Hi @feengal, and welcome to the forum. You will see that I have joined your two threads together which should make replies easier to follow. Hope you do not mind.
Your reaction to a diagnosis is common and most of us on the forum have been there and understand. It is a serious condition for sure but it is manageable and once we have got on top of it, it becomes something in the background rather than the foreground. If you read around the forum and check out the learning zone, you will be able to get an understanding of what it is all about and work out a plan to get yourself back on track.
Headaches are not something much talked about on the forum so I imagine something that is not common for those not having something else going on. Maybe if you let us have a bit more information about yourself and your diabetes and how you came to be diagnosed, you may get members who can relate to your experience and offer you some thoughts.
That is because the 67 will be a HBA1C and rat measures the amount of glucose take up by red blood cells, on average they live for 3 months, so they are not usally done more frequently than 3 months. What treatment if any have you been given? It is not routine for all Type 2 to be given a meter unless they are on drugs that can cause hypos.thanks for your reply and putting my posts together i was only diagnosed a week ago but dont know much about it other than the sheets of paper i got from nurse i think she said my numbers for bloods taken to be sent away was 67 i plan on calling her monday to talk about things as i feel like here you have it get on with it she said i wont be tested again for 4 months she didnt give me a blood sugar reader so i bought 1 of internet its showing i think i have high readings ie 8.9 up to 17.0 at times thanks for replying its helped me ps i didnt get anything for it
Be aware to the optican you have just been diagnosed . You should also have been reffered to the NHS Retinal Screening service .ive not been put on any thign for it she just said you have type 2 diabetes and gave me some leaflets looked at my feet and said try to loose weight i have sever copd so excersise is hard for me as i get out of breath very easily on the plus side i made an appointement for the optitian so hopefully that will be ok thanks again for your help
Ignore what your GP told you about testing. Most HCPs would tell you the same. It's your diabetes and it's your choice as to whether you want to self-test as part of your BG management.i spoke with my dr today on phone he said i shouldnt use a blood sugar meter as it will just tie me up in knots i thought they would give me one or at least be happy that id bought one myself , but no they said they dont go that way at there surgery so now im a bit lost how am i supposed to know if im ok or not? myblood sugars have been on average the last week from 8.2 to 17. he said i woudl prob get some treatment down the line but need to get more bloods taken in 4 month im totaly confused what to do oh and to add to it i have a infection of some sort in my urine so need to give another sample once ive finished a course of antibiotics once they get the results back from the hospital about my urine test feeling pretty low about it all