Sitting on a plane, gives me time to reflect on how I want to proceed with my blog !! I stopped writing my blog as I had a recent issue with my eyes…A complication of diabetes, ‘Diabetic Maculopathy ‘. which I am now having injections for .. in my eyes !!
My first reaction was to say why me ! Then I decided to turn it round and be positive..I opened up an Instagram account to fill with inspirational sayings and photographs that made me happy..I called it ‘ @alternativediabetic ‘ . Hopefully helping others going through similar situations in life.
I want to live my life to the full as you don’t know whats round the corner, also travel more ..hence my blog stopped for a while ! ..Now after another short break I’m ready to carry on bringing my story up to date …
Follow my Instagram posts .. @alternativediabetic..
I started instagram under my own name and it grew to 500 followers , however my friends didn’t really understand diabetes so I decided to separate it and created A private account for me and launched a new account for Alternative Diabetic..which I restarted in 2018
I made an appointment to revisit my diabetic specialist, he didn’t really believe in alternative therapies so when I mentioned I believed I had a thyroid problem he laughed and said I needed to come to terms with my diabetes.
As I was a private patient I insisted on some blood tests to see if the iridologist was correct, my specialist agreed to do them but said he would eat his hat if I had a thyroid problem !!!
That evening the specialist called me at my home to say he was eating his hat as he spoke to me … I had a severe under active thyroid ‘myxoedema’ and should start Thyroxine therapy that evening and to come to the hospital to collect my prescription!!
I started on a high dose 150 micrograms straight away …
I was recommended to go to an iridologist ..for those who don’t know….
Iridology is an ancient diagnostic technique through analysis of the iris of the eye.It is painless, non -invasive,and astonishingly accurate method of health analysis. It is believed to reveal the condition of each and every organ in the body….extract from a book by Adam Jackson Iridologist.
At the time I was willing to try anything alternative , the hypos(low blood sugar) I had on a regular basis were getting me down. One of the things I learnt was that the iridologist believed I had a thyroid disorder and if I corrected it, my diabetes would settle ..he wasn’t convinced I was Type 1 !!
With this knowledge I went to pay another visit to my diabetic specialist…
When I started this blog I was going to write about my story from first being diagnosed, however so much has happened in the past year that I was unable to go back to my blog as I was dealing with current diabetic issues!!
Therefore I have decided to bring my blog up to date quicker by saying my history in a briefer format.
APRIL 1993 had my first baby a Girl by C-section.. A fairly good diabetic pregnancy with no real complications except for delivering the baby at 37 weeks due to Oedema.
There is no point discussing the complications re diabetic pregnancies as many guidelines have changed as it was over 20 years ago!
DECEMBER 1995 had my second baby by C- section.. A slightly harder pregnancy as the baby a Boy was nearly 10lbs by week 36 so had to deliver him on News Years Eve by Emergency Caesarian ! He was in special care unit for a week…
Having 2 young children proved very tiring with having to manage my diabetes as well,. so I employed a lovely au pair to help me. I had to change to a new ENDOCRINOLOGIST No 3 more local as hard to travel into town with the young children. I was feeling extremely tired all the time so I decided to take an Alternative health route !!!
I went to see an IRIDOLOGY Specialist !!… (To be continued….)
It’s not that I don’t feel lucky to have had such fun …America…Middle East … Europe, however 6 security checks is challenging for an insulin independent diabetic !!!
I wear an Omnipod (Insulin Pump) … The amount of swobs and body checks and questions makes you not want to fly !! I realise it’s important but surely they can make it more pleasant when it’s obvious you are diabetic !! Then there is the changing of the body clock and adapting your insulin round it … Not sure people realise what we go through !!🙈😎… Back into my history shortly ….