Hello everyone. I'm not really sure how this works, but I have been struggling with this whole diabetes thing. The doctor I went to on Thursday just informed me that they knew I was prediabetic beginning of last year. Guess what nobody informed me! I found out on January 14th, 2010 that I am Diabetic. I thought no big deal you just take some medication and a shot. I didn't realize the horrible medical things that can occur due to diabetes. My best friend's mom has had it for years and I never realized the side effects of diabetes. I had been going to the doctor for passing out, side pains, and problems seeing. That's when then they finally seen that my blood sugar was 424 which I didn't know what that meant now I know it means it is high. Ok so since then I have had horrible blurred vision, still the side pains, still dizziness and passing out , still the leg problems which i am hoping does not have anything to do with MS since my mom has that. I take the Metformin and just started the Byetta shots Friday which are $300 a month. I just can't afford that. I just don't know when i will get this all under control. I mean it's high all the time. Does anyone have any advise? Is it normal to feel helpless. I mean I have missed work alot lately due to being too tired to get up and the pains in side and the blurriness. I don't like to talk to my family and friends about this I don't want them to feel sorry for me. I don't want DIABETES to become who I am. Honestly I feel helpless. I really just need some advice and people to talk to who might have been experiencing the same things. Sorry I put so much on here. Thank you everyone and have a great day!
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