just diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

By bilow72 Latest Reply 2012-12-14 09:57:04 -0600
Started 2012-12-05 00:36:39 -0600

Despite being raised around diabetes even had the first diabetic dog in british columbia canada I always knew I had a chance of getting diabetes. When I was diagnosed last week I wasn't really shocked but more like disappointed in myself. I am now taking a procative in my health esp my diabetes. I do a lot of research online and constantly asking friends who have it for support and their knowledge. I've been checking my blood sugars, switched from sugar to stevia as I cant aspertane due to my fibromyalgia. A very good friend got me a bike until it snow Im bound and determined to ride even in my parking lot for at least an hour a day. I haven't rode one in yrs.

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tabby9146 2012-12-14 09:57:04 -0600 Report

Welcome to DC, I blamed myself and felt bad too for a very long time, but please don't so that to yourself. Just take it one day at a time, try to eat right and exercise some and check those numbers a few times a day before eating, 2 hours after eating, and after exercise and make sure you eat protein and fiber in all your meals and snacks and try to stay away from all the white stuff, white bread, flour, rice, and try to eat as many vegetables esp fresh and frozen as you can and some fruit everday, check and see how a small piece of fruit affects you, and I eat mine with some protein so numbers won't spike up, like some nuts for example or some low fat cheese.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-12-09 07:01:44 -0600 Report

Welcome to DC, don't be disappointed in yourself. The thing to do is take charge just like you seem to be doing! I exercise indoors, lots of DVD workouts and music. I know the moves so can even come up with my own workouts. Choose your favorite music to move to and its amazing how a small space can become a gym!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2012-12-05 17:37:15 -0600 Report

Hey bilow,

Just wanted to say hi and offer you some support here. You have a really empowered attitude. It sounds like you are facing life on life's terms, doing what you need to do to take care of yourself, as well as getitng educated. That is a big step in the right direction!

It also sounds like you have support from friends. A medical diagnosis brings up a lot of emotions, and it's really important to reach out to people who can listen without judging you or telling you what to do, offer suggestions (if you want them), and be there for you when you need them.

You came to the right place! Glad you are here!


Nick1962 2012-12-05 15:58:13 -0600 Report

Hey Bilow, welcome to the party!
Don't be too hard on yourself, the way we've been taught to deal with food in our society today almost garauntees daibetes at some point. Like the rest of us, you probably fell victim to the hype that pushes some pretty unhealthy eating habits. Good news is you have the chance to turn it around.
As for the bike, ever thought of clamping it into a trainer like this for the winter months? http://www.roadbikeoutlet.com/gavin-indoor-bi...
Back when I was still young and ambitios, it helped me through lots of wisconsin winters, even in my apartment.

jayabee52 2012-12-05 01:06:13 -0600 Report

Howdy Bilow!

No need to be disappointed in yourself. Since you had diabetes (DM) in your family, you may well have had the genetic makeup to get DM eventually. Please do not get down on yourself.

It is good you are discontinuing Aspartame as it is a neurotoxin and was originally developed as a possible chemical weapon. Stevia is much better!

Praying God's richest blessings be upon you and yours!

James Baker

bilow72 2012-12-05 23:06:20 -0600 Report

Thank you James

Im slowly getting used to the taste of Stevia and found I can get it pretty cheap at the local walmart I live across from.