What is it really like to live with Diabetes Type 2?

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What is it really like to live with Diabetes Type 2?
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@Kaygee‍ thank you for sharing your story and keep up the good fight.  It is true, those who do not suffer from what one suffers have difficulty empathizing, no matter how hard they try.

I hope you find comfort and support here. Keep trying to workout and doing the good things.

Feel free to reach out to me at any time, and/or create discussions, and engage in the community.

What is it really like to live with Diabetes Type 2?

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@Millerm be there to support him. Can you try altering your diet to be similar to his? I think that would help the a lot, especially if you show a likening to that diet. Hey, it is kind of healthy.

Attend his doctor appointments. Support him.

All of these may seem fine consuming or difficult but are great ways to support him. 

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Thank you @diabeticsurv. I'm trying. Really hard. Lately my numbers have been higher than normal and I don't know why. I recently came back from out of town and wasn't eating right. I wonder if my body is trying to adjust??‍♀️

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Perhaps.. I wish I knew the answer to that, but our number fluctuate even when we follow the same diet and same regimen, but all we can do is to follow that good regime and diet and stay on track as best as we can.

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I'm new to this. I was diagnosed last fall. I feel like my whole life has changed. Every day, I'm consumed thinking about diabetes . TheresT so much to learn. Anyone get nervous before taking your B's. Always worried about the " number". Does that get better down the road? 

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@Carrier I feel the same way. I've been diagnosed a little over 3 yrs and I still think about it. I even have people thatare not diagnosed try to tell me not to. Which irritates me. 

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@diabeticsurv Very true. 

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Hi i am recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and I'm only 25 I am very sadden by this but doing my best I have brought my a1c from 7.2 down to a 5.4 in about a year and have lost about 45lbs. I am just wondering if anyone else experiences high blood sugar reading after eating. And what is considered ok. 

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The ideal is to have < 140 mg/dL 2 hours after eating.

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@Carrier That's because your whole life HAS changed.  Diabetes is like full-time job all by by itself. And yes, once you get more experienced in taking care of yourself, you will stop obsessing over the numbers.  It took me a while, but I finally recognized that it's just a number.  I'm working hard at this, I'm trying to eat right, and sometimes, the numbers are going to be not where I expected.  Next time will be better.

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