new! need help

By hadenough Latest Reply 2010-09-11 00:20:31 -0500
Started 2010-09-10 12:57:58 -0500

hi everyone im new here! Ijsut found out i have type 2 diabetes and im so frazzled i have no idea what to do for the most part—- i have been monitring my blood andbefore i eat its at 180 in the am and over 290 2 hours after i eat! =( i cant see my doc till the end of the month —i have no ins any advice would be helpful ty!

4 replies

2004jeep 2010-09-10 19:53:11 -0500 Report

I like James he's a good person, very supportive, and positive. Welcomes all new peoples to DC' He's very resourceful.

jayabee52 2010-09-10 19:44:00 -0500 Report

Howdy "Hadenough" and a BIG WELCOME to DC !

You've come IMO to the right place. We're kind of like a family here focused on managing our DM. I remember feeling like you're feeling when first Dx'd with DMt2.

You might want to go to the "Health Center" -link on the left with red cross- and read some of the topics there. It should give you a background of what your body is doing to you.

Please realize that most of us posting here are not Drs and cannot diagnose your condition. But many of us have lived with DMt1 or t2 for years and have learned what works for us.

It would be helpful to know how you are trying to manage your BG#s. Diet & exercise alone, or oral medications, or injectables like insulin or byetta?

Then it would be helpful to know what kinds of food you are eating, how much and when?.

Please be patient with yourself and learn what to do in small bites.

Blessings to you and yours


Harlen 2010-09-10 17:14:20 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
First you need to cut the carbs as low as you can go
You may need some meds to help you with keepping your blood sugar in line
Best wishes

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