Can diabetes go away??

By Lakeland Latest Reply 2011-05-19 01:29:09 -0500
Started 2011-05-16 20:43:47 -0500

I just had hip surgery. I had pelvic pain for 5 years & doctors tried to solve my problem by neumerous laparoscopies, including hyserectomy & ovary removal, The pain continued and on a hunch from a spine specialist, she thought it could have been my hip. so last week I had hip surgery and he re attached the lining in my hip joint & shaved the bone down on the ball to prevent a possible impingement.

Anyway, since that surgery my blood sugars are running very good, I'm not walking at all, I hop to the bathroom & things but, my sugars are running 106 to 112. I know that might be a pre-diabetes number, but if I had pain & something wrong in the body would the body make my blood sugars higher?

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Lakeland 2011-05-17 07:08:57 -0500 Report

Thanks, (more info) I was diagnosed a few years ago, in the middle of all this searching for the reason for my pain, my eyes went blurry & my sugar was 550 I was diagnosed with type 2. I did the walk & watching carbs & got down to a great a1c 5.7 with medication & walking, but since this surgery I'm taking my sugars & since I'm 110 and 90's I'm not taking any meds, plus I'm not walking right now so I thought maybe this undiagnosed pain thing my be my problem.

Thanks I'll continue to test & watch, it's becoming a science experiment

GabbyPA 2011-05-17 13:57:06 -0500 Report

The pain may have been making it higher, but anything that gets over 140 after a meal is diabetic. That doesn't change or go away. A non-diabetic person will never go above 140 (or so) no matter what they eat or what other things are going on.

Now I don't know if it could be something kind of related to gestational diabetes since that is some of what they removed in the process. I don't know what makes a pregnant woman have it for a while then it goes away after birth. I do know that women who have it, generally end up with diabetes later on in life.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-17 10:41:43 -0500 Report

My fasting BG was higher when I was in pain and had infections. I hoped that was the main culprit to the Diabetes diagnoses. Even tried to blame the blood transfusion for giving a higher A1c. Unfortunately I am still able to have high BG numbers when I eat the wrong things. Also if I have a cold or the flu it makes them go crazy.
So despite losing around 50 lbs, losing the MRSA, losing most of the pain, and losing some of the stresses, haven't lost the diabetes.
Seems like we are all just one big science fair. Wish I could just make the papier mache volcano.

RAYT721 2011-05-17 05:16:19 -0500 Report

Were you diagnosed as "diabetic" or "pre-diabetic?" … Keep your eyes on your numbers but also keep focused on eating healthier regardless. There is no real diabetic diet per se. If you go on a common sense diet, you may find things returning to normal for your blood sugars and for your body, mind and soul. Let your doctor help you eat better, live better and diagnose you. Have a safe and speedy recovery.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-16 22:39:36 -0500 Report

Pain makes my BG higher. So does stress.

Gimpalong 2011-05-17 14:16:24 -0500 Report

I can relate to the pain and stress. My endocrinologist told me diabetes was like being pregnant. You either are, or you're not. There isn't any halfway. I know when I walk too much, my foot and knee really get painful. Invariably my BG's will be higher. When my numbers are higher, then I get stressed out, so it becomes a vicious cycle. If I ever get my number down from learning more about using insulin, then I'll probably dance a jigg. I hope that you heal really fast, and pain free. Have a wonderful week. God bless you.
Lots of bear hugs,

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-17 17:29:39 -0500 Report

I'm most of the way healed. My Dr. was thrilled with my legs last visit. He was grinning ear to ear as he squeezed 'em. Much better expression and reaction than the very first visit. Wondering how it's going to go when I see the vascular guy. Don't know when he'll schedule me but it should be sometime before July. Will need to have ultrasounds of my legs done and don't know whether insurance will cover it or if I will still have insurance. Feels like a grand piano hanging over my head waiting to fall and I can't move away from under it.
I do a happy dance everytime my Dr. visits are good. Heck even when my BG test is good. Great exercise program.

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