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Sorry to hear you are diagnosed. But then really I don't want you to feel sorry for yourself. Seriously, you need to accept this is something now you have to deal with rest of your life. But feeling sorry is really not much help or in fact needed. You can live a very long, healthy life with it.

Remember exercise and diet are key. Regular exercise is key. Also, if you can move at least 200 feet every hour it will greatly help but don't worry too much. Life is never perfect. Just make sure you exercise if you miss one day or had a big meal or had to drink so be it.

On diet there are many theories you need to find out what works for you. There are folks who argue to avoid carbs, go protein, fats etc. There are pros and cons on every thing. I tend to avoid fats and okay with carbs and protein. As long as you burn the calories you eat, carbs are okay.

Personally I find the 6 small meals doesn't work for me. I prefer to eat only 3 meals and avoid snacks in between keep at least 5 hours between breakfast and lunch and dinner and at least 12 hours between dinner and breakfast. This allows me to be careful with what I eat and allows your body's natural calorie burning to work in your favor. Also, typically I like to workout before a meal, as I can push down my sugar level to real low and my body is ready to absorb the sugar released by a meal better. I take insulin so insulin works better this way. Again you need to find what works for you.

There are literally millions of people with this disease and live a very healthy fulfilling life. Wishing you a very happy life.
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