Sugar doesn’t cause diabetes and you didn’t do anything to cause it. You haven’t failed. Please understand that.
It’s a complicated disease. It’s a frustrating disease.
All of us here work hard at becoming an expert on our own diabetes. Look for a new doctor if you don’t feel you are being listened to or being provided comprehensive information about diabetes and managing diabetes. Sometimes you have to go through 2, 3, 4 doctors until you find the right one that’s going to help you achieve good results.
Water isn’t always perfect, neither is a liquid diet. Diabetes and blood sugar control have 100s of variables, some understood and some unknown. It’s always a process figuring out what works best until things stabilize for you and then when it isn’t stable you figure it out all over again. Food is essential for life, you should learn to read nutrition and ingredient labels, how to measure a portion size, and figure out what works and doesn’t work for you.
Spend some time educating yourself about diabetes, different medications, and different dietary approaches. Some good reads…
Think Like a Pancreas, Gary Scheiner
Bright Spots and Landmines, Adam Brown
The First Year: Type 2 Diabetes, Gretchen Baker
The Ultimate Guide to Carb Counting, Gary Scheiner
Diabetes Burnout, Bill Polonsky