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How long have you had Diabetes?

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When were you first diagnosed? 

Do you have Type 1 or Type 2 ? 


I was recently diagnosed in June as Type 2. I had a 6.6 level and was told to start a 1,800 calorie diet and to watch my sodium intake as I have high blood pressure and take two meds for that. 

I check my blood sugar levels once a day in the mornings before breakfast. I am to try to stay within the 100-130 level and so far have been able to and have gotten down to the 80's and 90's some days. 

I am supposed to start a class on nutrition and on how to manage diabetes, not sure when I will attend those classes as I am waiting for that referral from my doctor to go through. 

It sure is a lifestyle change in a way but its stopped me from drinking a 2 liter of Pepsi every day or every day and a half. I feel thats the reason I have diabetes as I would rather drink that then water, even though I did drink water as I do now.....it wasn't enough apparently! 

Do you find that you now and then treat yourself to a few favorite old foods you are to avoid? Just a bite of something just to taste it again? Or do you not have that food or drink because it might make your sugars go up? 

I am allergic to the aspartame, phenylananine and sucrolose and that's in everything low calorie and diet! So I can't have those yogurts or chewing gum to diet drinks. It will set me off with a migraine and make me sick and I avoid those at all costs. Ive tried to get past that but when I have a reaction like that to the drinks or even yogurts, my Doctor says not to try them again, not worth getting sick over. 


Any special diet you are to follow? Anything that you have to avoid food or drink wise too?



by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 8:18 PM
Replies (31-32):
princessmom2005
by New Member on Aug. 16, 2015 at 3:05 PM
I've been pre diabetic for about 3 years. I don't really get why I'm considered pre diabetic when my A1C is always around 6, but whatever... I had gestational when I was pregnant with my 10 year old and have a family history of diabetes (my grandma was Type 2, my parents are Type 2 and an aunt is considered hypoglycemic).
MissMackiesgg
by Owner on Aug. 17, 2015 at 11:22 AM

I guess your dr is trying to better safe than sorry.

Quoting princessmom2005: I've been pre diabetic for about 3 years. I don't really get why I'm considered pre diabetic when my A1C is always around 6, but whatever... I had gestational when I was pregnant with my 10 year old and have a family history of diabetes (my grandma was Type 2, my parents are Type 2 and an aunt is considered hypoglycemic).


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