Just diagnosed type II freaking out

EuRylovesNeM
By EuRylovesNeM Latest Reply 2012-09-27 01:24:43 -0500
Started 2012-09-11 18:14:15 -0500

I haven't been feeling well for months tired all the time constantly nauseous my body just felt off. I had the A1C done twice because i work for a hospital and they were having health fares and both times it was around 6.5 but they didn't follow up from there and my insurance wasn't active yet so i just had to wait until i could get into see a doctor. I finally went Friday told her about the results so she did a fasting glucose nurse called me yesterday and said it came back 164 and i have type ii diabetes and they were starting me on metformin. I have an appointment on Thursday to see the Dr again and go over everything but I'm really freaking out. I'm a very picky eater i hate almost all vegetables. I also grew up with mom that baked wedding cakes and baking is in my blood. I'm really worried being able to hold to any diet for the rest of my life that cuts out sugar and carbs… I'm lost.


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mystikfairy61
mystikfairy61 2012-09-27 01:24:43 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. I understand the frustration. You don't have to completely cut carbs and sugars out of your diet. I hope you will be able to see a nutritionist or a dietician that will help you understand more about eating as a diabetic. There will be changes that you will have to make to keep things under control. We may all have diabetes but we are all different. What may spike someone's blood sugar may not spike someone else's. There are ways to find out what may send your numbers up and there is no one better than a dietician or nutritionist to help you. They will have you testing your BG (blood glucose)frequently to find out what foods may send it up. A 6.5 A1C can be gotten under control. Learn all you can and ask your diabetes care team questions to help you understand the disease. There is a lot of great information on here as well that may answer some of your questions. We are all here for you.

hillside lady
hillside lady 2012-09-26 09:59:16 -0500 Report

hi i understand you feeling the only difference is that i am dt1 and you are dt2 we go thru that but it shouldn't last that long because what you think plays a very important role in how you feel you need a hug a cup a coffee and lots of love and encourage ment

Proud Army Mom
Proud Army Mom 2012-09-12 13:22:58 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome!

I would love to tell you not to worry and that everything will be fine. But honestly, you are going to have to make some life-style changes in order for that to happen. Absolutely don't freak out; it's unproductive, stress does bad things to the body and mind, and this is absolutely a condition that you can manage.

Mays gave you some great links to review, and there is free information all over the web about Type II Diabetes and fitness and good eating habits. Just accept the fact that you are going to have to make changes, period. I hate to sound harsh or unsympathetic - I don't mean to - but if this condition scares you (and it should), then you need to understand that it is totally within your power to change. Think about how many people have received horrifying and scary diagnoses that they can do nothing about? Type II Diabetes isn't one them.

So start by giving thanks that this is something you can manage. Then re-evaluate your current eating and fitness habits. Make small changes initially, but make them consistent - it takes 30 days to break a bad habit or to develop a good one. Figure out what vegetables you do like (hopefully they are not the starchy ones). You can still bake and eat baked goods - you just need to modify what you put into them. There are tons of recipes out there for diabetics. If you don't work out currently, start walking briskly 20 minutes a day - you will be amazed at how much that will positively impact your blood sugar. This website and these forums are a gold mine of best practices - the receipes link is fabulous.

C'mon EuRylovesNeM - you've got this! You can do this - no question. It won't always be easy, but who said life is supposed to be easy? :)

Here's a hug for you ((EuRylovesNeM)) - you will get tons of support here (even the tough kind) <3

Warmly,

Debbie

EuRylovesNeM
EuRylovesNeM 2012-09-12 11:55:33 -0500 Report

Thank you all very much. I've been checking out the links every chance i get. I'm really worried but thanks to you guys I'm starting to feel a little better.

DeanaG
DeanaG 2012-09-11 22:48:12 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC!!!
It is natural to feel overwhelmed at first. Read and learn as much as you can. Information will give you the tools you need to control your diabetes. And remember you are not alone in your battle, you have all of us here at DC to lean on. ;-)

MAYS
MAYS 2012-09-11 19:24:41 -0500 Report

Welcome to the family!

Don’t panic!
Let’s start by removing the myths and looking at diabetes from an educational point of view.

Take a look at this first:

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And finally:

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What can you eat?

http://tracker.diabetes.org/?&amp;utm_source=...

http://www.diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food...

Want to learn more about diabetes?

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/?loc=...

http://www.dlife.com/

It seems like a lot to learn, but it isn't.
Take your time, do what you must and live your life!
Browse the site, make some friends, view the information and help others to learn more about diabetes by being a role model, because, after all, you are now a poster child for diabetes, as all diabetics are and showing others by example is a great way of promoting diabetes wellness, and care!

If you have any questions, the Diabetic Connect family is only a mouse click away!
Once again, "Welcome" to the family!

~Mays~

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