Hi there. :)
I'm Flav and I've been diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic since the last week of April 2010. The nurse told me in the emergency room (I know, what a place to tell you!) The reason why I was in the ER was because I developed a nasty infection on the back of my head which required surgery. So with the looming knowledge of having an emergency surgical cut done and now diabetes, I basically hyperventilated and made matters worse.
Eventually, the initial shock subsided while I was recovering at the hospital and had help dealing with diabetes through my educator. She suggested that I should find a community because sometimes I would go into bouts of depression. I felt like there was something wrong with me because I just HAD to have diabetes. I felt alone.
My friends and family have been supportive, but I feel like I need more. In other words, I need to meet people like me.
And this is where this site comes in. I forgot how I stumbled on here, but I feel better knowing there are people out there that can help me and maybe I can help them in return. :)
Sorry for the novella. LOL.
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