newly diagnosed

By vklus Latest Reply 2011-10-22 22:33:38 -0500
Started 2011-10-20 21:00:56 -0500

okay friends, I have turned myself in! I am diabetic, I have High Blood Pressure, I am overwieght! Please help me get through this. I always considered myself a fit fat person. No more, I need to lose weight and get my butt moving or pay the ultimate price. I want to see my Grandchildren grow up, I want to see my great grandchildren. I am staring blood pressure and diabetes medication. how can I get through this.

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vklus 2011-10-21 18:43:16 -0500 Report

Thank you sooo much for your great response. Dr. (actually nurse practitioner)
started me on metformin, lisinopril and lovastatin today. Recheck in four weeks for electrolites and then recheck sugar and cholesteral in 3 months. It feels great to have a plan and to be doing something proactive, now if I can just get moving, I have never been this heavy and it hurts to work out. I need to start slow and work upto it. Thanks again you are all so supportive.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-22 22:33:38 -0500 Report

Glad to hear you are moving in a positive direction. And you are right, you have to take small steps and work up to it. Like i've been telling my friends. I did not get like this overnight, so it's not going to get fixed overnight! Making changes and taking small steps. I'm not "dieting", I'm making a life change! Good luck to all of you out there that are making a life change! Blessings

Heather44118 2011-10-21 18:10:13 -0500 Report

Welcome, :) You will have to find what works for you I eat small meals, nothing white ( except cauliflower), whole grains. Keep my meals to 30 grams of carbs or less. But this is what works for me. Your body will help you find what works for you. Watch your numbers and pay attention to how you feel. I like riding an excersie bike.

ShellyLargent 2011-10-21 14:20:21 -0500 Report

I learned a long time ago that you get through it one day at a time. I don't beat myself up over bad days (we all have them now and again). I know that each day brings with it it's own set of challenges. I wish you luck in your quest for a fitter you! God bless!

Marytea 2011-10-21 09:21:41 -0500 Report

Welcome to this community. It's the best. I was diagnosed in May of this year. I decided not to be afraid but to get to work. I read, I took an ADA class, got involved here. I count my carbs and log them. There are lots of book and websites that can help with that.I also test my bg. Exercise is crucial for me. I don't pump iron but I do walk almost everyday. I feel great. You have a wonderful, positive attitude. A friend told me to consider diabetes a job with a great paycheck: longer, healthier life. I am praying for you.

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-20 21:58:47 -0500 Report

That does sound like some good reasons to me! I have 2 nieces and 2 nephews and that's how I feel about them. They are God sends! You love them babies!

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-20 21:16:44 -0500 Report

You can get through this. It is always scary in the beginning, but with support of friends and family you can do it. I was told the first step is saying you have the problem and reaching out for help like you have here. I was in denial for a whole year! I've just come to terms that i need to do the right thing. I have found this site to be a God send. I don't know what your eating habits are, but you defintly want to cut out all sugary drinks, such a sodas, and processed snack foods like cookies and the such. You will need to be very aware of the labels of the products you are buying, you want to stay away from bad carbs. White flour and rice are not good either. You want to eat whole grains and lean meat protiens amoung other things. As you search this site and investigate diabetes, you will get lots of information and you will learn what works for you. Example, in some people caffiene does not really alter their bs, but in some it makes them spike. It's going to be a trail and error. A good thing to do is have your doc recommend you to a good dietician, they will really be able to help you with better food choices. Also if your community offers diabetic classes and or support groups, that would help. And you defintely want to make sure you get in some exercise. That's might sticking point! Working on that though! Well i hope this helped some and you will get more wonderful advise and support from the DC family here. Good luck and God Bless.

vklus 2011-10-20 21:23:37 -0500 Report

thank you Mickey, i have 6 wonderful reasons to get through this ( my wonderful grandchildren), when my blood sugar spiked to 263 on Tuesday I decided I couldn't ignore this any more.

dIDYMUS 2011-10-20 23:58:04 -0500 Report

Really good advise Mickey. It does take a while to "get it". And by that I just mean learning about all the stuff there is to know. Still reading and learning and filtering what is good for me or not. Mostly, just trying to get it right for me. I am just now learning what is good, or bad and sometimes the results just make me crazy. I think I am eating so good, and then something goes wrong and I do a spike. Trial and error. Best Wishes

Mickey/CCHT 2011-10-21 08:53:16 -0500 Report

Boy do i hear you! There is so much info out there and trying to figure out what is right for you can drive a person batty! Your right though, trial and error. This is a fight i refuse to lose! Good luck to you also! God Bless

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