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Joined: Sep 12
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Posted: 12 Feb 2013, 08:02
I have been going up and down for the last 4 months. I was diagonsed with diabetes in October. My blood sugar was 300 fasting, and a1c was 11.2. I had not been to doctors for 3 years. Lost job, and no insurance. Worked for temporary jobs, but never a chance to be hired full time. Finally found job in April, and insurance became available in october. Anyhow those 3 years were the most stressful in so many ways. My blood sugar was normal last visit to doctors before losing job.
12 weeks later, and my blood sugar is 7.2, and I have lost 7 lbs. Not great, but not bad either. Hoping to get in the 6's by next visit in May. I did very well over holidays, but have been struggling for a month. I just seem to be in a funk. I am going to go to a nutrition class starting in March, so I am hoping this will help me with my struggle, and get me on track for losing the 30 plus pounds I would like to do. Took a nice walk at lunch time yesterday. Temp was 60, and a beautiful day. It felt very good. Just wish we had more days like that. I know it will be coming soon.
Sorry for the rambling, but needed to put down on paper how I feel. Anyone out there that understands how I feel please respond.
Thank you.

Joined: Dec 12
Posts: 37

Posted: 18 Feb 2013, 09:38
I do know how stress can negatively affect your health and lead to Diabetes T2. Had a couple of very stressful years and found out in November I had T2. I was shocked and scared to death and depressed even more. I immediately went on low carb diet, walk 30 minutes each day and that has been the key to lowering my A1C and daily levels in addition to helping me lose weight. I haven't had to go on any meds.

Glad you have insurance now to receive health care. It is a daily struggle for sure. You are doing well but we all have ups and downs and that's normal. Just keep your head up because tomorrow is a new day. Having diabetes is a life changing diagnosis, but it can be a wake up call to take better care of ourselves and prioritize our goals. We all need support to get us through the difficult time! Take care.