Diet and exercise worked well for a while, but then I started feeling my energy drop a lot, especially when I was exercising. So I started testing my blood sugar and my numbers were really high. That's when I began taking oral medications for type 2 diabetes.
It has been positive in a lot of ways. Diabetes really got me into fitness. I'm more mindful now of how often I exercise, and I try not to let two days go by without doing something, because I know that affects my blood sugar. I did a walking marathon in Virginia Beach in March, and I'm going to walk across Scotland in May. Exercise makes me feel powerful.