Hello. I just found this website and it looks like I'm not the only person out here with questions. I was diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic in January - handed a list of Pills to take (which have increased every time I take another blood test) and buttload of papers that has just been completely overwhelming and told "If it tastes good, don't eat it"…I'm so over whelmed and confused it's not funny. I don't understand all this new terminology - honestly don't know what I'm doing right and wrong. Except I've learned if I don't eat several times a day my sugar drops WAY low and if I eat regular it stay way high (according to my dr)…I think it's running okay cuz' i actually feel a lot better. When I was diagnosed I was over 500 now I'm running 130- 150 range. My dr wants to see it closer to the 70 range…well I get the shakes and lightheaded sickish when it gets under 100 so what's right for me?
Also, I'm seeing a nurse practitioner - should I see a professional diabetic doctor?
I think it's just hitting me that this stuff isn't going away so I better start taking better care of myself and learn more about this disease or it looks like it could really be harmful to me. I was doing really good with weight loss, but now she's added Actos (and incresed it) and now all the weight I lost is back on - depressing to say the least. What can I do?
Thank you for any advice and/or help.
Still lost and confused,
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