Hi I am stressed and scared out of my whitts.

By Mariposa214 Latest Reply 2011-06-15 07:00:19 -0500
Started 2011-06-04 02:21:28 -0500

Hi everyone I was diagnosed on June 1 2011 of being type two diabetic. I was not put on any medicine for that. I was told to go on a strict diet and lose weight. The doctor gave me no information and told me she will see me back in three months. I was given a shot to prevent ammonia. Also the reason I am so stressed that day I was also told I am anemic. I have fluid that is built up in my right ear. My right leg apparently has a healing fracture (that I did not know about), my right eye has a white bump on the inside of the bottom lid, doctor tried removing it but it wouldn't come out. She is sending me to an eye specialist. And to top it all off a week before this appt I found out my uterus is inflamed. Sorry to vent here I just am an emotional wreck right now. I am angry at my self for letting myself become diabetic.

88 replies

Elrond 2011-06-11 07:15:20 -0500 Report

Hi Mariposa, Welcome to our very friendly family. The first thing to do is relax. If the next test confirms that you're diabetic, it's nothing you did. You're not being punished for anything. The diabetes would have developed no matter your lifestyle and eating habits up to now. The important thing is your lifestyle and eating habits from now on. I was diagnosed back in the mid 80's but chose to essentially ignore my diabetes. The results were a near-fatal stroke in 1994 followed by a near-fatal heart attack in 2004. Now I'm here to report my stupidity to newly diagnosed diabetics and hope to save them from making the same mistakes. I'm hard-headed so lifestyle changes came to me only after being 'hit over the head'. But you've come to the right place. Here you have the help of people with hundreds of years of combined experience dealing with our common enemy. You are far from alone. There are already tons of advice here so I'm not going to repeat everything. If you don't understand anything or you have questions somebody didn't cover, feel free to ask. No doubt someone here has a very good answer. And a couple people mentioned classes. That's an excellent idea. Even after being diabetic all these years, I learn something new every time I attend a class. Once again, welcome :)

Hinboyz3 2011-06-11 06:27:23 -0500 Report

I know just how your feeling, been their done that!! Im not on any meds either and constantly exercise and watch everything Im eating. But you also can do it just take little baby steps to get on the right road, everything will work out. and know we are all here holding your hand and praying for you, we are all in the same boat. Please keep us all informed of your progress.

PetiePal 2011-06-09 09:57:48 -0500 Report

Hang in there and never feel the need to apologize. It can be super stressful to be a diabetic but we're all here for you!

knit57 2011-06-08 08:19:57 -0500 Report

Take a deep breath. Now take one step at a time. Check with your local hospital see if they have a diabetic class. (All the hospitals in our area offer free classes!) Remember you are not alone in this - reach out, you may find at a number of people you know have diabeties. Visit this site as often as you can, ask questions, ask for emotional support - you will find it. Remind yourself that each positive change you make in your life, is one step toward a healthier lifestyle.

spitfirelady 2011-06-07 10:54:00 -0500 Report

Hi Mariposa214, Sometimes it takes umph! to work with doctors. I say this, because I am an RN that became a diabetic 2.. Doctors have an understanding that it takes "two" elevated fasting blood sugars for a person to be called a "Diabetic". Guess the first elevated fasting could be an accident? Anyway, it will take YOU to put things into gear and fight this right away. My first suggestion is to first call your doctor's nurse and ask that she talk with the doctor about setting up an appointment with a nutritionist that deals with Diabetes. Be strong!
Then, as others have stated, research online. If you do not have a computer, go to the library. Make copies and take notes..and check out the library while you are there for reading materials.
Start some kind of exercise program for yourself. Dancing at home for 30 minutes a day, get some bands from Target, get into a pool and dance..whatever…
Begin making food choices that last forever. Low carb, high fiber, lo fat, …
Lots of veggies, protein choices, and mixed grains. READ LABELS.
This has to be YOUR time in life to take the time to choose the right foods that are healthy and feel better!
I started my "food choice" plan just over 3 months ago, and my second visit after the 3 months was: A1C 6.1 and now 14 pounds off. I have another visit in 3 months (my doctor said we could wait for 6 months but if I did that, I wanted to make sure I was sticking to my goals). She was pleased with my steps in the right direction and I am too.
Pick friends/family that Support you and maybe someone else going through this and work together to press forward.
Good luck and God Bless!

