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Old 03-02-2013, 23:42   #1
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Hello out there.

37 yr old f, diagnosed Tuesday February 26th
Glucose 20.5 A1C 11.3 Rx Metformin
Feels like I'm going through the stages of grief. Starting to think maybe the Mayans were right after all
Struggling, but trying hard to stay afloat.

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Old 03-03-2013, 00:01   #2
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Hello out there.

37 yr old f, diagnosed Tuesday February 26th
Glucose 20.5 A1C 11.3 Rx Metformin
Feels like I'm going through the stages of grief. Starting to think maybe the Mayans were right after all
Struggling, but trying hard to stay afloat.
First of all you did the right thing in touch with us we are a mosey friendly bunch your best friend will be your meter. You must have many questions ask and someone will be along with advice .Its not the end of the world it's the start of a different one please read Bloodsugar 101 its written by a diabetic who is very informative. Here we have a dietry section which may help with what to eat what is your blood glucose at now .i feel the members here are like having a family once again welcome ask anything you want and I have no doubt someone will be along soon.i don't know where you are but we are an international group so many views .

 
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It is the beginning of your new life where you learn how to eat to feel better than you ever have! You never have to have complications. Just keep reading, and welcome!

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Old 03-03-2013, 00:24   #4
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Welcome to this club and sorry you were diagnosed on my birthday. (I didn't plan it that way, honest!) We've all been where you are and we've all come to realize that it doesn't have to have to be the beginning of the end but rather, as Jen says, simply a new beginning. Take deep breaths as know that you have us to talk to whenever you need us.

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Old 03-03-2013, 00:54   #5
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Amen to all they've said. Blood Sugar 101 will give you insight and we'll help you find the new way to better health and well being. Remember the saying that a door closes, but a window opens and this one leads to better health and happiness.

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With those high numbers, you've been feeling worse than you realize. When will you realize it? When your blood sugar is in control and you happily announce here: "I feel better than I have in years!" and you'll join a thread which invariably will start again about how diabetes was an amazing blessing in disguise.

It seems incredible that could happen I know. But it happened to me, and it has happened to more diabetics than you realize. Of course, it won't happen if you don't gain control of your numbers, but if you stick with us, we'll be the wind at your back, and control will come before you know it.

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Welcome to Diabetes University!!! You've come to the right place for knowledge, news, support and a new family who will help you in every way possible...all you have to do is ask! All questions are good...some of the rest of us will learn something from what you ask (answered by some member of the family) and you in turn will learn something from questions asked by others! I've only been a member since January and I read online posts everyday. I don't write every day but I'm lurking about! I invite you to do the same! It will educate you on this new condition you're experiencing, allow you to make new friends who understand this condition and begin to improve your condition. Welcome to the family!

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Hang in there, it's not as bad as you think. I'm 37 also, and I was diagnosed in 2009. Thanks to all the great people and information here, I've learned to change my diet and lifestyle. And because of that, I've lost weight, I'm now able to control my BG with diet alone, I'm not on any meds, and I'm probably in my best shape ever. Stay positive, and explore this website!

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Hello out there.

37 yr old f, diagnosed Tuesday February 26th
Glucose 20.5 A1C 11.3 Rx Metformin
Feels like I'm going through the stages of grief. Starting to think maybe the Mayans were right after all
Struggling, but trying hard to stay afloat.
Hi and .

It might not help right now, but many of us have gone through what you are now going through. We know how you're feeling. Just know we're here for you and will do our best to answer your questions. You can ask anything at any time and someone will be along to help.

Have you gotten your glucose meter yet? If you have, you should test first thing in the morning before eating or drinking anything. That's your fasting blood glucose (fbg). Test one hour and two hours after (or pp - postprandial) your meals. You'll be able to get a sense of what foods affect your bg (blood glucose). Diabetics are sensitive to carbs and need to cut back on them to get our bg down.

Please ask questions and read everything you can get ahold of on this site. Especially Blood Sugar 101 (someone will be along to give you the link - I haven't learned how to do that on my phone). That is written by a diabetic who has done a lot of research and distilled it into understandable language. It has become my go-to read when I have questions. And you can always ask questions on the forum.

Again, . I hope to get to know you better. I'm here a lot.

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Old 03-03-2013, 17:14   #10
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It seems unfair, and very bad, I know, but what Moon said was true, if you lower your numbers you'll probably find out you feel better than you have in like...a decade! Don't give up! I know of at least one other person on this site that is a mid-30s woman who has used diet to get her numbers down.

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