Like "Hi! I'm new to the website and I'm finding it hard to accept that I'm a diabetic. I was diagnosed 09/11/2009 and to this day I can't accept it. It runs in my family my mom, dad and all 8 children. I hate the day I stop drinking coke. I use to drink it like water everyday all day. One day I decided that I was going to cut back, no reason for cutting back just felt like it. It got to the point where I wasn't drinking it at all. Two months later I started feeling sick and couldn't get better, so my husband said if I didn't feel better he was taking me to the doctor whether I wanted to go or not. Finally I went to my doctor and my sugar level was so high (over 600) it didn't register on their meter. I went to the hospital where I stayed for 6 days. Now two years later I feel if I hadn't stop drinking coke I wouldn't be a diabetic now. I know it would have happen but thinking not this soon, I'm still young 43. Anyone has any suggestions?? I try telling myslef I need to do better so I can be here for my family, so I will take my insulin and meds right for a while then off for 3 months til I get sick and my sugars are too high. "