Mariposa214 2011-06-14 13:31:56 -0500 Report

Thank you. My cousin who we call each other twinn and I live with her, my other cousin, aunt and uncle is actually on a strict diet with me. She doesnt want to see me unhealthy it scared her when I told her everything my doctor said. And yes I am actually diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic, I hope to change that though.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-06-06 15:25:03 -0500 Report

Well Mariposa, maybe you did and maybe you didn't allow yourself to become diabetic. Maybe if you had watched your weight and were careful of everything you ate, exercised daily, maybe if you had different parents, maybe if you grew up somewhere different, maybe, maybe, maybe. As my 82 year old mother would say "That is water over the dam". If you did "cause" your diabetes, which I doubt unless you really, really, really tried to do it, I don't know how you did it. Now, you may have contributed to it, that is possible, but if that is so, you are new enough into it that I think you have a better chance of putting it on hold for many years. Eat better, watching your carbs, accepting that you have it and you are the one that has the best chance of controlling it. Exercise and be vigilant. Your eye can be addressed and cured. Your ear can be addressed and cured. Your leg can be addressed and cured. You being anemic can be aided by some meds, I believe. I suspect your inflamed uterus can be cured. I can see why your are overwhelmed. EVERYTHING is going belly up at once. Remember this, the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. If I were in your shoes, I would address being anemic first, which I believe is low iron and an iron supplement may be called for by your doctor. Then address all the other issues, one at a time, or mix and match. Your diabetes can wait another 2 months. You can make some changes, such as limiting your carbs to a max of 3 carb servings per meal (15grams = 1 carb serving) and going for some walks.
Take a breath. I don't offer you pity, because that won't help. Support, yes.
Prayers, yes, but not pity. So, my friend, step up to the plate and take the next pitch. I wish you the best, Jim

GabbyPA 2011-06-08 12:49:58 -0500 Report

Jim, you didn't offer her your rock diet.
Seriously, very good advice.

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-06-08 13:09:09 -0500 Report

I didn't sense she was ready for the no carb, mineral packed diet yet. I was afraid the change would be too great! :) It is hard to believe how many of us fight battles on different fronts at the same time. Sometime it is overwhelming.
I was surprised and disappointed that you failed to comment on my whipped cream discovery. One can of whipped cream (66 servings) is good as a meal. It is only 4 carb servings! (No, I didn't buy the whipped cream. I was putting them in the walk-in here at work for the weekend and made the mistake of reading the label. Boy, lunch was good, but it was only from 1 food group)

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-06-08 14:02:48 -0500 Report

I was so proud of it. I said, "If you eat the whole can of whipped cream it is only 4 carbs (wait, if you eat the whole can, that has extra carbs, just eat the contents) or something like that. Right up there with the rock diet!

MarkieMarkie 2011-06-06 14:27:26 -0500 Report

When I was diagnosed in 2004, I was told, You have Diabetes II and basically told to loose weight. I am not extremely overweight and nor was I then, but I did manage to loose some weight and I'm confortable with my wieght now… but I found out the weight was not the main issue with having diabetes II… I didn't need reinforcing information on how I became a diabetic, which is what I mostly learned from my immediate doctor, but what I needed was education on how to deal with my diabetes and how to control my Sugar Levels and what I could and could not eat. I will admit… I played it by ear for a few years and managed to get away with just doing precisely that, but then I ended up in the hospital and almost died because I wasn't doing the right things even though I thought I was trying. So, I changed doctors and then I was sent to a diabetes class, which I go to once a month and we monitor our progress… I will share this with you…

First get yourself a meter to check your blood sugar level. if you can't afford one.. get one from Wal-Mart for about $19.95.. it is called Re-Lion Accent and the test strips run about $19.98 for a thing of 50 strips. Check you sugar level on a regular basis.

Guides for that are:

If you've had nothing to eat 1st thing in the morning (Fasting): SL 70 - 130

2 hours after a meal: SL Less than 180

My objective is to keep my SL 140 or below. Of course it does not allways work out this way… I keep a running log on a daily basis and make sure I take this to each doctor visit so that she can compare this to my A1C levels.

A1C - a three month of average of what your SL is running.

Educate yourself on a realistic diet and exercise program. If you're not sure what to do, do ask your doctor to send you to somone that can help you with planning meals and an exercise plan you can actually stick with and do.

