I was diagnosed in may with type 2 diabetes which totally blew me away & also my endocrinologist cannot believe how i am a diabetic,as a transport driver ive had to see him every 3 months to satisfy the rta he says im that healthy just come back in a year.
how was i diagnosed?well i went back to living on my own still doing interstate then i fluked an absolute cream job doing sydney to tarcutta every night only a 9 hour job & for top money.however after coming back from 16/18 hour days to a 9 hour night i still felt like i was doing interstate hours.
went to my doctor took blood test,sent me to pathology for more tests...tb mate you are a diabetic.floored me.so i had to totally restructure my life,eating,sleeping patterns,cut out all high sugar foods.
i dont fit the sterotype of diabetics who from the most ive seen look very sick to me usually as a result of bad eating habits.i am only 44 5 foot 8 & only 70 kgs which is why my specialist is stumped as of the 10 point checklist to determine whether you are a diabetic i did not tick one box.
i still do my 5 nights to tarcutta each week & my boss has type 2 as well & the ops manager is a special to have it in the future,work didnt say anything when i told them,yep cool.my work performance is all that counts.
so just wondering anyone here type 1 or 2?any advice would be much appreciated.cheers...tb