I think i am beyond was diagnosed with type2 in 2007 after being diabetic for at least 2years am a 57 year old woman and fatigue is the understatement of the sleep 10 hours a day,and spend about 7 hours more in bed am definately overweight and have suffered from severe depression since 1996. I have mild sleeping tablet and also 30mg or more in tranquilizers a is why. My husband had Cancer in 1993,my beloved Mum and Dad died after long illnesses around the same time and my husband has been physically and mentally disabled ,3 years ago he became paranoid and until a psycotic breakdown a year ago swore and mentally abused me his breakdown he now has early Alzheimers and i literally have to do am on a very low dose of tablets daily as my glucose crashes again and worst problem started about 2 weeks ago, getting my glucose levels up and keeping them there is now a daily Cola always worked in the past but now it is like i have not drank it. As soon as my levels are good again, 15 minutes of work and another glucose husband does not have the capability to understand. I am stressed out all the time i am awake. Should i be on insulin. This thought terrifies me as i get so is my future which can only get worse. HELP .
thank you two the previous two posters who explained that diabetes type two is not always the recipients fault. I wish the person with type 1 diabetes would understand that they may not like the stigma associated with us type 2’s but is type 2’s don’t like the stigma either and both type 1 and 2’s should work together to correct the media and general public that type 2 is not always a self inflicted disease. Many have it because of genetics and others may get it as a result of medications, and other factors. It is not just a fat persons disease. It’s sad that even type 1’s don’t understand that. I personally have no genetic reason to have it and was pretty healthy until I developed asthma so severely that only prednisone would control it. For three years I was on and off medications until doctors basically threw their hands in the air and put me on prednisone indefinitely. What they neglected to tell me was that there was a possibility of getting steroid induced diabetes. Thankfully after three years in prednisone I’m finally off of it and with a great diet I’m seeing terrific numbers. All of this could have been avoided had any one of my many doctors told me how this drug would affect my sugars and advise me to stick to a low carb no sugar diet from the start. I’m going to beat my diabetes just like I beat my asthma, by doing everything possible.