Throughout our lives we go through many transitions. From infancy to toddlerhood. Then preschool age and school age. Adolescents and teenager. Young adult to independent adult. This transitions are exciting yet scary at times. With a diagnosis of diabetes there are many transiitons as we figure out medications, dietary changes, as well as lifestyle changes. As with other transitions, these aren't always easy.
March 24, 2008 - A day that will forever affect my life. A day full of transitions. The day I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
For the past nine years, I have been diet and exercise controlled. Some days were better than others. Overall I was able to keep my glucose levels under control. Recently, however, my numbers have not been where I'd like them.
August 15, 2017 - Another day of diabetes transitions. The day I started taking Metformin. The day I was no longer diet and exercise controlled.
Yes, I admit it affected me emotionally. Although I had said for years that being on medication was not a judgment on me, rather just another transition in my diabetes management. A transition that my body needed. A transition to keep myself healthy. I shouldn't take this any differently than when I started taking an anti-inflammatory prescription or an allergy pill. Why is it that we can accept those transitions easier than needing to add to our diabetes management toolbox?
As I accept this transition, I chose to see the benefits. I chose to provide support for others who may be going through the same emotions. I chose to embrace where I am at this moment.
I chose to look forward to what the future holds for me - another transiiton.