Who are the new comers to having diabetes?

kansasgirl2010
By kansasgirl2010 Latest Reply 2010-04-10 10:34:31 -0500
Started 2010-04-09 17:18:50 -0500

I am 24 years old and live in kansas. I found out that I have type 2 diabetes march 9, 2010. On top of that news I am fighing with depression/anxiety too. So I have a lot of stress that I have to deal with, which I can't get a handle on. I do not know anything about the diabetic life but have to find out all kinds of information to start living a life with diabetes.

Who else is a new-comer? Maybe we all can learn something from each other. Talk to all of you later. Thanks!


6 replies

Hinboyz3
Hinboyz3 2010-04-10 10:34:31 -0500 Report

welcome Kansasgirl, I found out in Oct. 2009, you talking about be thrown for a loop!!! Never saw it coming and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. I have to make some changes or I won't be around to see my sons grow up in this world. I've made lots of changes and feel very good about myslf too. Try to take care of yourself and just start with little baby steps, that's what helped me the most. We can all get thru this together.

Deborah L
Deborah L 2010-04-09 18:27:11 -0500 Report

Welcome kansasgirl. Not only am I newly diagnosed, I'm totally confused by my doctors. The first one said I am, the second one said I'm not, the third one said I am. The second one took back my prescriptions for Metformin and the test meter. I had already been tested for 1 1/2 years for pre-diabetes. I decided that until they figure it out, I'm going to take better care of myself anyway. I researched the websites for information. Then I found this community for the support and more first hand information.

It is shocking and scary too. It can be depressing especially since I already deal with that. And it's too easy to terrifiy ourselves looking at the stuff that can happen down the road from complications. Every one of them are true possiblities. But rather than focusing on then, I have to take care of myself in the now. They are great motivators and just as important for me to learn about though.

I posted a discussion here about making the changes more slowly because I was getting overwhelmed by the information; having to read shocking labels at the grocery stores, learning about the disease, on and on and on. I decided that if I only made a few changes each week, I was going to make progress. For instance, I don't have to exercise 5 days a week if the best I can do is 3 days. I don't have to throw everything out of my fridge and start over. So please don't try to change it all overnight. Most importantly for me is the support here. I need to communicate with people who are dealng with this. It's a kind of "pass it on" community. Hope you keep coming back.

kansasgirl2010
kansasgirl2010 2010-04-09 22:09:05 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing your information with me and yes I will keep coming back because I need to open up to others instead of keeping everything bottled up inside of me.

kansasgirl2010
kansasgirl2010 2010-04-09 22:09:05 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing your information with me and yes I will keep coming back because I need to open up to others instead of keeping everything bottled up inside of me.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-04-09 17:36:47 -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 :

http://www.diabeticconnect.com/videos/877-ani...

and a link to a site with information about diabetes :

http://www.diabetes.org/diabetes-basics/

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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