I live in Tullahoma, TN, which is about 1-1/2 to 2 hours drive south of Nashville, TN. I am feeling pretty desperate lately because although I am an intelligent person, I just cannot get a handle on Diabetes Type II. My doctors suck, pure and simple. I never get to see a doctor, only the Nurse Practioner, who never has any answers for me. My doctors are in Nashville. I would really like to find a endocrinologist closer to me. I have severe neuropathy in my legs and hands. I am certain that I will be in a wheelchair sooner than later.
I am probably the biggest Diabetes failure in the world. I don't know what to eat. I am constantly craving sweets. I believe I'm diabetic because I was a Pepsi-holic for over 20 years It was the ONLY thing I ever drank. I try to drink more water and tea, but I just have horrible cravings! I am about to turn 60 years old next April. I have no energy. I get out of bed after having slept 10-12 hours and feel like I need a nap an hour later! I do not do any exercise, even though I know I should. My family is not supportive at all. As you can see...I am very clearly depressed!
I need people who understand what I am feeling. I need people that will be supportive. HELP!!!!