By nanaellen Latest Reply 2011-06-01 19:14:44 -0500
Started 2011-05-25 15:02:57 -0500

My GOOD news is sure short lived!!! I tested this a.m. @ 211 skipped breakfast cause I don't want another shot and went out and weed wacked part of my yard and ended up with the shakes REALLY bad!! WTH!!! I tested again and it was 239!! I thought a little excercise was supposed to help LOWER my #'S!! hAD TO TAKE A SHOT ANYWAY! This Insurance better hurry up!! I thought you only got the shakes if your sugar was LOW!! Well, out to mow the lawn now we'll see what happens after THIS!!! Ellen ( and yes despite it all still smiling!!) :)

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melota 2011-05-28 11:11:35 -0500 Report

Sounds like you got some really good advice. Right about now you wonder if you are always doomed by this disease, but I have found hope for all of us by just sticking to what we are told by our physician, but we need to learn our own bodies. I have struggled with this since 1991, and am just now getting to know me. We are all so different and food and diabetes, sugar numbers, and carbs all react different in all of us. If my sugar goes below100, I am in trouble. If it is 300, I get the shakes too. For me, testing often, portion control, and doing my best each day is all I can do most days. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. We all have our struggles, and every one I have found on here is on our side and pulling for you. Me included. KEEP ON KEEPING ON. We care.

MewElla 2011-05-27 16:12:06 -0500 Report

Food is extremely important to all diabetics…I know all this is hard to keep up with, but take care of yourself…afterall, You are an important part of this diabetic family …Big Hugs to You

elaine52 2011-05-27 15:53:18 -0500 Report


nanaellen 2011-05-27 15:58:54 -0500 Report

I'm finding that out very quickly!! LOL Still doesn't explain the shakes though.

Tigereyze209 2011-05-27 18:40:45 -0500 Report

You had a case of the sugar shakes.. oddly, you can get them if your blood sugar is too high OR too low.

Another trivia point.. and this is true for EVERYONE… diabetic or not… if you do not eat regularly, your body goes into starvation mode.. it will literally shut certain functions down, and hold on to every calorie it has. Sugar is the form it uses to fuel the body.. it stores it in the form of fat.. I could go into how the combinations of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and sometimes sodium form into different molecule chains to form the different fats, sugars, acids, proteins, and so on, and the main difference is simply moving the links in the molecule chains around to form the different compounds, but I am a little rusty on my chemistry 101, and it is enough to say, your body does all this automatically, even if you do not want it to.
One problem a lot of folks have losing weight is, they hit a plateau, and the body gets super efficient, and they literally can't drop another pound to save their life.
Another thing the body does, is it will turn your muscle tissue into sugar, simply because that is easier to do than to break down the stored fat into simple sugars.. I could go on, but there are others who have written reports and articles that cover it better than I could hope to, and it is broken down into simpler terms…
Enough for one post.

Tigereyze209 2011-05-26 11:47:54 -0500 Report

WOW! Talk about all the rookie mistakes! No, skipping meals is a bad idea.
For diabetics, fasting and skipping meals is a BAD idea! Sounds like what you need to do is eat smaller meals, and make sure to eat small snacks in between the meals so your body's needs are leveled out. Apparently, you are also taking insulin, so that means that you have to make sure that there is something in your system for it to work on.
Hun, I know it is frustrating, and there can be a big learning curve finding out what exactly works for us, as everyone is different. And sometimes, our bodes constantly change until we find the happy balance between what works, and what does not.
It took over six months before they finally found a treatment plan that worked for me when I was first diagnosed almost 15 years ago, and from time to time, even though I would stay well maintained for years at a time, every so often, they have had to adjust my treatment plans as my body changed.
I am back to being well adjusted again, but in time, my needs will change and they will have to adjust everything all over again.
Persistence, moderation, and patience are just a needed part of our lives. But trust me, the end results ARE worth it.
Good luck, and hang in there. At least you are striving to do the right thing, and you are asking for help from others who have been thru it already. You are off to a good start, and if you keep it up, you will end up where you need to be for better health and results.

