I’m another who’s been newly diagnosed… just found out a week ago and I’m feeling lost. I’ve got an A1C of 6.5 which I’ve learned is right on the edge of what’s considered diabetic, but the official diagnosis has got me filled with fear. My doctor prescribed some Metformin so I’ll be starting that soon, but she didn’t have much advice in terms of what to do next? I got a standard “eat less carbs, be more active” response, but no guidance really… I think I’m going to join Weight Watchers because I know myself and I’m gonna need some structure to keep track of what I’m eating.
Like someone else said on here, I’ve been fat for some time and at 30 years old I thought I was finally getting the hang of the body acceptance thing, but now this diagnosis has me filled with guilt and shame… I can’t help feeling like I literally ate myself into this corner. Now I’m paralyzed when it’s time to eat because I keep thinking everything has too many carbs and sugars. After a week of almost exclusively eating eggs and green peppers I need to get a grip!!
Any tips for a super newly diagnosed gal like me?? Also, how worried should I be about the “crazy diarrhea” side effect of Metformin?
I’d appreciate any responses at all, thanks for reading!