Thursday, October 18, 2007

And Now

the first volume of what will probably become a number of entries to this non-fiction shelf I'm starting as of this afternoon when I received my doctor's report on my latest routine medical tests::

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Type 2 Diabetes by Mayer B. Davidson, M. D., and Debra L. Gordon


Blogger Julie Carter said...

That sucks.

If you want any specific recipe ideas, let me know. Steve's a diabetic with "southern" food tastes.

2:33 PM  
Blogger Hedgie said...

Thanks, Julie. I appreciate any help I can get at this point.

Fortunately (sort of), I've known for almost 50 years that it was very likely I'd develop T2D at some point, since it had appeared on both sides of my family two generations ago, so it wasn't a shock to learn that it's finally shown up. And it explains how I've been feeling over the past few months.

So I'm now starting to do the basic research to learn as much as I can. As the authors of the Idiot's Guide make clear:

"in the end, you are ultimately the one in charge of your disease -- not your doctor."

I can live with that.

Thanks again.

4:21 PM  
Blogger angie said...

Howard, what a challenge!

As you might already know, my middle son has Celiac Disease and is on a strict gluten-free diet, which I understand might be helpful with T2D...? If I can help in any way, let me know.

And here's a post I ran across with good news for you:

12:20 PM  
Blogger Hedgie said...

Thanks, angie. At this point, every bit of information I can get helps as I'm just beginning to learn about what I need to do in terms of diet to help control the T2D. Thanks again.

12:35 PM  
Blogger SarahJane said...

Hey Howard -
Sorry to hear that. I know a couple people with Type 2 and they seem to have a good handle on it.
best, sarah

10:28 AM  

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