I Have Type 2 Diabetes

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    I've had diabetes since I was 18,

    I'm now 21. My mother has diabetes too. Many people are surprised since I'm so young and already have diabetes. I thought it was just some sort of blood sugar problem but, diabetes messes with the whole body, it's not fair. My doctor did the diet and exercise regimen but, my...
    TheHogwartzJanitor TheHogwartzJanitor
    18-21, F
    Jun 10, 2015

    I Will Win

     UPDATE : I took the new pill , Metaformin, for the first time yesterday because my daughter was with me all day and I had a doctor appointment. I figured if I had a bad reaction I'd be on my way to the doctor anyway LOL They gave me a different doc this time and I think I...
    bitterdregs bitterdregs
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Apr 14, 2010

    The Coffee Conundrum By Amy Abbott The

    daily, if not hourly, challenge for type 2 diabetics is maintaining appropriate blood sugar levels. Can increasing coffee consumption or taking the extract of unroasted coffee beans reduce glucose levels? Joe Vinson, Ph.D., a University of Scranton researcher, believes that...
    jml2000 jml2000
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

    Was Diagnosed In 2002.

    Put on Metformin & told to change my diet. I would have to lose 10% at least of my body weight in 6 months..... So I did. Then I gained it all back......... :(( I was eating better but I wasn't eating regularly. So my body just turned everything to fat for storage. Stupid...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 12, 2009

    Low Income Tight Budget How Do I Eat?

    my husband is currently unemplyed and i receive ssi as of right now. all our cash goes to rent, a few toiletries, bus rides if we cant walk there and little things like that. we get food stamps but only 74 a month. i am trying to go through DARS to receive training so that i...
    slb4212 slb4212
    41-45, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2012

    Me Too

    and most days i just don't care. i keep hoping that it will hurry up and kill me but it never does. i have no symptoms except for the high blood sugar i take the stupid pills the doctor pushed on me but i don't exercise and i don't eat properly because from what i have been able...
    ihaveanameitsrick ihaveanameitsrick
    46-50, M
    14 Responses Nov 6, 2008

    Tonight I'm actually feeling a bit better.

    I think I found why i was so blah! No get up and go and feeling depressed like. (its one reason of two.) My sugars have been going out of control. I didn't realize it. Yeah I know shame on me for not testing my sugar levels more often!! So anyway, I'm going to have to make a...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel
    31-35, F
    Mar 29, 2015

    I Know Now I Am Not Alone...thank You

    First off, I am so glad I found this group .  I now know I am not alone.I was fully diagnosed as a Type 2 back in September of last year.  Unfortunately, it took my being hospitalized for everything to come out.  I was in very nasty pain; my blood glucose level was tested and...
    n0labels n0labels
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 12, 2012

    After my pancreas suffered severe damage from

    acute pancreatitis I was left with diabetes...
    AmaiXAshuri AmaiXAshuri
    26-30, F
    Jul 2, 2014

    I Was Just Diagnosed Today With Having Diabetes 2

    I knew I was borderline for yrs. I went for some bloodtests this week. Today I saw my doctor and he confirmed I have diabetes 2. I got the tester and ready to take some control of it. Im looking for some support. thankx
    bilow72 bilow72
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 30, 2012

    In May of 2011 during a routine blood test my

    doctor diagnosed me with type 2 diabetes. My blood sugar at the time of the rest was 163. And my A1C was 9. Which averages out to over 200 a day I was in a state of shock when the doctor prescribed a anti-diabetic drub called Glocophage. I went home thinking it was a mistake I...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 1, 2013

    Recently Diagnosed Diabetic

    So, my story begins with my first pregnancy in 1998.  I found out I was gestational diabetic less than 3 months in.  I quickly proceeded to having to give myself insulin shots 2 times a day.  That was hell.  My son was born in May 1999 and was...
    ladawson1020 ladawson1020
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 18, 2008

    Dealing With Having to Inject Insulin Now

    I recently went to the Urgent Care at Kaiser Hospital because my blood sugars spiked really high for me at least they did. When I got there they took me right away when they found out why I was there. I kinda felt bad because there was about 40 people ahead of me.  They...
    jsdwellsnme jsdwellsnme
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Sep 30, 2008

    I was diagnosed about 2 months ago.

