Sugar Rush: Diabetes

My story of how I had my first sugar rush diabetes experience. Some of my fondest memories have been when I was still in middle school. We used to visit our cousins a lot. I really enjoyed hanging out and having a chat about silly little school girl things.

It was great, but I began to notice something from that early age: my desire for food was grandiose. We often ate hamburgers and hot dogs from Lord knows which meat processing plant.

When We Are Young We Ignore Health Issues

It’s strange how we eat all kinds of things when we are little. We often don’t realize just how harmful they might be for us. There were times when I would wait for my dad to come home and bring back cereal from the super market. Sometimes without eating anything and then just binge eat all of the high carb and high calorie foods.

My childhood was filled with these memories. At times,  I wish I could go back and warn my old self not to eat things that had a prolonged negative affects. I don’t remember when I began to have type 2 Diabetes.

It probably wasn’t until I was 20 that I noticed something was off. After all of the years of torturing my body with unhealthy junk food, it started to show.

I recall being depressed in my teenage years and I never would have associated the things I ate with my bad health. So, there I am sitting in my grandparents house piling a bunch of vanilla ice cream with dry apricots, chocolate syrup, honey and who knows what else. I sit down to eat and I don’t even get halfway through when I notice something that I never noticed before.

I couldn’t concentrate on what I was doing and my head felt like a helium balloon ready to fly off.

Hypoglycemia Happens Due To Malnutrition

It wasn’t until later that I found out what that feeling was. I had my very first sugar rush! It wasn’t as pleasant as I thought it would be. Things only went downhill from then because after the fuzziness dissipated – I suddenly had a very negative view of the world.

That was when I began to read online about these strange feelings and learned about insulin and how the blood sugar can go from low to high in an instant.

It was a scary thought, but it did explain why I would have so many mood swings and it didn’t even happen the same way during a period.

As soon as my dad found out he would try to get me to go to the doctor for a check up, but I always refused. I mean think about it – what if I did have diabetes at the time. I would need to take insulin shots for pretty much the rest of my life. The thought terrified me, so I learned to pretend.

 

"No, I'm alright."
“No, I’m alright.”

That’s right – I was a pretender when it came to being healthy. I would try my best to act like nothing was wrong even though my body was having thoughts of its own.

In time, after trying many different things I settled for the belief that diabetes just can’t be cured. I spent many months studying books and watching documentaries, trying to figure out what to do.

Around that time I learned about something called “the Big Diabetes Lie” and the “Diabetes Destroyer”. Turns out that malnutrition can be reversed if done right.

Hopefully, it won’t ever happen again, because I can tell you that Diabetes is not fun at all.

See you guys later. 🙂

 

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