterday I was ecstatic.  The past year has been such a struggle and I am so happy to learn that all of my hard work is paying off and I'm once again kicking diabetes to the curb.  That's a really good feeling.  

The major thing which has changed for me this year is gluten.  Last year when my doctor saw my numbers he said I fall within the range that could be considered a Celaic diagnosis.  I took him seriously and slowly began removing wheat and gluten from my diet.  It was a struggle.  really, really difficult at times.  I am STILL not perfect at it and it is still very difficult here in Singapore but I am doing so much better and I FEEL so much better too.  And now, my blood work shows that it's working for me too.  

There's so much more to be said about what has happened in the last 12 months and what's yet to come for me and my care but I'll leave it at this for now.

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