An Accidental (And Unexpected) Diagnosis

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Karen Schiavoni could tell something was right. She wasn’t feeling like herself, and her intuition was telling her something was definitely off. Karen paid close attention to the signs her body was giving her, and began to recognize that she was displaying a lot of symptoms that were similar to those of a person with diabetes.

However, a type 1 diabetes diagnosis was the last thing she expected.

Karen’s husband has diabetes, and she decided it was time to start looking into the possibility. Using his equipment, she began testing her blood glucose levels.

What she found was totally unexpected:

Over the course of several months her levels got higher and higher.

Take a look at the video below to see Karen’s remarkable diagnosis story, and how she learned to change her life and adjust to the condition. Enjoy!

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L.D. and her eleven-year-old lab, Eleanor Rigby Fitzgerald, moved from Seattle to Grand Rapids earlier this year, and are currently enjoying exploring their new city! She likes books, music, movies, running, and being outdoors as much as possible.