Strict Diet and Insulin Injection

by Yean
(Penang, Malaysia)

I come from a family with diabetes history. I only had diabetes when I was pregnant ie gestation diabetes. It was an eye opening experience for me to truly understand what a diabetic person goes through. I also learned a lot about proper diet and how it can affect a person's health tremendously.

During my first pregnancy, I was diagnosed with diabetes. I was advised to observe my diet. Luckily for me, I was able to control my sugar level through my diet. However, I have to prick my fingers for blood test about 3-5 times a day! This is to ensure I keep my sugar level within level. It has come to a stage whereby some of my fingers were peeling due to the constant pricking of needles.

I was pregnant again about six months after my delivery. However, controlling the diet did not work for me. I was put on insulin injection three times a day. So, in addition to pricking my fingers for blood test about 3-5 times a day, I had to inject insulin. Non of my family members dare to administer the insulin and I had to do it myself. I had to learn where are the body parts I can inject etc...

Thank God, both of my kids were born via caesearian and they are healthy.

I do know that I am at very high risk of being diabetes as age catches up. I am not a person who is very discipline in diet but trying my best. I try to delay the onset of diabetes by doing exercise. I know I can't change my genes but at least I can take some action to delay getting the disease.

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