Read information on what the difference is between Diabetes I and II and take notes if you have to. Stay in touch with the folks on here. This place is a God send for me. And remember… you may also have to educate your medical team on what is going on with your body because only you know your own body. Don't assume that your medical team can tell you what to expect… take notes on how you feel and stay informed on what these feelings are and if they may be diabetic related.

Education is the key to sucess. Let us (the folks on DC) know if we can help you in any way.

Hope this is helpful. If you would care for notes from any of my classes… let me know… I would be happy to share.

Jameesa 2011-06-06 12:53:20 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC!! Ask your doctor if she can give you a referral to a registered dietician that works strictly with diabetics… The info you will receive from them as well as the American Diabetes Association will be invaluable to you..

nanaellen 2011-06-05 23:37:52 -0500 Report

Hi Mariposa, First off let me say I Love your name! And Welcome to DC! I read all the other posts and can't really offer much more than what you were already told but I noticed you said your Aunt is a Nurse?? Maybe you could talk her into going WITH you to your Dr.'s?? If she's already angry then maybe SHE could get answers FOR you??!! I know too well about not having insurance!! JUST got mine a few days ago and ONLY because I'm raising my Grandson!! I'm sorry your not feeling well cause I've been down that road for the last 8 months!! I really can't understand WHY your Dr. told you 3 months because if your levels are really high they can do PERMANENT damage to other organs (which is what I'm going through now!) And PLEASE< PLEASE don't think you LET yourself become diabetic!! It's just like assuming that only overweight people have diabetes!! 3 people in my diabetes class are as skinny as rails!! The fact that your stressed can put your sugar levels up all by itself!! Just try to keep your head up and surround yourself with positive people! I wish you all the best and THIS SITE has been a lifesaver for me so keep in touch! Ellen :)

Mariposa214 2011-06-06 14:34:07 -0500 Report

Thank you. My real name is Kimberley. Mariposa is what my fiancee calls me it means butterfly. The reason why it is every three months is because i go to the doctor at the county hospital and thats how they do there appointments. If you dont mind can you private message me I have something too ask that I dont want to post for everyone thank you in advance. Stress is one thing I have a lot of right now.

Dixiemom 2011-06-05 18:59:18 -0500 Report

Sometimes it seems as if everything that can go wrong does. As Gary said, take one day at a time. We all have our ups and downs, some more then others, but with this great site, we have lots of freinds. Remember we all listen and care. Gripe or sound off if you must, we will help you.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-06-05 17:14:58 -0500 Report

Hi Mariposa214,

I'm sorry to hear that you are being hit by all of this at once. That is a lot to deal with. I would encourage you to take one day at a time, deal with what you can deal with today, work closely with your healthcare team as they guide you through this.

It's really important to get a lot of support during this time. Do have people who can be listening ears for you, who can listen without judgment,who can be a sounding board and give you some emotional support? Friends or family members? Spending time with people who really care about you could help a lot right now.

I would also encourage you not to be so hard on yourself. Don't blame yourself for being diabetic. It just is. Instead, tell yourself that you are doing the best you can, that you are facing a lot of challenges right now, and that you are doing everything possible to take care of yourself. Look forward, not backward.

Are there things that you enjoy doing? Anything helps you to feel calm? Are there any religious or spiritual practices that are part of your life?

Stay in touch wit your friends here on Diabetic Connect. You have a big support team right here.


Mariposa214 2011-06-06 14:37:34 -0500 Report

I talk to my fiancée about everything but I hate always worrying him. He is always there for me but I know hes stressed about my health. He had a grandmother who died because of type 2 diabetes, in front of me he puts on a smile but on the phone sometimes i can hear it in his voice he is super worried specially because I do not have regular medical insurance and can only see my doctor every three months. Thank you for the advice.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2011-06-07 14:55:49 -0500 Report

I'm glad that you have your boyfriend as a support. You might want to reassure him that you are doing everything to take good care of yourself. Maybe you can reassure each other. Thanks for checking in. My thoughts are with you!

gramme 2011-06-05 06:08:09 -0500 Report

you have the best tool in the world to help you learn about diabetes "THE COMPUTER".. when I found out I had diabetes..I got on the computer and researched and researched somemore..then I found diabetic connect..here you have lots of people who can give answers and advice..help in all kinds of ways…people who care and knows the things you're going through..take time and research what you can do to help yourself with this…

dubyadd 2011-06-04 16:32:46 -0500 Report

Hopefully you can control the diabetes with diet and exercise. My dentist is a diabetic and takes no meds. Just a very strict diet with almost NO carbs. But you have an assortment of ailments that may or may not be related, so I would think about seeing another Doc for some second opinions. Not providing you with information on diabetes seems downright negligent to me.

