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Living with Type 2 Diabetes – Terry’s Story – The Nebraska Medical Center

November 9, 2019


my name is Terry Lee Moore type 2 diabetic
individual. I got diabetes after age 40 when I gave up drinking and smoking. company doctor and company nurse check us
over. Doctor said, “Terry you’re spilling sugar.” I said, really? I just had some
coffee.. I was making jokes, but I went to the doctor and said, yeah, you’re diabetic. I had to change my attitude on myself, my
outlook on how I was living. How I was eating – everything. My whole outlook had to change
and that’s what made me who I am today – the happy go lucky Terry.
I learned about carbs – wow I didn’t know about all the foods and the carbs and calories.
One of the snacks I like the most is popcorn. I was like, yea I can eat all the popcorn
I want and they said, lighten up on the butter, Terry!
I like to eat a lot of veggies. I went to a diabetes class and the things they told
us to eat, I was already eating. Tons of vegetables. Little meat, lots of veggies. grandkids keep me on my toes, and I love every
minute of it. I love walking. Walking is one of the most
important exercises. the doctors help me control it – I do everything
they tell me to do and it’s been under control ever since.
I would not have made it without them. I wouldn’t be here. Anybody who thinks they can make
it without their medical team, they’re wrong. Sometimes you get sick and you gotta have
help. That’s what medicine and doctors are for – to help us.
if there are problems that come up, call them. Even if it seems like a little thing. It’s
better to make a big thing out of a little thing than to ignore it and have it turn into
something major. I have check ups every six months. They check
my blood and urine – everything. Keep me up to par, keep me doing what I’m supposed
to do. And I’m a happy guy. Never been so happy in my life.

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