Newly Diagnosed Forum and Discussions

Are you new to diabetes? You're welcome here in our friendly diabetes discussion forum. You can connect with other newly diagnosed diabetics as well as diabetics with years of experience. Ask questions about your diabetes diagnosis, learn what you need to do to control your blood sugars, and find the peace of mind that you can get through this.

  • hypoglycemia low blood sugar

    Mu 15 year old is having sever symptoms of hypoglycemia. She is having a hard time because her symptoms come on at a higher blood sugar level than most. She has chosen to do her science fair project on diabetes. She would like to prove that although some diabetes is caused by poor diet and...

    christynina
    By christynina 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-11-14 16:13:51 -0600
  • diabetic pregnancy

    daughter is now pregnant would like to find her some good info

    Dennie52
    By Dennie52 1 Replies Latest Reply 2009-01-05 19:48:30 -0600
  • hypoglycemia

    I have a 15 year old daughter that is dealing with symptoms of hypoglycemia. We were sent to some one to help us with the dietary aspects of the disease. The first thing she said was are you depressed. I am not certain how many people there are here with low blood sugar. But a common symptom...

    christynina
    By christynina 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-11-17 12:59:08 -0600
  • Surgery time

    Hey all I had a colonoscopy done on friday 10/24/2008. They found a pollup with puss in it, a knot in my intestines, and hemroids that are going into my insides. Doctors said it's time for surgery. But i will be sure to keep you all updated Melissa

    dolphin_dreamer1706
    By dolphin_dreamer1706 14 Replies Latest Reply 2008-12-02 18:34:15 -0600
  • Hospital Scare!

    Well it seems that my little man has gotten a bad case of Bronchial Pnenmonia .We have been in the hospital the past three days and boy has it been bad! He has lost 9 pounds in less than 4 days.There now checking him for sleep apnia .Not to mention his blood suger dropped to 54!! I was so scared...

    Della - 24193
    By Della - 24193 8 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-23 04:37:02 -0500
  • We Don't Judge

    You know I have read a lot of discussion threads, and see so many times that people want to live the diabetic-connect because they don't know how to start a discussion; or maybe afraid to hear answers to their posts; or afraid they can not type or spell well enough, or just afraid of change;...

    By 34 Replies Latest Reply 2008-12-19 07:04:45 -0600
  • Free Diabetes Numbers at-a-Glance Card

    Maybe a good little cheat-sheet? I just found out that you can get one free copy of a handy pocket guide that provides a list of current recommendations to diagnose and manage pre-diabetes and diabetes. It's based on the American Diabetes Association clinical recommendations for 2008. See...

    Amy Tenderich
    By Amy Tenderich 8 Replies Latest Reply 2010-11-26 06:37:25 -0600
  • Foot Pain

    My husband has just started within the last couple of nights to mention foot pain that won't let him sleep; I thought I have read that a lot of people have that problem; but, I am not sure, so if anyone can help me and help him with some hints of treatment or a necessity to see doctor, or...

    By 7 Replies Latest Reply 2011-09-27 21:20:19 -0500
  • Blood Glucose Lowering........

    Could some ppl share with me how long it took for them to gain control over their blood glucose levels? I'm constantly struggling to get it under control. My diet is very bleak and though I see it dropping daily, my doc still tells me to keep cutting my diet. How much more can one cut when...

    kyladee
    By kyladee 7 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-25 08:48:20 -0500
  • Is diabetes curable?

    I have friends that say once you have diabetes you will die with diabetes. I also have friends that say that they used to have diabetes but with diet and exercise they don't have diabetes anymore. Will my condition get worse? Will I one day have to take insulan? Will I one day have kidney...

    debbie
    By debbie 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-12-07 23:06:19 -0600
  • Chylomicronemia Syndrome

    anyone know about this condition any info would be great cause my docs. cant seem to figure out why i keep having pancretitus attacks had 22 in just over 4 years whats really crazy is that i hear of people having just 1 and die so im sure counting my blessings right now we just cant seem to get...

    bucky
    By bucky 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-20 13:03:56 -0500
  • Endocrinologist

    I was told by my family practioner, when I was diagnosed as type 1 this past June, that if everyone that has diabetes in our area wanted to see an endocrinologist they would not be able too. He was almost right, the earliest appointment I could see one is not until Oct 21. My regular doctor has...

    FiveKids
    By FiveKids 17 Replies Latest Reply 2014-08-28 11:05:48 -0500
  • Need Suggestions FAST for Affordable Health Care

    My husband was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and started treatment last month. I have been caring for him, almost in every way. I even have to remind him to test, and take his nighttime pills. Morning meds I put out with my own. Anyway, my illness has taken a turn quicker than I expected...

    By 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-10 11:35:07 -0500
  • Diabetes is not an Excuse

    Meeting other diabetics as I have been of late, I found it interesting that some use the diease as an excuse to NOT do things. I know we have to be cautious about things we do and know where our sugar levels are before, during and after we do them, but sometimes I feel like it is a ticket to get...

    Gabby
    By GabbyPA 8 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-06 05:11:53 -0500
  • Wouldn't it be nice? IF:

    You know, I really like this site and take from it all I can; But, wouldn't it be nice to find a local person in your own area, to whom you could talk to openly, or is there in an emercy when time does not allow you to do a search on web. Also maybe someone who you could shop with, who could...

    By 23 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-17 06:58:37 -0500
  • How a tiny Miracle, Saved my life...(to Sis Love Mom)

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    Jlynn
    By Jlynn 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-10-09 07:59:20 -0500