Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 is the most common form of diabetes, with around 85-90% of all people with diabetes having type 2. While it usually affects older adults, more and more younger people, even children, are getting type 2 diabetes.

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  1. October 28, 2014 @ 6:28 pm Helen

    I have been diagnosed as having Type 2 diabetes. My aunty died of diabetes – she had a bypass heart operation and thedoctor took a vein from her leg during the operation. He leg became gangreous and she had her leg removed because of this. She died at age 68 and was insulin dependent as soon as diagnosed at age late 50s early 60s. When I was informed I was definitely diabetic, I changed my diet and cooked recipes from Diabetic Living magazine, but larger portions perhaps than what was recommended. I find it difficult dealing with diabetes as I am tired all the time; cannot seem to get organised; am sick to death of going to the toilet; and am in constant worry of whether there will be a toilet available when I go out or travel overseas, etc. I spend a good deal of time on the loo and cannot get into something because I have to constantly stop and go to the loo. I try to eat well, and I do, and miss having a vanilla slice, chocolate, meat pies, chips, etc, etc. I get hungry and eat probably more than I should late at night, as I stay up late as have trouble sleeping. My doctor just told me that my readings are up for diabetes and that, if it goes up to 8, I will have to start on tablets. So, it is difficult but I suppose I will get used to it. I worry about losing my sight and my toes. What about you? How do you feel about it all?

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    • October 30, 2014 @ 7:16 pm Helen-Edwards

      Hi Helen, thank you for your story, what a terrible time people had way back then..we are lucky that things are very different now. It is fantastic that you changed your diet. If you are tired all the time and always going to the loo it sounds like something is not right – do you check your blood glucose at home? Have you asked someone about your trouble sleeping? Is it your blood test from a finger prick that is up? Or the HbA1c? It sounds like you may need tablets – which is normal for all people with type 2 diabetes as it is a progressive disease and in fact the sooner you get things under control the better in the long run. We all get stressed and diabetes can cause many emotional reactions. Talking about it with other people can really help.

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