|He's lost a few pounds|
Instead of starting medication, however, he decided to lose weight and began curtailing his calories, with plenty of motivation to keep going. He simply didn't want to start down that path of taking medication for one thing and then another to counter the side effects of the first. His blood sugar was off the charts, but once he started losing weight, although it was really hard at first, it took very little time before he started to notice a difference. In fact, he said he didn't realize how bad he was feeling until he starting getting better. His last visit to the doctor shows that all his numbers were normal, no diabetes at all.
And then the other day I saw this heart-tugging video, which is about a man, Eric, who had Type 2 diabetes and was expected to die of his illness, until he adopted a rescue dog that simply changed his entire life. I began to realize that there are other options to medication, not easy ones, but still.
I have watched and shared this video several times, and every time I see it I cry a few tears of happiness. Anyone who has ever loved a critter will see themselves in Eric. Enjoy!