Hello all

By Patty0057 Latest Reply 2014-12-19 19:08:34 -0600
Started 2011-11-12 22:28:55 -0600

I am new to this blog & was diagnosed with type 2 about 2 months ago. I am having trouble dealing with this- it's like having a second full time job!
I changed my eating habits dramatically, have lost about 15 pounds & am doing well without meds. (so far)I am a nurse but was so frightened at first that all I knew flew right out of my head. I have learned that it takes baby steps & that each day of dealing with this feels a little different.
I am trying to trend diet & recipe help on twitter (pattyKS57) using #diabetesfoodshare. Maybe it will help others.
Also, my nearest ADA is in Harrisburg, Pa. Anyone know of anything closer to Reading?

5 replies

Fefe12 2014-12-19 19:08:34 -0600 Report

Welcome to the family. Now its time to just breath. The holidays are coming and that will be stressful enough to someone new to this. I hope I can give you another side to this disease. I believe its all an attitude and a choice. To be healthy or not, to feel bad or not. Its not a death sentence so dont treat it as one. You are one of the blessed ones who can control with diet run with that. Food should be fun, never a chore. There are too many choices out there to ever get bored. If you do the cooking, change everyone with you. I always say we should all be eating like a diabetic. Whole foods, fresh veggies, fruits, good meat. Tell me who shouldn't eat like that! The variety is endless. You can learn to live without, or do what I do, share! Like I've said before you take a bite and give it away, in my house you would loose your hand if you try to take it back. You will be surprised how easy this process can be. Soon it will be a piece of cake! Excuse the pun. Plus you have us! Enjoy the process, know there will be times of frustration but know you will get through it. What other option do you have? Well you can choose death or really bad health, but why? A nurse? You have a job to do, so take care of yourself and just do it! Looking forward to talking to you again. All the love, joy and peace to you and yours.

MEGriff1950 2011-11-13 12:15:56 -0600 Report

Hello Patty, wow you are doing great congratulations on receiving your diagnosis early enough to gain control without meds. Ask your doctor about referring you to a diabetic education class. The local one I attended was in my near by hospital but was sanctioned by the ADA. You can also contact the ADA online to see if they have sanctioned classes in your area. You can also check to see if there is a support group in your area. Have you visited a dietician to help you with a meal plan?
Best of Luck,

pixsidust 2011-11-13 00:22:43 -0600 Report

Welcome to the Family!
How did you bypass needing any medicine? Have you had you a1c done and if so how was it? I am proud you did what was good for you!

jayabee52 2011-11-12 23:34:01 -0600 Report

Howdy Patty! WELCOME to DiabeticConnect!

Sounds like you have your diabetes well in hand, That's great!. I had been a CNA (in home health) when I was first Dx'd back in 1995, and what I had learned had flown out of my head too. I think the enormity of the challenge paralyzes peoplem, even people who ought to know better. But it sounds like you have made a wonderful recovery from what you say here.

Blessings to you and yours


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