Hi. I'm a recently diagnosed diabetic. (March 2) After some initial medicine adjustments, I have my fasting blood glucose around 120 or 130. That's actually a huge improvement over the 400 something that got me diagnosed.
However, I understand I have a lot of work still to do. I am unfortunately out of work, and uninsured. I can't wait to get the paperwork straightened out so I can deal with a regular doctor (I actually went to a free clinic that mostly cares for homeless in our city for my diagnosis and initial meds)
But I'm about to run out (like tomorrow) and the clinic that I go to takes forever to process. I was stuck out of town with a broken-down car and I may not be able to get my meds till Monday or even Tuesday. That means I may be out of my meds for 1 or 2 days. Early on, without my meds, my gl was in the 200s and 300s seemingly regardless of what I ate or did.
My question is basically- should I freak out about missing a few days of meds? I'm guessing if I super control my sugar/starch intake for those few days, and walk a lot, I can crutch my way to Tuesday. Or am I missing something? Could I maybe get a local pharmacy to give me a few days of meds? I feel like I've heard of this happening. Maybe just wishful thinking…
Anyways, still struggling a bit with the diagnosis, so any other advice for newly diagnosed folks (especially with limited resources) would be appreciated.
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