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A very bad day indeed

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Hey everyone, on the heels of an already bad start of the day, I took the time to read a letter from my doctor from a physical I was coerced into taking. I have diabetes. It shouldn't come as much of a shock since my mother has it, but I've felt fine, and I feel fine. Being honest, I haven't had a physical in years, fearing this; opting instead to go the ostrich route of 'If I don't see it, it isn't there'. That worked out great.

You'd think my mother having it and me living with her I'd know more about it, but aside from her worrying about my weight we don't talk much about it. So, I have no clue about it, or what to do. For the last half hour I've looked up things about it, whether it's curable or not, and living with it. Dying with it. Dying FROM it. And to be honest it's done nothing but scare me. So, I figured rather than worry my mother more with the news I'd come here for some answers, advice, and...well anything really.

Between the bouts of crying I've been formulating a plan, or trying to; but I have nowhere to start. I'm not even sure if Im type I or II, the letter doesn't state. All I really have are a few questions that I'm sure most have when they first learn they have the big D.
I'd rather not have to prick myself or take shots since pain and needles are my kryptonite, is there a way to get to where Im not affected by it? It seems there's debate about it's curability/remission/stabilization/reversal so, what better place than here-or a doctors office-to get the information.
Thanks for reading my long winded post.
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Welcome to the forum

as someone that also hates needles, i will tell you that you get used to the finger pricking

i hope that you visit us regularly. This is by far, THE best place for us diabetics to talk freely and openly about whats going on with us.

Please feel free to ask any questions that you might have, as i feel that there are no "dumb" questions

You can do this, you can.


Here is how i have taken on my diabetes...

First i would like to say that for me, the ADA is clueless when it comes to what Diabetics need to be eating. They are waaaaaaay too heavy on the carbs, imo

how have i lost the weight? a few things....

Portion Control. Most Americans have no idea what a "portion" really is. i got out the scale and weighed my food, got out the measuring cup and measured my portions. So, firstly, i eat the proper portion, at the most.

literally count the Carbs. There is no need to eat bread, potatoes, rice or pasta. the only thing thats white that worth eating is cauliflower

literally read ALL labels. know what your putting into your body.

eat to your meter. your BG meter will tell you what you can and cannot eat.i personally do not like to go over 100 at any time

exercise. i walk at least three miles a day. the only time i dont is when the weather is very bad.

there is no cure for Diabetes. its a life long battle. the sooner one gets control, the longer one will live.
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