Don't know where to start

By Lee777 Latest Reply 2012-12-06 16:38:51 -0600
Started 2012-10-04 22:36:53 -0500

I was diagnosed with type 2 DM officially yesterday. I was on metformin 500mg at bedtime for about more than a month and I had my FBS taken yesterday. It was 133mg/dl despite the metformin and the fasting. I was really devastated since I am only 23 and I feel that life hasn't started for me yet but I already have an illness which will affect my life greatly. I don't know where to start. I have supportive parents but I wanted more comfort from people who can relate with my experience, who will not judge me and who can give me advice on what to do. What will I do? Will I still be able to find a job in this condition?

74 replies

locarb 2012-12-06 16:38:51 -0600 Report

Your concerns are natural and you have received a lot of good advice already. You actually may end up surprising yourself with the positive aspects of taking care of your health. You will certainly be able to find work (I did) and there are a number of laws protecting employees/individuals with health conditions.

You are going through a very normal sorting process and discovering what makes sense and works for you. You are young and your life is still starting; only differently than you envisioned.

ditrick 2012-12-01 19:20:19 -0600 Report

Hi my name is Ditrick miller yes you will be able to find a job doing anything you want long as you check your sugars 3times a day I have to check mine five times or more cause I'm on dialysis now but you can do what you want good luck

jayabee52 2012-12-01 23:17:29 -0600 Report

Howdy Ditrick! Sorry to learn you're on dialysis. I just sent you a friend request. I am almost back on hemodialysis again after having been on it for 10 mos in 2006-07.

Prprincess0923 2012-11-25 18:22:15 -0600 Report

Your life just begun and don't be afraid I also take metformin 500mg but now I take1000mg; once daily. Well it will be all fine and also you have parents that are supportive and believe friends too. I'm not going to lie it hard first but it will get easy! Yes you will be ale to fine work. I know I have to watch my carbs , soda and etc… But you should watch your carbs and what you eat and drink too. Remember to check your blood sugars at home too and keep a record so that way when you go to your doctors visit you can show him/ her. Good luck I'm here if you need a friend! Lets be friends?

Prprincess0923 2012-11-25 18:09:09 -0600 Report

It ok just do what your doctor say and you will be alright and yes u can get a job. Try to control your carbs and check your blood sugars. Welcome to the family. This is a great web site and a lot who care and etc…

lifedriver 2012-11-14 12:12:45 -0600 Report

Wow, you do have some very deep questions. First of all you need to control your high sugar levels. Second of all diabetes is invible to all. Your friends or employer will never know unless you tell them. Third, start to add cinnamim to your diet. This spice really helps to lower BS. Good luck and learn as much as you can about diabetes in order to be in controll of it. Don't let it controll you…LIVE

Lee777 2012-11-14 18:12:50 -0600 Report

Thank you. If I'd be honest about having it, will they still accept me?

lifedriver 2012-11-15 11:17:11 -0600 Report

Well it is against the law for employers to deny employment due to a diability. Are you a type I or II. It is suggested to be truthful.

lifedriver 2012-11-15 16:05:27 -0600 Report

Oh, I wasn't aware of that vital piece of info. I am not a person to be decietful so I would go by the ideal of need to know policy. HI JAYABEE

jayabee52 2012-11-15 21:17:59 -0600 Report

howdy friend! Just wanted to clarify what I knew. I didn't see your response as being deceitful, just not fully informed. No problem!

Kirla 2012-11-10 09:39:00 -0600 Report

This is what helped me. It’s where I started and have been doing well since. It may or may not help you but eating right is a good place to start.

Feb 2009 I was diagnosed with a fasting blood sugar of 366 and A1C of 14.1. Started to eat a salad every day at supper. Also started to eat lots of low carb vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, spinach, pickles and sauerkraut. Started to drink 8+ glasses of water every day.

I then bought a meter and started to test my blood sugar before and after each meal. At first I was testing 2 hours after each meal and when my numbers dropped a lot I started testing 1 hour after meals. I test 5-7 times a day. I cut back or eliminated foods that spiked my blood sugar more than 50 points after eating.

By testing I found that foods like bread and most foods made of grains along with pasta, rice, corn, potatoes, oatmeal, cereals, chips, crackers, cakes, cookies, candy, soda, fruits, fruit juices, milk and most foods that contain more than 5-6 net carbs per serving as found on the package label all spiked my blood sugar. Some people can cut back on these foods and some people like me have to stop eating them.