Jackie375 2011-06-04 15:50:48 -0500 Report

Welcome Mariposa,

I am a newcomer to this site but am trying to get here at least a couple times a week. This is the best place to go for friendship and someone to talk to online. Everyone here is super! It is scary getting all of that news at once. I found out I was a diabetic after I came out of a coma from brain surgery. I was really terrified as I didn't even know I had had brain surgery. There was a lot to face for me also but I just determined I was not going to let it beat me and so far it hasn't with God's Help. I have found that prayer and lots of hugs from many friends helps, that and getting more information on my own from sources other than the doctor cause a lot of times that don't tell you much which can be very frustrating and upsetting. Just do what you need to do to get back on track and keep your chin up and smile. Makes people wonder what is going on.

Mariposa214 2011-06-04 16:31:31 -0500 Report

Thank you so much Jackie. And wow you are a strong woman for what you went through in your life. Can I ask why did you have brain surgery? If it is too hard too talk about I totally understand.

Jackie375 2011-06-04 16:43:30 -0500 Report

No, I am not sure what happened, I was having a heart catheter when they lost me but got me back so put me in recovery there my head started swelling, was totally out of it according to my daughter as I really don't know only what I have been told. I supposedly was due to part of my brain being dead, short term memory, and small motor skills. I supposedly had HA and Stroke. I can't remember only waking and not being able to do much especially move. They retaught me to walk and I surprised all of them with my speech and walking. I thank God everyday for just being here even if I am not perfect.

Jackie375 2011-06-04 23:21:04 -0500 Report

You can do it too! Just believe and do the things you need to do to get you healthy and safe. Prayers and hugs,

rfmoening 2011-06-04 15:37:26 -0500 Report

I have been Type 2 for over 3 years now and I was not too happy to hear the news either when I was diagnosed. From my research I discovered not all Type 2 diabetes is genetic. After some research, I discovered that a virus can cause the pancreas to malfunction or the body to start resisting insulin which seems to be my case. Now I have to deal with it and I made up my mind I was not going to let this control me but I was going to take control of it. Yes, you will need to sacrifice some but it will be worth it in the long run. I feel for you for all the physical problems you are facing but take them one at a time. Work with your body and study each problem to see how it effects your diabetes. Then overcome them one at a time.
Understand that your physician will not have all the answers and you will need to research for yourself. There are a lot of web sites which can help and I recommend the American Diabetes Association site to start with.
This site (Diabetic Connect) is a good outlet and we all are in this together.

Mariposa214 2011-06-04 16:33:41 -0500 Report

Thank you very much for the advice. I read somewhere that even though we can control the diabetes it will never full go away is that true? am I diabetic for life now?

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-06-04 17:27:43 -0500 Report

Who knows. Me I am praying for a cure. I think that would be so wonderful. Diabetes is something I never knew about or even knew anyone who had it when I was growing up, but it is more and more common today. So all I can do is hope.

JoleneAL 2011-06-04 15:24:19 -0500 Report

I'm not going to echo all the great comments below, but to say - get another doctor ASAP! one that knows diabetes or can send you to one that does. Take it one day at a time, one step at a time. Tomorrow will get here fast enough without the worry. You can do it!

Mariposa214 2011-06-04 16:35:12 -0500 Report

Thank you Jolene. The problem with that I cannot get a different doctor. I do not have regular medical insurance. I am on a program at the county hospital called map. I cannot really do anything about having the doctor that I have.

Detrice 2011-06-04 14:58:02 -0500 Report

I know how you feel, but you didn't let your self become diabetic, its usually genetic. Some people can eat cake and ice cream all of their lives and never become diabetic while others like myself, who never ate a lot of carbs or sweets do. It's the way your body metabolizes food and it's not your fault. You'll see that as time goes by you'll get used to eating healthy and will notice the fruits from doing so. It's not as bad a some people make it out to be, especially these days, with all the new ways to treat it. I was just diagnosed in March and I am doing great! As far as the other things that your doctor found out, don't worry you'll be ok. " If God brings us to it, he will bring us through it"!!!
It WILL get better trust me!

