I found out 2 weeks ago after feeling like I could drink a lake and still feel thirsty, that I have Type 2. It was a little stressful since the nurse called and said I needed to come in and see the dr for results from some random blood work he had ordered. Couldnt tell me more, just that I needed to come in. I took a friend with me concerned that I might need a shoulder to cry on. She actually ended up asking the important questions that I couldnt. When my Dr told me my sugars tested at 132 he might as well have been telling me a bad joke. He just didnt really seem overly concerned, but said that I needed to lose weight, exercise and take these pills and come back in a week…wth just happened? The gave me some papers with Glycemic Index numbers on food and said come back next week. I feel like Im in a foreign country and I dont speak the language. Do I need a meter? How much exercise, what should I eat? How come things that say they are sugar free arent really and why is aspartame considered so bad. Hello, my name is Apryl, I am Diabetic and confused.
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