type2 questions

By timmer Latest Reply 2008-10-11 11:39:25 -0500
Started 2008-10-10 14:44:10 -0500

having gone from pills to insulin shots at 58 i asked my Dr. if diabetes becomes more difficult to control as a person ages. His answer was YES.
well that's not what I wanted to hear but I will deal with problems as they arise. I would like to hear any feedback or comments any of you may have. This is a great site for diabetics. thanks every one for your help so far.
I wish all of you well ,

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kyladee 2008-10-11 07:20:51 -0500 Report

Hello, I'm very new here. I got diagnosed with type2 diabetes, insulin dependent on the 20th of September and have been running in circles ever since. I'm currently trying to get my blood sugar count under control with my doctor, but it's not under control yet. i've followed his instructions as closely as I can. What else can I do?

vgarrison 2008-10-11 08:25:58 -0500 Report


Welcome to the club…I was diagnosed as an insulin dependant diabetic myself the 13th of September. Not sure yet whether type 1 or type 2, waiting on test results…

Let me just say you have come to the right place if you are looking for a vast wealth of information!! I have had this "friend" for only about a month now, and I feel very well informed now, thanks to these wonderful people here. My doctor sent me home with a prescription of Lantus and told to come back in a month…well wasn't quite a month when I went back…my numbers were staying between 200 and 250…not cool, now I'm on more insulin and my BG is now better controlled…granted I stick to my diet…

If you are looking for more ways to help keep your BG under control, the 2 people that really stick out in my head are…Toma and Gabby. Both have type 2 and are using diet to try to stay in control…Toma has even written a book. Gabby on the other hand is very much into herbs and other ways to help!! Try to find things written by either of these 2 and you are on your way…The other person I would look into is Amy. ON the home page, that is her picture on the top right hand side. She is awsome as well…has her own blog page.

Good Luck!!

Blessed Be

2008-10-11 06:54:45 -0500 Report

I've seen many doctors over the years and each and every one of them have told me the same thing. Diabetes is a progressive disease. So your doctor is right, it gets harder to control as we get older. Some will be lucky and what they do today will still work in 5 years, but others won't be that lucky and they will need to change their treatment plan be it medically or naturally. That's why we need to see our doctors as often as we do, so that we can keep tabs on it and see that it stays under control. Ain't life grand? :) Good Luck with your new therapy and I hope it works for you. My philosophy is do the best that you can to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Exercise, eat your vegetables, fruits and whole grains, limit your fat intake and laugh often. Medicine can help an ailment physically but laughter will heal your mind.. :)

(she steps off her soapbox!!!)

DonnaAnn 2008-10-10 22:43:08 -0500 Report

Aw, hell! everything gets harder to manage as we get older! But, kiddo, it does not have to. Its up to you. If you behave yourself, you really should not have too much of a problem. Keep eating right, get soem sort of work out in or just keep active, and you should be able too keep your levels on keel.
10 years ago, I had what they thought was a heart attack/copd. So they had done a echo cardiogram. It was not good as far as results went. But, i drank, ate bad foods, ect. Then 2 years ago, I needed another one for a major surgery. This time, I passed it with flying colors! Why? because of my attitude. And a change of life style!
Not all doctors have a Dr. Welby attitude. some have a Dr. House attitude. but, its your attitude that matters. Think positive and live positive. Youd be amazed at the positive results!

GabbyPA 2008-10-11 02:14:39 -0500 Report

I have to agree. Our ailement is physical, but our brains can control so much more than we think it can. A great attitude will help no matter what you face.
My mom, 74 is type 2. She has been for several years now. Just in the last few months, her levels have improved so much, she is going to ask her doctor to remove one of her meds at her next visit.

How you ask? She has joined me in most of my lifestyle change, she is eating better. She has support and is excited about her management again. She is getting 80's now where she used to have 130's. There is hope. Keep doing everything you know to do.

There are no guarantees, but if you do all you can, at least you will have no regrets.

enigmalady777 2008-10-10 15:22:39 -0500 Report

Yep, that's what I was told as well.

After 15 years of type 2 diabetes, I am also now on insulin. I went from a few years of diet only to control my sugar levels, to a few years of 1 med, to a few years of several meds and now finally insulin.

And during this time my diet had not changed all that much.

Now, however, I'm on a very low carb diet and I'm finding it easier to control my sugar levels without having to increase my insulin requirements. But I do wish I could eat "normally" once in a while.

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NamVet - 21894 2008-10-10 15:14:44 -0500 Report

It gets harder as we age. Our bodys respond differently that is why. My Endo Dr. said it will get tougher as we age and he is a Diabetic himself. If we are on top of it as we age, we will be better off.

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