I am new here but I am also new to diabetes on the whole. I was diagnosed in an Emergency room where I was taken via ambulance after I became severely dehydrated from gastroenteritis. The ER doc was not friendly or helpful and said I should be seen immediately because the acetone test they did showed I'd had elevated #'s for sometime now and was definitely diabetic…then he left. I just sat there in shock. Somedays I think I am still in shock…however, I went home and threw out all the nasty carb rich foods I was eating and went on a low carb diet. I lost 6 pounds in two weeks through diet and exercise and that's just so far. I immediately tried to get an appointment with my doctor but since I am seen by the VA clinic I could not get one until tomorrow…two weeks and several days I waited and worried. I have been charting my blood sugar since right after my "diagnosis" in the ER. It's never been below 178. It's been as high as 280. For the most part it stays in the 190-200 range. Steady usually unless I am not sleeping well because of stress. Like last night! This appointment at the doctor has me out of sorts! I am super afraid that he will suggest insulin. I have a hard enough time psyching myself up to poke my finger for the tiny drop to test. Needles??? I am afraid I might have to ask my spouse to help me atleast in the beginning. He was willing to do that with the lancing device for testing…it kind of freaked me out at first…yeah, I'm a big baby. What on earth will that do to our marriage??? I am praying and hoping that when the doctor sees the direction I'm headed in with diet and exercise that he will ONLY prescribe oral meds. Is that pretty common? Anyone have a similar story in numbers that just went on oral meds and was able to get off them quick? That's my dream…hope…major source of stress these days. Say a prayer for me or send up a kind thought…today is the day I find out. 9:30am appointment. What a nail bitter this is turning out to be!
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