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alkalinekiwi

460d

Has been just over a week since I was diagnosed with diabetes and working on what my new normal is now.

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    • Loreen

      48d

      Hi! I'm new here. I just wanted to say that you need to keep the new norm as a lifestyle change and never a diet. I have changed my eating 5 times in the last two - three years. Never paid much attention before when my husband was alive.

    • Loreen

      48d

      Hi! I'm new here. I just wanted to say that you need to keep the new norm as a lifestyle change and never a diet. I have changed my eating 5 times in the last two - three years. Never paid much attention before when my husband was alive.

    • Strawberry62

      49d

      Thank you for your advice. 1 year into diabetes 2 and getting help from an endocrinologist. Had covid at Christmas bad,, in early January, ended up in ER with what looked to be a stroke. Tests done,,,A1C high, cholesterol, dehydrated, high blood pressure, along with other things. Tests run,,,told I had long covid and having bad anxiety due to covid. I read my MRI results of mychart when I got home (from insurance), and white matter was found on the brain. I asked to see a neurologist because my dad had dementia. My primary doctor sent me to see Neurologist for headaches!! And that took me months to see him. Long story short,,,Neurologist was AWESOME and was confused as to why I was seeing him because I'm not having headaches. I explained that I had asked to see a neurologist because of what I saw from test of MRI He pulled up my MRI results showed me and said, first of all,,,I AM SO SORRY this happened to you. Then showed me scar tissue on my brain and the white matter. I had a stroke!!! He then left the room, came back and said,,,first of all,,,I'm NOT charging you for this visit and second,,we are getting you in to see another Neurologist (memory for now) as soon as we can. I cried!! I didn't realize the problem with covid and other underlying issues it can do. I'm still struggling with words, emotions , weakness, fatigue and body/joint aches. I have good days and bad days. Today was a bad day of body aches, high emotions, agitation and fatigue. Crying because I'm just tired of it all and just needing help,,,my husband proceeds to tell me,,,I need to just take my meds that I'm currently on, at the same time. Didn't set well with me. Function is off and it's more than my meds. I'm seeing a psychiatrist soon and I pray that they will help me with the right meds. And I can move forward

    • TurtleRose

      389d

      Think the best advice I can give having had type 2 diabetes for 14 years is to be honest with yourself and your Diabetic Dr. I have struggled over the years to find what works for me and what I can and can't eat. I am lucky in that I didn't really have to change much in my diet to get my glucose on track. Mostly it was remembering that I do have to limit sugar. In the beginning my biggest issue was cutting back on soda. Now I have a can once in awhile, more as a treat. It takes time and patience and a good, trusting relationship with your care provider

    • Nicky21

      391d

      I have type 2 diabetes the worst medications they can put you on is metformin it's bad for the body my advice is ask them to put you ozempic🙏

    • carriew91

      392d

      Everyone's normal is different but it will come together for you, some people it takes months others years

    • Noella

      459d

      🤗 it takes time. But it will all come together!

    • MangoNari

      460d

      Same for me~

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It's important to remember that everyone's definition of "normal" is different, and it may take time to adjust to your new normal with diabetes. Stay active, make wise food choices, monitor your blood sugar levels, and work closely with your healthcare team to manage your condition. It may not be easy, but with time, patience, and self-discipline, you can gain control over your diabetes and establish a new normal for yourself.

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