I just read an article about how newly diagnosed diabeties patients are treated and act differently. This made me remember where I was 2 years ago. 2 and 1/2 years ago I remember vaugely the doctor saying something about pre diabeties. Not knowing anything about anything then - I just said ok and didn't do much of anything. It was only with the doctor actualy saying to my face that I have diabeties was when the penny dropped. I was to get medication (for life), I would have to check my sugar every morning and I would have to stop eating sugar. I was sure there would be more but I would read about it and learn about it. I knew it would be difficult but I had given up smoking in the past and it seemed that sugar was going to be on banned list also.
It was a difficult(not over difficult) beginning
mainly in the first couple of week feeling really really sick
while my bllod sugar went down from 200 to under 100 (morning readings)
What's important I think is to teach newly diagnosed people that there is a hell of a lot to learn.
So much so that I still feel sometimes that after 2 years that I'm still new to this disease.
It's getting use to a new way of life.
It's not a 1 week, 1 month or a year of a new diet.
It took me about 6 months to begin regular exersice
Now I am walking 7 km/h for 1/2 hour twice a day.
I gave up eating fruit for 6 months but returned to eating it after a year.
There is always experimentation.