Newly diagnosed T2 diabetic

kindlekm
By kindlekm Latest Reply 2012-01-31 16:59:41 -0600
Started 2012-01-28 16:07:27 -0600

Hi all,

I am 23 years old and was just diagnosed before Christmas. My blood sugar started at around 360 and is now getting to a fasting blood sugar around 100. I am taking lantus and is at 33 units. I was hoping to have a lower dose but there is time. Went to a nutritionist and got put on a 45-60 g carbs per MEAL which was hard at first but is slowly getting easier. I am very short and am 175lbs so I have a ways to go to get to a healthy body weight and exercising has been the hardest part to do. So any general tips?


12 replies

papinator
papinator 2012-01-31 16:59:41 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed on New Years Day. Great way to start the new year! My bs was 720 and A1C 13.9 They are not sure if I am type1 or type 2 . On insulin for now and my bs are 80-125 daily unless I excercise or walk for 20 minutes I go into the low 60's On a 4 arb serving diet for three meals a day and 2 carb serving for a night time snack. Had a gada blood test and only 1 anti body waiting to see if my am able to produce insulin but can't take C-Peptide test while on insulin.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-01-29 02:30:54 -0600 Report

Welcome!
Have you checked out our video section? There are a lot of great things in there from carb counting http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/39-my-life-as-a-pin-cushion-carb-counting to exercising ideas http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos?query=chair+exercise&by=relevancy

There is also a great discussion on exercise that I used to get me started. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/336-no-excuse-excersise-program
It is so gradual that you don't even realize you are exercising and once you get into the longer periods of exercise, you are really starting to like it because you won't hurt yourself doing it this way.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-01-28 20:13:55 -0600 Report

Welcome to the family. Follow the plan of your dr, nutritionist and get on an exercise plan and hopefully you will eventually get off the meds. Decide what you like to do, read books, walk to the library or bookstore, etc. Maybe you and some neighbors can start walking or even ask to walk a neighbors dog. The high schools usually let people use their track before/after school ride a bike, parks have coed sports, my oldest daughter(29yrs old) does soccer, or maybe a dance class. If you are able to, take the stairs, park further away when out (make sure it is safe) and try to think of other changes you can make. You can check out different video/DVD from the library and change up your workouts. You don't need to lose alot of weight to be in shape. I would ask the dr what he recomends for you.

I think if you can partner up with someone you'll be more inclined to workout. You can do this, it just takes some effort to get started.

Good luck

Nick1962
Nick1962 2012-01-28 18:25:52 -0600 Report

Hi and welcome! You're already on the right track. Way too many tips to list here, so just ask the questions you want answered. To every one else's I'll add, once you do get to the point where things are good, making it a routine keeps it staying good.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-28 17:58:25 -0600 Report

Hi and welcome to the family. Changing you lifestyle and eating habits isn't easy and it won't happen over night. It seems you are doing the right things. Losing wait is always a challenge so take your time and if possible take a walk when you can.

kindlekm
kindlekm 2012-01-28 17:34:31 -0600 Report

Thanks for the kind words it's nice
To hear the stories of others I don't know many ppl with diabetes

Set apart
Set apart 2012-01-28 17:22:54 -0600 Report

Welcome this is the greatest place to visit as a newcomer myself I have learned so much from this site and feel like I have met so many people. The site offers great information, as well as supportive friends. I was diagnosed in august T1, immediately was placed on no more than 45 g of carbs per meal, my A1c was initially at 8.7 than in Dec was 6.6, working to get below 6.0. Had to change Drs 2 times since diagnosed, exercise and diet will be your greatest help, along with motivation! Good luck and welcome!

pixsidust
pixsidust 2012-01-28 17:02:34 -0600 Report

Set a plan of meals and exercise.
Write it down and keep a log
Carry your snacks around with you so you
have a go to alternative to bad foods.
I have the cutest lunch bags that are pretty
and look like purses but are insulated for food
You can find them at Hallmark stores or ebay

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-01-28 18:02:21 -0600 Report

Pixi you just gave me the most scathingly brilliant idea. I go into city buildings where my purse is searched. I hate having to dig for a piece of candy or my tube of icing. I am going to get a make up case to keep my tube of icing or candy in it. I can keep it in the fridge or freezer during the summer months in a baggie and dump it into the make-up case. Thanks

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