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Lost But Now Found - Janet's Story

I have had type 2 diabetes for over 20 years.  I use diet and exercise to take care of my bloodsugars but lately I've been having high morning numbers.  Exercise is a problem for me but I do a lot to stay fit around the house.  I could lose some weight but I'm working on making improvements on my numbers all around.  I do all my own housework and take care of my dog and my husband ... that keeps me moving and helps my blood sugars stay pretty controlled.

I've done a lot of my diabetes care by myself, and with my doctor, but the past few years have given me lots of websites that helped me feel less alone with my diabetes.  Internet sites like Six Until Me, DiabetesMine, and dLife have shown me that there are lots of other PWDs who want to talk to other diabetics.  I have seen lots of information on different meds and things that can help me take care of my diabetes and I've talked to my doctor about things I have read about.  Through the internet and websites like this one, I know that there are more things I can do to take care of myself and to help take care of my family, too.  Diabetes doesn't mean I have to be alone or uncontrolled - there are always people to help me and people who will stand by me, even if they don't know me, but the common bond of diabetes brings us together.

Thanks for letting me share my story and I wish everyone good health!

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Janet,
Thanks for taking the time to tell a bit of your story. I 100% echo your last sentiment, "Diabetes doesn't mean I have to be alone or uncontrolled - there are always people to help me and people who will stand by me, even if they don't know me, but the common bond of diabetes brings us together."

Well said. Glad you're out there and taking care of yourself.

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