Tailspin

Here’s what I know…

I’m 34.  I’ve been officially diagnosed with Diabetes (am I supposed to capitalize that?) for 4 months? Something like that.  But, I’m 34?  I really thought I had at LEAST 10 years before I got this news.  Now, my A1C 6.8 – not terrible – from what I’ve been told.  I’m kinda struggling.

Let me be honest.  My husband has been SUPER supportive.  He has been cooking and researching like mad.  And this isn’t our first go-around.  I had gestational diabetes with both of our kids…but that’s not the same?  There was an end there.  There isn’t one here.  I’m normally a positive “we’re gonna get through this” type of person.  But this is kinda big, and scary, and some days – I have no idea what to expect…

But let’s start at the beginning.  Like I said, I’m 34.  By trade, I’m an analyst (boy that’s descriptive huh?)  I have a BS in Computer Science, I’m 5’7″ and I’m pretty sarcastic.  I have a wonderful husband, two BEAUTIFUL babies, and two knucklehead boxer-great dane mixes that think they are human.  I grew up in northern Ohio, my favorite wine is Pinot Noir (despite the name of this blog), I love yoga and Friends is my all time favorite show.

You might ask the point of this site.

Over the past 4 months, there’s been a lot to take in.  I’ve been counting and checking, rechecking and recounting.  I don’t know how many appointments I’ve been to, but there has been a doctor, a nurse, and dietitians.  I’m overwhelmed, I’m unsure, but I’m here.

And you’re here – for whatever reason.  My goal here is for you to see my journey, and maybe, just maybe I can help you with yours.  This isn’t easy, it’s actually pretty big.  I’m going to travel this too though.  I hope to provide you with some recipes, guidance and support along the way.  We met for a reason.

Love,

Kate

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