Welcome Gramm...don't panic. You have friends,support,
information and encouragement here. So take a deep
breath and know that you're not alone in this struggle.
First of all, it is NOT a death sentence. Like Jeannie143
says...only if you ignore it. Read as many previous posts
at this forum as you can. Go to diabetes education
websites. Take notes, write down any questions you
think of. The glucometer is just to test your blood sugar
levels. These are important numbers to keep track of.
You'll probably feel overwhelmed with all the info at first,
but take it slow and easy. BREATHE! You'll be counting
carbs and watching portion sizes. Start reading food
labels and getting familiar with the serving size. Ask lots
of questions...here and at the doctor's visit. I was just
diagnosed a year ago and I'm still learning. Come to this
site often. It really helps. You'll get lots of support
here. One day at a time is all anyone can handle, so
lets get going and get this thing under control and start
living! don't forget to breathe
think happy thoughts and stay strong.