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How long have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes?

Living with type 2 diabetes is a life-long journey. There are people here who are newly diagnosed, unsure where to start; people who have been managing their condition for years, looking for new ways to control – and everyone in between! What about you? Share with us how long you've been living with type 2 diabetes.

  1. At least 15 years. The first 2 years treated with diet and exercise. More meds over the years. Still not as much as my niece or sibling.

    1. Hi – thanks for sharing! I think a lot of other folks can relate to changing treatments over the years due to the progressive nature of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes also varies so much from person to person, even within the same family! Were you all diagnosed around the same time? Best, Minel (Team Member)

  2. 13 years

    1. . Since I’ve been on metformin for 12 years, I’ve always maintained good control, so it was never a challenge until the recent issue with dealing with the sudden intensehunger.

    2. – I see, that's good to hear that you've been able to maintain good control for such a long time. The intense hunger does seem like it would be a challenge, especially since it's so unexplained right now. I hope you're able to get some more answers soon.

      If anyone else may come across this post and may have experienced intense hunger while on metformin ~2 hours later, please chime in, I'm sure ex0ticdancer would find that much appreciated

      Minel (Team Member)

  3. 3 years but lived the first 2.5 years in denial but now I’m on top of it. Still on metformin slow release and controlling with diet and exercise. Losing weight and feel so much better!

    1. I was feeling terrible, so lethargic, tinnitus, blurry vision, so emotional. My husband and a friend of mine had a pretty serious chat with me and something changed as it’s just not hard anymore! I just took it one day at a time for the first couple of weeks but now it’s just my lifestyle and I’m so much happier! Mind you this was only the 1st week of March that this happened so it’s been a quick lifestyle change 😆

    2. oh wow, thank you for sharing! It's so great to hear that you have such a supportive partner and friend, I'm sure that was really touching to hear how concerned they were for you and your wellbeing. I think that taking it one day at a time is a great philosophy and can really make things feel much more manageable. As they say, the first step is the hardest, so a huge kudos to you!! I wish you continued success in this lifestyle change 🎉 Best, Minel (Team Member)

  4. This thread is really interesting. I hope you guys are doing well.

    1. @ecumbroc glad you're enjoying it. We hope you're doing well also. ~Liz, Moderator

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