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Feel like I was tossed in the deep end.

It was about a month ago that my doctor diagnosed me with Type 2 Diabetes. He did a quick finger test while I was in the office, which showed my glucose level around 340. So he had a tech come in to draw blood for further testing, gave me a prescription, and sent me on my way.

The results came back with results that showed T2D was indeed the case. So he called in a prescription to my pharmacy, and had his office set up a follow up visit in June.

Well, that is all the information he gave me. So I have been swimming alone trying to figure out what all I need to do. Finally I found this site. I got myself a blood testing thing, and am working on changes to my diet. But I still really don't know what I am doing, or if what I am doing is correct.

I know that in the month that I have been testing my blood, it has gone from 297 to 103. I can only guess that is good. But again, I don't even know if I am testing correctly.

So any advice and help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

  1. , Thanks for sharing and reaching out. Glad that you've found our community and I hope that we can be a source of helpful info and support. Sounds like you are doing great and that your numbers are in a really good range. Keep up the great work! What changes have you made so far to your diet? Have you been able to incorporate any exercise or physical activity? In addition to speaking with your doctor and a Registered Dietitian, this article is a great starting point: https://type2diabetes.com/diet-nutrition as well as this one: https://type2diabetes.com/living-with-t2d. Please reach out with any specific questions, we're here to support you. Best, Kelly, Type2diabetes.com Community Moderator

    1. Hi Dan! I echo all of Kelly's advice. I also wanted to add an article about testing at home: https://type2diabetes.com/living-with-t2d/home-blood-glucose-monitoring Please let us know if we can help you find any other specific information. Ask your primary doctor if they can refer you to a Certified Diabetes Educator - they can help with laying the groundwork for successful diabetes management. Wishing you the best! - Kelsey, Type2Diabetes.com team member

      1. These articles are really great, thank you for sharing these.

        1. Glad you are enjoying them, @ecumbroc. You're welcome. ~Liz, Moderator

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