Time and time again i read "you have to know your own body," and, "you have to find your own way." Well, if this is the case then how do i do that if i simply follow the instructions i get from the diabetes clinic, dietician and Endocrinologist?
I read of all kinds of ways that people are managing their diabetes. I am type 2 and i am just learning how to eat right and take my insulin. I have been told by the diabetes clinic nurse to eat between 150-195 carbs each day and then i read that other diabetic type 2's taking insulin are eating only 30 carbs a day. Others say "eat to your meter." Whatever that means. I just don't understand how i can fashion all of my diabetes management by what i choose believing it works best for me when all i am doing is following the instructions so to speak.
I hope you understand what i am trying to say because i am bewildered by all this.
All i want to do is be well. I want to be able to manage my diabetes properly and most dearly i want to stop waking up in the night scared because i am not sure what to do right. It scares me greatly to be diabetic. My grandmother was diabetic and died having lost her leg to the knee, having had a major heart attack and she was completely blind. I am learning all about the diabetic complications and i worry.
Thank you if you can help :) Denise
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