Hi ladies to cut a long story short my sister has just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, She's only 24 years old She is overweight, her eating habits have been a bit poor the past few years and my Nan also has this.
Anyway she was diagnosed by her gp yesterday but all he did was say no sugar, gave her some pills and sent her on her way. My question is...is that normally what happens? Should he have given her information on services like diabetes education classes? I know there's a wealth of information out there we can look up ourselves but It's all a bit overwhelming.
Are there any ladies out there willing to share what happened after being diagnosed? Do a lot of diabetics follow more of a low gi diet?
Any help or information would be greatly appreciated
Oh and Sorry if my post is confusing I have a bit of an unsettled baby today