Ok so i have been a diabetic now for almost four years the first couple years i could have cared less; didn't care weather i lived or died. My medications for my mental issues were out of wack and life was dealing me a bad hand. I didn't eat right though i did take the metformin the docter put me on but never tested or anything my a1c1 was useally around a 5 when i went in for that test. well they got my mood meds fixed and i started feeling better in that department but it was too late by them i had developed neuropothy in both my feet. I did it to myself i know. but now that i am somewhat stable i realize i don't want to die i test three to four times a day i see my doc atleast twice a month i finally have medical coverage so i am seeing specialst for my diabetes and feet I take ten of byetta twice daily 30 novalog mix 70/30 twice a day and glipizide xl 10mg twice a day i eat right and my sugars are fasting useally 199 -220 and after meals two hours after BTW 340- 400 I drink a lot of water about four 32oz glasses a day. when im not drinking water in drinking sugar free stuff like crystal light and homemade ice tea with sweetner. I cant exercise at the moment as i have damaged my knee vey badly i have a large tear in the cartlidge in the back of the knee a small tear in the front of the knee and a signifacant amount of psoriactic arthritis in the knee; in fact no doc's around me will operrate tomarrow i have to goto the cleveland clinic which is over an hour from me to see if they will help me and do the surgery that i need i can't stand or walk hardly at all for more then a few min. then i have degenerative joint disease and degenertive disc disease as well as six herniated disc, that causes alot of pain. I am in pain managment and on narcotic pain killers but i still am in no shape to exercise. Im extremely overweight i weigh 350lbs i have been like this all my life with my weight. And i have an under active thyroid too boot. then i also have PCOS Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome it causes females to be overweight as well. I just have no idea how im going to get my sugar under control and lose weight but im ready to give up i sit alone crying cause i see my life flashing before my eyes and i see my self diying at a youn age im only 33 soon to be 34. my docs are doing there best but now its up too me the only way i can get my sugar diwn is to eat straight protiens MEAT and to be honest i can't aford that. Im on disabilty so is my mom togather we barley make ends meet we get 240.00 a month for food and that barely makes it the first few weeks of the month if we buy healthy like wqe should. we might get a good weeks worth if we were to buy the foods that we are suppose to eat and eat three meals aday as it is i eat twice a day breakfest and dinner sometimes i eat a sandwhich for lunch but not often. can anyone advise me on somethings i can try im scared almost terrified.
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