Newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

By nutnhuni4193 Latest Reply 2013-07-27 03:42:51 -0500
Started 2013-07-23 11:48:04 -0500

I found out on 6/14/13 that I was diabetic new it was coming one day but still a shock. My a1c was 11.2 and my fasting blood sugars were 209. I have been on metformin for since 6/14 and my sugars are still all over the place. They have been ranging pre meals between 153 335 and I am strickly following diet I am exercising and it is so frustrating I feel like I have no control over my life right now. I also feel like I am being attacked by people now like how can you have so much pain in your feet so fast it is hard to walk around places like walmart the pain is unbearable and it hurts me so much when I feel like I am being attacked by people I love. I feel since my a1c was so high I more than likely have been diabetic for some time, I have no insurance so I am seeing dr but having to do testing and such on a very slow pace. My feet already have a dull feeling to them I am getting depressed and have had moments of getting angry which I hate because that is not me. I just want and need support and sometimes I just don't know where to get the answers I am looking for any help would be greatly appreciated thanks

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magletb46 2013-07-24 01:31:14 -0500 Report

One thing that may help is looking into some vitamin mineral supplements. I shop at they are reasonable priced and have some healthy sounding things we could add to our routine and treatment specifically for diabetes. Also some hospitals have support groups.

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2013-07-23 22:05:24 -0500 Report

Hi nunnihuni,

I am glad you are here, my friend. I am sad to hear how sad you are.

It sounds like you are going through a lot, and not getting the concern and understanding you need from the people around you. Sometimes friends and family members are not so helpful. It might take them time to realize what you are dealing with and to learn how to be more supportive. It might help for you to tell them how they can help, as well as what is not so helpful.

Do you have anyone you can talk to about your diabetes? Any friends or family members who are willing to be good listeners? It helps to talk.

You mentioned that you are depressed. You might want to tell you doctor about this and see if she or he has any suggestions for how you can get some help. You might also check out counseling resources in your community. When you are feeling depressed, it's a good idea to talk to a doctor or a mental health professional.

Stay in touch with us. Lots of really supportive people here who get what you are going through.

Take good care of yourself,


eberrios343 2013-07-23 14:37:24 -0500 Report

When I was diagnosed last July type 2 diabetes my blood sugar was over 300 plus. My doctor put me on oral and insulin shots . I was using Apidra 4 units in the morning and Lantus 45 units at night. But the course I don't eat like I used to I watch what I eat now nothing white whole wheat. The Apidra was dropping my blood sugar below 70 so I stop taking Apidra I just use the oral and the 45 units of Lantus. My blood sugars been under control since then is between 77 in the morning then 100 after dinner sometimes 110.

AG1980 2013-07-23 13:38:05 -0500 Report

I just found out yesterday i have type 2 diabetes and i am scared for my life. This is day two, and I'm taking this one day at a time. I have my wife and my kids to help me through this but overall its up to you if you want to get/feel better. Good luck buddy, keep your head up

nutnhuni4193 2013-07-23 17:24:55 -0500 Report

I hope the same for you it is quite frustrating not feeling like you have any control over your own body anymore but I know it will get better for both of us

Helenvee 2013-07-27 03:42:51 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in May just after my 55th birthday, my Dr. put me on Metformin right away and my levels have been as low as 91 and as high as 209. I try to watch what I eat and working 2 jobs doesn't help because on the weekends I'm up all night (11:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.), what my dr. did is send me to a diabetes workshop that helps me understand and live with diabetes.

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