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Confused, concerned and disappointed

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by adamstclare, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. Alison Campbell

    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    After reading about online access to test results and notes here. I requested the form for online access in December. The receptionist did not know where the forms were but got advice from a colleague.

    Filled in the form there for max access allowed and showed photo ID and five days later recieved password in the post. Got my test results 3 weeks before review appointment. Thanks everyone!
     
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  2. Christine McMillan

    Christine McMillan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Confused. Re the classes. Where I live my husbwnd did a six week 2.5 hr weekly class. More info thsn you could imagine, the coursevis available on line. This is my firdt posting though and I'm surrounded by computer codevso I hope it comes out 'clean'. Will get info and come back, can't have two pages open on iPad sensibly.

     
  3. Christine McMillan

    Christine McMillan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Csn't yet see my first reply. Anyway look for the X-PERT book. In W Berks its a six week 2.5 hr course.
     
  4. Christine McMillan

    Christine McMillan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ah, see how it works now.
     
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  5. Christine McMillan

    Christine McMillan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Grrrrr!! Not showing as available on Amazon any more
     
  6. Christine McMillan

    Christine McMillan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  7. Jillytee

    Jillytee Type 2 · Active Member

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    I know how you feel! I was diagnosed 5 months ago right out of the blue after a routine blood test. Apart from the 'Education day' and an eye test no other help offered. Thank god I found this site, I've learnt so much everyone is so helpful, you only have to ask :) . I stick to the low carb high fat diet and have lost 3 stone and got my blood sugar right down. Read and research as much as you can, it really is a 'self help' disease ..... and remember ... carbs = sugar.
     
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  8. Teammidwife

    Teammidwife Type 2 · Active Member

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    Hi.
    I don't tend to post on here, but find information and comments from other t2s. I had been having double vision for a long time, was told I probably had ocularyasthaenia as it was unlikely to be anything else! I have severe migraines, but was told that couldn't cause double vision and diabetes was never mentioned. I was diagnose with t2 last April. My GP pushed a metformin prescription across her desk and said "you do know you have diabetes don't you?". Re, no! I have not been told to use moisturiser. As I am also coming up to my 65th birthday, watching the news about the nhs makes me feel I should go away and hide. I feel like a fat whale who is a drain on the nhs. I buy my own test strips as they won't prescribe them I have just retired from the nhs after being a midwife for years. I feel I have given a lot to the nhs! Take heart from this site, you will learn a lot. Good luck, ann
     
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  9. JillCoulter-King

    JillCoulter-King Type 2 · Member

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    my feet get really dry since being diabetic, cream everyday and a good moisture foot sock once a week. if your feet get dry and cracked you leave yourself open to sores and cracks and possible serious infection...goodbye feet
     
  10. nemiabonny

    nemiabonny Type 2 · Member

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    adamstclare,

    After reading all the replies you are getting here at diabetes.co.uk, the best diabetes website I have known, you will learn pretty fast that although type 2 diabetes is a mysterious disease, you can make it friendly with the use of D&E control method.

    Enjoy life always!!!

    Bonny Damocles
    Male, 81 years old, 5'7", 137 lbs
    Most Past A1c's - between 5.2% and 6.3%
    On D&E Control Method since July 1991
    First glucose reading - 468 mg/dl
    Only pharma drug I take is 20 mg/day for my high blood pressure
     
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