On November 5, 2011 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I couldn't believe what I had just heard. How can this be? I'm only 44 years old. What am I going to do now? What does this all mean? A tidal wave of questions flooded into my mind. So what happens now?
I had developed an infection in one of my toes. I thought it would heal up on it's own. When it didn't, I sought out a doctor. He examined me, toe and all. Ran some tests and x-rays. And told me it would be a good idea for me to visit the local ER. He had already called them and told them to expect me.
So over to the hospital I go. Unaware about how my life was about to change. At the ER the doctor ran more tests. And in a few hours the results came back. One infected toe and type 2 diabetes. I will never forget that moment.
I was admitted to the hospital that afternoon. And stayed for 7 days. The nurses checked my sugar level 4 times a day. I was receiving the long lasting insulin once a day. And the insulin with meals 4 times per day. I had visits from the dietitian and diabetes rep's. Both visits lasted about 20 min's. But I still had questions. I have been searching the internet for any information about diabetes. And found this forum. And I'm glad I did.
Any advice for a diabetic newbie?
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