Got Diagonsed 2 weeks life changed.....many different feelings...

By Family_Man Latest Reply 2010-08-18 22:46:07 -0500
Started 2010-08-03 20:58:53 -0500

Hello, I am 34 yrs. old and just got diagnosed with type 2…I have a lot of things going on in my head…first of all, I can't get it in my head that this is happening to me…I am 5'9 180.lbs, I do exercise, eat right, but my mom is diabetic, anyway…I don't even like sweets or drink sodas ever…but, that was enough…I have a lot of things going on in my head…questions…worries on what to eat or change in my eating habbits, I feel I am sick and don't want anybody to know…man…my life changed…I had never been sick of anything, not even the flu would hit me…now, every single day I think of what is happening to me and feel worried of being sick…and the medication, and just the whole thing…thanks

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Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2010-08-04 21:50:36 -0500 Report

Welcom to DC. We are here for you. Ask questions and some one will answer them. Check in every day and you will learn so much. Diabetis hits all walks of life. Even if you exercise and eat healthy you can become a diabetic. I wish you the best in your new way of life.

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Lakeland 2010-08-04 21:26:35 -0500 Report

You might have an easier time than I did. I didn't exercise, I didn't eat right & I just felt like the rug was pulled out from under me.

I deal with chronic pain, so my diabetes isn't as big as a problem because I can't feel it.

Please take it seriously the discipline that you have in your life to eat right & exercise is the same discipline to take the time to learn how to take care of the diabetes. I wish I had your strength.

i never exercised but the people that I know who do, always seemed to live on carbs & that is something you'll need to watch.

I was told to choose my carb first. If I wanted bread to have it, but then skipt the starch or dessert, if you did choose to have dessert than skip the breads, & pasta.

When chosing the carb try to use the ones that have high fiber. High fiber takes longer for the body to break down so your sugars won't spike.

I know your body pulled a fast one, my mom & dad, and both grandparent, both my brothers have it so I guess for me It wasn't a shock to hear I had it.

We can control type 2 so out of all the diseases, this one is easier for me to accept than my chronic pain. They can't help me with that 15 doctors later I have no answers. I guess I don't mind the diabetes thing.

I do test alot & I've made myself like a science project seeing what foods spike my sugars more than others.

I do hope you find away to make this condition a challenge & not so frustrating. I do understand.

You have support here,

Family_Man 2010-08-18 22:45:13 -0500 Report

Thanks Diane…everything you wrote goes with what I think everytime I eat. I look at the carbs and think of why me and check myself every time…thanks honestly thanks.

bettymachete 2010-08-03 21:52:01 -0500 Report

Hi there:) Welcome . Wow I could have written this months ago when I was first diagnosed. I was feeling very sleepy for a week straight, my vision had become blurry and I was all out of sorts in many ways. When my doctor told me I was a type II It made no logical sense to me, even though I was diagnosed gestational diabetic during one of my pregnancies. I was active, I wouldn't call myself overweight and knew I had been eating what I thought was perfectly healthy foods. My father was diagnosed, my cousins were diagnosed, still I figured I was doing the right things. So I can totally relate to what you are probably feeling. What I can tell you is…life doesn't have to stop with a diagnosis. In fact, you can choose to either grab the bull by the horns or allow it to plow over you. I chose the first option.
I decided as soon as I was diagnosed I would allow myself one day to be afraid and sad for myself but then after that I was going to be as pro-active in fighting for myself. Since I felt I was eating well, I guess my diet really had not changed much except for a few things, no more juice or dried fruits, I eat a LOT of good fats and I eat more often than I ever did, starting with breakfast. I follow the glycemic index and the candida diet, I tested and kept a journal of everything I ate and found out specifically what I was spiking on and eliminated those things from my diet. I take oral medication and several supplements. To be honest it wasn't that big of a deal. I stepped up my exercise routines and am now actively training to run a marathon.

Yep it's tough and it's a LOT to take in, but you found your way here and I am very glad you made it here, the people here are wonderful and really help me everyday, I am sure you will find the same help and in return become a help to someone new who comes in feeling those same fears months from now!


Family_Man 2010-08-18 22:42:41 -0500 Report

Betty…I had never ever heard of these two topics or articles…the carbs article is great and the Candida topic is totally new to me…yeah, what you wrote is true…I feel bad…sick…well, not now…but it was bad…I have started a diet and an exercise routine…I have lost about 13lbs in 1 month…it's good…I guess the fear of it all helps me out more than anything…thanks for the articles…they are going to help me more…what supplements do you take??? are the after working out??? thanks for everything you wrote…honestly it's nice to hear all this…everything you wrote is great knowledge…loved the machete name too…thanks Betty

dulcet 2010-08-03 21:13:35 -0500 Report

Hey there,

I know it's shocking to learn that you have diabetes; I was like that too. Whatever you do, don't think it's a life sentence. That'll just get you depressed. Luckily, you've found your way here because there are a lot of folks that can help you out.

It's hard to re-adjust your life. It's like you're learning things all over again. You're going to have your good days and your bad days, but don't let the bad days get the best of you.

As for all the questions about what to do, definitely bum around this site for answers. You'll be fine.

RAYT721 2010-08-03 21:12:09 -0500 Report

There's absolutely nothing wrong with sharing the fears, feelings and frustrations with us. Believe me, we understand!!! I can relate to the perfect health for most of my life and then… BAM… I'm a whatabetic??? Sure it's overwhelming. I went through the same things you're going through and my diagnosis was five months ago. I still get perplexed by the same things that are perplexing you. Your control gets easier but probably never "easy." Ask those questions… share your frustrations… we're here for you, my friend.

Family_Man 2010-08-18 22:33:56 -0500 Report

Thanks a lot…I really appreciate every single word you type…it is scary and this sure makes me feel much better…thanks my friend.