By Chris92 Latest Reply 2011-05-19 01:56:53 -0500
Started 2011-05-16 14:28:33 -0500

Been doing so well then before I okay football bang! Tested my blood and it was at 340 !
Miscalculation at dinner :(
Really set me back!
Anyone else have any set backs?
Tis' not a good feeling :(

10 replies

ravenmoon33 2011-05-19 01:56:53 -0500 Report

Hey it happens…don't let it get ya down. Attitude is a big part of controling this disease. If you noticed your miscalculation, do what you can in the future to correct it and avoid making the same mistake. We are all human and no one is perfect. Don't let it stress you out…because that just makes things worse. Accept the things you can't change and change the things you can.

Armourer 2011-05-19 01:45:00 -0500 Report

At one time or another I believe all with diabetes have had at least one setback. I have been in one for the last six months, although I was pretty good eating wise, I wasn't checking at all. Last week I was told I am on the road with eye nuropathy, this woke me up! Now I'm testing, eating totally right, but I've noticed that it takes more insulin now at meals.

sNerTs1 2011-05-18 18:27:04 -0500 Report

Yikes! Im at a phase as well. There is so much junk going on around me in my life that I have put some of my issues to the sidelines. I need not to do that because I realize that there is only one of me *Im sure some of you are thanking the good Lord for that*. We all do some things and fall, its picking up and getting going again before we do further damage to ourselves.

I have you in my prayers that you get back inline easily and feel better soon.

Hugs ~ Cheryl

GabbyPA 2011-05-17 14:00:46 -0500 Report

I had a set back last summer. I just got tired of dealing with it and got so lazy that I was not even testing. The thirst and the bathroom visits were being ignored until I couldn't deal with that anymore. I tested and I was 425, the highest I had ever been. It was a set back, but it was also a wake up call. My A1c went up to 7.6 and I am just now getting it back to 6.7 today. It took me a long time to get it down...I hope I don't have anymore setbacks like that one!

Emma2412 2011-05-17 14:15:34 -0500 Report

Hey, Gabby — I've been going through what you went through last summer. I'm just sick to death of diabetes and all it requires of us to do. I just had the highest reading I've ever had (389) and I, like you, took it to heart. It does take awhile to get back to normal. My reading today was 225 but to help it along, hopefully, I just had a protein brunch which I hope works. I'm not much for breakfasts, so usually combine breakfast and lunch. So, good luck in getting back on track. I know exactly how you feel. Emma

GabbyPA 2011-05-17 14:24:14 -0500 Report

Not you Emma! You are the pillar of strength! I suppose sometimes even the pillars need some help. It does get frustrating and I am glad that we are not graded on our perfection. LOL I know you will be back on track. I am going back to some of the things I used to do when I was first diagnosed. The roots of my struggle were the strongest of my times. I'm here if you need to vent a little....or a lot. =0)

Gimpalong 2011-05-17 15:17:39 -0500 Report

Hey Gabby - I can understand your feelings. Even after 19 years, there are times when I get depressed with everything about diabetes. Since they put me on insulin, I've really been yo-yoing up and down. I have a long way to go to get my BG's down, but they are starting to come down slowly. Hang in there gal. If you need a shoulder, I'm volunteering for duty. Remember, baby steps, one day at a time. I'm here if you need me. May God bless you.
Lots of big bear hugs and prayers,

Emma2412 2011-05-17 15:12:28 -0500 Report

LOL. So sorry to disillusion you, but I'm definitely not a pillar of any kind. LOL I really try every day but sometimes, it's just too much for me and I get sick and tired of it all. I really don't like to talk about it when I get into that mood which happens once a year at least. Anyway, I'm struggling now to get back on track, like you. So, we'll commiserate with each other. OK? I'm glad you're doing better.

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Cookie Roma 2011-05-16 15:43:38 -0500 Report

I have had that. Mine is often where I figure out my insulin then when I eat I find I can just barely eat. Then later I get a low that us most unpleasant. That has a way of bringing me down. I often find myself unable to sleeping and thinking "I wonder if something is wrong that I can't yet detect" and then I think, "I wonder if I'm dieting."