Hello everyone

By Dennis1963 Latest Reply 2010-05-18 13:25:23 -0500
Started 2010-05-15 20:17:18 -0500

Hello I'm new to diabetic connect.
It sure does seem there are so many with diabetes.
I was diagnosed, I believe in 2005 with type 2.

I'm not one to go to the Dr. so I waited for such a long time until I became so worried and couldn't take it any longer.
What scared me was frequent urination, weight loss and feeling fatigued all the time. I suspected diabetes but wasn't sure.
I also had a fear of needles. So needless to say I was really stressed.

But anyway, it is nice to have a site like this to discuss this disease with so many others, it is good to know we are not alone.

13 replies

Emma2412 2010-05-18 13:25:23 -0500 Report

Welcome to the site. I'm fairly new myself here, but love it. I can truthfully say that in the beginning I did pretty much the same, but being a fairly intelligent person, I wised up and realized that I was just denying the obvious. I'm glad you finally saw the light. By the way, diabetes doesn't always mean you'll have to take insulin injections but it sure helps to know what you do need to do. Get the right treatment and then move on with your life. Don't let diabetes rule your life. Get out there and enjoy it. You've got a lot of living yet to do. Keep in touch here. Everybody here really cares about you and how you're doing!

runthe 2010-05-16 10:40:22 -0500 Report

Welcome to the site. here you will get the encouragement that you need. Everyone here is great. I have learned a great deal about my t2 from being a member.

Dennis1963 2010-05-17 20:43:11 -0500 Report

Thank you for the welcome. I am looking forward to meeting many people and learning all I can about this disease.

Thanks again.

RAYT721 2010-05-16 04:33:24 -0500 Report

I can relate to what you've gone through. I was so taken aback by the diagnosis just a few months ago. I'm a WHAT? Oh, yeah, needles. I never thought I was ever going to push that button on the lancer device the first time but I was sure the doctor made a mistake. What did I eat or drink the night before the blood test that messed up the reading??? Well, here I am… and here you are… WELCOME!!! Feel free invite as a friend and drop a line anytime. We're in it to win it!!!

Dennis1963 2010-05-17 20:49:15 -0500 Report

Needles, good grief I was petrified. Well actually I am not prescribed insulin, only Metformin. However, I do use insulin at times if my level gets to high. I am not good at watching my diet, at least not until I discovered this site and done some research online. My diet is what really messes things up, gosh it is tough to eat right.

To my surprise I haven't even taken any Metformen since Friday night, 5-14-10. I have been taking certain supplements, and I don't want to speak to soon but they seem to be working great. Guess I will have to wait and see.

RAYT721 2010-05-17 20:58:40 -0500 Report

Dennis: I am still going through alot of research but I don't really stress out about eating as much as others that I talk to. I'll get my first a1c level test next Monday so for the past 3 months I really have ramped up the exercise and watched my diet but not overly consumed by it. I am neither on pills nor insulin at this point. We'll see what the doctor has to say. As for food I basically have taken baby steps. I cut out beer. I cut out sugar in coffee and soft drinks. I am watching (but not obsessing over) carbs. I have been eating breakfast whether it's an Atkins bar, yogurt, handful of nuts, or something because I never ate breakfast before. I thought coffee was a breakfast … especially with 3-4 tablespoons of sugar. I am replacing brown rice for white rice, whole grain carbs for white, and that kind of thing. Glad to see you found us. I'm looking forward to hearing of your progress and if you need me, just shoot a message!

Harlen 2010-05-15 21:37:10 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
I know what you meen I was the same way .
But my wife is a RN so she got on my butt and made me go lol
Its a big job to care for diabetis I ma T2 and now on the pump
Life is much better with my #s running good.
Best wishes

Dennis1963 2010-05-17 20:51:52 -0500 Report

Thank you for the welcome. It is good to hear your numbers are good, I pray they stay good for you.


GabbyPA 2010-05-15 21:09:05 -0500 Report

Hi Dennis,
Welcome to the community. Yes, there are a lot of us, but I suppose that it is good because you can get all kinds of help and encouragement from everyone here. You certainly cannot be alone here...we won't let you! LOL
Seriously, glad to have you and I hope that you enjoy the site as much as I do.

Dennis1963 2010-05-17 20:52:54 -0500 Report

Thank you for the welcome, and yes, so far I am enjoying this site.
You know, it is great to be here, I'm thankful.

MAYS 2010-05-15 20:29:52 -0500 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect !
Take some time to explore the site, browse the videos, blogs and discussions, ask questions, make friends !
We are all here seeking help and helping one another.