Newly Diagnosed Forum and Discussions

  • 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.

    Charish
    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...

    bluecatc
    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...

    rj
    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...

    bluecatc
    By bluecatc 9 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-30 14:16:52 -0500
  • NO EXCUSE EXCERSISE PROGRAM

    My excercise guru gave me this. It's a no excuse program. It is basically injury proof, so you have no excuses for not doing it. wks 1-3 5 minutes day/5 days a week wks 4-7 10 minutes day/5 days a week wks 8-10 15 minutes day/5 days a week wks 11-14 30 minutes day/5 days a week wks...

    optimalirish
    By optimalirish 57 Replies Latest Reply 2010-09-28 05:26:56 -0500
  • GIMME MY REESES'S BACK OR...

    Or please make this all (Diabetes) go away..K Hi Im just gettn around to the intro. on here.Im so glad I found this "place"Ifeel alot better knowing you all cant have any goodies either(J/k) I am 35 and was diagnosed in 05' w/type 1. I remember the phone call from the E.R. it went like this,...

    Jlynn
    By Jlynn 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-08-10 22:05:14 -0500
  • cont..opps

    .LOL..as I was "venting" I was falling apart..begging for care..and after all the E.R. visit for dehydration..i was fed up!and broke..I put it all aside kept getting sicker,loosing a size in 2-3 days,clothes fell off me i was at 110lbs when I was ordered to come into the DEFACS and drug...

    Jlynn
    By Jlynn 5 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-24 12:05:37 -0500
  • Mistakes you make in the first

    A month ago I was told I have type 2 diabetes. I wanted to write about the mistakes I made in the begining of all this. I look bad on this and have to laugh something that you will have to learn very quick is to laugh and learn not o get upset of the little things.. I have read storys on...

    bluecatc
    By bluecatc 11 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-21 01:35:53 -0500
  • CONFUSED IS NOT THE RIGHT WORD

    I WAS DIAGNOSED IN FEB OF 2008. ONE DR. SAID I WAS PRE-DIABETIES AND ANOTHER SAID I WAS TYPE 2. I WAS PUT ON PILLS METAFORMAN AND MY SUGAR DROPPED TO 50. THE HIGEST MY BLOOD SUGAR HAS BEEN IN 154 AND THAT WAS AFTER SPAGETTI AND ITALIAN BREAD AND WINE. IT USUALLY RUNS BETWWEN 80 AND 106. I WAS...

    Crystel
    By Crystel 13 Replies Latest Reply 2012-08-20 09:11:20 -0500
  • WHATS WITH PRE-DIABETES?

    I WAS DIAGNOSED IN FEB OF 2008. ONE DR. SAID I WAS PRE-DIABETIES AND ANOTHER SAID I WAS TYPE 2. I WAS PUT ON PILLS METAFORMAN AND MY SUGAR DROPPED TO 50. THE HIGEST MY BLOOD SUGAR HAS BEEN IN 154 AND THAT WAS AFTER SPAGETTI AND ITALIAN BREAD AND WINE. IT USUALLY RUNS BETWWEN 80 AND 106. I WAS 180...

    Crystel
    By Crystel 2 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-15 05:29:03 -0500
  • New Member

    Hi Everyone. My name is Sherrie (44) and I was diagnosed with diabetes May 2007. It has been a hard hit to me as I never thought I would have diabetes. My doctor has tried many medications to try to control my blood sugars and we may have finally found the right combination. I am currently...

    sherrie2006
    By sherrie2006 10 Replies Latest Reply 2008-06-15 15:41:04 -0500
  • Clinical Studies: Become a Hero

    We launched a new feature this afternoon - - Clinical Trials. I would love for you all to try it out and give us some feedback. Clinical trials are a critical part of the research process that help find better treatments and ways to prevent, detect, and treat diseases like diabetes....

    TRKnight2007
    By TRKnight2007 16 Replies Latest Reply 2015-06-27 03:18:09 -0500
  • New Member Saying Hello

    Being new to diabetic connect, I wanted to introduce myself and say hello to everyone. For the past few years I have been dealing with health issues that I did not think would be related to having diabetes. Just like many people, I had a fear of doctors & hospitals. I realized something was wrong...

    BarryE
    By BarryE 22 Replies Latest Reply 2013-08-16 22:47:04 -0500