After about 6-8 weeks my blood sugar readings were almost normal levels.

I found by reducing and eliminating high carb starchy foods helped me a lot. By adding small amounts of chicken, beef, pork or a hard boiled egg to my meals helped reduce blood sugar spikes also.

Good luck

Lee777 2012-11-10 18:13:52 -0600 Report

I am doing all these. Except for buying a meter. I don't have work yet so I can't purchase it yet. Insurances here are not that popular so I don't have one. LOL. But I will buy soon when I already have a job. I am just eating properly and less. I do exercises too. I haven't rechecked my BS yet nor set an appointment with my doctor. Thanks for this. Proper diet and exercise are really crucial in managing diabetes. I am really happy for you that you have lived a better life after DM. I hope that will happen to me too. Take care!

GabbyPA 2012-11-10 20:55:30 -0600 Report

The Reli-On meter at Walmart is only $20 and the strips are $18 per 50. You really do want to start checking to see how you are doing with your numbers. You can get a fancier one later once you have insurance. But I would get one soon.

Lee777 2012-11-11 03:47:17 -0600 Report

We don't have walmart here in the Philippines Gabby. But I will get a meter soon. Prolly early next year. hehe

GabbyPA 2012-11-12 18:42:04 -0600 Report

Oh, well what about Ebay? I used to get my stuff off of Ebay for a long time. Got some great deals. I would not put it off if you don't have to.

skjkaye 2012-11-10 09:16:28 -0600 Report

I'm type 1 and on a pump. Our youngest son got married to a cute girl in July. Her mamaw, papaw, Mom, Dad, moms sister, and few other of her family members all have diabetes. She is 28 weeks pregnant and has gestational diabetes. She is scared for her baby and is working hard to keep her sugars down. And now she is having trouble with her insurance company paying for her test strips. She is eating healthier and stopped drinking all those sodas. You'll get the hang of it and be just fine. Many people have it and they lead normal like lives. Don't limit yourself and take it serious. I didn't take it serious and now paying for it. I'm the perfect example of why not to do.

Lee777 2012-11-10 18:06:09 -0600 Report

Thank you for this reminder. I am not scared of diabetes. I am scared of its complications. I do not want to have it. I have worked as a dialysis nurse trainee and I have seen how diabetes destroyed peoples' kidneys and it is just terrifying. Being diagnosed with diabetes at an early age, I do not want to have the complications early too. I do not want to have it at all. But thanks again for the encouragement. I hope all is well with you too. :)

Leslie S
Leslie S 2012-10-14 23:45:38 -0500 Report

It is so overwhelming, but the best thing I've learned is to seek advice and counsel from those who have been there. I do talk to my dr, but I have many nurse friends that help me as well. Good luck!!

Lee777 2012-10-15 00:25:40 -0500 Report

Thank you Leslie. You all have been a great help to me! :)

JSJB 2012-10-15 04:27:01 -0500 Report

Listen to grannie, Lee. This condition is not curable but can be controlled with hard work on the diet and exercise. You can live a healthy life as long as you take care of yourself. The only thing that stops is the meds if your numbers are under control.

Lee777 2012-10-15 07:03:07 -0500 Report

Thank you JSJB. I should listen to all your positive views of this disease. I am now eating healthily and less of white rice. It must have been the culprit. lol

JSJB 2012-10-15 15:49:41 -0500 Report

Great, stay away from anything made with flour. Read other posts on this site, they will tell you more than I can. Good luck

Mimiewal 2012-10-11 16:31:07 -0500 Report

I can completely understand your feelings on this I have been a diabetic for a little over a year. It is both depressing and scary at first but know that there is no reason that you cant still achieve all the goals that you set for yourself. It may take you a little longer to grasp all the things you need to do, but there is no reason to not achieve any thing that you set out to do. I have been on my stressing job for 14 years so yes you can work… just know your limitations and dont push but to answer your question. You can work.

Lee777 2012-10-11 07:56:28 -0500 Report

Thank you for all the love and support guys. I really am thankful that I found you. You may not be physically present to give me a hug or pat me on the back, but your comments, kind words and advice get through my heart. I pray that God will keep us all in good shape so we win this battle against diabetes as well as our struggles in life.
Take care always and stay positive!
Love you all! :D

Armourer 2012-10-10 17:03:41 -0500 Report

first find a good diabetic dietician, I saw about four before I found one who was good. She adjust my medication not the doc. She got my BG in control, not the doc. Learn what food you can eat, one's you can't, some of this will be trial & error. Portion control is very important, as is carb control. Then exercise. The longer you can stay the use of inject insulin the better. The sooner you accept it and make the adjustments the better your life will be.

