Greetings to all and wish you of you a Happy Valentine's Day. Here is my story kind of long so be warned. I am a 31 year old sheriff deputy and was told about two weeks ago that I have diabetes. For, the past year I have been in and out of the hospital. It started in Feb. 2008 my shoulder had a tear and I had two disks in my neck that is herniated. I went through alot of tests and was given some shots, and meds to take to help with the pain. Then in May 2008, I ended up in the hospital my doctor thought that I had appenditics. After, all the tests it was determined that my left ovary was stuck in my small intestines and had two cysts on it. The doctor said it needed to be removed. Several years before I had my right removed due to cysts and that it was stuck to my stomach wall. So they took my ovary and I had to start taking two meds for hormones. Started throwing up for about a month and after all the tests the doctor found a blockage. Well, two months later I ended up back in the hospital to have the blockage removed. I also, have had Gred which turned into barrett's a precancerous condition and it got worse with all the throwing up. Ended up with a hiatal hernia as well. Then , in Oct 2008 went back into the hospital with a lap nissien fundolopcation and while in there they found my gall bladder was messed up and I had alot of gall stones, so they had to remove that as well. Then, after recovering I went back to work and was feeling really, really bad like I just could not go. I have a 11 year old son and could not get out the bed execpt for work and fixing him food then would end up back in bed sleeping all the time. Was, just so tired and felt sick all the time. I thought I was going crazy, I have/had also suffer from depression and the doctor has me on cymbolta and xanxa as needed. Well, ended up back at the doctor three different times for feeling so bad and wa told that I was in my healing stage and that it just takes time to heal. Did I mention I am a fairly big girl always have been not over weight so to speak but since May I had put on about 60-65 pounds and had not been eating much of nothing. Well, was also told it was a sinus infection, put on meds still didn't help, my doctor ran thyroid tests, cbc, and everything came back good. Then ended back to the doctor so she did a b-12, and Mono test and both came back positive. I started takung b-12 shots about a month ago once a week for fourth weeks then once a month. Also, told the mono would have to run in course and given two more meds because I had a sinus and throat infection and a EBV test done to see if the mono was past or present. Well the mono came back old infection, also chronic or reactiaved. Have no clue were I could have picked it up from. Then about three weeks ago I was still no better and she had me do the GTT. That evening after having it done I got a call telling me that I have diabetes and that I needed two eat a two thousand caloire diet, take 500mg metformin twice a day and to check my sugar on the meter twice a day and see a diet doctor which I still havent heard from yet. I got a copy of my GTT test results and my fasting was 108 and at 30 mins it was 221 then one hour 271 then at the two hour it was 178. I have been checking it since last week and it has stayed between 90 and 110, and once I eat a teaspoon of jelly it went to 141. My doctor says that sometimes diabete is not detected because when they do a finger stick its good because you havent eaten and that mine seemed to shot up after I had something that wasn't good for me. I am trying a low carb diet on my own but I haven't been able to figure out what all I can eat how I can eat 2000 calories and lose weight, much less get that many calories in me. Since I have Gred its hard to eat lettuce, drink milk and eat healthy because it doesn't agree. I do love pasta and meats, breads, and fruits so im trying to use those and eat less of them. I have lost a few pounds see starting the metformin. Also, in the past I have ended up at the hospital because I dyhrated when I get sick and my doctor says that it prob because as a diabete that you loose more fuilds therefore if you don't drink enough then you dyhrate. Well, I know this was long but wanted to share a few of my battles and any advised would be great. I have no clue what to do and I have been researching alot. Couple questions is it true that your finger stick will be lower in first stages of diabetes and that's why only a GTT will detect diabete? Is my numbers really high enough to be on meds? What other meals can I have? Does 2000 calories sound really high amount to eat? How many carbs should you have in a day? I know that these are just opinions and what you have been through that is why I am asking, any helps would be great. I also have high blood pressure and on linsiopril/hct20-25 for that. I also, have to keep phengran on hand because of the lap nission I can't throw up so when I get sick I have to start taking that. I am on so many meds and what to get off all that I can and any advised would be great. I also am taking ambien and remeron 15 mg to help me sleep. Thank you in advance for the help and again sorry so long and sorry my spelling is bad. God Bless each of you. Any questions or if anyone needs any help that I can help them with just ask.