An Unexpected Turn
To say Sydney and her husband Barry love adventure is an understatement. In fact, they first met when Barry was Sydney’s skydiving instructor. In sunny San Diego, where they live with their two dogs, the pair thrives on regular hiking excursions and other outdoor activities.
But after one long, intense paddleboarding day in late summer, Sydney was left with extreme dehydration and gastrointestinal issues that lasted three weeks. When she went to urgent care, she was told she might have Crohn’s disease. The doctors did a full lab workup, including a glucose test, and the results she received a few days later were completely unexpected. It wasn’t Crohn’s — it was type 2 diabetes.