I wanted to share this to give some hope to those newly diagnosed with Type II. OK, I am also proud of myself and pleased that my efforts have paid dividends.
Diagnosed 18 months ago with diabetes and high cholesterol (and very low good cholesterol) I was put on Metformin, aspirin and a statin. I came on here and also read Diabetes organisation websites around the world. I was determined to learn all I could. I also researched and went on a low GI diet.
It was so hard at first. I would almost cry when going to a supermarket knowing how little there was I could buy there - and I had never considered my diet to be particularly bad. I never touched soft drinks ate very little packaged or canned food and always used olive oil in cooking etc.
I came to like whole grain bread and learn there were plenty of things I could still buy, especially if I ate some just in small quantities for example low GI rice and lower GI potatoes. As I started losing weight I felt better about myself and this increased my motivation. I am now back in the size 8 jeans that I never thought I would wear again and like it so much I now look at a piece of cake or chocolate and don't even want to give myself even the occasional little treat of it.
My doc is going to test me again in 6 months time and if my results are the same as now she is taking me off all meds. I am so delighted.