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I have a small jewelry design business. I make Native Indian jewelry by hand. Recently diagnosed with Type II Diabetes.

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Depressed With Numbers

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 8:00am 7 Comments

This is hard.

I was technically diagnosed Dec 27th 2012. I'm really trying to get a "grasp" on what's going on with my body and it's mind boggling. I have altered my lifestyle, cold turkey, and yet, these BG numbers make me think I'm not doing anything.

I measure food, I watch the carbs, I have depleted sugar, except for the natural sugar in fruits, I portion out, cook with no seasoning and I don't get it.

Every morning, it's in the range of 170's. I don't snack after…


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At 4:54pm on January 7, 2013, Linda G said…

Hey NativeGal...
Thank you for having me as a friend!!
I'm a wife of 33 years (hubby is also diabetic), mom to two grown children, a teacher, and before that an illustrator (still do some) and graphic designer.
Is the design around the perimeter of your page a design of yours?
Please tell me a bit about yourself!
Keep in touch, ok?

At 7:39am on January 7, 2013, catlover said…

NativeGal- Thanks for the friend add. There is lots of info available on this site and many people who are anxious to support you as you learn about D. If you have any questions just stop by my page. Cat =^..^=

At 7:33pm on January 6, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home NativeGal!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!

At 11:34am on January 6, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 10:51am on January 6, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 9:47am on January 6, 2013, catlover said…

Hi NativeGal- Welcome to TuD. We are glad you joined the community and we hope you like it here.




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