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Musings 1318.70 Finding my new normal

This past week was one of the toughest of my life. At 55 years old I was diagnosed with diabetes. While all of my immediate family have this disease, I was caught off guard because of all the blood work and doctor's visits of the past  few years, no one ever mentioned issues with my glucose levels (in spite of me alerting them of my family history). Never mind the fact that I wasn't displaying any of the alleged tale tell symptoms. So much for the "practice of medicine". My dermatologist of all people discovered it. The whole thing was overwhelming because I went from feeling great (for my age) to shock, sadness, confusion, fear, etc. I know that I'll get a handle on this, since it's very common and people live long healthy lives with diabetes. The worse part was the medication:  Janumet (very expensive BTW), made me progressively sicker each day. By the fourth day, I was nauseous all the time, weak, tired, and felt faint with no motivation to do an