The reason my soles looked ✻dirty✻ was because the skin was so dry ..so I went to buy some foot-cream in a pharmacy in my local shopping centre.
My body must have spoken to my mind ..because I asked if I could have a free diabetes test ..because these were being advertised on a pink, black and white sign above the counter.
I was told there were no slots available ..so I asked again.
At 10:30 on Saturday April 22 2006 in a side room the glucometer gave a reading of 23.8 mmol/L ..after some form filling I was asked to return at 16:30 for another blood test ..and this time my reading was 17.8 mmol/L
On Wednesday May 3 2006 I was officially dx'd Type 2 after my fasting blood test came in as 17.2 mmol/L ..and about a month after that I was put on one Metformin a day.
Since then ..I have turned in consistently ✻healthy numbers✻ at subsequent Reviews ..I've actually made a career out of managing my diabetes.
I gorge myself with ✻guilty pleasures✻ songs on my pocket radio when I'm out and about ..taking detours to cram in more ♥cheesy pop♥ ..and have retrained my palate to break my ✻cravings cycle✻
On one occasion I had a fall because of a ✻Vasovagal Attack✻ ..and it happened as I was walking past a 24 hours off-licence ..and no one would come near me surmising I was a drunk ..and for this reason alone my advice to diabetic folk is to carry some form of ✻medical ID✻ ..a lone male is particularly unlikely to get much sympathy otherwise ..so do carry ✻medical ID✻
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