My story: Elsy and type 2 diabetes
Elsy shares the story of her type 2 diabetes diagnosis, how she is managing and ultimately hopes to reverse diabetes.
I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes a year before I got pregnant. However, they thought I was more gestational during
my pregnancy. But a month after having my baby, it turned out to be type 2 diabetes. [MUSIC]
I was really scared because there are alredy signs of diabetes in my family, and that worried me a lot.
So I started taking great care of my health and my diet. The first person to whom I mentioned was my husband
and my mom, they're the people who provide me the most support. I also had a lot of support from my church.
The church provided a seminar in which we could participate. The seminar is called Reversing Diabetes.
Mi doctor told me to take great care of my diet, but at the seminar I learned a lot about diet and exercise.
We learned about burst training, which in Spanish would be like intensive training. For example, it can be walking or it can be running
30-second intervals, 2 minutes of rest, 30 seconds, and 2 minutes of rest, and that's great.
3 months after I took the seminar, I was re-tested on my blood test, and my blood sugar levels
had dropped. It motivates me a lot to make these changes, as I mentioned earlier, for myself
and my family, but also for others to learn, that they know they have control in their hands.
That will is everything to be able to change the situation and to be able to change their state of health.
That we can make small changes in our lifestyle in order to completely eradicate this disease.
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