Hi Pam, Thanks for you comments on my post. I knew when I posted it it would hit a lot of T'2 in the face. I hoped it would make a person take a hard look at what they are doing.
The most challenging part for me was the food part. I learned that for me the most important thing was to watch the carbs and not worry about the fat so much. Counting carbs taught me what was okay for me. I was Ok as long as I could have some of the not so lean foods.
WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.
Pam, do a search on this site and see if you can find a group in your area that meets close to you. Just click on the groups tab at the top of the page. There are groups for each type of diabetes and if you scroll down there are regional lists where states and areas have groups and most meet some where.
In the mean time all of us here will be honored to be your friends and help you through this. Although most of my problems are more from the sports I played as a young man and not listening to doctors advice, I am still having some effects from D.
I was on oral meds and forced the issue with my doctor to go on insulin. The oral meds would not control my BG levels. Insulin has been a God send to me. I am on lantus now but have been on many others including U500.
So vent when you need to. There will be someone here who feels like you do or has. Just remember above all else...YOU CAN DO IT!!.
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.
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 valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!
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