Hi there! My name Karla and I have type 2 diabetes. I was diagnosed many years ago, but I have lived in denial, pretending it wasn't there or would go away. But I got a wake up call last Thursday when me dr said, "Your blood sugar is over 300. Your A1c was 9.3 Here is an insulin pen." Now I am regularly taking my meds, trying to read all I can, seeing my diabetes educator, keeping my drs' appointments. The thing that has me stymied is diet and exercise. I walk with a cane because of severe osteoarthritis in my knee. It sounds like an excuse, but honestly, I simply cannot do much exercise because of this. And even more than that, the diet scares me to death! I just don't know if I am capable of sticking to it. Money is VERY tight and I am barely paying for my meds, and the better food we need is expensive! Plus I just don't know if I am capable of sticking to it. And I am just very discouraged because if I don't do the diet and exercise, nothing else I do is going to matter very much. Am I just waiting to die? I could really use any encouragement!