I’m so proud today! I’ve been having a rough week having to doll out some difficult diagnoses to patients. That is ultimately the worst part of my job! I hate telling someone they have cancer or disease even if it is something we can treat and cure. I feel like it rips a piece of my soul out every time–not to mention that I look like HE double hockey sticks the rest of my day because I cannot let someone cry alone. So with swollen eyes and mascara stained cheeks, I forged ahead to see Miss Susie, one of my dear patients with diabetes. She started my wellness program reluctantly back in December and has vowed to stick with it. Upon starting, her blood sugars were out of control and her Hgb A1C was 10! (this is the average blood sugar over 3 months in a diabetic and should be 6). Today, she clocked in 18 lbs lighter with an A1C of 7 and I am starting to take her off of medication. I have to mention that during the last 9 months –her husband was diagnosed with cancer and underwent surgery as well! So despite her emotional hurdles–she was able to overcome her disease by taking charge of her diet and what she actually put in her mouth and it has made ALL the difference. My day is a little brighter now thanks to Susie who took a leap of faith with me and vowed that she would do what we told her. She is my strong wellness warrior with the strength it took to get rid of diabetes!@! Eat your veggies people! This whole food business really does work! You can get better if you really want to!
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