New to Diabetes? Here’s What You Need to Know
Below are some posts to get you going with a basic understanding of type 2 diabetes. This includes symptoms, and medications that a typical diabetic takes. This will help with the other posts about lifestyle and daily interactions because you’ll have an understanding (and hopefully be motivated) of why I want to kick this thing square in it’s ass!
Do you struggle with blood sugar management? Let me start by saying it’s ok. Well, it’s not ok, but I’m not judging you. Why? Well, I’m still trying to get my blood sugar under control. I’m not afraid to say so. I didn’t start this site to gloat about how great I am about managing […]
Please note that this particular post is about my personal experience with metformin. All information provided is not a medical diagnosis or treatment. Please seek a medical professional before attempting anything. Why is Timing Important for Metformin? One of the things about taking metformin for diabetes is the timing of it all. We […]
What prescription? One of the common prescriptions that is given for type 2 folks is Metformin (Glucophage). It helps the liver stop producing as much insulin. It tells your bodies cells that have become resistant to insulin, “Hey it’s ok! They’re good for it let’em in.” That way your bodies blood sugar levels can return […]
What Items Fit Diabetic Needs? Today I wanted to go over some things that every diabetic needs or could use on a day to day basis. Although this is catered to type 2 folks, a lot of these apply to type 1 as well! These are items that all of us should keep […]
Get checked. It’s important Ok so we know what diabetes is. You have an idea of the starter medication that you’ll take and some of the side affects. Are you planning on getting checked? When should you get checked? The Symptoms Common diabetes symptoms include having to pee a LOT, being super thirsty […]
I was diagnosed at the age of 25 in December of 2015. I wasn’t unfamiliar with it as both my mom and dad have type 2 as well. My mom has had it since I was in junior high and my dad only for the past few years. I never fully understood what my mom was going through at the time. All I knew is that everything in the house was suddenly sugar-free. We didn’t really get educated on the subject. Not sure how it may affect me, I started asking my dad questions around age 24 about the pre-diabetic stages. I asked about things to look for. I spent a year trying to prevent diabetes. When I look back at that time before I was diagnosed, I never really took it as seriously as I should have. Now 2 years into it I’m struggling even more than before. I’m fearful for my life. Society seems to think that a few pills and stabbing my fingertips every few hours is all I need to be “normal.” But I don’t want that.
So here I am!
I just want to provide a place where people don’t have to feel alone. You can ask questions and get information. If I don’t know, I assure you I will find someone who will! If it weren’t for my parents, I wouldn’t know what to do or how to manage everything. The information that I found online, all basically say to manage and not to beat it. That’s a little off to me.
Isn’t the goal to not have diabetes anymore if you can help it?
Soapbox rant over. I hope we can help keep each other to stay motivated and inspired to work hard to beat this thing!