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I had to think a little while before deciding to post this. Sometimes we share such personal things on our blogs, and I have a hard time deciding what to share. How personal should we get? I’m really a pretty open person about most things, so I do post a lot of personal stuff on here. I just feel like all my regular blog readers are my friends. *takes deep breath*. Anyway, I’m going to share this. Some of you read my post about my suspicion that I had diabetes. My mom, as well as many other family members, have this disease. I finally got the courage to go to my mom’s and let her test my blood sugar on her meter. I was shocked at how high it was. The reading was 339! It’s supposed to be around 100 or so. I hadn’t had supper yet, so it definitely shouldn’t have been that high. It’s time to make some lifestyle changes.

Well, now I know why I’ve been so fatigued lately. What really made me suspect diabetes was the terrible thirst I was experiencing. Also, I’ve lost 7 lbs. in the last 3-4 weeks, which would have been awesome, but I had no reason to have lost that weight.

I’m going to put my writing on hold until I get all this straightened out. I’ll still do my sponsor duties for ROW80 and I’ll be coming back in the next round. I’m going to the doctor in the morning, and I suspect I’ll be on medication for high blood sugar AND for high blood pressure. This is a rude awakening, and I’m going to lose weight and exercise regularly from now on. Hopefully, I won’t have to be on medication for a long period of time. We shall see.

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