I first found out I had diabetes around the first week of May 2009. The reason I found out was the week prior I was noticed by other to be flushed all the time and one day I was really red so they sent me down to medical at work to get check out. I had a BP of 156 over 104. I was like that for 4 days, 130 to 164 over 100 to 106. After the fourth day they said go see a doctor, which I did. After I saw the doctor he sent me for blood work, the results were high cholesterol, high blood salts, B12 deficiency, and diabetes type 2. So to use the doctor's term "you're a mess." Not a good term to use with a person who has low self-esteam to begin with. This doctor put me on a water pill(half a pill a day), Lipitor, and Metformin(half pill twice a day). He also said you need to lose weight(like I didn't know that one already, and I had lost 30 pounds in the 6 months before I saw him.).

Now he also gave me the name and number of another doctor a specialist of interal medicine. I think that what he specializes in, Couldn't find much out about him on the web. I had a week to wait to get in to see him, that date was May 19. He asked me alot of questions, and his first response after all the questions is you need to lose weight(again like I didn't know that one). So he weighed me and I was 244 lbs. and I was thinking inside ok 60 more lbs. off and I'll be at a good weight. Wrong, the next words out of his mouth were you need to lose 100 lbs. That hit me like a shot to the chest killing my good feelings. Anyways, he changed doses of my medications to water pill(one a day), Lipitor(left alone), and Metformin(one pill twice a day). He was going to send me to a diabetes clinic so I could learn more about this, but haven't heard anything about that yet. The next time I see him is on June 29th.

I weighed myself yesterday and I'm at 238 lbs. that made me happy. =)

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Comment by Carrie J on May 31, 2009 at 8:35pm
You got off to a bit of a shaky start but you're on your way, the weight loss is a great start!

Ask questions, try to stay motivated and feel free to vent here if you need to.
Comment by Terrie on June 7, 2009 at 8:53am
Hi Again!!

You've probably read most of this already:

By all means....anything that tastes Good, you must give up. :X Just Kidding. There are different types of artifical sweeteners or low carb or diet or sugar free foods. Splenda, Equal, Sweet'n Low, etc. Stevia(available at Walmart's or health food stores, etc.) is not classified as a sweetener. I only use it 3 times a week tops.

If you are talking regular pop, yes, you need to give that up. I don't drink pop except for about 4 ozs. of Ginger Ale, if I have a mild unsettled stomach(unexplained). Usually 3 times a year. Many Diabetics drink Diet pop. My Hubby and I drank Fresca as Teenagers and we didn't even know it was Diet. We evidentally didn't read labels back then. A Nice Lady on here mentioned it. Thinking back now I do remember trying a diet cola and I didn't like it. It could've been that I always disliked colas. I can live through the occasional sip of my Hubby's rootbeer which he shouldn't be drinking. I don't really like pop any more but it is Good to have a variety of foods and drinks to consume.

If you don't like salad, it should be on your food list anyways. Or pick your favourite raw veggies and eat them as snacks. Easy on the tomatoes. They seem to raise some People's blood sugar a lot. I just have the occasional 1 1/2 slice tomato, 1 slice toast with a bit of miracle whip on the 1/2 slice of toast. I also buy the grape or Tiny Tom's, or the strawberry(I think they are called)tomatoes. Then I can take 2 or 3 for a snack or whenever or slice some into our salads.

Good job on your weight-loss. Keep up your Good work. Take a daily brisk walk around the block. Short and sweet. Anyways, continue learning. :-)

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