Diabetes in My 50s?! Now What?


“Okay, so the question and exclamation marks in the title suggest that perhaps this diagnosis came out of the blue and wasn’t expected. False. I had several “prediabetic” bloodwork results and enough lay knowledge of medicine to know that I was at risk — dietary habits, overweight, age … a lot more “yes” boxes checked than I care to admit. Nonetheless, when you first hear those words, it’s shocking and terrifying … and yes, surprising.”