    I know a lot about it since both my parents have it. I just did not know I would get it so young. It is a struggle but a good wake up call for my weight. It will always be a day to day challenge but I am dealing with it quite well. I even lost 50 pounds. I am so close to my...
    ScarlettAngelica ScarlettAngelica
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2014

    I have type 2 diabetes

    and no matter how much insulin I take my sugar level never get below 200.
    craig62 craig62
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jul 10, 2015

    Type 2 Diabetic And Glad Of It.

    Yup, I am a proud type 2 diabetic look folks I was sick more often than not and gaining weight while eating little. Now that I have some meds, eating better and exercising more I am a hundred pounds lighter and a size 38 vs a size 50. Next thing got rid of negative people they...
    slappedtomuch slappedtomuch
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Dec 9, 2011

    I was diagnosed a week ago.

    .. not taking this well and struggling so bad with the sugar cravings. Im just angry and sad all the time. I cant sleep at night and my whole body feels so meh. i just need this to stop now
    squiffels squiffels
    26-30, F
    May 22, 2015

    Had Better Days

    well I have been on this new medication now for three days and my numbers are not any better. so tomorrow I have to start taking a higher dose.  and if that does not help I might be starting injections. I pray it helps. and befor any one says it I am changing my diet. I...
    librakitty05 librakitty05
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Nov 7, 2008

    I have had diabetes since I was in the fifth

    grade. I stopped taking care of my self in high school. Now that I am 22 I am trying to gain control of my life. For some reason it is jut so hard to do the healthy things. I mean who really likes stabbing their fingers. Anyway, so far I'm doing ok. My levels have finally...
    shellbell9 shellbell9
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2014

    An Inconvenient (sweet) Tooth.

    I have type 2 diabetes. I was just 21 when I was diagnosed, I was NOT overweight, sedentary, noshing on candy all day, none of that. What DID I have? A pregnancy with gestational diabetes and a family history the read like like a Dickens novel.I learned that 1 GD (gestational...
    EmmeFatale EmmeFatale
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 27, 2012

    Awakening To Health With Diabetes

    LIFESTYLE INTERVENTION PROGRAMS are - according to the ADA - twice as effective as medications in reaching treatment goals. Only lifestyle change offers the possibility of reversal of diabetes. check out one of our free WEBINARS you can register at www.awakeningtohealth.org...
    awakening2health awakening2health
    61-65, M
    1 Response Aug 29, 2012

    Type 2 Diabetes Is Not Your Fault!

    I developed type 2 diabetes while in the military, but did not realize it as the cause of the numbness and tingling in my extremities, my extreme nausea in the mornings, my mood swings, etc. until 10 years later. At the time that I first began presenting all of those symptoms, I...
    JohnSonOfAButch JohnSonOfAButch
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2013

    Me All Grouped Together In One From All the Others

    On Christmas 2005 I went to the hospital in sever pain.  I was diagnosed with blood poisoning and a kidney infection that was in my blood.  When I was released from the hospital 2 weeks later I was told that I almost died that night they brought me in.  I was also...
    librakitty05 librakitty05
    41-45, F
    Nov 5, 2008

    I Have Type 2 Diabetes

    I was diagnosed with diabetes in 2004, after an accident where my legs buckled underneath me while walking down a sidewalk on the way to work (my doctor figures it was a sugar spike that caused me to collapse. I sustained a facial injury as a result of the fall: hitting the...
    cherrypotion27 cherrypotion27
    41-45, F
    Jan 16, 2009

    About Me

    People think everyone with Diabetes is overweight over 40 & always eating sweet stuff,not true,i've never been overweight i barely ever eat sugary food and i'm only 22...luckily i keep my sugar levels down without medication & follow a low fat diet.
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Nov 14, 2011

    New Diagnosis, Now Afraid To Eat

    I learned last Thur. that I have type 2 diabetes. I am not altogether surprised. I had borderline gestational with my daughter 12 years ago and my father died of type 2 complications at age 67. I have no one but myself to blame; I have gained a lot of weight since having my...
    WaterdogsRule WaterdogsRule
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jul 10, 2012


    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in early 2009. I have been working on getting it under control and currently my morning blood sugars are in the 100 to 130 range lunch blood sugars are in the 80 to 100 range and dinner ones are in the 70 to 120 range. It has been lots of work...
    jchurch303 jchurch303
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 6, 2012

    I run half marathons.

