First year of being diagnosed advice ?

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-03-07 16:48:36 -0600
Started 2010-03-07 10:54:38 -0600

Does anyone have any advice or experiences that they would like to share with newly diagnosed or first year, (newbie's), diabetics based on your experiences lived or learned during your first or early years since you were diagnosed as being diabetic ?

4 replies

Roy531 2010-03-07 16:48:36 -0600 Report

My first bit of advice would be to go to a diabetes education class. They will cover just about everything you ned to know. Stay in touch with the dietician, she is there to help with meal plans what you can eat and what not to eat. And one most important things for me anyway is exercise, not only will it help lower your glucose readings but also will help you to lose weight. And if there should happen to be a support group in your area join it. I go once a month and there is so much more a person can learn. The dietician and diabetes nurse is in charge of our and they will take suggestions and to what you want to talk about or have guest speakers come in and talk about the different complications of diabetes

Kirla 2010-03-07 13:10:35 -0600 Report

I just went past my first year being diagnosed last week.

My A1C went from 14.1 to 5.4 in less than a year. Dropped to 5.9 in four months.

This is what I did to achieve what most people think is great. Read my story here.

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-03-07 11:07:08 -0600 Report

I have a few questions I haven't found an answer for yet.

I wake up in the mornings with an overwhelming sweet taste in my mouth. I've cut so much sugar from my diet I can't figure out what is causing this. Is it diabetes related?

If I don't have an appitite in the morning and wait to eat, later I feel like I crash within minutes and want to sleep forever. Any ideas on how to stop this without having to eat a regular breakfast? I can't stand the thought of food when I wake up.

Kirla 2010-03-07 13:06:32 -0600 Report

I drink a low carb protien shake in the morning when I wake up. I found it helps with the liver dumps, if I don't eat anything my blood sugar spikes 20-30 points. I post my story here. It explains everything I do to control my blood sugar.

Good luck

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