How do I really get a handle on type 2 and still work and raise a family?

How do I trust the docs. I’m still having hypoglycemic seizures.


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  • Hollywood author
    3 months ago

    Thank u Margot. Very big help. I have a scheduled appointment with the people that saved my life last year on September 26. My wife is going with me to help with the questions I have. This site has been extremely helpful and eye opening. Thank u

  • Margot moderator
    3 months ago

    So glad you will be talking to them soon and that your wife is helping with questions! Many find it helpful to write them down and bring them to an appointment so they are sure not to forget any. Please let us know how it goes! Best, Margot, Type2Diabetes.com Team

  • Margot moderator
    3 months ago

    Hi @Hollywood – it can be so difficult. It’s important to have doctors and members of your care team that you trust; if you do not, you may wish to get a second opinion from another doctor. You should feel comfortable bringing any questions and concerns to your doctor or care team, and sharing updates about your health and difficulties you may be facing. While we cannot offer medical advice online for your seizures, we recommend checking in with your care team if possible. This link on hypoglycemia may help too: https://type2diabetes.com/nutrition/understanding-hypoglycemia-risks-prevention-treatment/

    We are always here for you for online support as you manage work, type 2 diabetes, and your family. It can be overwhelming sometimes and if you ever need to even just vent we are here! Some find it helpful to get in-person support as well, which can come from support groups or professional counselors or certified diabetes educators. These links on working and managing family, etc. may help as well: https://type2diabetes.com/living-with-t2d/workplace/ https://type2diabetes.com/living/all-in-the-family-getting-buy-in-on-the-healthy-food-and-exercise-plan/ https://type2diabetes.com/living/how-to-help-people-help-you/ with family buy-in, they may even help with management.

    If you feel yourself getting burnt out, that is normal and these tips may help: https://type2diabetes.com/living/stress-burnout-how-to-avoid-it/

    Thinking of you. Please keep us updated if you’d like to.

    Best,
    Margot, Type2Diabetes.com Team

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