“They told me I had diabetes and they didn’t sugarcoat anything. They laid it all out there and told me what I could do to help monitor the disease.”
It was just a normal check-up. You go in, get checked and you leave. But this check-up was different. Scott Schuldes, my nurse practitioner, discovered something. He sat me down and told me he had my lab results. I was like, wow, that was quick. But what he told me changed my whole life.
He said that I have diabetes. He was frank with me. That’s what I want. That’s the kind of guy he is. He told me I needed to make some major lifestyle changes, because diabetes has run in my family from my grandma to my dad and now me. He knew I smoked a lot and I drank a lot of soda. He knew my diet wasn’t so hot. He was on my side. He wanted to see me succeed and if I started eating better, quit smoking and get some exercise I may just be alright. His approach was my wake-up call. The very day I was diagnosed was the day I made a change.