Nana_anna 2012-10-09 10:05:20 -0500 Report

Unfortunately, life goes on with or without diabetes. If you know now, that is good because you are young. You can plan out your daily schedule just the same as you always have. Don't let Diabetes get your life down. Being on Metformim is good. That is a good medication. Do not stop taking it. Best thing is to start exercising, walking everyday is a must. That helps your sugar to stay down. Helps over all. You can still live a productive life. I have been a diabetic since 2006. I still am. I am exercising everyday. Staying on my medications. I wish the best for you.

judy makowski
judy makowski 2012-10-08 15:34:30 -0500 Report

Hi Lee. There must be so many thoughts running through your mind. All at the same time. The noise must be deafening. Rest assured you are ok. Actually you can do just about anything you want to do as long as long as you take care of yourself. I watched a show yesterday about a skier that wanted to make the olympic team and it had never been done before. Most people didn't think he could do it but after much trial and error he did. You will be healthier than most people just because of the lifestyle and diet you will be eating. I would suggest when you are feeling stronger that you tell some of your best friends so they can help you if your sugar suddenly drops and carry some form of sugar with your. The squeezable cake frosting is good for this or even the wafers for diabetics. You really will be fine and we are all here for you.

Lee777 2012-10-08 19:29:14 -0500 Report

Yes judy! I will live healthily and achieve great things. I will not be defeated. :) Thank you so much!

sloane 2012-10-08 14:51:00 -0500 Report

Having raised two sons with diabetes I understand your frustration, but diabetes can be incorporated into your life and our family has benefitted from diabetes. We all now eat healthier, don't smoke exercise and really take care of our health. We are here to support you. PS--Make sure you try to test one-two hrs after your largest meal as well if possible.. You will do great!

GabbyPA 2012-10-08 11:14:15 -0500 Report

Your life has just begun! Diabetes is serious, but if managed, there is nothing you cannot do...well, except eat a whole birthday cake.

Really. Look at all the famous people with diabetes.
There are 100's of them out there. Athletes, actors, singers, news people, authors, and even more who are not in the lime light.

I was afraid I was going to loose my ability to go hiking and camping. Not so. I have been doing it and without ill effect. Actually, the weight loss and better eating habits have actually helped me enjoy my outdoor adventures even more.

It is hard at first, trying to figure things out. But once you find your rhythm, and you will, nothing will stop you.

Lee777 2012-10-08 19:32:35 -0500 Report

Thank you Gabby. This helped a lot. I am a nurse, but when I was diagnosed, I feel that I know nothing about the disease and kept on reading and reading. I came across this support group and I am just very glad. This is the right place to find help and healing. Thank you. :)

GabbyPA 2012-10-09 10:22:32 -0500 Report

Being in the medical profession doesn't make you an expert on all things. It just gives you tools to find things out. I am so glad you found us. I know I owe my life to this site. I was not under a doctor's care for the first 9 months of my diagnosis, and I learned so much here. I am sure you will too and with being a nurse, I look forward to hearing what you have to share as you learn.

Pharmacist George
Pharmacist George 2012-10-07 17:14:31 -0500 Report

Hi Lee777,

Well don’t despair if you got a diagnosis for Type 2 because it is one of the most controllable conditions and where both advanced and prolific medication classes and lifestyle factors play a major role in controlling this manageable condition. You must also know that if you make the right lifestyle choices you may have a chance of reversing Type 2 Diabetes.

Rest assured that your life as you know it is still the same and nothing has changed except that you should learn how to improve and maintain favorable lifestyle choices and learn about the various factors that are critical for diabetes control, avoiding complications and consequently enjoying the best quality of life.

Please read the new discussion titled “What Every Person With Diabetes Must know About This Highly Manageable and Treatable Condition” that I’ve just posted as a new discussion. Let me know if you have any questions.

Jeremyz mom
Jeremyz mom 2012-10-10 10:24:58 -0500 Report

You can't "reverse diabetes" you can control it. Don't give a new diabetic that information…thats one of the myths out there!