    During my last race my blood sugar dropped at 11 miles into the run making it difficult for me to complete the event. Any ideas as to why my blood sugar dropped this time. It has never happened before.
    runford6646 runford6646
    66-70, M
    1 Response May 8, 2014

    The Disease That Gives Others License to Judge You.

    I have Type 2 Diabetes, and yes, I know how I got it, from sitting in my room playing videogames and not getting enough activity as a child.  Having said that, whenever someone knows that I have the disease, they seem to feel the need to let me know how to live my life based...
    CFsurvivor CFsurvivor
    6 Responses May 6, 2008

    Todays Fasting Blood Sugar Level

    Ok. So I have been reading all your stories about your diabetes and since I haven't checked my levels in a while, I decided to give myself the old test. So, its 8-00 am and all I have ingested so far today is 2 cups of unsweetened coffee. Truth time, insert the *****, cut the...
    Praxis Praxis
    36-40, M
    Dec 31, 2012

    I test my blood sugar 4x a day

    and give myself that many shots as well. I use 2 kinds of insulin; R and N. I have an Excel spreadsheet template where I log my sugars and insulin amounts.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 8, 2014


    i wrote a story titled something like low income tight budget how do i eat? anyway, i heard from medicaid yesterday and was asked how i felt about my treatment and said i felt i wasnt receiving enough education about my diabetes and have a learning diorder some of the books ive...
    slb4212 slb4212
    41-45, F
    Sep 18, 2012

    Being Diabetic

    I was diagnosed with Diabetes in 2005 the same yr my mom passed away. I don't know what to eat or what to take to control my Diabetes. I am on pills for now.
    LeeKent2009 LeeKent2009
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 28, 2012

    Weight And Diabetes

    The doctor had me on metformin for diabetes I lost 80 pounds and had to go on shots for diabetes so I think your weight has nothing yo do with diabetes. I Thule if you going to get diabetes you just get it. It runs in families both of my parents have it. 3 of my grandparents had...
    cdlisa1963 cdlisa1963
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Mar 13, 2012

    I found out when i was 30 i had type 2 diabetes.

    I take 2 pills at night and try my best to eat rite.
    cherideigh cherideigh
    36-40, F
    May 20, 2014

    I have been able to control my blood sugar

    for the past 5 years without taking any meds. Over the past 12 months my blood sugar got erratic and I lost total control over it. By the time I found a new doctor (one that didn't just write a prescription) I had gained 35 lbs and my blood sugar was spiking to 450 and higher...
    amwantingit amwantingit
    51-55, M
    Jul 14, 2015

    Diabetes Is a Life Sentence!

    I developed Diabetes about 8 years ago. My father had it and so did my uncle. I hate that I have to deal with all the stuff that goes along with diabetes. It seems like the more I try to eat correctly the more I want to eat junk.  to top it off I have hypothyroidism. I feel...
    jsdwellsnme jsdwellsnme
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Aug 14, 2008

    I Got Dienosed Whith Type 2 Diabetes 2004

    I dosen bother me that much just cn not eat what I want I have hight blood presure have to take a pill for that I have only had 1 hpo that was not I dose help if you can walk for 40 minutes a day at a good pace
    David752 David752
    41-45, M
    Feb 8, 2011

    If there is anybody with type 2 diabetes.

    Please send me a message with a personal experience.
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    6 Responses Aug 25, 2014

    I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes

    while I was pregnant with my son 6 years ago. I knew I was supposed to get checked after giving birth to make sure I was not still diabetic but I kept putting things off due to my stressful situation. I lost my son's biological father to a car accident only 12 days after giving...
    localrocklover localrocklover
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 23, 2015

    I just turned 30 about 2 weeks ago

    and I just found out this week that I have Type 2 Diabetes. I've never been an overly healthy person, but the past 2 years I've been taking much worse care of myself due to debilitating anxiety and depression. The past 3 day I have changed my diet drastically, and I've lost 5...
    PoetPrincess85 PoetPrincess85
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 27, 2015

    I Was Diagnosed This Year

    I found out in March of this year that I have type 2. I don't know why it surprised me so much. My Mother has type 2 and my Grandfather had type2 also. My doctor put me on Metformin and it has worked very well. As long as I stay away from what I like the most - sweet carbs and...
    crazysoutherngrl74 crazysoutherngrl74
    31-35, F
    Nov 28, 2009
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