OUt of Control

NitaMack
By NitaMack Latest Reply 2011-04-07 10:15:28 -0500
Started 2011-04-06 08:28:20 -0500

Hj everyone, I am proud to be a member of the community. I recently wen tto my eye doctor for blurred vision, only to receive the bad news that I am bleeding in the back of my eyes. The doctor tells me that it is coming from my diabetes. He sys that I can stop the bleeding by losing weight, exercising more and maintain a perfect bleed sugar. All of these things may sound easy to him, but they get challenging for me. I am glad that I found this website so that I can get on the ball, and take control, because, if I don't I will end up blind. I don't won't want that to happen. I am open for opinions, so feel free to let me hear yours. I am looking forward to your support. Be Blessed.


7 replies

rentintin
rentintin 2011-04-07 10:15:28 -0500 Report

Hi Nita Ive been a dibetic for close to 15 years and have always struggled with high bg numbers . Believe your dr get them down I didnt and had the bleediong in the back of my eyes and retinaopathy . Ended up with a lot of lazer treatments and ultimately with surgery for removal of the blood . Then I had to have lens implants for cataracts, lazer speed this up with the cataract formation. Thank God I had one of the best eye surgeons in the world who helped develop these surgeries and tools. But if I had gotten my bg undercontrol when first diagnosed I may have avoided this stuff for a while. I still have consequences from the high bg going on (heart attack ) about ayear and 1/2 ago. Doing pretty good right now But got to be carefull So true what they say An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

kimod1013
kimod1013 2011-04-07 01:06:40 -0500 Report

Hi Nita- Welcome for sure! You are I are considered newbies and we both are soooo lucky to have found this site! I too have blurred vision due to high BS's. You scared me with what your eye doctor said to you. I've had "D" for 10 years and I am just now getting serious. I know damage has been done for sure. I also know that you can make good choices everyday-one day at a time to get healthier. I know I am! This community if full of experience and knowledge that is helping us newbies everyday. I hope you'll accept my friendship! Glad you are here!

RAYT721
RAYT721 2011-04-06 21:15:48 -0500 Report

Hello and Welcome to our family! We are in this together and we are here for you and believe that you are here for us. There's so much to learn but don't get overwhelmed by it all. Take baby steps and you'll find control … portion control, weight control, emotional control and so much more. If there's anything I can say or do, please add me as a friend and contact me. I have been where you are and going where you're going… to a happier and healthier life! We're in this together. Make sure to keep on top of the medical issues that you have going on with your doctor's experience and your own spiritual faith believing in yourself. Don't expect overnight results with glucose, weight, exercise or anything else but start slow and think big. I joined this family a year ago and can't tell you how much the support has done for me … 30 pounds lost, 6.5 a1c test, but mainly the number of friends, real friends, on my friends list. Check out our recipes section, book club, archived discussions and the many areas of this site. You're in good hands!!! Come on in … the water's fine! :)

Kirla
Kirla 2011-04-06 19:15:39 -0500 Report

This is how I eat and it has worked great for me.

Feb 2009 I was diagnosed with a fasting blood sugar of 366 and A1C of 14.1. Started to eat a salad every day at supper. Also started to eat lots of low carb vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, spinach, pickles and sauerkraut. Started to drink 8+ glasses of water every day.

I then bought a meter and started to test my blood sugar before and after each meal. At first I was testing 2 hours after each meal and when my numbers dropped a lot I started testing 1 hour after meals. I was testing 5-7 times a day. I cut back or eliminated foods that spiked my blood sugar more than 50 points after eating.

By testing I found that foods like bread and most foods made of grains along with pasta, rice, corn, potatoes, oatmeal, cereals, chips, crackers, cakes, cookies, candy, soda, fruits, fruit juices, milk and most foods that contain more than 5-6 net carbs per serving as found on the package label all spiked my blood sugar. Some people can cut back on these foods and some people like me have to stop eating them.

After about 6-8 weeks my blood sugar readings were almost normal levels. After 7 weeks I quit all meds and my numbers continued to get better and better.

I found by reducing and eliminating high carb starchy foods helped me a lot. By adding small amounts of chicken, beef, pork or a hard boiled egg to my meals helped reduce blood sugar spikes also.

Good luck
Kevin
http://kirla.wordpress.com/

LennyDenny
LennyDenny 2011-04-06 13:13:27 -0500 Report

Hi there. It can be scary, but you need to listen to the eye doctor. I have mine checked once a year whether I need it or not. I've had my share of eye problems caused by diabetes. Diet and exercise are very important when dealing with diabetes. Your at the right place for support. It's hard sometimes but you can do it.

realsis77
realsis77 2011-04-06 10:14:06 -0500 Report

Hi. I'm so sorry to hear what the eye doctor had to say! Wow that's so scarey! I know it will be tough but I believe you will do what it takes to achieve your goals! I wish you the best! God bless

BandonBob
BandonBob 2011-04-06 08:52:01 -0500 Report

I know that losing weight and getting enough exercise is difficult however the rewards for finding your way to do that is great. When I was diagnosed 22 years ago my doctor told me the same things and I did as he asked losing 80 pounds and getting my diet under control. It has been worth the effort. Take care and good luck.

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