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#1

Hi …

I’m a new member and am looking to give as well as receive support. I was diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic in 2005 … but if I look back all the signs were there. I have intense anxiety about it now because I’m single and am worried I won’t be able to take care of myself as I age.

I have either beginning signs of neuropathy or I’m tingling and burning because I’m scared. My A1C is 6.2 and I’m following a fairly low carb diet to bring my numbers done. My daily average is around 100 and I rarely go over 110.

I have four sons: one a lawyer, a musician, a college student, and a senior in high school. I am a devout Christian and am trying to lean on the Lord for support but could use it from others as well.

Thank you -
Ruth


#2

Hey Ruth!
I think the best support is from your family and friends. The other thing is to be open about diabetes. I’ve found people to be remarkably open and understanding. I think this group is great too, and I’ve definitely found diabetics are the most supportive and understanding people I’ve ever met.
I started reading Dr. Bernstein’s book and if he can stay active and healthy, we all can. I don’t know how old he is, but he must be in his seventies now.


#3

Hi Ruth,
I was diagnosed in Feb. of this year, but, like you, had signs of it coming for years…guess they call that “pre-diabetes”, huh? I, too, have neuropothy in my hands & feet, but it could be caused from my chronic high blood pressure, or that’s what I’ve read. I have 2 adult children, 8 grand children, 1 great-grandchild, and a son who is a Senior in high school! How bout that? lol I, too, am a Christian, trying to stay active in my church.
Your A1C is great, as well as your daily readings! My last A1C was 6.9, compared to 9.9 when I was diagnosed. My daily readings average around 150, so not that great… I’m trying my best to stick to my diet, which is hard sometimes. I also do daily chair exercises as I have limited mobility due to severe arthritis.
Look forward to sharing with you!
connie


#4

Welcome!
I will try to help you but I’m a Type 1 and really know nothing about Type 2. If you like we can learn from each other! We can always be there to support each other,
Doris


#5

Hi Ruth,
I’m mom to 7/ with 6 at home. I think I’m type 2. :slight_smile: Click on my page and come visit,read my story:)
If you need to lose or gain weight; come visit us off the main page in Weight Loss Team!
Or even if just to exchange a recipe that you think we might like or gain one from us:)
Welcome Ruth!
MeadowLark


#6

Hey Ruth,

I was just diagnosed with Type 2 in June of this year. I’ll be turning 37 next month. My initial AIC was 13 and my fasting blood glucose was 310. I am the only one in my family with Diabetes, so my initial, uneducated thought was this is it. I’m done. I was pretty frustrated, anxious and to be quite honest angry with myself. How could I have let this happen. Was it because I ate too much food? What about my family. Would I be around in 5, 10, 20 years to grow old with them? I felt like I was free falling from a plane without a parachute.

Then a few weeks back, I found this site and posted my first entry about having an internal tantrum. Within an hour of my post, I started receiving messages from others on the site. They shared their stories, insights, and words of encouragement with me. I was so excited to find this community, who all shared a common denominator. I hope you find support and resources on this site too.

Take care.
Tracy