It’s National Diabetes Awareness Month!!

Jill Knapp Featured on the cover of Health Monitor MagazineIt’s Diabetes month and I am apart of 2 big media Diabetes campaigns. This will for sure keep my month super busy but I feel really blessed.
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Happy 10 Year “Diaversary” to me!!

Jill's 10 year Diabetes Annivesary10 years ago I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes!!  It’s my “Diaversary“!!  What is a Diaversary?? In the Diabetapedia which is Wikipedia-type site but for diabetes words it’s says: Diaversary is the anniversary of the day a person was diagnosed with diabetes.  Now many will probably want to know why would you want to celebrate this day? Well, It’s the day my life chanced. I remember standing in the Dr. office frozen after he said what your describing are diabetes symptoms but let’s send you home with a monitor and have you test for a few weeks.  Everything he was saying sounded like a foreign language .  Blood sugar monitor, Test strips, blood glucose, A1c. Anyway, I left feeling overwhelmed.  My hubby being in the medical field kind of knew this may be a possibility and once my numbers started testing in the 300’s I knew I had it.

The first year was hard but I was determined to get to know as much as I could about Type 2 diabetes. I studied up on how diabetics ate and I learned for me eating low carb meals often kept my numbers in check along with the medication Metformin and exercise.  I worked out 5 days a week and really added veggies and a good mix of proteins to my diet.  I ended up losing 100 pounds after a few years and was taken off all medications.  I still have to test 3 times a day and I have kept up with exercise and eating right and still don’t take medication.  I have kept sugar out of my life but when stress is bad I have had times where I have turned to it but then get back on the wagon…

Life has changed so much now I educate others on type 2 diabetes. I public speak on the subject and motivate others to make healthy lifestyle changes.  I speak to newly diagnosed diabetics who have many concerns and help them rid of their fears and get them feeling empowered!!  I love life and being a diabetic has added blessings to my life!!  YEP!! It really has!!  So today I celebrate the 10 yrs I have had diabetes and I celebrate being a diabetic!!  LIFE IS GOOD!!!!


Type 2 Diabetes

Sign of diabetesIf you think you may have type 2 make a Dr appt and be check!!  I had 5 out of these 7 symptoms and I was still stubborn going in.  It took 3 extra months of feeling horrible but I really did think I was ill because of my sick new born. Now I know different and I want everyone to be tested if they have any of these symptoms.  The sooner you know the sooner you can get treatment and the sooner you will start feeling better.

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type 2 diabetes healthVia: Everyday Health!!
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