Diabetes isn’t always…

the reason for a dysfunction in my body. In 1985 when diabetes came into my life, I took it as best I could. I made a promise to myself to not let diabetes stop me from doing anything. I never wanted diabetes to excuse me from living life fully.

So, thankfully, I continued in my sports. After my T1D diagnosis; being active in sports became even more important in my life. I really needed the endorphins that exercise brings.

Now, let’s fast forward and I am in high school. My period was not normal. So, I was told that it was because of my T1D.

It wasn’t until after 2005 that my Kaiser primary care doctor recognized that I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). Ironically, when I shared that observation with my endocrinologist, she did not think I had PCOS. Not wanting to accept another medical issue, I went on for a while, until an OB/GYN doctor suggested doing an ultrasound to confirm if PCOS was an accurate diagnosis. The test was easy and it did indeed confirm that I have a mild case of PCOS.

Thankfully, I do not struggle with my weight as much as some people do with PCOS. I attribute this in part to an active lifestyle and eating healthy.

Now it is time to walk my puppy to the Vet!

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