By Sidra Latest Reply 2011-05-29 19:41:47 -0500
Started 2011-05-28 12:02:57 -0500

I was diagnosed about 2 weeks ago with Type 11 diabetes. My glucose has always been normal until then. It was 198. My A1C was 7.2. The Dr. said that means I've had it for about 3 months. Well, I've been crying for about 3 months and I really don't know why. Does diabetes do that?

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Sidra 2011-05-29 13:34:57 -0500 Report

I'm not sure how to control it yet though. I know food and excercise. The Dr. hasn't put me on any meds yet. It seems like if I eat or not it's still up. If I eat the right foods, nothing changes. I'm totally at a loss. I am somewhat limited with exercise because I need knee replacement. I've been doing Sinvisc for years and Cortisone. My husband bought me a treadmill yesterday so I'll begin walkong every morning, evenings are worse with my knees. Just don't know what else to try!

jayabee52 2011-05-29 19:41:47 -0500 Report

you mentioned cortisone. Likely that is what is keeping your BG#s high. It'll do a number on your numbers

jayabee52 2011-05-28 23:52:05 -0500 Report

Diabetes does a number on your physical and emotional health, Sid.

I had been a pretty even tempered fellow before diabetes, but could fly into a rage easily after. I also had problems with depression, but then I had been depressed before that, but it seemed to make it worse.

AS I said, diabetes really does a number on you. The best thing is to get your numbers as close to normal as possible for as long as possible. That way you will be in control of your diabetes rather than your diabetes controlling you.

It does take some time to get it under good control, so be parient with yourself. Learn all you can from your diabetes care team, and also please come back to DC to learn more at your own pace and receive loving support from others who are "walking the walk" of trying to control Diabetes.

Praying God'srichest blessings upon you and yours


Sidra 2011-05-28 15:43:55 -0500 Report

Thanks to both of you. I wasn't depressed before and I didn't have any symptoms of diabetes., I had gone to my primary care physician for my regular check up and routine RX's and they always do lab. That's when hey saw my glucose. A week later I went to a diabetic specialist. I'm new to this and I really appreciate your input.

realsis77 2011-05-28 13:58:57 -0500 Report

I think everyone is different and can expirence different symptoms. I aslo suffer depression and my doctor perscribed me an antidepressant and that helped a lot! My major symptoms before my diagonis of diabetes were excessive thirst and after I would eat something with a lot of carbs I would fall asleep and see double and could not be woken. Now that I use insulin this doesn't happen to me anymore , thank God! So like I said I think everyone could have different reactions. I've personally not expirenced crying, but its possiable. Welcome to DC and I hope to see many future posts from you! I wish you the very best and hope you soon feel better. God bless and have a wonderful day!.

Harlen 2011-05-28 12:48:48 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
It can .
Throse every thing out of wack .
Hope this helps
best wishes

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