At my highest weight ever, I was hospitalized with a serious infection. Every morning, around 5am, a lab tech would draw blood, and when the results came in, a nurse would ask, “are you diabetic”? I had never been diagnosed with diabetes so I didn’t know. “Well, you should see a doctor” s/he would say. I remember this well because I was asked this question 6 days in a row.
I saw a doctor after being released from the hospital. My A1c was 7.8, and she confirmed that I had Type 2 Diabetes.
Fast forward 7 years. I am again in the hospital, but this time for back surgery. And since I am classified as a diabetic, the nurses check my blood sugar several times a day. And each time they do it, they ask, “are you sure you are diabetic?” I smile as I look at the glucometer. My blood sugar readings are in the 80’s, which are normal, non-diabetic values.
So what happened? I am now 110 pounds lighter, 80 pounds of that weight loss due to the program I followed from Enara Health. My A1c is 5.6, which is considered normal. Thanks to Enara’s healthy eating plan, I reversed my diabetes!
And on day 4 of my hospital stay, a nurse brought some exciting news. She received permission to stop testing my blood sugar! No more finger sticks for me. This was an unexpected but much appreciated reward – I hate needles!