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Old 03-18-2012, 07:31   #1
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Help! I just check in the morning on my relative's machine and found that I am 12.1 !!! Am I diabetic already?

I am 41. I love sugar and can I control or reverse this before havign to shoot insulin or take med?

I am scare!

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12.1 mmoL translates to 218 mg/dl. On it's own a diabetic number - but there are factors that should relax you a bit. Did you eat/drink something before the test ? Were your hands washed with soap & water before you pricked your finger. Things like these could impact your reading. Since the number itself is in diabetic territory, you should consult a doctor and get a proper diagnosis before any further action.

And dude, diabetic or not - dump the sugar.

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sounds like it, go to the doctor

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I am freaking out!!!

Can that number be control with Diet and exercise!!!

I am gonna cry (seriously).

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I know you're frightened right now. So was I when I was first told I would wake up from an operation almost 5yrs ago as a diabetic. The best thing you can do right now is read as much as you can about it. Read through this forum, ask questions and see how many people here are doing well and living even better now probably than before their diagnosis. I have learnt more here and received better correct advice here than any of my doctors ever gave me. Once you understand your diabetes it's not any where near as frightening. I promise you.

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I know you're frightened right now. So was I when I was first told I would wake up from an operation almost 5yrs ago as a diabetic. The best thing you can do right now is read as much as you can about it. Read through this forum, ask questions and see how many people here are doing well and living even better now probably than before their diagnosis. I have learnt more here and received better correct advice here than any of my doctors ever gave me. Once you understand your diabetes it's not any where near as frightening. I promise you.
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Yes I am very very frightened!!! I need some time to let all of this sink and in and accept it.... Now I in a state of FREAKING OUT!!! I knew it was coming but boy... it's just not the same when you stare the monster in the eye! Thanks for what you said. Anything helps as I am sure you know where I am coming from!

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so if I brought this on to myself it's a Type II?

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so if I brought this on to myself it's a Type II?
First things first, you can not eat your way to Diabetes. Just by saying you used a relatives meter means you had agenetic predisposition to getting Diabetes. Would you have gotten D if you avoided sugar and ate according to the new food pyramid, probably yes. But you really need to find out if you truly are Diabetic first. Wash your hands in as hot of water as you can stand, use a detergent with out bleach additives, dry completely, then retest yourself.

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so if I brought this on to myself it's a Type II?
There is only one way to know for sure and that is to have some blood work done at your Dr office. In answer to your question you can have very good control with diet and exercise. You did not necessarily bring it on to yourself. If you have a family history of diabetes. Don't beat yourself up. My husband was DX in November with over 300 BS now we are controlling with just diet. Insulin is not as bad as it sounds. Your body makes insulin naturally and some diabetics don't make enough so they need shots. Are you having any other symptoms? Read as much as you can here on this forum also read on bloodsugar101.com. Diabetics have the most control by cutting carbs such as rice,bread,potatoes,pasta,flour both white and wheat, along with sugar. My husband has had his success from eating Low Carb High Fat that we have learned from this forum. I would go to the Dr if I were you and have blood work done. In the meantime buy yourself a meter and keep record to take with you to the Dr. Test fasting also test before a meal then one and two hours after eating that meal and record all readings. We try not to go over 140 even after eating and if you do go way over there are probably too many carbs in what you just ate. This is how we learn to control our blood sugar by what we eat. If you have any questions ask away and try to relax as best as you can. I know it is a shock but you will see so many healthy happy people here with many success stories.

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so if I brought this on to myself it's a Type II?

No one brought diabetes on themselves. Diabetes happens when your endocrine system can no longer keep up with the amount of carbs you eat. It is not just the sugar you eat that taxes the pancreas but all carbs, even the healthy ones. Start looking at the carb labels on everything you eat. Foods like cereal, whole wheat bread, rice, pasta, corn, potatoes, fruit and even beans have significant carbs. If someone has a normal functioning endocrine system they can handle these foods. Some diabetics who are overweight or inactive may find cutting out the carbs and adding exercise will help lower their bgs. But once the pancreas is compromised and you are diabetic it cannot magically repair itself. But the good thing is you can manage it by eating a different diet. Welcome to our forum. Go to the doctor and get an official diagnosis and take the appropriate steps to deal with it. There is nothing to be scared of.

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