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Can’t accept my diagnosis

I was diagnosed when I went to my GP with extreme tiredness, 3 years ago, they confirmed I was type 2, very high levels, but I wasn’t the year before
The problem is for me, I’ve only ever had a sugar diet, a poor diet, but completely addicted to sugar, that I’ve tried to improve, but it is my heroine
There’s all the help in the world with type 2, but nothing with sugar addiction, what can I do, and don’t say, isn’t loosing a limb enough, because frankly at this stage no!!

  1. Thank you for sharing and reaching out. I'd encourage you to seek out additional support. Perhaps a Dietitian, therapist or counselor to help you navigate this with tangible changes and attainable goals. In addition to speaking with your doctor, this article may be helpful: Best, Kelly, Community Moderator

    1. I am not a doctor or health professional but I do experiments with natural cures .
      One thing I do is eat a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds every morning (I boil them in microwave). It seems to work well controlling symptoms. I have been doing this for about 3 years.
      I recommend people do research on the internet about this and make their own decision. It is acknowledged as effective but there are warnings of drug interactions with allopathic diabetic products. When two products try to control blood sugar, there is a risk of low blood sugar called hypoglycemia.
      Some of my friends use it too instead of going the allopathic way.

      1. I will look for fenugreek. Give it a shot

    2. Thank you for taking the time to reply, I can’t excuse myself at all, I love for the day, always have, is that an excuse, I’ve overcome mountains in my life, lived it to the full, but that sweet hit from a child, unchecked, im 54, it’s something my surgery doesn’t get, I know I’m causing my body harm, but I also done want to live forever, not being depressing, I’ve been text today from my diabetic nurse for a blood test, but I know it’s off the charts, and yet I sit here and write this, a week li k in the chain of those that make the effort and I complain because I don’t k ow what to do?

      1. Good news is.... diabetes is not necessarily incurable.
        We are all different, never compare with others, just like some were born healthy but some disable. We all have different levels of internal bodily strength, weaker group with the following habits ARE RISKING their lives to diabetes or even more diseases:
        1. taking cold drink/food, it slows down normal functioning inside our body;
        2. eating spicy hot food or even the small amount of black pepper in food;
        3. eating deep fried, stir fried, grilled, baked & bbq (only steaming & boiling are safe);
        4. not sleeping at night time (our human body has a biological clock);
        5. too much fruit or juice that cool you down like watermelon, orange;
        6. too much raw veggies, salad;
        7. too lazy to do reasonable exercises (active blood circulation will strengthen functioning inside our body);
        8. addicting to sweet (sweet food will slow down the functioning "network" in our body);

        You will find the difference if you change any of the above habit. It took years causing the damages, it will also take years to recover.

        *** my child recovered after 2 years of changes

        1. , thanks for chiming in. I'm glad to hear that you've found something that works well to manage your child's diabetes. As you mention, since everyone's different, it can sometimes be challenging to find out what works for each of us! Unfortunately at this time, while type 2 diabetes is able to be well managed and reach remission, there's no way to cure it. This is because A1c levels will rise again if whatever is working is stopped. This article explains further: Thanks again for sharing! Best, Minel (Team Member)

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