Just diagnosed T2

Marie21

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Just wondered if anyone can help me, was told Thursday I had diabetes receptionist rang and told me and said I had to come back in for more blood test in 2 weeks and that was that. Not sure if I should eat as I have till tests done or eat more healthily. Don’t know why I have to wait 2 weeks for more tests
 

Anitram

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Type 2
Just wondered if anyone can help me, was told Thursday I had diabetes receptionist rang and told me and said I had to come back in for more blood test in 2 weeks and that was that. Not sure if I should eat as I have till tests done or eat more healthily. Don’t know why I have to wait 2 weeks for more tests
Hi. Welcome to Forum and sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Was this the result of a blood test specifically for diabetes because you had symptoms? Many people have tests for other things but get picked up as diabetic when the results come back.

Martin
 

SweetGuy

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Type 2
Sorry to hear about your situation. When I was diagnosed I was told face-to-face by a doctor who could answer any questions. Even with covid It seems astonishing to be told over the phone by a receptionist.
 

Perfect10

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At risk of diabetes
When I had my first blood test it was just over the level for a diabetes diagnosis, HbA1c of 49, I was told they needed to repeat the blood tests before diagnosing as only just over the level. Ask the results of your blood test to find out as could be a similar situation?
I managed to reduce this level to 44 before the next blood test so now pre diabetes.
3 months later I still haven’t managed to speak to a nurse or doctor and only had results from the receptionist!! And then a letter telling me I have pre diabetes!
 

Marie21

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Hi. Welcome to Forum and sorry to hear about your diagnosis. Was this the result of a blood test specifically for diabetes because you had symptoms? Many people have tests for other things but get picked up as diabetic when the results come back.

Martin
Hi, I rang doctors with symptoms but I have always been borderline since my daughter was born 36 yrs ago, so expected it at sometime.,
 

Marie21

New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 2
Sorry to hear about your situation. When I was diagnosed I was told face-to-face by a doctor who could answer any questions. Even with covid It seems astonishing to be told over the phone by a receptionist.
Hi, I do know my doctors surgery quite well as my husband died 7 years ago so had a lot to do with them. But I was a bit shocked so didn’t ask the questions I should have as in what do I do know for the next 2 weeks, but I am going to ring them Monday
 

Drummer

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Type 2
If you assess your carbohydrate intake and make changes you could very well get back to more normal numbers in a couple of weeks. It might mean swapping to lower carb veges rather than potatoes, having a casserole instead of pie or pasty, cutting out cake and high sugar fruits - but you could easily lose more than a couple of pounds in the same time.
It is entirely up to you of course - but it might be worth it just to baffle the surgery as to how you did it.
You don't need to go really low carb as you are only in the foothills, not on the mountain tops of spiked glucose but I felt a lot better for ditching the 'healthy' high carb foods.
 

grovesy

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Type 2
Hi, I do know my doctors surgery quite well as my husband died 7 years ago so had a lot to do with them. But I was a bit shocked so didn’t ask the questions I should have as in what do I do know for the next 2 weeks, but I am going to ring them Monday
Maybes jot down a list of questions to ask , before you ring .Good luck.
 

everydayupsanddowns

Administrator
Staff member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Welcome to the forum @Marie21

Sorry things haven’t been too clear for you. Hope your next phone appointments give you some clarity.

In the meantime, even if you decide not to change your diet, keeping a food diary can be a really helpful first step. especially if it contains a estimate of the total carbs (not just ‘of which sugars’) of the meals. This might involve getting the scales out and a bit of packet squinting... but it can be really useful learning which are the major sources of carbohydrate, and which meals carry the heaviest carb load.

Let us know how you get on :)
 
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