I used to work as a bariatric consultant setting up gastric bypass practices across the Midwest. This was my first exposure to patients with type 2 diabetes. I come from a medical family. My father, brother, cousin, husband, son, 2 brothers-in-law and sister-in-law are all physicians. You can imagine our conversations at Thanksgiving! I tell you this because I love and trust doctors, and that’s why I did exactly as we were told when River was first diagnosed with diabetes. I didn’t question what we were taught – until I hit rock bottom.