Just Diagnosed

By kevlann24 Latest Reply 2011-07-04 12:12:06 -0500
Started 2011-07-01 23:12:53 -0500

Just diagnosed this past Friday. Was hard news to grasp but thankful to know now what caused so much for so long. How did you take the news?

15 replies

tabby9146 2011-07-04 12:12:06 -0500 Report

sorry you got that news, but you will be okay. So much good advice here on DC. Just exercise as much as you can, almost daily, about a half hour, just walking, if you don't already does wonders, and trying to count carbs and watch your diet ,and test, test, test to see how certain foods affect you. Are you on insulin or pills? I was frustrated, mad, sad, everything and was diagnosed in Nov. 2008. I was on Metformin for a few months, lost all the weight ,and got off the pills. I have been controlling by diet and exercise ever since.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-07-04 09:49:05 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. I was not very happy to learn I had Diabetes. After about 18 months still not happy about the diabetes, but not as overwhelmed and under better control with my BG numbers.

StayingAlive 2011-07-04 03:07:58 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed about a year and a half ago and I did not even know I had it. My sister told me to go see a doctor because she recognized some symptoms I had. I walked into the hospital and they tested me at a 634!!! Needless to say I had no clue what this meant until later. On top of that I have only one kidney which makes this scenario a bit more troubleling. So I have done what I need to do to keep moving forward and do the right things. Gotta have a positive attiude or I will never last.

jayabee52 2011-07-04 10:08:38 -0500 Report

Howdy Dave! Welcome to DC! That's a really good attitude to have. But if you ever get "down" about it come here and ventilate your feelings. Sometimes this beastie diabetes messes with one's emotions. People become depressed and angry and often it is the diabetes talking. So don't feel like a failure for feeling bad. But if you have a resource like DC and don't use it, that's a whole 'nother story.

I am a kidney patient, and am about a month or two away from dialysis again. I want to encourage you to keep that one kidney of yours working its best. Please keep your Blood Glucose under control, and also keep your Blood Pressure in the normal range too. I suspect that mine got weakened by HBP and years of using Metformin. I got an infection which shut them down for a while and I had to go on dialysis for about 10 months, but had been off of dialysis for about 6 years now. Since I've been there before, while I don't like it, I'm OK with it. But if you don't HAVE TO go there, do what you can to avoid it and keep that kidney running well.

Blessings to you and yours Dave

James Baker

digitaldoorbell 2011-07-03 18:21:02 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed one year ago. I was overwhelmed and slightly depressed. You learn that it is manageable (at least it seems to be for many of us) and you make the changes to your lifestyle that you need to.

Good luck

CaliKo 2011-07-03 15:54:36 -0500 Report

I was annoyed. I had just been diagnosed with a different chronic disease three months earlier. And it was just before all the Christmas parties were beginning. I didn't know what to do and I just kept it to myself until my CDE classes in January.

MrsCDogg 2011-07-03 13:38:55 -0500 Report

It was a bit of a relief to me. I wasn't at all surprised thats for sure. My mother was a diabetic for probably 30 years before she passed away.

Copperchef 2011-07-03 10:08:49 -0500 Report

You know, it was hard to take in at first, but learning what to eat, losing weight and getting back into a good routine was how I looked at it. Welcome aboard, all I can say is read, ask questions and the people here will help you.

aveithtucker 2011-07-02 23:39:27 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed this past Friday also. I'm freaking out. I'm dealing with it the best way I know how by finding out what it is and how to deal with it. I went and got some books. Diabetes for Dummies.

DEBBY52 2011-07-04 10:03:22 -0500 Report

I was daiagnosed by the nurse practioner Thursday June 30, 2011 have to wait until July 7 to actually be diagosed by the doctor.. what was your A1C? mine was 6.5.. I still think it will be pre diabetes… I may be in denial

99Racing 2011-07-02 12:32:00 -0500 Report

I freaked out. Lost 80 lbs in 3 months. Which made my gallbladder go bad when I reintroduced some fats a few months later. (later was told a common issue when you lose wieght fast. I had gallbladder removed. Before surgery a Gallstone got out and into my Pancreas. Was in hospital for months with pancreatis. Almost died. Take it easier than I did.

Incmeister 2011-07-02 10:25:29 -0500 Report

I found out in Feb of this year, the same day I found out I would not have a contract job at the end of the month. The first was harder than the last but within a few short months and only a slight difference in diet, i am down to 6.1 from 10.8 BS - take it one step at a time and you are going to be okay! Welcome to DC!

alanbossman 2011-07-02 08:47:54 -0500 Report

Hi Kevlann as Jayabee said Welcome to diabetic connect family. I knew also I had diabetes when a friend tested my BS and her meter said HIGH. Plus it runs in my family and I was taken to the hospital and rushed to ICU with a BS count of 713, was there for 7 days.

jayabee52 2011-07-02 02:25:23 -0500 Report

Howdy Kevlann! Welcome to Diabetic connect. Welcome to our corner of the world!

I pretty much knew I had diabetes before the Dr Dx'd me in 1995. I had many of the symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus type 2, so my Dx was rather anticlimatic.

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