[quote=“AnitaBeer, post: 1097544”]Sounds like you are type 2 like my grandma. She doesn’t need to take anything, but needed to make life style changes fast.
I strongly urge you actually make the changes and stick to them because it can change pretty fast.
Start changing the way you east, sleep, the bad habits you have right now.
It’s just all about getting yourself healthier and as soon as possible.
Btw I’m sorry to hear you found this out. But glad to hear it’s something you can control without drugs.[/quote]
Thanks AnitaBeer… I’m glad too.
Wow pinkporridge, that had to suck. I don’t plan on ignoring it any longer.
[quote=“pjbleek, post: 1097546”]drink lotsa lotsa water…change one thing…
it is a life long disease and you won’t change over night…one day at a time…encourage each other everyday.[/quote]
Thanks pjbleek. I tried to respond to your PM but it said you weren’t accepting them? But thanks again and thanks for the info.
[quote=“RedRyder, post: 1097547”]Yes. I’m Diabetic. It runs in my family.
Contact the Diabetes Association. Click here: American Diabetes Association Home Page
Tons of useful information right there.[/quote]
Thanks for the info RedRyder. I really appreciate it.
Thank you sweetie. StepMoonie has been in denial too long
AUFred I agree changes are important. I don’t want to lose either my feet or my eyesight. It’s not something to play with any longer that’s for sure…
No fun is it Sneakiecat?
I’m hoping so fuzzwifers. But I miss my Mountain Dew already!!!:willy_nilly:
A search engine is a great thing isn’t it RecklessTim? hehehehehehe… almost overwhelming in fact…
silentbob, the time is now isn’t it?
[quote=“sophie, post: 1097554”]Got an email back from Mum already. Translated to English it said:
Tell your friend that there are many things to consider with Diabetes. She must take very good care of her feet! I like to put lotion on mine and then put those fluffy socks on when I go to bed. Keeps them warm. Slippers around the house help too. She should see a dietician too. They will help her a lot. She needs to remember never to skip meals! This is very important. She has to get a schedule and stick to it. She needs to become proactive with her health — this includes following and keeping track of her blood pressure, cholesterol and A1c test results. Regular eye checks are vital. As well, tell people! Friends, family. She should tell them what she can and cannot have to eat. Nothing is worse than going to a party and there being nothing available that you can enjoy.
How’s my angel doing?
Thanks so much Sophie! All good advice. Thank your Mum for me would you?
[quote=“Tyler Durden, post: 1097555”]Well firstly, I’m sorry about your news.
I have had an elderly diabetic in my family before. He is the poster boy for how not to react to the news since it knocked him back to his armchair (crisps in hand) to sulk for the last 15 years…which has subsequently lead to a triple heart bypass and a stroke!
From the little I know of you, you seem a far more positive person than him. All it really is surely is an indicator of what to do from hereon in, as you alluded to. Its far better to be forewarned and prepared than to have things creep up on you with health
All the very best[/quote]
Thanks Tyler. I don’t plan on getting depressed. Proactive is better. I’ve been putting it off for too long (obviously).
I spent the day outside starting more seeds and repotting some plants and checking my sugar as directed. I figure I’ll do that for a week and I’ll be in a much better position to know what’s going on.
Did I mention I miss my Mountain Dew already? aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I like my liquid posion. I’ll miss it but I ain’t getting no younger and now I’m FORCED to take it seriously:surrender Such is life. Could be worse…
Thanks again y’all. One day at a time is indeed the key. Whee…