By the Numbers

November 03, 2010

When I was pregnant with my son, among one of the many problems I had was the development of gestational diabetes.  There's nothing more fun than being pregnant, already feeling nauseous too much, only being able to eat certain foods, and needing to prick your finger 4 times a day.  Fortunately, it was all worth it in the end.

Unfortunately, statistics are starting to show that 60% of women who develop gestational diabetes, will go on to develop type 2 diabetes with 5-10 years.  WOW!  That will wake you up.  Did you see that? 
60 percent! 

I of course, ignored this dooming statistic for a year after my son was born - along with pretty much anything else related to my health and my weight.  I figured that statistic along with my lethargic, obese self pretty much doomed me to diabetes, and I sort of gave up. 

Every year, I have to go for a fasting glucose test.  The normal range of numbers is 60-99.  Here are results from 2008 - prior to my start of this journey:
5/10/2008 - 113
10/9/2008 - 95

Things didn't look too encouraging... I figured I was on my way to a fast date with my glucose testing meter.

Here's my result from last year - I was down 67 pounds at the time:
10/9/2009 - 91
Looking better...

And here's the result my doctor posted for me on Sunday (down 109 pounds):
10/30/2010 - 89

I am ecstatic!  I am determined to not become this statistic anymore.  And even if I do ... in the future ... I am determined to be the healthiest diabetic out there!

I've always loved this quote:

"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."
- Maria Robinson

This is my new ending.  What are you doing today for your health and your life to create a new ending?

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  1. Wow. I had no idea that those statistics were so high. You have truly got a handle on your health though, Sarah. Congrats on your numbers! That's fantastic :)


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