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Be Patient But Proactive




This applies especially to those who are newly diagnosed, but also to the rest of us. It takes time to find the right amount/type(s) of meds, how many carbs to eat, how to deal with all of this life with diabetes. Be patient. Educate yourself (American Diabetes Association website/books, and dLife.

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Communicate with your doctor. If you have ideas/suggestions/questions, make sure you are heard! Together with your doctor, you will find what works for you and you can regain control of your health!

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  • Might I add the Canadian Diabetes Association website as well. Literature, education and advocacy are free to Canadians and Americans on line. Speak to your doctor about meeting with a nutritionist (also free) or a diabetes educator (also free ) While I agree there will never be enough support, get in touch with someone who knows the resources. - by TEAMDIABETES
  • Thanks for being positive. Patience is not my virtue. I have not yet been given the official diabetes diagnosis, but my blood sugar readings fluctuate from the 60's to 200 so rapidly. I also have a sister, mother and grandfather with diabetes, so I know I need to be proactive as well. I have tried to change my diet, exercise, etc.,but get so frustrated when the scale does not budge that I eat things I shouldn't. Here go the emotions!!! I want to thank you and everyone else for their suggestions and support. - by LHOWELL66
  • Yes yes yes! Sometimes I get irritated with all the research I am having to do to figure out what works and what doesn't and why. But since Type 2 has become a fact of my life (early April 2010 diagnosis) all this investment of time has actually made me healthier and more productive than I have been in years. - by 55WALKER
  • Thankyou for sharing this information. - by BRADIA
  • I totally agree. Finding what make your blood sugar spike and how many carb choices agree with your blood sugar takes time. Learn all that you can. Knowledge is the wealth of health. - by TAMMYTH64

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