nanaellen 2011-05-27 15:25:49 -0500 Report

My mom yelled at me for not eating also!! It's just so hard because I haven't eaten 3 meals a day since I was a kid!! And even MORE embarrassing than THAT is that I should know ALL this stuff seeing as I've been a COOK for the last 25+ years!! LOL I'm just not understanding why I got the shakes?? Is it BECAUSE I skipped breakfast?? And WHY would it be higher just because I exerted myself a little bit?? At THIS point I guess I'm just stuck with the 4-5 shots a day. It's been 6 years for me and I thought I had it under control but then I got pancreatitus and had to have my gall bladder removed and things have been crasy since!! That was last Nov. I had even got off the daytime shots and just had the lantus shot at night! Now everything is in chaos!! All in all this site has been my lifeline LITERALLY!! Thank you for all the support I truely appreciate it! Ellen :)

Tigereyze209 2011-05-27 19:03:57 -0500 Report

Holly coincidence, Batman! I had my gal bladder removed last month.. and no, not by choice.. it was killing me.. But happy to say, my overall health is improving. Saddly, I am not healing as fast as I would like to, but I am healing.. they say, maybe about three weeks to go before I'll back to one hundred percent recovery.

nanaellen 2011-06-01 19:14:44 -0500 Report

Mine wasn't by choice either!! And don't rush yourself to get better it will all come in time! It took me about 2 months or so before I started feeling better after the surgery, and I've been back in the hosp. 5 times since then! Now that I finally got med. insur. maybe I can get back to a somewhat normal life!! I know I'll be making a LOT of appts/ Dr.s-dietician-Endo…and now I can get the strips and stuff that I need to get this monkey off my back! Hope your 100% soon I know I can't wait!!
Ellen :)

Tender Tips
Tender Tips 2011-05-27 18:10:50 -0500 Report

I think I read somewhere that you can get shaky when your blood glucose is too high…anybody know about that?

Harlen 2011-05-25 20:24:13 -0500 Report

It get strange from time to time you bs may have ben high but with no insulin onboard you had no way to use it .
Stop being so hard on yourself
Never skip a meal its bad for us cover for the BS and cover for the carbs
Best wishes

nanaellen 2011-05-27 15:34:51 -0500 Report

Hi Harlen,
Just told tigereyes that Mom just yelled at me for skipping breakfast too!! LOL Guess I'm just gonna have to face the fact that I HAVE to have 4-5 shots a day!! I have a "phobia" about needles and just ticked off that I had gotten down to one shot at night and now back to 4-5 a day PLUS the nighttime one!! I guess it's just embarrassing to know that I'm a cook for 25 years and can't get a handle on this at all!! Can't WAIT for my insurance to clear so I can make appts so they can figure out what's going on with my pancreas and then maybe get some relief!! Thanks for all your support! Ellen (still smilin' though!!)

Harlen 2011-05-27 17:53:33 -0500 Report

I will aways be there for you .
If you find that you will alwas be on shots then ask your Doc if you can go on the pump ?????
I hate shots too .
Eat right!!!
Best wishes

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-27 05:00:35 -0500 Report

Harlen and Tigereyze have given you some great advice Nanaellen. I know how hard it is to just try to remember. But it is a lot better to eat a lot of healthy snack meals, then to skip meals then eat too much all at once. Being a diabetic we have to make changes.
Good Luck and Stay Safe

nanaellen 2011-05-27 15:40:43 -0500 Report

I'm trying, I'm trying!! It's more frustrating than when I first found out 6 years ago!! My Mom just yelled at me for not eating too! But for the last 25-30 years I have eaten only one meal a day, and to go from that to 5-6 meals is killing me!! I'm not hungry until well after 4 or 5 p.m. Any suggestions? Ellen :)

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-29 15:58:10 -0500 Report

Please Just keep trying sweetheart. Thats all you can do. I know you can do it. Keep saying. I can do it and I will keep trying.

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