Just been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes
My mother had type 2, so I know a bit about the ins and outs of it all. Most of all, look after your feet. I know you have had problems with those before, so diabetes may be an added complication
Did you know, that what you thought I said, was not what I meant :S
The diabetic nurse specialist has said, there is no such thing as a diabetic diet, just stay away from the obvious lollies (no problem there don't have a sweet tooth), sugared drinks (no problem there I either drink water or sugar free and have never had sugar in tea or coffee). The only thing that I will miss is orange juice.
Stikkibeek;456244 wrote: That's not very welcome that's for sure. Diabetes is on the rise in NZ especially in woman, but it's mainly type 2. It will be a huge learning curve and the biggest impact will be on giving up all the tasty things in life that you may have been used to.
I have known I was at risk for years (family history), and have been tested many times. With hindsight I can see several things in the past couple of years that have been pointers. Ironically I thought the 12kg weight loss was a good thing rather than a symptom.
Can I ask, for others on here if you can, without needing to put up anything identifying and personal - how did this happen in terms of suspecting something was wrong - who diagnosed it etc.
I have a friend who has gestational diabetes and she is having to inject herself and the Doctors have basically said that this time (second pregnancy with Diabetes only no problem previously when bub was born) - this time - not such a positive outlook.
There is such a massive focus on Diabetes in NZ Medical care - would you consider getting a second opinion? Have you an Endocrinologist? Not saying you should but I know I would so just throwing that out as questions.
PCOS is linked with an endocrine problem. This is now commonly known by GPs, but 20 years ago it was not. Because of this I knew many signs and symptoms ( I don't want to go into details) ultimately it was a recommendation by my podiatrist to get levels checked that prompted me to go to the docs.
I have had the most frustrating past 4 - 5 years being told I am Pre Diabetic as in Type 2 and in the end after numerous lolly water test that they can't explain (I was hypoglycemic) when younger, it would seem that their tests don't explain my "random" results that testing causes. I have just spat the dummy and refused any further tests - as none show I am a Diabetic - my comment about the focus on Diabetes.
My family history was that one Uncle of eight children had Diabetes (and I recall as a child never seeing him without a bag of lollies) to having 35 cousins and only one (until my brother was diagnosed) having Type 2 Diabetes.
I don't even accept that my brother has it - but won't get personal - so just explaining why I was asking the questions. Glad to hear you have an Endocrinologist involved and not just your GP.
Onwards and upwards Kai - at least you know what you are dealing with and have the support in place - but not denying it is a new journey for you. Hugs.
Hers came on after a viral infection and feeling the great thirst.
Good luck kai with your future health and treatment.
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Good luck and I hope it goes well for you.
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I am having trouble with my legs and feet and have also lost a lot of muscle tone.I can't do a lot of the things i used to like climbing up on ladders or chairs and can't walk far
I see lots of advertising on tv about the amount of sugar in coke and other similar drinks,a good thing and i hope it is affecting the sale of such products.The amount of crap that parents are buying their children is a concern and also what the children are buying at school.
I eat a lot of fruit (natural sugar). My diet has also changed for the good.I don't eat any junk food at all
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Apparently I now have both type 1 and type 2. I am sure the type one came about after an attack of pancreatitis, the type 2 I always knew I was at risk for.
germanshepherd;459351 wrote: I am type 2 and the best thing i did was get off that sugar poison.
Oddly enough sugar has never been an issue for me, never had it in tea or coffee, don't particularly like chocolate and very rarely would ever eat a desert. The only time I suddenly got a sweet tooth was just before my diagnosis when the body was not metabolising sugar at all.
I saw the dietician and the only recommendation was cut down on the meat a bit and use trim milk (which I ignore as I don't have it in tea or coffee, or cereal and usually only buy when we have guests)