Hello. I just joined this site so I thought I jump right in to say hello. I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes on March 3,2015. My blood test showed my A1C as 6.6% and my fasting blood sugar at 129. My doctor put me on Metformin and told me to start monitoring my blood sugar levels. Of course I was very unhappy about the diagnosis especially since the last time I was tested my numbers were much lower (about 2 years before). And of course I blamed myself, being overweight and so on. Also, the day before I found out I had decided to quit smoking. So now I was battling the emotions of being a diabetic as well as withdrawal from nicotine. Needless to say I've been on an emotional roller coaster for the last three weeks. Tired, depressed, being almost afraid to eat anything, mourning the loss of my cigarettes, chocolate, not sleeping well, having an upset stomach from the medication…sigh what a mess! But my sugar levels have been very good and I am now at 20 days nicotine free!
I have read quite a few articles about diabetes but I think I got information overload. There is so much out there and so many different opinions. I realize that I have to find out what works for me. I look forwarded to learning more and getting to meet others through this site who have ideas and insights I can learn from. Thanks
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