Newly Diagnosed - New to this Community

Happy Manatee
By Happy Manatee Latest Reply 2018-07-16 11:42:43 -0500
Started 2018-07-09 00:08:26 -0500

I was just diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes one week ago but, of course, I have suspected it for a long time now. It took a pulmonary embolism to get me to the doctor and finally hear the truth. I was prescribed Metformin and Glypizide but I happened to find Jason Fung's book The Diabetes Code and stopped the Metformin after only two half-pills over two days. I refused the Glypizide at the pharmacy. I am very excited about the possibilities of reversing this tide and becoming healthy again. The thought of intermittent fasting is new to me and I thought I knew everything about how to lose weight (but just couldn't do it). I haven't felt excited about my health for a very long time. Tonight I found this wonderful website and am so happy to find a community of people dealing with my same issues. I love learning about different food products people like and hearing others' experiences. I know I will learn a lot here.

5 replies

GabbyPA 2018-07-13 20:15:38 -0500 Report

Love Jason Fung. I would work with your doctor though as you go through his book. There are many of us here who implement his style of care. But also being new, learning and working with your doctor is good. The most important part is finding what will work for you long term. Keeping a log book of what you are doing and how it is helping would be a good thing to share with your doctor, because they will tend to fight in the beginning.

Happy Manatee
Happy Manatee 2018-07-16 11:42:43 -0500 Report

Thank you Gabby. I have a spreadsheet of my numbers and stats for each day which I love because I am very visual and like working toward goals I can see. I will be checking in with my doctor in another two weeks. I keep reading and talking with people and learning a lot as I go. I appreciate your support!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2018-07-12 20:19:34 -0500 Report

Hey Happy Manatee, I am honored to be the first person to welcome you to Diabetic Connect. I am glad you found your way to this amazingly supportive community. Everybody here gets what you are going through because they are traveling the same road. Support is power! I hope you will stay in touch with us. Let us know how you're doing!

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