Pharmacist George
Pharmacist George 2012-10-10 18:33:02 -0500 Report

Reversing Type 2 diabetes is not a myth but is an undisputed medical and statistical facts that is public information which can be accessed by anyone. Not every person with Type 2 diabetes can reverse it depending on several factors such as how long that person has it, current health and lifestyle factors, any organ damage or other co-morbidities (other diseases).

I state my recommmendations based on established facts from professional pharmaceutical and medical resources. I have personally through out my career helped and witnessed many reverse Type 2 and the media, news sites and various public resources cite many more incidences of reversing Type 2 diabetes. I choose my words carefully without any unnfounded claims and without over or understating any realities.

granniesophie 2012-10-10 19:43:15 -0500 Report

Excuse me?? You cannot reverse Diabetes, you can control it so well that you may not need to be on medicine, and your numbers may always be wonderful, but you cannot reverse it. Ask anyone who screws up and sees how their numbers go back up higher. Please don't misinform people or give false hope. It is not fair to tell anyone that they will be diabetes free if they do this or that. They may enjoy low, "normal" blood sugar, but they are going to have to work very hard at it, with a very tightly controlled diet and exersise, which we all do anyway, and perhaps at some point that just won't be ennough. Completely reverse Diabetes, oh please…

Lee777 2012-10-07 20:42:39 -0500 Report

Hello George! Thank you so much for this assurance. I want to change my lifestyle and become a better person. Last night, I had an anxiety attack because of fear. But I read your post and I felt better. Thank you so much.

tabby9146 2012-10-05 18:14:10 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC Lee! I know how you feel, I felt pretty much the same, you are nervous, maybe even scared, that is alright, we all were. I love what Joyce said, it is so true, you can do anything you want to do. The only difference you have to watch what you more than the non-diabetic, and exercise most days of the week, any exercises you like and have fun doing, a minimum of a half hour each day and many times that is all I get and it is enough for most, and fast walking is really great, low imnpact aerobics, siwmming, whatever it is. If you are not used to it perhaps, then start out slow. Always check your blood sugar before and after exercise, to see how it affects you and of course, different types of exercises, different intensity levels, will have different readings also, the more intense the lower you will go, and faster low most likely. Just be sure to eat something healthy with plenty of protein and some fiber before and after. If you can, go to diabetes classes, i did, and it is the most important thing you can do. They told us the ideal time to exercise was about one hour after eating, apparently you have enough energy then and the blood sugars are better. Test in the morning after you wake up and get a good idea over time, how your numbers are, and my doctor said two hours after I eat breakfast, or lunch, dinner. You won't have to test many times per day once you see how certain foods affect you. I came off Metformin and have been controlling by diet and exercise now for over 3 1/2 years. There are many here, who have come off all meds., others came way down on them. It is very possible, sure it is work, but you are worth it.

Lee777 2012-10-05 19:12:17 -0500 Report

Thank you Tabby for sharing your experiences with me. I know I will get by and God's grace will be sufficient for me and for all of us. Now I know that a meter is really important if I want to keep my sugars in best levels. I have to get them soon. lol. Thanks for the insight! God bless you. :)

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-10-05 13:07:58 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. The only thing that has changed in your life is diabetes. I am T2 also. The only thing I changed was my eating habits and adding exercise. The only thing that is going to stop you from doing anything with your life is you. There are doctors, lawyers, teachers, athletes, authors, actresses and actors as well as other people doing all kinds of things who are diabetics.

You can find a job, go to college or do what you want. You cannot be not hired because you are diabetic and they cannot ask you if you are. I worked for a small non profit and was diagnosed at our gala when we honored people in the medical field. My first form of support was from my co-workers because several of them are diabetic. The President called all the diabetics into her office and questioned us to no end because her sister was hospitalized and diagnosed with diabetes. She wanted to know what she could do to help her sister so we loaded her down with all kinds of information, books and pamphlets. We even shared our readings with her so her sister would know she wasn't alone in this. Her sister sent us a thank you card and sugar free cookies. She is now doing great and has continued teaching.

Life has many obstacles. It is how you handle them that matter. If you think your life is over as you knew it then it is over. If you want to grab the world and be all you can be then this is what you should do. In life, people are always going to judge you. If you buy into it you will stress yourself out. Don't worry about being judged or what people will say to you or about you, that is not important at all. It is how you see yourself and how you feel about yourself that is the most important.

I have diabetes, diabetes does not have me. You will get over being devastated and overwhelmed. Go out into the world and live your life and be all you can be including happy.

