Ready to Start Over with a Fresh Start!!!

By StayingAlive Latest Reply 2015-10-28 20:28:04 -0500
Started 2011-07-04 02:38:47 -0500

Here is my quick story. About a year and a half ago I was diagnosed with Diabetes type 2. I did not know I even had it but my sister recognized some symptoms I was having. I walked into the hospital and they tested me at a 634. Needless to say I had no clue what this meant. They checked me in and began to bring it down with insulin and fluids. Fast Foward to today. On Friday I went to a diabetes Doctor and had a whole bunch of blood taken for blood tests. Results will be in a week. I have been eractic in testing myself and this is a new doctor. I promised the doctor that I would test at least 4 times a day so he can get a good handle on my readings. So I am waiting to see what these blood tests will tell me. I had a kidney taken out in 2005 so this makes my condition that much more serious.

So, I tell my story so I can hear all the support and comments I can from you all to keep me focused on doing the right things. My readings today were 108, 89, 94, & 95. I take medication for my diabetes. I am 6' 2" 261 pounds. I am patiently awaiting my Friday results and will let you all know what it says. In the meantime, I welcome new friends and comments here to help me stay focused and encouraged. I look forward to all your responses and stories. The bottom line is I want to stay positive and on track with what I need to do to Stay Alive!! Thanks for listening.

6 replies

GabbyPA 2011-07-05 07:46:49 -0500 Report

Stay alive! Yes, that is your mantra.

Your numbers sound great and it seems you are on a good path now. It is easier to stick to it when you get that positive reinforcement from your numbers testing. I know when I have good numbers, I feel like I can do anything. I like that feeling and try to hold on to it.

So no matter what your results are on Friday, know in your heart of hearts that you will not be slave to that number. You will just do what you know you need to be doing and that in the end it will pay off with an improved visit next time. Even when my numbers are good, I always try to improve it next time. It's kind of like a game I play with my mind. It usually works. Sometimes I just want to show the doctor what I can do...power play I suppose. But it keeps me motivated. Nothing like a little bit of competition, even if it is against myself. LOL

lmkilday 2011-07-04 22:22:39 -0500 Report

To remind myself to test before meals, I put my testing equipment on the table where I am going to eat. You could also set an alarm on your cell phone or watch to remind yourself to test. When you receive your results on Friday, make copies to post around your home to remind yourself of your goal for your blood sugar.

helen7898 2011-07-04 22:56:37 -0500 Report

I do the same thing as I get up too early in the morning. I sleep as long as i can, so I would forget to test and take my meds with me to work. i stated leaving it on the table. it works most of the time

CaliKo 2011-07-04 07:58:45 -0500 Report

Good luck in your journey. Good for you for your commitment towards doing the right things to take care of yourself. Have you taken CDE classes? It's a quick way to learn about diabetes and the importance of taking care of it. Good luck.

RAYT721 2011-07-04 07:16:03 -0500 Report

You are in good hands. Between your doctor being active in helping you and our support you should be able to manage the condition with a mix of education, motivation and inspiration. Diabetes is a condition affected by food, exericse, weight management, portion control, medication, stress and so much more. You will have good days and bad days as you and your body and your meter and your doctor all work together. Take baby steps to getting under control because so many people burn out after a few days or weeks of "gung-ho" life altering changes. You will learn so much here and quickly take on real friendships from members who have been, are or will be going through what you're going through. Take a deep breath. Diabetes is not a problem … unmanaged diabetes is. This is not the end of your world… it's the beginning!!!

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