After Being Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes

After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2002 at age 29, I was given very little useful advice on how to manage this disease.  It wasn’t the fault of the medical professionals; I just didn’t know what to ask.  It was only years later when I DID know what to ask that I learned that most of the medical professionals out there in the field of nutrition and endocrinology either don’t know or aren’t sharing the truth about diabetes.  Massive blood sugar swings and associated illnesses like heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and dementia are not normal.  In fact, type 2 diabetes may even be curable and is almost always preventable.

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