New and scared

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I can see no one really uses these forums...but I'll try. I'm new here - have been in living in denial of my Type 2 condition for a few years now. I live a healthy life, try to stay active and eat well, but I don't monitor...I just don't want my life being controlled by testing, medication, etc... But I was just yesterday diagnosed with sudden total hearing loss in one ear. And although they can't pinpoint a cause other than it may have been a virus that attacked my middle ear - I have to wonder and fear if my lack of control over my diabetes has led to this. I have to get serious. Any one have any wisdom to share on how to live with this disease and not feel it is controlling your entire life?

Posted about 6 months ago
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Hi Lana,
I've been in your shoes. I denied my Type 2 for about 10 years. My advice is to read as much as you can about this disease, go to a good endocrinologist (shop around until you are comfortable with one), and experiment until you find what works for you. Everyone is different, so diabetes/food/exercise affects each individual differently, even from day to day. Try not to lose hope; take each day (or each hour) at a time. Move forward from your mistakes and learn from them.

Claudia

Posted about 6 months ago