In September 2009, my family doctor, Dr. Robinson, diagnosed me as a type 2 diabetic. My blood glucose level was so high that his face turned red as he viewed my test results. “Do you know the danger you are in?” he asked me. “You are not far from going into cardiac arrest.”
Signs of diabetes
I had been experiencing signs of diabetes that I was not aware were signs of diabetes. I was having extreme cravings for sweets, which I indulged. I experienced rapid weight-loss and frequent urination for several weeks. At first, I was so happy that I had gone from 215 pounds down to 180 pounds in two months.
In the third month after these symptoms had begun, each morning when I went to the washroom, I would see a sticky, whitish substance on my tongue and in the corners of my eyes. I didn’t know what this was so I went to my doctor. He sent me for tests that morning and by 1 p.m., his receptionist called and asked me to rush back to his office.