new diabete

By smartz5 Latest Reply 2012-02-16 19:21:12 -0600
Started 2012-02-16 12:46:53 -0600

i just learn about type 2 that i have it . i wasnt ready for to recieve kind of medication it freak out. i guess it from genetric from my grandma. how u feel first time to hear issue? i ll have meet with dr feb 23. what kind of do i ask question for the first time. i m not accept medication i think it freak out. so im new and question. so anyone able rely on comment share with me thank you

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-02-16 19:21:12 -0600 Report

Hi smartz5, welcome to the diabetic connect family. I am T2 also and for me I take 1 500mg Metformin every evening. However, once you get your blood sugars under control, you can strive to getting off the medication with a good diet plan.

Mays posted a list of questions you should ask your doctor. Copy and paste them to a word doc and print them out. Take them to your doctor. If you are testing your blood sugars which you should be doing, take your log with you so he/she can see how your numbers are.

Good luck

MAYS 2012-02-16 13:26:32 -0600 Report

Welcome to the Diabetic Connect Family!

The more you know about diabetes, it's possible complications and most importantly the control that you have over managing it, you will feel much better.
You can manage your diabetes and have a very happy, healthy and productive life!

Here is a site with information about diabetes that may interest you:

Also here are a few questions that you may want to ask your doctor, taken from the WebMD website on diabetes:

1. Does having diabetes mean that I am at higher risk for other medical problems?

2. Should I start seeing other doctors regularly, such as an eye doctor?

3. How often should I test my blood sugar and what should I do if it is too high or too low?

4. Are there any new medications that could be used to help manage my diabetes?

5. Does diabetes mean I have to stop eating the foods I like best?

6. How can exercise make a difference in my diabetes?

7. If I'm overweight, how many pounds do I have to lose to make a difference in my health?

8. Are my children at increased risk for the disease?

9. What is the importance of diet in diabetes?

10. Do I need to take my medications even on days that I feel fine?

Browse this site, make friends and join in on the discussions, after all you are a member of this wonderful family!


jayabee52 2012-02-16 13:20:56 -0600 Report

Howdy Smartz5 WELCOME to DiabeticConnect! Sorry you have diabetes, but since you have been diagnosed I don't think there is a better place to get information, support and encouragement.

I was a bit frightened when I found out I probably had it. I think most everyone is when first diagnosed (Dx'd)

What I didn't know when I had my suspicions officially confirmed by a Dr, is that I might have avoided diabetes medications entirely if I had modified my eating plan enough (like I have for this past year). But that was long ago and I was not familiar with diabetes and what I needed to control it so when Dr told me to take Metformin, I took it.

So if you learn about diabetes and how it is best controlled, you POSSIBLY may either avoid medication or come off of it soon.

Praying you will have a good meeting with your Dr and that you learn what you need to do to manage your diabetes.

blessings to you and yours!


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