After the initial shock, the first thing I did was give up the thing I enjoyed the most, sweet tea. I used to drink sweet tea whenever I was out (which was often) and I would drink a lot of it. It was not uncommon for me to drink an entire pitcher of sweet tea by myself. I suppose it shouldn't have been a surprise that my FBS was 401 on October 1 when I was diagnose.
After that, it was just a matter of educating myself of what I should eat and how much. The Diabetes Center at my local hospital really helped me with that and now I am doing really well with normal FBS of about 110 each morning.
So, to all my fellow newly diagnosed diabetics, know that it is possible and for me, it really didn't take too much.
| current weight: 235.8