By juanitajoan Latest Reply 2011-09-26 02:13:56 -0500
Started 2011-09-25 18:21:06 -0500

i don't know alot about being a diabetic. I have lost about 25lbs lately, which I know helps. My blood suger has been down alittle and i am on medication. But it is still higher than what it should be. Right now I have no insurance, no medical coverage at this time. Trying for disablity, waiting to here from them anyday.

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margokittycat 2011-09-26 02:13:56 -0500 Report

Juanitajoan welcome to the DC. Diabetes if a frickle disease. There are all kinds of place to go for help with getting the proper meds and even coverage for your meds. I don't know what all you are on, but I have a lot of information on different assistance programs so if you need so helplet me know and I will do my best to give it to you. Welcome and God Bless!

jayabee52 2011-09-25 19:59:17 -0500 Report

Howdy juanita WELCOME to DC!

A person with diabetes (PWD) basically needs to learn how to eat a particular way to maximize their Blood Glucose control. What works for me is eating a low carbohydrate high protein menu plan. I have been keeping my BG numbers mostly in the normal range by following my meal plan for the past 8 months. In that time I've have had an A1c of 5.5. I've also in that time lost some 50 lbs. All without diabetes medications to control my BG levels.

It may seem simple but it was not easy because I had several slipups, but with forgiving myself for them and "getting back on the horse" it was maintained

Praying for you to get your Diabetes under good control, and that you'll get the assistance you will need.

Praying God's blessings upon you and yours


juanitajoan 2011-09-25 22:17:58 -0500 Report

Thank you. Yes it is hard. I took a class on the proper way to eat. I jusr haven;t really got the hang of it yet. I'm sure I will get it right soon, but first I have to get my mind right. been through alot mentally and emotionly in the past year. Thank you again Juanita

jayabee52 2011-09-25 23:03:33 -0500 Report

Just take it slow and easy Juanita! getting one's diabetes under control is more like a marathon race, If you try to win it by sprinting all the way for all those miles you will burn out and stop trying altogether, at least for a while. (I did that, myself) Just keep going slow and steady, making baby steps if you must, but keep on moving forward in your quest to manage the beast of D. And this race is not the kind of race you have to get to the finish line first. That you do get to the finish line is what matters most.

The emotional aspects of diabetes is also a big part of it. Depression, anger, despair, confusion and other emotions come with fluxuations in your BG levels. Some PWDs get really testy when their BGs are high. Others feel dopey (I feel dumber than a box of rocks when I am way high). and most have trouble when they're low. Again grumpy and dopey can appear. And some PWDs cannot function if their BG levels are below 70. So if you are feeling uncharistically one way or another, emotionally it might be good if you test with your meter and determine if your BG is high or getting low. That way you might get an idea of what your BG levels are doing.



Abby888 2011-09-25 19:02:43 -0500 Report

JuanĀ­itajĀ­oan—You don't need to know a lot about diabetes to take care of yourself and losing 25 lbs to date has helped i'm sure. I don't know what state you are in but you may want to contact your local city or human services and see if they can help you in any way. Are you going to the doctor without insurance? It can be frustrating to wait for disability applications to get approved. I live in NH and had to wait 4 months to finally get approved for state disability and medicaid. Check in your local community for diabetes support groups that you can attend. This is a great website with lots of information and people to talk to. Good luck with everything and god bless :)

juanitajoan 2011-09-25 19:21:43 -0500 Report

Not going to doctor yet, I was living in ohio for 8 months. I came back to indiana in july, now living with my daughter and her family in lsouthern il. Was going to apply but someone I probally couldn't get until i get disabillty. It'll be 6 months in oct since i applied, the move has slowed it down. It' all crazy. Thank you

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