So… I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes on 4/1/13!! I googled the symptoms I had, but like most ppl I was in denial and didnt want to go to the dr. After all, I'm only 27 & didnt want to deal with this. I didnt fast before I went because I wasn't feeling well… turns out my BG was 570 & my A1C was 13.2!!! After taking Metformin for a wk I fasted & went bk and it was 350… so they doubled my dosage! I cried and cried and cried. Felt like someone had died… felt like I died. I go bk to the dr in July to test everything. I've lost 15 lbs & haven't had a BG reading over 160. But I must say… this is truly the hardest thing I've ever dealt with. This seems so permanent. All the risks & dangers… sometimes it's just too overwhelming!!! Grocery shopping is difficult bc I know what to buy but I seem to focus on all the stuff I can't have. I'm just sad that this disease has affected me so badly emotionally!! I cry often and get frustrated at restaurants.. its even hard to hang out with my friends socially bc lots of activities revolve around drinking & food. It just sucks… I did it to myself, but I just wish that things were different. Do you all ever feel overwhelmed?? It's only been 2 months so I'm hoping & praying that with time I cope with it better. Thank God my numbers are under control.. just have to get everything else to follow suit!!!
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