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.


    I was told by my chiropractor that insulin resistance is progressive. She says there is no way to stop the progression into diabetes because the body adjusts to everything you do to control it and it just keeps getting worse. This has really scared me.

    cheryl fullerton
    By cheryl fullerton 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-11 07:49:20 -0500
  • BS testing (no blood)

    Ok, this maybe silly but I just got my meter and I cannot get enough blood to come out. Is this a problem for just me or you too?

    By Deltadawn43 3 Replies Latest Reply 2010-09-05 04:07:43 -0500
  • Fatty Liver

    I have just been diagnosed with a very fatty liver while having my gallbladder surgically removed. Anyone else have this problem and if so what are somethings I can do to help with it and the pain

    By Loribeth 3 Replies Latest Reply 2011-10-25 02:28:57 -0500
  • Testimony: high blood sugar can be caused by infection or stress!!

    Dear Friends, I have a wonderful message to post here: I am definitely NOT DIABETIC! As I assumed it before, the high blood sugar has occured because of my bladden infection (dehydration, I USED TO BE a bad drinker, now I am a GOOD one :-))) and a cold which has just followed it a few days...

    By virgo090666 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-18 07:10:59 -0500
  • Portion control!

    I'm doing very well sticking to low carb but am having a REAL problem with size of portions and limiting fatty items. I try to have lots of fresh veges but if I stick to recommended serving sizes I end up hungry within an hour or so after a meal. Can use some input for tricks to stay on track -...

    By Judijudi 7 Replies Latest Reply 2014-12-23 17:58:50 -0600
  • carbohydrate numbers.

    i'm new to this and i'm having trouble dieting.where can i find a book with a list of foods and their carbohydrate values.thank you.

    thomas kosky
    By thomas kosky 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-09-11 08:19:20 -0500
  • Seven Self-Care Behaviors

    Hi All, I was wondering if you are familiar with the so-called "Seven Self-Care Behaviors" recommended by the American Association of Diabetes Educators: They might sound kind of obvious, but if you can work on integrating some...

    Amy Tenderich
    By Amy Tenderich 18 Replies Latest Reply 2013-06-11 23:41:45 -0500

    I have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and have been put on Metformin ER, 500mg once a day to begin with. In reading different messages and concerns, I have seen several comments on other sites that one has to be careful and watch carbs when taking this medication. Can anyone tell me why? ...

    Mary Alice - 18741
    By Mary Alice - 18741 13 Replies Latest Reply 2016-09-12 08:35:40 -0500
  • Thank you

    Dear Friends, I just want to thank you all for your kind support and all the useful advices you gave to me so far. Well, I am still praying and hoping that I have no Diabetes and I am just in the same condition like a few weeks ago while my sugar rose during a bladden infection and after some...

    By virgo090666 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-09 13:42:45 -0500
  • Thank you for your reponses re: fear of needles

    Thank you all for your response to my concern re: needles. It is nice to know that you all are a click away. I have also heard about a way to test without pricking yourself ( a friend mentioned it a few days ago) but I have no idea what the device is called. One of you mentioned the feelings in...

    pmg - 18722
    By pmg - 18722 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-13 00:05:27 -0500
  • Feeling My Way

    I was just told that I have Type 2 diabetes this week ( Tuesday to be exact). I am trying to learn what to do, when to do it and the benefits of my actions. I know some thing about diabetes, but realize there is so much more to learn. I also am not sure how to start in regards to eating ( when?...

    pmg - 18722
    By pmg - 18722 6 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-08 12:47:43 -0500
  • I have a fear of needles

    I have always had a fear of needles and this afternoon, it took me 45 min. to get the nerve to just test myself before dinner. I know that the lance is just a tiny prick in the finger but I felt like it hurt alot ( it's all in my head I know). I keep thinking that if I have this much problem with...

    pmg - 18722
    By pmg - 18722 4 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-06 02:18:42 -0500
  • Guilt Free Dishes That Work

    I find that there are limited books that are out there for truly guilt free eating while control diabeties. Some help on find more selections would be great.

    By Charish 3 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-13 07:00:38 -0500
  • I'm trying not to freak out

    My 4 year old son has been wetting the bed alot so I take him to the Dr.s thinking it's just nerves or something, WRONG!!! They think he maybe diabetic!!!! When we had to hold him down to check his sugar at noon, it was 206!!! Now I have to test his sugar at different times the next couple of...

    By bluecatc 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-05 07:47:44 -0500
  • talking to your children

    I have a favor to ask... I started a discussion about talking to your children about their risk of developing diabetes...except I entered it under site feedback like a dummy would some of you guys check it out...instead of me typing it all over again i sure would appreciate any feedback and...

    By rj 0 Replies Latest Reply 2008-07-04 09:01:36 -0500
  • Not sure what to think

    Well, as in diabetes I'm learning it's a roller coaster ride. I went for my eye test to have my eyes checked. I'm still waiting to get my contacts!! LOL The Dr. does not like how I'm getting a glare from them so I go back in a week and look again.. LOL The Dr. said with my sugars going up and...

    By bluecatc 9 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-30 14:16:52 -0500