You haven’t been feeling well and you knew something different was going on in your body. So you go to the doctor and they give you the news: you have Type 2 diabetes! Your first reaction is probably ‘AAUGHHH!’ But hold on – although Type 2 diabetes is a serious condition, it doesn’t have to be that scary.
First, realize your life is not over – not by a long shot. Type 2 Diabetes is often erroneously associated with a decreased lifespan and a state of diminished health for the remainder of your life. That is simply not true. The good news is that YOU control how healthy you are. How good you feel and how long you want to live is determined by you, NOT diabetes.
Second, is to learn everything you can about Type 2 diabetes. The more knowledge you have, the more confidence you will begin to build in knowing you can beat this.
Third, is learning how to choose the most suited blood glucose meter (glucometer) for you. When choosing a meter, you should keep in mind it’s not so much the cost of the glucometer itself, it’s really about the cost of the strips. You need to choose the right one for you and your needs…