I am a newcomer.

Kathy Fitz
By Kathy Fitz Latest Reply 2010-11-13 01:45:27 -0600
Started 2010-11-09 18:05:46 -0600

Who has been dx with type 2 diabetes.

21 replies

lindakc 2010-11-12 20:59:06 -0600 Report

I am new at posting here, Dx was in 2007,, I too, suffer from diabetic neuropathy in both feet.. not fun,, my doc Rx lasix twice day,, that helped, the fluid was drowning me,,
trying to keep my A1c's below 5.2

jeffrey9127 2010-11-11 17:25:27 -0600 Report

Hi Kathy Fitz, I have Type 2 Diabetes. On this site you are not a stranger. You are among caring friends who are only too happy to help you. If you need something or have a question please ask!

RAYT721 2010-11-10 22:49:41 -0600 Report

Welcome to my/our world!!! You are now a member of an amazing group of people who share more than just a disease. We share knowledge, inspiration, education, information but mainly we share friendship. If there is anything that I can do to help you, please write me (click on photo, add to friends) and let me know what to do or say. This is a HOME with people who understand, accept and believe!!! Thanks for joining us.

realsis77 2010-11-10 10:49:31 -0600 Report

Hi I'm a type 2 diabetic. Welcome to dc. This is a wonderful place to get support and make friends! I was diagnosed three months ago. I take two different insulins and now have tight control of my numbers! This site is so supportave and helpful I think you will enjoy it here!

Kathy Fitz
Kathy Fitz 2010-11-10 12:57:26 -0600 Report

Thanks for responding…It is my hope to get to know all you wonderful people.
Although the library only gives one hour of computer time it is my hope to use it wisely by connecting to DC…Last evening I thought all you diabetics were from DC…needless to say…I needed to leave the computer station and eat…LOL
Living one day at a time and only living the present moment.

Thanks for all of your wonderful support.

Kathy Reilly
Greenville, SC

GabbyPA 2010-11-10 06:55:33 -0600 Report

Hi Kathy, and welcome to the community. There is a great support system here with lots of friends and great information. It can be confusing in the start, so if you need any help, we are all here to do that. Let us know what we can do for you.

So how long ago were you diagnosed?

Kathy Fitz
Kathy Fitz 2010-11-10 13:16:18 -0600 Report

Hi Gabby, DX a while ago and did not obtain a decent f/up with the endocrinologist.
So I am now with one that knows her stuff…and am happy to be able to report that it is my hope to be able to beat this one…I have so many chronic illnesses that this one did not need to be added to the list. I worked in a SBS sick building syndrome and no one is willing to document that these are related…The lyme was from a brief 3 year stay in the Catskills of NYS. It is what it is…and so far living in the present is the only way I can honestly handle all of this stuff..Plus I try to connect with positive upbeat people sure does help.

Peace and blessings,


GabbyPA 2010-11-10 18:18:17 -0600 Report

Keeping with positive folk is the best medicine. That can get you though so many dark days. Taking things one day at a time will help keep the overwhelming feelings at bay. That is a great way to take on things. At least you are with a good doctor, that will give you the confidence you need to tackle things. I do so much better when I have that confidence...we are here for you to help out.

GabbyPA 2010-11-12 07:19:40 -0600 Report

Boy, that PA gets me into more conversations...LOL. The PA after my name stands for Patient Advocate. It is a title given me for lack of a better term. I guess MH for Mother Hen would be kind of goofy.

I do have family up there in the Bedford area and I like PA a lot. Just have never lived there.

jayabee52 2010-11-09 23:32:45 -0600 Report

Howdy, WELCOME to DC Kathy!

I've been Dx'd with DMt2 sometime back in 1996. Don't remember the date.

jeffrey9127 2010-11-09 19:31:06 -0600 Report

Wecome Kathy! Look forword to your posts. If you have questions, don't be afraid to ask. Great people here with a lot of good advice!

CHOZSEN1 2010-11-09 19:12:16 -0600 Report

My name is Ron aka the chosen1 I'm a newcomer.Still TRYN to post my profile pic.But I do look forward on talkn with each n everyone of my new friends

Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2010-11-09 19:10:37 -0600 Report

Hello Kathy,
Welcome to our very happy family of diabetics. If you have questions or concerns as you learn how to take care of yourself just post and someone will answer your concerns.
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