Lee777 2012-10-05 20:17:01 -0500 Report

Thank you. Thank you Joyce. I know I can make my life better by staying positive rather than sulking in my room. Thank you for your encouragement. I hope that everyone here will also stay positive just like you. I know I will overcome this with the help of my support system and you guys. Thank you and have a great weekend. :)

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2012-10-05 20:39:50 -0500 Report

You are very welcome, now get out of your room, quit sulking and go out and have fun. Make yourself a diabetic kit to carry with you. Make sure you have your meter and supplies with you. I never leave home without it. I also carry candy, crystal light packets, crackers and cheese. You can add what ever snacks you like. Just make sure you have some fun.

DeanaG 2012-10-05 08:20:54 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC!!!
Diabetes will only stop you from doing whatever you want in life if you let it!!
This is a wonderful site for information and support. Always remember you are not in this battle alone, you now have all of us!! ;-)

Nick1962 2012-10-05 08:00:20 -0500 Report

Hey Lee, welcome to the club! You’ve already read a bunch of positive stories, and frankly of the 400,000 of us here you will only read a few negative ones. That’s because this condition isn’t as debilitating as it once was. This is going to sound weird, but getting diagnosed a T2 is probably the best thing that could have happened to me. It’s made me take care of myself in ways I should have all along, and I’m in far better health because of it. It hasn’t stopped me or slowed me down in any way, in fact, it’s made me go out and do the things I had been putting off. Honestly, I have more trouble putting in and taking out my contacts each day. So yes, it did affect my life greatly, just in a positive way.

I take no diabetes medications, and have come off several others for blood pressure and cholesterol since I’m in much better shape now and my numbers are well under control. In fact, if I went to a new doctor today, they wouldn’t even suspect to test me for it.

Sure, it’s always in the back of my mind, any little pain or what have you I wonder if it’s the diabetes, but it’s not. If you get your head around this early enough, it will at best be a minor annoyance (like putting in contacts), and it won’t go any farther. You’re still young enough, and numbers are still fairly good that you should be able to turn this around in just a few months. Hang around and ask questions, we’ll help any way we can.

Lee777 2012-10-05 20:10:32 -0500 Report

Thank you Nick. Really encouraged me to take things positively like everyone here. I will stay positive and be in best shape. Hope to hear more from you too. God bless you. :)

Nick1962 2012-10-06 15:56:59 -0500 Report

You're too kind. Don't thank me, just promise you'll find a decent feeding and exercise plan you can stick to so your numbers stay good. You'll need to tweak them as you get older of course, but above all else make sure you never stop dreaming of the things you want to be and do, and never stop working toward those goals.

granniesophie 2012-10-05 06:26:15 -0500 Report

Hi sweetie! New scary world isn't it? Well, it doesn't need to be! Diabetes is totally controllable by diet and exercise, and medicine, if you need it. Lots of people here don't take any at all!
Diabetes isn't the end of it all, it is a wakeup call to take better care of yourself! All people should be eating healthy and exercising anyway-we are just ahead of that curve!
Once all of this sinks in, you see your doctor again, get more advce and a meter and test strips (yeah, you should get one!) and learn how to use it, ands see a diabetes nutrionist and/or educator (yeah, really you should!) you'll see that you can do anything that you want to in your lfe. Diabetes doesn't have to slow you down. You can work almost any job (you didn't want to be an astronaut, tho, did you?) and have wonderful friends and do things and go places and on and on. You just have to take good care of yourself too.
Complications aren't necissarily something to look forward to-just take care of yourself. Sometimes they happen, sometimes they never do. You are young and have lots of time to live your life and shouldn't worry about that all the time.
You have your parents to support you, I bet you have friends and other family who won't see that you are any different than you always were, except maybe you have a condition that is annoying and needs taken care of daily. But lots of people have conditions that need taken care of, and we don't always see those at all. They just do it and live.
And so can you!
So, I hope that you keep coming back here to, to talk, to ask, and also to vent when you are frustrated. We are all together in this big life, and we are all trying to manage the best we can, and so will you. I'm betting on it :)

Lee777 2012-10-05 06:51:39 -0500 Report

Yes, it is scary Sophie. You see, I am nurse yet I am the one who needs to be nursed. haha I haven't explored everything yet. I have just consulted with my IM. My friend also gave me an exchange list from a dietitian but I don't understand it fully yet. Currently, I am unemployed (because it's really hard to get a job here in the Philippines with the oversupply of nurses) so I could not buy a meter yet. Probably next year I will. My doctor did not require me yet and I will have to go back after 2 weeks and have my FBG checked.
Thank you so much for the comforting words Sophie. Life gets easier when you have someone to share your triumphs and hardships with.
God has led me to this page for me to know that I am not alone in the battle against diabetes.
God bless you Sophie. Have a nice day.

jayabee52 2012-10-05 04:55:39 -0500 Report

Howdy Lee. Sorry you have this "medical challenge".

