By purple1900 Latest Reply 2011-06-28 17:56:30 -0500
Started 2011-06-25 22:40:30 -0500

I was diagnosed with diabetes in January when I went to the ER for the stomach flu. Since then I have done everything right and have maintained my sugar really well with diet and metformin. In the last few weeks we found out I am allergic to metformin so now I am on glipizide. I also had hives so bad that they finally had to start steroids to get rid of the hives because I built up a tolerance to benadryl. I am on other meds that they were trying to rule out first that are known to cause hives. Also in the last two weeks I had to have a cyst drained because it abcessed in two days which they say was increased because of the diabetes. Now in the last few days with watching what I eat like I normally do and taking my meds like I'm supposed to my sugar is staying around 200. I didn't ask for this disease and its like the last few weeks it is hitting me all at once I have it

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ochibeachgirl 2011-06-28 17:15:20 -0500 Report

I found out after repeated episodes of the 'yeast beast' - it was so frustrating! But it does get better - remember we are here for each other!

JoleneAL 2011-06-26 05:05:50 -0500 Report

Get angry and get in charge!!! I was angry the first 5 months after being diagnosed. I read everything I could get my hands on and talked to everyone I could talk to. When what I was doing wasn't working, I researched more and went back to my doctor and asked for insulin/ Doctor's get really surprised when patients "ask" btw for insulin. So get angry all you want!! Vent all you want! That's what DC is for and we completely understand!! (hugs)

edvel54 2011-06-25 23:48:05 -0500 Report

None of us asked to have diabetes, But we do.
DC is a great place to vent all of your angry issues. We have all been through it.
Keeping all the stress bottled up inside will raise your BS even higher.

Te Ja
Te Ja 2011-06-25 22:45:20 -0500 Report

Just from what I know if you are not feeling well that will keep your sugar high. I'm not saying this is your case.

Gemm 2011-06-26 11:18:34 -0500 Report

Our doc told both my husband and myself (both diabetic) that our readings would be higher when we are sick with any type of infections. Mine has been running a bit higher the last few days and yup been fighting a summer cold which now seems to want to settle into my chest :( Hugs

JoleneAL 2011-06-26 05:04:00 -0500 Report

Yup-hubby and I both had sinus infections about a month ago. Once we got that cleared up, my sugars came down and leveled out. But when I get sick, up they go.

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