Welcome! I certainly 2nd the advice to NOT BLAME YOURSELF!!! As said, genetics plays a huge role.
Definitely get test to make sure you are not type 1, as Valerie suggested. Good advice.
As she also said, diabetes is a carb intolerance problem so definitely you need to go as low as you can, and make sure that the carbs you DO eat are the right ones for you.
DO get a consult with a Diabetic Educator or Registered dietitian. This will help you better design an eating plan that you can stick with and that will help you. It is very important to pay attention not only to the foods eaten, but portions.
Diet, meds and exercise only work TOGETHER. Not singly. So make sure your plan includes all three.
DO keep a journal so if you have any difficulties with the meds you can accurately tell your Dr. about them
DO test your blood sugar often. It will help you determine if you're on the right path to controlling your sugar.
DO get your support here! Wherever you can get it!
I can tell you for sure that nutrition, exercise and meds helped me get to the point where I have my blood sugars controlled and in fact no longer need meds. That happened gradually as I lost weight, built muscle from strength training and endurance with cardio and learned how to properly eat.
Hang in there. We're here for you. Ask questions! Get your answers! Be your own best advocate.
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