NewlyDiagnosed @ age 36

jojo1369
By jojo1369 Latest Reply 2011-03-22 16:56:12 -0500
Started 2011-03-21 20:43:01 -0500

Hi everyone glad I found this website. My doctor just ran my blood work four weeks ago, which came back with a glucose count of 151 now she has advice me to start taking pills for diabetes. I would rather not due to the fact that we have not gone through the measures of taking other test that relate to diabetes. I would really appreciate feed back on weather to take the pills or not without taking further tests.

Much apprciative
Jo
Fort Worth TX


4 replies

RAYT721
RAYT721 2011-03-22 16:56:12 -0500 Report

I also believe in getting a meter and testing yourself often. I don't know that one test at 151 should really diagnose you. I'd get another opinion before going on meds. My doctor did not just throw me on meds but rather told me to make a few changes and those changes have done me a world of good. My average a1c is 6.4 and 6.5 which are not "bad" enough for medication. Try dropping a few pounds, eat breakfasts, watch your carbs, test often, and see if you can't drop the BG readings naturally. if that doesn't work (use common sense on time frame) then fill the meds but first let you mind, body and soul adjust to the diagnosis. You are in the right hands here. Just realize that what works for one person may not work for everyone.

realsis77
realsis77 2011-03-22 11:20:40 -0500 Report

Hi. I would take the tests to make sure you really are a full blown diabetic. Yes continue to take your medicine always as directed by your doctor. Its very important that you complete all the tests to find out if you are truely diabetic! Remember carbs are not the friends of diabetics. Try to keep your carb level as low as possiable! Eat foods that are low on the glycemic index. Look up the glycemic index to find out the foods that are good and low. This will help a lot in keeping your sugar under control! I have to also take insulin to keep my sugar under control! Its important to develop a good realationship with your doctor so you can together develop a good treatment plan.blood sugar should be kept under 150 this is why we must test several times a day on our meters. Your doc will usually tell you how many times a day. I test 4 times a day.before I was put on insulin I was running at 300 to 400 in my blood sugar! I'm not at all over weight I'm just a full blown diabetic. Now that I'm on my insulin I'm able to keep my sugar under 150. If I were you I would definately do more tests to confirm you have diabetes! Set it up as soon as possiable! Please keep us posted on how your doing and what the test results say! Welcome to our community! I will be looking foward to reading your future posts! Please take care and take your medicine as required by your doctor! Good luck and God bless!

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-03-22 09:00:55 -0500 Report

Ditto to what Harlan wrote…also, if you are overweight, try to lose the excess pounds and if you are sedentary, increase your exercise level. Both these tactics, if appropriate, may help you avoid the pills. This is assuming you were diagnosed as a Type 2. I was diagnosed as a Type 1 at age 27 and have been on insulin now for 35 years, so each of us may take a different route to controlling this disease. With the help of a good physician, may you find what works for you.

Harlen
Harlen 2011-03-21 21:20:24 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
First thing I would do is get a meter from walmart and test your blood first thing in the am and 2 hr after eating , before each meal and 2 hr after each meal.
this will help you know if you can tack care of your blood sugar with diet .
your looking to keep your blood sugars between 85 and 135 at 145 you are doing damage to your bod so keep track of what your blood sugars and what you eat, that way you can ajust what you eat It has ben over 5 years and I still keep a log of what and how much I eat and what my blood sugars are.
Best wishes
Harlen