Hello! I’m a 54 year-old mother of 3. Have been very thin and in good shape for most of my life. I should have know something was up when my first baby was 9 pounds, even though I had hyperemesis gravidarum. I developed gestational diabetes with my third. During my forties, I had 2 back surgeries that restricted my ability to exercise for several years. Needless to say, I gained some weight during that time. When I was diagnosed in 2015, it was not a surprise. We have an extensive history of type 2 on both sides of the family. It seems to affect those who have a healthy lifestyle as well as those who don’t.
I lost 30 pounds this summer on the Ideal Protein diet and am back to a healthy weight. I’m taking Metformin and using a Freestyle Libre, which has been so helpful. I am now low carb, with the exception of an occasional french fry treat.
Right now I am trying to decide between the status quo, losing another 10 lbs, or maybe insulin. I am determined to get this under control and am thrilled to find this site. I’m looking forward to learning from all of you,