Please don't let the ignorance of some Type 1 folks change your views or get you down. There are bad apples in every group. Yes there are differences between T1 and T2 but people should not always have to be reminded and should be respected for reaching for support. Everybody with this disease is going to experience a dark hour and will need a shoulder to cry on....
Yes, overwhelming!!! First, take a breath and go slow. On the top of main page and your page, check out forums, groups, blogs...also on the main page left side are tons of info. to check out. Videos too. Meeting many other type 2's will help and they can give great advice. You can post a blog and ask questions too...people will give suggestions, etc. Just keep in mind that it takes time with this disease and everyone is different with meds, foods, BS readings. But, we have understanding and compassion for each other, and that really helps to keep on going and learning from each other. Give yourself time. I wish you all the best and don't hesitate to ask others for help. Just try not to overwhelm yourself, and it isn't your fault you got diabetes, it just happens to the best of us!! LOL It will get easier with time and as you learn what works for you. Glad that you are here. Have a great weekend. Robyn
Hello Ben and Welcome. I saw your post on Marie's page and just wanted to extend a welcome and to let you know that you are not alone in your feelings about the big "D" I have been there and understand what you are going through. I still don't get it all the time :) If I can help in any way please just let me know. Stay strong and take it a little at a time.
Ben, I'm sure it's a little overwhelming right now. and, yes, there's so much info out there, and many times it is conflicting. are you already on insulin? I think the key here is to start making small changes, baby steps, in the right direction. don't beat yourself up too much, and come here when you stumble, or need a place where you can get a virtual hug! We strive here to be a "no blame, no shame" place to be yourself, to share stories of victory, and a place where you can blow off a little steam if you need to. Nobody really gets "it" like those you have truly been in your shoes.
hello, Ben, welcome! I see you were just dx'd. How is everything? you will find many amazing people here - let me know if you have any questions. I'm type1 but my husband is type2. here are some useful links for new members:
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