I was diagnosed with type 2 in August this year - so you can see I am a complete newbie.
I was terribly upset when my diagnosis was made -- because throughout my life I have always been a very prudent eater. I have never been more than 5lbs overweight.
I have always stayed away from processed food, raw sugar, sugar-laden drinks etc.
So the obvious question arises ''How did I get type 2 Diabetes?
The short answer is "through Prednisone--a steroid based medication with a boatload of SUGAR"
I also have this condition called IDIOPATHIC ANGIOEDEMA. I experience spontaneous swellings mostly around my face, oral cavity, tongue, and nasal tissues.
This has been going on for 5 years now -- during which time I have been hospitalized 23 times.
They can't find the cause - hence the term IDIOPATHIC.
The only medication that seens to resolve these swellings is Prednisone -- a steroid.
At the end of every swelling episode (which I treat with Prednisone) a lot of sugar gets dumped in my blood stream.
Now I am learning how to battle diabetes, BUT I must also take the sugar-laden Prednisone when I have a swelling episode.
Is anyone here in the same boat as I am?
I could really use some advise.
Thanks. -- Tie