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Just Diagnosed Today

Discussion in 'Adults with Type 2' started by Jen1210, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Jen1210

    Jen1210 New Member

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    When I got the news all I could do was cry! I am only 30 years old. I already have hypothyroidism, pcos which has caused me to be infertile, depression, anxiety now this. I am a lucky women. I have a great understanding husband. I feel like he is stuck with damaged goods :(. Anyway I come from a ffamily of diabetics. Both of my grandmothers died from diabetes. My uncle has had it since his early twenties. 5 years ago he got an infection in his foot and had to have his leg removed up to his knee. I am so scared. So tired. I feel like I am 80 with all the pills and dr i have and problems.
     
  2. matt1234

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    welcome to cwd and dont worry,you will be in good hands here. this is an amazing place to go to for anything you need. we have all been in your shoes and thought the whole world was coming down on us , just take things one day at a time and feel free to ask any questions, there are many wonderful people here to help you along this new journey I have an 11yo daughter diagnosed 3 years ago and I wish I found this site when we first started , you will be fine ,hang in there :)
     
  3. kas77

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    Yes, welcome. My story is kind of like yours. I am 32. I was "officially" diagnosed in May with pre-diabetes. I am the fourth generation in my family. I have symptoms of PCOS, but no diagnosis yet until I get to see an endo. Did they check your cholesterol too?

    I hope you find plenty of information and support here.
     
  4. Jen1210

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    Yes they checked my cholestrol that was fine. I thank you both for the welcomes. Good luck with the pcos. I have had that for 3 years now. I also have had 2 dermoid cyst removed and another one growing right now. I am going to start naming them. I had issues with my cycle for a very long time but because i was over wait they always told me to just loose wait or go on BC. Finally i got a DR that wanted to do her job and that is when the ride started. I went to the dr today and they have me on 2 pills one is metformin xr. the other is a new drug and i got my blood sugar tester. Just have to read the instructions.
     
  5. kas77

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    The diabetes educator I saw told me that metformin is commonly used for treating PCOS and that actually it was used for that before it was discovered to be helpful for diabetes as well. (Don't know if that is true or not, but that's what he said.)
     
  6. Mistync991

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    i know where your coming from sorry for yet another dx...i started with endometriosis then got hypothyroidism, ibd, ic and now diabetes...i had to have a total hystorectomy at 26 and as soon as i finished my recovery with that my daughter was dx with type 1 d then a year later i was dx with what they thought was type 2 but have since changed to 1 ...some days its just like ok what next but you will be ok and you can manage it ..best of luck to you and welcome to the forums
     
  7. kas77

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    That's brutal.
     
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    I feel like anything I could say would be terribly inadequate, just wanted to say that there is great support on this site.
    Hang in there!!! Everyone :eek:
     
  9. Tiana

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    Good for you on the husband part. We have a positive family history also. However, I didn't put it all together what might be wrong with me. I think I went to all the doctors in Indianapolis searching. It took getting to an endocrinologist, the diabetes specialists to finally pin it down. I guess because I am so new my blood sugars are labile and that's why other doctors were missing it. After diagnoses I started doing some searching in my family, it's everywhere!!
     
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