Mariposa214 2011-06-04 16:38:02 -0500 Report

Thank you very much Detrice. I know God will be there for me. I never was told that it was genetic my doctor made it seem like if I lose weight I will no longer be diabetic. I am so lost with this stuff. What did you mean about the fruit? I dont have a blood meter or anything so I don't test my blood myself at all.

jayabee52 2011-06-04 14:53:15 -0500 Report

Howdy, Mari! WELCOME to DC!

Please feel free to vent all you need! That is a lot of stuff happening to you all at once! Wow! That is part of why we are here on DC. We are here to support one another, as well as to learn more about diabetes ("DM").

One thing that I want to mention, is something others have mentioned too previously. You didn't LET yourself become a Person with Diabetes ("PWD") so there's no reason to be angry at yourself. DM is a condition which is mainly genetic in nature.

Your Dr should have given you more information and counseling about your condition. Just telling someone to "diet" and come back in 3 mos is kinda like urging a drowning person to "swim". It is true, but not all that helpful.

Please ask questions here. IMHO the only "stupid" or "foolish" question is a sincere question which has not been asked! I believe DC is one of the best sources of information you can get, because most of us are "walking the walk" of trying to control our DM. Of course you do need to coordinate with your medical care team too.

There are a lot of reasons your Blood glucose ("BG") is running high right now. The inflammation, and the fracture are 2 reasons. Being stressed is another.

Praying you get your DM under control soon.

May God's richest blessings be to you and yours


Harlen 2011-06-04 14:40:23 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
First dont freek out it they didnt give you meds or a meeter then your not that bad off .Did they tell you what your A1c was ?????
I am sorry they hit you with all that a one time wow
Feel free to vent here anytime
Best wishes

Mariposa214 2011-06-04 16:43:32 -0500 Report

No the doctor did a fasting glucose test and all the results on that was high. She was like your diabetic, I do not want to start you off on medicine because of the bad side effects that they can have. She wants to see if a strict diet and losing weight will make my numbers better.
Thank you Harlen.

Harlen 2011-06-04 17:17:16 -0500 Report

The first thing I would do if I was you would be to go to Walmart and get one of there meeters and a box of strips and test your BS and fined out what your running and keep a log of what you ate and how much
Test before you eat and 2 Hr after you eat this will give you the info you will need to know if its realy working
Please feel free to axk any Q you have
Best wishes

Mariposa214 2011-06-04 17:39:59 -0500 Report

Thank you again. My aunt told me the other day she is going to be getting me a meter. hopefully soon. will keep you posted. thank you again for the advice.

pattroyka58 2011-06-04 14:39:34 -0500 Report

What they said goes for me, too. I was diagnosed in 2004 from an insurance physical, high cholesterol, high triglycerides and high blood sugar. The 3 months is to allow you to get your diet together (see a registered dietician who specializes in diabetes) and exercise. The exercise will help with the stress, too.
I'm of the opinion that you didn't let yourself become diabetic, but if you feel that way, then use these three months to let yourself UNDO it. Get to WalMart and get a meter, they're fairly cheap but the strips they use are not, so check out the cost of the strips first. Talk to an RD to get your diet in control. Talk to your doctor about exercise. Talk to the eye specialist about baseline tests that need to be done for keeping an eye on your eye diabetes. Get to an endocrinologist for extra help and advice on diet and exercise and after your 3 months is up, on medication.

BE PROACTIVE ! So many times in illness there's nothing the patient can do, but with diabetes you can sit back and feel helpless, or you can take control with a little help from your friends, that's us here at DC.

Mariposa214 2011-06-04 16:47:02 -0500 Report

Pattroyka, Thank you the problem with a lot of what you said is that I do not have regular medical insurance nor am I employed so I do not really have a way to just pick up and see if I can go to all those doctors and things you said. I started my diet right after my appointment. Thank you again for your advice.

pattroyka58 2011-06-04 18:13:44 -0500 Report

There are some websites you can go to that offer free testing supplies and discount meds. Try to qualify for Medicaid health "insurance" and the possibilities will come to your inbox, or call the ones advertised on TV.

Mariposa214 2011-06-05 13:45:07 -0500 Report

no I havent as I just got diagnosed and I really dont know why to apply I dont have children and usually they want you to have children to get it.

