Diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

United States
July 11, 2009 12:10pm CST
When I first found out a month ago I had type 2 diabetes, I was devestated. I thought it was a death sentence because my dad passed away in 2005 from complications of diabetes. He was a type 1, on insulin, and had developed gange green in his feet. The doctor was talking amputation, and also that he had cancer. He decided to check into hospice and stop dyalisis. He was gone two days later. It crushed me. But he didn't take care of himself or do what the doctors said. I saw a nutritionist, develped a diet plan, and so far I have lost 13 pounds. I started exercising and I am still losing. I am determined to reverse this diabetes. It is still very hard, I miss my sweets so much. Especially the brownies. But I started eating those sugar free pudding cups and it is ok. The thing is really portion control. And I already have a stomach condition and ibs so in a way that helps cause I can't eat much. So I will keep going. Good luck to all of you.
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6 responses
@suegt31 (166)
• Australia
12 Jul 09
Hi lagirl, your still not alone. I am still thinking about you. My depression hasn't been the best, so that is why i'm so quite. You are doing a great job. Congratulations on the weight loss. Diabeties is in my family too. My mum, brother and sister have it. So, i know all about it. Keep your chin up and feel good because you are doing a mighty fine job.
• United States
12 Jul 09
Hi suegt31, Thanks for your support. Even though it runs in my family, I was adopted as an infant so I don't know my health history. I wish I knew it. But I can't afford to find it out. That would involve flying to california. I am trying the best I can. I wish I would lose alot more weight, but I guess it takes time. I to, have depression and it gets very bad at times so I understand. completely. Thanks again and take care!
@sutent (1061)
• China
12 Jul 09
Type 2 diabetes is very common. When your blood sugar can be controlled very well, you will be ok. The most important things you should do is controling blood sugar and complying with your doctor suggestion. You should control diet, do more exercise, monitor your blood sugar timely and take medicine in accordance with your doctor's suggestion. Additionally, you should keep in mind that diabetes can only be controlled rather than be cured to date. So perservence is also very important. Take care of you. Have a good time on mylot.
• United States
12 Jul 09
Thanks for your response. I am trying the hardest I can. I take my medication for it, check my blood sugar twice a day, and eat right. It has been difficult to go to this low carb diet, but I am adjusting. I figure, it is my life, and I want to be here for my son, so I want to live. If I don't do these things, I will die. So I am doing it. Plus I want to get this weight off so I am exercising to. Thanks for your concern. You take care to.
@AmbiePam (51159)
• United States
12 Jul 09
You'll be okay! My sister has it too. You know what? With the proper diet and exericse, she has lost 80 pounds since January. And she looks and feels wonderful. In fact, over the fourth she splurged, and it made her so sick. When a person gets used to eating right, rich food sure upsets the stomach! But listen, if you need encouragement, let me know. We can be health buddies. Because it's not a diet, it's learning to eat right.
• United States
12 Jul 09
Thanks! Thats great that your sister lost that much! Ive started to exercise and it feels so much better. But I still do have to deal with my daily pains, unfortunatly. THanks for writing!
@mrakobesie (1246)
• United States
14 Jul 09
I have diabetes running in my family, so i do a lot of research to try help my grandmother, you might want to try flax seeds, they can repair pancreas and can help stomach too. double benefit for you. i got my grandmother to take flax seeds and her glucose level droped from 200 to 130 within a few weeks. diabetes is a very bad condition and can kill, but only if you let it. keep fighting it, you can get better...
• India
14 Jul 09
take care friend
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
13 Jul 09
My mother got diagnosed with type 2 about three or four years ago I believe. I remember how crushed she was. It was real emotional for her. I didn't realize the importance of the situation then. She gave up sweets for the longest time. She now limits her sweets. She also exercises daily and constantly takes care of herself. She also has high blood pressure, hypertension, anxiety, high cholestrol and others. But with a combination of vitamins and herbs, her meds from the doctor, and her daily routine my mother is here and well. I worry about me alot because of this. I see me going that way so I am trying to prevent it now. But I have a hard time saying no to chocolate. I am working on things though and becoming more active.