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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 406
   Posted 12/10/2006 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Just some quick questions ... how many of you attend support groups? If you do, do you find them helpful? Helpful in a different way than the terrific support received here?

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age 52/Type 2 diabetic/"controlled" by diet and exercise

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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 6056
   Posted 12/10/2006 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   

We had one at our hospital where I took my nutritional training but other than the ongoing recipe and food plan ideas I didn't find much support there. Many diabetics, once they get a handle on the disease, like to move on and kind of put it in the background of their lives. Talking about it doesn't make it better and so they sort of ignore it... It's almost like they are ashamed of having diabetes.

That's why I liked this place. I could ask a question about my injections or a medication cost and ten people would come forward with helpful ideas. Plus, here I could read back in the posts and learn a lot of stuff without openly exposing my ignorance to the world (LOL!) I've learned a ton just by reading here. Everyone cuts to the chase and gives the bare facts without any extra flowery stuff. I like that.
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 22
   Posted 12/10/2006 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I am wait listed for a Diabetic Clinic for newly diagnosed diabetics, but unfortunately, the next class is in March. My Dr said this is totally unacceptable and is trying to find other nearby hospitals that I can get in faster. Being a Canadian, we have a great medical system, and the 5 hour class and dietician is absolutely free. I just have to get in eyes
Tomorrow, I'll be on the phone trying to find a support group that I can go to. Family and friends just can't grasp why I been such a mess and so sad since diagnosed last week. "After all, its only diabetes, not the big C". HAH!  So I really need to talk to people that have gone thru this, it maybe my turning point. 
As with Jeannie, I am glad I found this site. I've read lots of information in past posts, and the members that have replied to me are just wonderful
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