“I think the stress, the food choices, the hours of not sleeping enough. The focus, as a single mom, is being able to cover all the bases, make sure everyone is okay, making sure you have everything you need to keep the home running, food on the table,” said Wood.
Dr. Donna Casey says she has seen many women in her office just like Becky. The good news, she says, is diabetes can be manageable, even reversible.
“Losing weight and changing your diet has immediate results. It’s shocking what we see, how quickly people can turn themselves around,” Casey said.