Copperchef 2011-06-04 14:13:28 -0500 Report

You are among friends here. I would like to say that I recommend that you get either a referal or directly find yourself a good endocrinologist. Although a GP maybe good, an endo is better.
I would also seek out a dietician for help with both the diabetes and the anemia. Just take it one day at a time. Things can only get better from here. You may not have let yourself go to become a diabetic. There are some things that require us to be more attentive about when it comes to our health.

SongDude 2011-06-04 13:26:53 -0500 Report

Mariposa214 -
This community will walk you through it. Write to JCrowley, dietcherry, MewElla, and many others - I'm doing really well since I've joined up here. You will learn SO much from everyone, and I've wrote this before - I enjoy DC better than Facebook!

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-06-04 13:07:34 -0500 Report

Welcome to the Diabetic Connect Family.
Vent all you want to, we all have to vent once in a while. I truly believe it is good to be able to vent. This is a good place to vent because we will never get mad at you for venting. We know exactly how you feel.
Don't be mad at yourself, it's not your fault. What things you can do that will help is follow your doctors instructions. Eat a healthy diet , and don't eat what he suggest is bad for you. Get an exercise program from your doctor, he will know what is safe for you.
Also there are some really smart people here that can help with advice, and some really nice people who are going through the same things you are. We try to help and comfort each other. I hope this helps, and that you have a great day.

Mariposa214 2011-06-04 16:52:31 -0500 Report

Trudie thank you for the advice the thing is all my doctor said about the diabetes is pretty much your diabetic, were going to start with you loosing weight and a strict diet because the different medicines have to many bad side effects. she didn't give me any papers about diabetes nor a list of what to eat and what not to eat.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-06-04 17:23:27 -0500 Report

Oh I am sorry, I hate it when a doctor says you have to change your diet or something without telling you how. When my doctor did this I cornered him and said " I need information on how". He actually set me up with a Diabetic Dietician. But he gave me a bs meter and started me on metformin 500 tablets right from the start.
At the least you found out that you are type 2 diabetic.

Is this doctor your regular doctor? How long have you been seeing him/her? Sometimes doctors take for granite that you know what they want. I've found as I've got older that if I don't know something to ask. I don't care if it makes me sound like an idiot. When I don't know something, I need answers.

I just started a discussion on what kind of doctors are there who specalize in diabetes. I really didn't know. So ask questions, and don't let the doctor get away without answering you. You need answers too.
If you can't get the doctor to work with you, try talking to someone in mgt. at the clinic where you go. Ask them to help you solve the problem.
You need a bs meter. There are places on line that offer free meters to diabetics, and they come with instructions. Then when you go to the clinic you will have something to tell them about your bs levels.
Then if your bs gets very high and the clinic wont help, go to the emergency room.
Take care of yourself, I hope this helps some.

Mariposa214 2011-06-04 17:43:18 -0500 Report

Truide, Thank you so much for all your help. I dont have regular insurance the meters that I come across that say for free are from places that say they will bill the insurance, Do you know what places online I can get a free meter from? That would be better than waiting on my aunt. Thank you so so so much for being here for me. This site is amazing before today I just thought there is no way i can get through this emotionally.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-06-04 18:01:08 -0500 Report

I just got a new one from FreeStyle Promise. They sent me a meter and a sample pkg of test strips. Of course in order to get more strips I have to get a prescription. Here is a phone # they gave me for their support team. 1-800-246-2683. If you can't find them on line maybe you can call them for some information.
Of course I do have insurance, but that shouldn't matter. It won't hurt to try any way.
Here is another one that offered me a meter. Life First One touch Ultra Mini they sent me an e-mail that said all I had to do is print it out and take it to my doctor and get a prescription, then take both to the pharmacy for a free meter. So check out them one line also. They didn't give me a phone #.

Steam hammer
Steam hammer 2011-06-04 10:50:35 -0500 Report

I Just want to welcome you with open arms to the best diabetic site their is and the best friends you'll ever have to help you to adjust to being a diabetic.You are what they call Pre- Diabetic what that means is you can control yours with a diet but don't go crazy the best advice that I can give you right now is go to the DC home page and ask Amy ,Gabby or some of the other adminators to help you get started on the right diet for you . If you ever need to talk we are here for you.

Mariposa214 2011-06-04 16:57:11 -0500 Report

Steam actually I am not pre- diabetic I am type 2 diabetic. Thanks for trying to help though and thank you for welcoming me. The only reason my doctor didnt put me on any medicine yet is she said that there are way too many bad side effects. I wish I was pre diabetic instead of type 2 but thats just not the case.

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