New type 2

By SLGaynor Latest Reply 2011-07-14 20:45:27 -0500
Started 2011-07-14 15:01:01 -0500

I have been diagnosed for a year and my AC1 is 6.5 I have stopped checking my BS. I am 65 and 100 lbs. over weight I have had several surgeries on my leg because of complications from a broken leg, 10 years ago and now I have no energy. I could sleep 15 hours a day. I took my bs regularly and kept a journal for the first few months and always had great numbers and 6.5 AC1. Now it has been 9 months or more and I don't remember how to do the test, or even how to load the needle.I take metforminhcl 500MG. Because of damages to my lower back and leg I can only walk 50 ft. at a time or be on my feet for very short periods of time on hard surfaces. I can walk and exercise in a pool. Please send words of support and any ideas. Thanks SLGaynor

5 replies

Harlen 2011-07-14 20:45:27 -0500 Report

I feel for you I know what it;s like to be at a lose, go to your Doc and they will show you how it all works.
I wish I was able to go to the pool but I am unable No pool cose lol
I bustted my back in three places and shatred my right leg it was a long time to get over it and thow it is a lot better now I never realy got over it and that was 240 some odd years ago
keep at it and it will get better frend
Best wishes

dfinch 2011-07-14 19:14:19 -0500 Report

you can also call your DR office and they can tell you if there are any classes in your area. When I was first diagnosed, I was sent to a class that taught you about diabetes and what foods to eat and how to use your BG machine. Just take it one day at a time and read everything you can to learn what to do. Good luck and God Bless.

jayabee52 2011-07-14 17:47:59 -0500 Report

How do you get your supplies for your diabetes, SL? If you have an in-home nurse or aide come in, please have those persons help you to re-learn how to do the 3 times a day minimum blood glucose test. By not testing daily, you run the risk of getting further complications from your diabetes.

I pray you will get back on the horse and control it. Praying God's richest blessings on you and yours


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