Hi im Macky. 40 yr old male. Just found out from my doctor that i have diabetis. My blood sugar was 173 after fasting. Then i went back and they said my 3 month average was 170. And my (some number) was 9. (I was so upset i didnt get that part registered in my head.) Anyway its nice to be able to come on here and see how people cope and get my questions answered.
My doctor put me on metformin or something like that its a pill i take twice a day. he wants to see me in a month. but told me i need to look at a few different types of insulin to see what would be best for me. (of course i lost the slip of paper that had their names on it) anyway is 170 high? and is 170 a number that i should have to have injections? if so why is he wanting me to wait a month?
He prescribed me a meter and strips. How often should i test and if its high what do i do? He acted like i shouldnt freak out but im in the dark until i go back to him. Hes a great guy i just need some input from people that know and have the disease.
Anything you share with me will be great
p.s. he also told me if i have urges like a coke or chocolate use common sense and dont over do it. I will say i havent had a reg. coke in 3 weeks now and i did have one piece of chocolate tho. (is that bad?)
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