Just found out I am type 2

By joleen Latest Reply 2010-04-09 19:20:55 -0500
Started 2010-04-09 11:51:00 -0500

I recently found out i am type 2 Diabetic.My doctor has me checking my sugar 3 times a day.I go back to see my doctor on april13,And i don't know what is gonna happen then.I don't know if she will want to put me on insulin or how that even works.No one in my family has diabetes,I didn't even know anything about it untill here recently.So this is all very new to me,and i am worried and scared at the same time.Most of all the waiting of what my doctor is gonna do is the worst of all.

7 replies

azrollin 2010-04-09 19:20:55 -0500 Report

When I was newly diagnosed (Jan 2009), the treatment that the doc gave me was very aggressive. After 6 months, the dosage was scaled down to the very minimum dose of oral medication. I watch my carb intake and went on a regular work out session of biking, brisk walking and ballroom dancing. I maintained my weight at 160 lbs. (height 5'9"). My last A1C was 5.9. Hope this helps. I just joined the group. I know of some friends who were diagnosed with Type 2 and are not taking meds anymore…just diet and exercise. This is a goal I hope to achieve. Good luck.

mtngal 2010-04-09 16:11:39 -0500 Report

Welcome Joleen…I was diagnosed in June of 2009 with type 2…I was totally shocked…like you diabetes didn't run in my family…I too was very scared at first…like some of the other people have suggested I attended a Diabetic Clinic and I went to the library & checked out any book they had about diabetes…that really helped me!! I wish you the very best!!!

spiritwalker 2010-04-09 15:10:59 -0500 Report

Joleen, welcome to DC. This is a good place to learn. The
community is a wealth of first hand information. Everyone
is willing to share. On the left side of screen you will see
the many sources offered. Look around and make yourself
at home. You will get to know us as you join in on activities

GabbyPA 2010-04-09 13:50:48 -0500 Report

Hi Joleen, glad to have you here. This site helped me so much when I was first diagnosed as well. I didn't know what to do, where to turn. Everyone here is wonderful and the discussions helped me so much.

Like Mays said, fear is really in the unknowing part of it all. Once you get a little direction and start to see some progress you will gain the confidence you need to face it head on.

When you go back to the doctor, have your questions all written down and don't be afraid to ask her anything. If she is worth her salt, she will be offering you suggestions and advice. Also, always get a copy of your lab report to take home. You can study it and it will give you some great insights.

One of the best things I did was attend a diabetes education class. It was several weeks and it was worth it. I learned a lot. I have posted my notes in several discussions here. This is the first one, there are seven total. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/3058-tcoyd-class-1

Let us know how your doctor visit goes. I am sure you will have more questions. We are here to help you thru it.

bling54 2010-04-09 13:39:30 -0500 Report

I can totally relate! I was just diagnosed myself after suspecting it for a couple of years! I had Kaiser insurance and the doctor just kept dancing around it! I was forced by job to change to United Healthcare and I think it has saved my life literally! They have been wonderful with my health issues!

I am having to learn alot of info and it is overwhelming! I need to get a meter I can trust etc.

We can do this huh? We have to do this!

MAYS 2010-04-09 13:16:00 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !

First and foremost being diagnosed as a diabetic is not as bad as it may sound, most of the fear comes from what we think it is and what others say it is, take the time to get an understanding of what diabetes is, and by doing so, some of that fear will disappear, being replaced with knowledge of diabetes and documented facts, it's always easy to fear the unknown, click here to see a brief video about diabetes :


and a link to a site with information about diabetes :


Let's eliminate the fear and take this one step at a time,
ask questions, join in discussions and make yourself at home, you are now a member of the family here, once again, Welcome !

" Mays "

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