So you’ve found out you have diabetes…
What should you do next?
There can be lots of confusion, and you probably have a lot of questions.
That’s ok. It’s 100% normal to be a little lost when it comes to type II diabetes.
Being diagnosed with diabetes can be overwhelming, but remember that you are not alone.
Over 135 million Americans in 2015 were diagnosed, and the numbers continue to grow!
This is a great 10-step checklist to follow if you have discovered that you have type II diabetes.
10 Things to Do When You Find Out You Have Type II Diabetes
1. Take another look at your health care provider.
Managing diabetes can be an expensive endeavor, especially when you don’t have the right health care provider.
Call your provider, and discuss your condition and terms.
Make sure your provider covers DSMES (Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support).
2. Don’t let the past haunt you.
There is nothing that can be done about the past. It’s done. The only control you have is over your present decisions and what you are currently doing.
It’s natural to think: “What did I do wrong?” and “Why is this happening to me?” However, that will not get you anywhere…
Shift your thinking to: “What can I do about this?” Start being proactive in decision making, and focus on the things you CAN control.
3. Create your diabetes eating plan.
There is a lot of variance in most diabetic programs; however, the two staples to focus on are activity and diet.
Keeping steady and consistent track of these things has been shown to greatly improve the happiness and success of a diabetic program.
Use a journal or app on a smartphone to keep track!
4. Don’t give up!
A big problem with people who get diagnosed is that they give up. They are encouraged to shirk responsibility and just “accept” their condition.
DO NOT give up! Type II diabetes is CURABLE and is something many have conquered.
In fact, over 11,000 people each year see their type II diabetes REVERSED using THIS simple plan.
In this presentation by Diabetes researcher David Andrews, he discusses exactly how so many people are being cured. It is an incredible story about how he saved his legs from being cut off from his diabetic condition in an almost miraculous way.
This video is a MUST WATCH for anyone looking to cure type II diabetes.
Remember to NEVER give up on curing this condition!
5. Get active.
Movement is crucial for diabetics and staving off the harmful effects of neuropathy.
If working from home or at a desk job, make sure to get up off your butt every hour and go for a short walk. Diabetes causes loss of feeling in the extremities, and a quick way to prevent this is by moving around!
6. Get support.
Getting support is crucial for managing diabetes. Connecting with others can help motivate and reinvigorate you for your goals.
There are tons of online support groups, community forums, and group diabetes classes depending on your location.
Put yourself out there and get connected with others!
7. Stock up.
Here are some of the most common supplies you need to have:
- Lancing Device – Used to obtain blood for a strip test
- Lancet – A needle used in a lancing device
- Sharps Container – For the used lancets and needles
- Blood Glucose Test Strips – These are expensive, and you should try to get a prescription from your health care provider.
- Blood Glucose meter – You can get a complimentary meter from most health care providers.
- Medical Identification – Get a card or bracelet in case there is a medical emergency.
8. Get educated.
Watch diabetes videos, read articles, participate in forums, and start truly educating yourself. The best diabetes remedy in the world is knowledge about what exactly is going on with your body.
Learn everything you can, because your life may depend on it!
9. Create a care schedule.
There are lots of regular checkups required as a type II diabetic, and you will likely have many questions. Create a care schedule with the questions you have and the things you need checked each time you visit the doctor.
It’s a long list and something to workout with your primary care physician.
10. Invest in a diabetes reversal program.
Finally, remember that if you are someone suffering from type II diabetes, make sure to watch this free presentation.
It’s about how 11,000 people THIS YEAR have already cured their diabetes and are living insulin free!! It’s a truly incredible story from an incredible diabetes expert:
Watch it HERE, of click the image above.
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Alex & Lauren
The Avocadu Crew
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