I can’t say I didn’t see it coming, diabetes is present on my dad’s side of the family, and that’s who I take after. But damn I wasn’t expecting to hear that. I’ve been running around like a chicken with my head cut off because I have no idea what to do. Hell, the doctor I went to doesn’t know what to do, he told my I was diabetic probably type 2 (he couldn’t tell) wrote me a perscription, and that was it. So on top of having not a clue I have to find a primary physician that has one because my blood sugar is out of control, it’s been staying in the 300 area, even when I haven’t eaten. I never thought I would have to make a major lifestyle change so fast. I can really count my blessings though. My boyfriend is making all the changes with me (he’s even quitting smoking with me, thats some love right there), his mother also has diabetes and is going to help me with my diet until I can get a doctor, my parents are helping me pay for everything, gathering up information, and have recruited my aunt to help me find a doctor; and my friends are just keeping my feet on the ground. And now there are a plethora of other people on this website that have been there and have wisdom to dish out. I won’t lie, I’m scared shitless, I’ve never had to make so many changes so fast, but in the long run I think I’ll be ok.
Hello, my name’s Deanna, I’m a college student, and I have diabetes (possibly type 2 I don’t know).