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Diabetes/Endocrine System | Last Active: Aug 2, 2018 | Replies (8)

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@chriskc

Thanks for your response. The discouragement is understandable. This is something quite unexpected, isn't it?

Are you currently seeing an endocrinologist? They are best specialists to help you with diabetes management. Have you been offered the services of a nutrition counselor or a diabetes support group? These can be very helpful in the adjustment of a new lifestyle.

Once again, I urge you to give yourself time to adjust to this "new normal" and realize that a lifelong lifestyle pattern takes a while to adjust to. Read all that you can about diabetes, subscribe to websites that can help you understand this disorder. Also, very important is to find an exercise plan that you can enjoy.

Here is a website for the American Diabetes Association, http://www.diabetes.org/. You will find some good information here as well as support for your new lifestyle.

Keep in touch, Chris. I look forward to hearing from you again.

Teresa

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Yes my Endocrinologist is at Mayo and I will see him again in Sept and will also meet with a nutritionist in a couple of weeks. I had been excercisng 30 min a day for about 3 years but when I became sick I stopped for a couple of months but I’m working at it again. I have to say the insulin is a better feeling medication than Metformin was…I felt horrible from last Oct until this July. Coming down with diabetes at 58 hit me out of the blue but I tell myself there are so many other people dealing with far worse things. I appreciate your comments and advice.

Hello @chriskc

It sounds as if you are taking all of the important steps needed as a newly diagnosed diabetic. I'm pleased to hear that your use of the insulin helps you feel better than the other med, that is a good sign.

I appreciated the comment you made at the end of your post, "but I tell myself there are so many other people dealing with far worse things." This is so true, isn't it? I often have to stop and remind myself of that as well.

Continue to post, as you are able, and I trust that you will continue to make good progress with this chronic health condition.

Teresa