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Hi all,

I am a married Mother of two who has been recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes. I have not yet received any medication or instruction on testing, so I am still going it alone until the beginning of Dec. :( Right now I am a little confused and not happy about all the changes ahead. I am not a typical case as I have no family history, no genetic ethnicity conection nor am I obese. As well my cholesterol and blood pressure are good. So what the heck happened or is happening for me to acquire type II? I have been very sendentary due to exhaustion after work but could that alone cause my condition?

Anywho - here I am hoping to find friends, give and receive support, and learn to live a new life and learn what can along the way.

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Hello Kelly, welcome to our community! You sound so much more like a Type 1 than a Type 2. I am not a doctor though! Is your doctor an endocrinologist (diabetes specialist)? I have read of many people who were misdiagnosed. Going to an endocrinologist for a second opinion would be my next move. I have read about a few people being diagnosed as Type 2 when they were not overweight. Certain medicines (especially steroids) and illnesses can cause insulin resistance to occur. Insulin resistance is the common characteristic of all Type 2 diabetics. You do not have to be overweight to develop insulin resistance.

If I were you I would buy a glucose meter and do some testing at home. Are there Walmart stores in Canada? If so you can buy a Relion meter and a box of test strips for less than half the price of name brand meters and strips. Test after you get up in the morning but before you eat anything. That test result will tell a lot. You should be eating very low carb food and getting some exercise in the meantime. Some Type 2 diabetics can control their diabetes by diet and exercise alone. Others have to take medication or insulin injections. Your present day lack of exercise is not the cause of your condition but it will help to get exercise every day and keep the daily carb intake very low, say around 100-120 grams until you see your doctor again.

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Thanks Richard for your reply. That is interesting and I certainly will be sharing your input with my Dr., who apologized for leaving me in the lurch while he was away. I do know that he too is wondering why I have diabetes, "things are not adding up", so I am hoping he will recommend further testing. I do not take a single drug other than tylenol and the odd over the counter sleep medication for the nights I have difficulty getting to sleeping so I can rule that out. I have considered PCOD but when reading about it I do not identfy with the symptoms. I'll post when I know more. Thank you for the diet and meter advice. I do feel lost without testing because I never know why I may be feeling this way or that. I have a lot to learn and am really looking forward to getting it all sorted out.
 

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Hi all,

I am a married Mother of two who has been recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes. I have not yet received any medication or instruction on testing, so I am still going it alone until the beginning of Dec. :( Right now I am a little confused and not happy about all the changes ahead. I am not a typical case as I have no family history, no genetic ethnicity conection nor am I obese. As well my cholesterol and blood pressure are good. So what the heck happened or is happening for me to acquire type II? I have been very sendentary due to exhaustion after work but could that alone cause my condition?

Anywho - here I am hoping to find friends, give and receive support, and learn to live a new life and learn what can along the way.

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hello and welcome

I know many diabetics both T1 and T2 that do not have any history of diabetes in the family. I have few questions for you:
- Excessive weight?
- Do you use a lot of simple carbs (sugar, white bread, white rice, etc.)?
- Are you under a lot of stress?

These questions can lead your actions till you see a physician and then a dietician. Will be happy to help. Many tips in my web site.

Iris
 

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Hi Iris,

I would answer no to your first to question and no to the third until after my blood tests. I will check out your sight.
 
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