Hello My name is Mindy. Yesterday afternoon I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. I am 30 years old and I think it finally sunk in how serious this is. I have been monitoring my blood sugar since September of last year due to the fact that I startred shaking very badly in my husbands car. I didnt know what was wrong. Thankfully my husband knew what to do since his father is diabetic. He went to the store to buy a meter and we tested it. The very first glucose test was at 64. Since then it has been all over the place. The highest I saw it was a reading of 249 and that scared the day lights out of me. That was two weeks ago and finally went to the doctor yesterday and he confirmed what I have been suspecting. Now he wants to do all of this blood work told me I needed to loose at least 20lbs and wants me to go to these classes so I can learn what to eat and what not to eat. I am a little freaked out now because I have never had to actually watch what I ate before and I have no idea how to manage it. I do not want to be careless because I know it can cause more harm and have me be more ill. I am also a bit sad because I really love ice cream and coca cola and the doctor said it is not good for you to eat these things anymore. He said it was good before but its even worse for you now. Part of me thinks I am 30 years old and I shouldnt have to have this. That 30 year olds arent suppose to be sick and have these types of problems. I am also a little bit angry for not taking better care when I had the opprotunity to take care. Anyway thanks for allowing me to post its good to know that I am not the only one out there with this problem. I was also diagnosed with asthma today and I have to have two inhalers now. A recuse inhaler and steroid inhaler. So even though I had a good attitude yesterday at the doctors office. It didnt registure quite how serious this is and how my health has declined and I am still young. But from now on I made an oath that I will do everything on time and more frequent so I do not get worse. Glad you all are here and have your sanity because I am started to feel like I dont have any at all.
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