I would rather not have it myself, but unfortunately we each share this challenge in common.

As far as what you are to do, kinda depends on your attitude. I have heard it said (and I believe it to be true) that life is composed of 5% what happens to you, and 95% how you react to that 5%.

You and I share a medical challenge but fortunately it is a challenge which can be managed with a bit of thought and application of ourselves. I would MUCH rather have DM t 2 than the Systemic Lupis Erithramosis (SLE "Lupis") my late wife "Jem" had.

The SLE would attack the organs of her body like they were foreign invaders. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason for those attacks. It got to the point where she NEEDED transplants of heart, lungs, and kidneys, but she was unable to have what she needed due to her immune system being so haywire.

My "Jem" was also the embodiment of the saying to which I referred earlier. She had a lot of medical difficulties throughout her life, yet she didn't let it sour her on life and she brought some sunshine into a lot of peoples' lives, including mine. She did have a job which she adapted to her blindness (at age 14) and worked it for about 40 years, even though her health was failing. I was fortunate to have been with her for about the last 3 yrs of her life, and consider the time I was with her a genuine blessing from God. (you can see photos of this time together on my profile. )

So having this "medical challenge" of DM while it may be a challenge, it is one which is manageable.

You can live a long and relatively complication free life too. There is one fella, a t 1 by the screen name of Richard157 ( who has had his t 1 for something like 60 years. So it can be done.

I pray for a long and relatively complication free life for you also. I know from painful experience that it is FAR better to manage one's DM well early on than to try to cope with the complications I have now.

I pray God's richest blessings be upon you and yours!

James Baker

Lee777 2012-10-05 05:04:33 -0500 Report

I'm so blessed to have read your reply to my post. Thank you for lifting my spirits. I praise God for directing me to this site where I find people who can share my burdens with me. Thank you for sharing your wife's story with me. May God be with you always in all your battles. :)

jayabee52 2012-10-05 05:36:29 -0500 Report

thank you Lee! I've been around here for 4 yrs now and have found it to be an invaluable, amazing place! I pray I'll see you here often.

JSJB 2012-10-05 04:39:07 -0500 Report

Lee, When I was first pre diagnosed with this condition my BG was 250. My doctor gave me a meter and suggested I take FBG readings. They were 185 to 200 but now a year later and with diet, exercise and this site, I am now down to 100 to 110 daily. Even after eating soft pretzels, cheese steaks and pizza:). In the beginning it was hard but after awhile, I realized that I was living a much healthier life than I did prior to this. Oh, I am 69 so it was alot more difficult for me to change than you but you will see it is worth it. Your reading of 133 is in the normal range and it will get lower. Use the log book on this site to record your BG readings. Good luck and welcome to this site.

Lee777 2012-10-05 04:44:05 -0500 Report

Thank you for encouraging me JSJB! This may God's reminder for us to take care of our bodies more. The doctor will check my FBG after two weeks. I don't have a glucose meter yet. She didnt advise me to get 1 yet. Again, thank you.

mystikfairy61 2012-10-05 01:23:35 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome to DC. 133 is not really that high when it comes to FBG. I was diagnosed back in April and it took me about 3 months to get mine to that level. You are in the right place for support. I can't really talk much about the job situation but I know there are a lot of people on here that work and have diabetes. I will let the others that have more experience in that area comment on how to deal with that. Learn all you can, ask questions of your doctor and nutritionist as well as on here. It is a day by day process. Glad you are doing what needs to be done to take care of yourself. HUGS

Lee777 2012-10-05 01:30:53 -0500 Report

*Hugs back
Thank you so much for the comfort. I kept on clicking my post and see if someone who cares would reply. I'm really concerned since I am only 23 and the longer the person has diabetes, the more complications he or she will have.
Again, thank you so much for the encouragement. I hope you are doing well too. :)