Oh Ruth, I wish I could help you but I can't offer any advise on keeping bs down...I've only just been diagnosed less than 2 weeks ago. I haven't started checking that yet, as I have to attend a 5 hour diabetes clinic before I can start doing that and I'm not on any diet yet either til I meet with a dietician.
I have lost 6 lbs in 2 weeks, just with dieting and exercising and I'm on meds but I am so determined that I will not let this god awful disease get me and I want to get off meds asap and I want this disease to GO AWAY!
But I know thats impossible. I'm still in this deep dark hole, filled with sadness, denial and anger and I know right down to the core of the despair you have. But I sympathize fully with you and feel your anguish. I'll leave the medical advise to our learned members but I just have to tell you, I understand how you're feeling, and maybe we can help each other thru this.
Take care & big hugs to you
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