Hi I am Sarah, I am 37 and have just found out that I have diabetes. I suspected it would happen family history and I was gestational with my last two pregnancy's.
Since being diagnosed I have made several diet changes and have lost around 15 lbs.
The hard part is I have two young children ages 3 and 4. While all of us have been eating a bit better I can't see not letting the them enjoy some treats. I just have a problem staying away from the stuff myself.
I am scared, I have really no support system and no groups that are close enough to me to be able to attend any support meetings.
My mother (may she rest in peace) was diabetic as well and she passed away at the age of 49 due to heart issues. I do not want to face the same things that she did. I have many other health issues as well as suffering from depression,anxiety disorders, herniated discs,degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis and bi-polar. I feel as if I have the weight of the wold on my shoulders and that with all the issues I have I will just continue to fall apart.
I want to make good choices for my whole family, i just have not figured out how to juggle all the changes that need to be made. It was always so easy to go grocery shopping, now I am at a loss as to what to eat and what not to let alone planning meals that the whole family will eat. I hope to find support among others who have been there and can give advice and understands how frustrating it can be.
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