What You Need to Know About
Type II Diabetes
How do I know if I have Diabetes?
What happens in my body?
How can I improve my health?
From someone on the inside
Q: How has your life changed from when before you were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes?
A: First of all one gets depressed because it is a silent killer disease. Lots of other diseases are connected with disease like hypertension, obesity etc.
Q: Does having diabetes ever get in the way?
A: Having diabetes does get in the way. It also takes time to know what is good for your body.
Q: How have you had to adjust your diet?
A: Diet is another problem. Less Carbs and more proteins. Our Indian diet contains lots of carbs, hence to adjust to it is also problematic. (She is Indian so 99.9% of her meals are Indian which usually contain a lot of spices and butter/margarine)
Q: Was it hard to adjust to a new diet?
A: Yes it is very hard and it takes lots of effort.
Who can help me make better choices?
There are many people who can help one adjust to your new lifestyle after being diagnosed with type II diabetes.
Here are some professions that can be of help to you:
Many Nutritionists work with people that need special dietary needs. They will be able to help you decide and keep track of which foods are "safe" to eat, and which are not.
Endocrinologist are people who are specialized with diseases that have to do with the glands. They can help you better understand your situation and how to take control of it.
Ophthalmologist are people who specialize with eye diseases. Now, you may be wondering what in the world an eye doctor has to do with diabetes. There are late-stage eye diseases that are caused by diabetes, which can be taken care of by an Ophthalmologist.