I have been Type II Diabetic for about 20 years. I am 55 years old now. I have had terrible struggles with keeping it under control as I have always had a food addiction.
Also, at age 42, I had triple bypass heart surgery. I blame that on hereditary and on uncontrolled diabetes. My other health issues include thyroid disease, celiac disease, and now cirrhosis of the liver. Mom had cirrhosis and was not a drinker. She did not take care of herself and passed from it at age 79. I believe she wanted to die.
Many, many years ago, my doctor informed me that I had a fatty liver. He did not seem concerned at all so I wasn't either.
Time moved on to the present. In February of 2017, I started feeling tired all of the time. All I wanted to do was sleep. I thought it was because we were moving into a brand new home and it was so much work. Then, out of nowhere, my ankles swelled up terribly with edema. I went to my regular PCP, and she told me it was because my blood sugar was high. She said when I got my blood sugar down, it would go away. The next day, it was worse. At that point, I could barely walk. I knew something was wrong. I decided to call my cardiologist. His nurse called me back immediately and told me to go to the emergency.Read more