Hi all…I'm starting to think I should make this discussion area my homepage and my first stop every day. I was diagnosed with type 2 this past … March? I'm 38, married, 2 boys (Connor is just over 4 and Brendan is almost 2). I'm a computer technician, non-active musician with no time for anything other than being a dad and homeowner.
I really don't recall what my numbers were when diagnosed…nor do I recall my a1c. I did pretty good (IMO) at first and went from mid 200's/low 400's to mid 100's/mid 200's in a relatively short time. However…I'm slacking hardcore. I was put on 1k Metformin 2x daily and told to shoot for…60g carbs per meal with 15g snacks in between. I was good at testing for a while…at this point…I test like once every few days…have had the same 4 Metformin pills in my bottle for a month…I really s*ck at this.
I'm reading some of the discussions here and some of them are encouraging, and others are scary as hell. About an hour ago I was ready to get up and go to Dunkin Donuts for a coffee (and yes, probably a donut). I noticed my head felt a little weird, so I tested and showed 428. I'm now down to 3 Metformins in the bottle. I really gotta get back on track with this. I have no desire to lose limbs, which are already numb and lacking feeling at times, but that's been going on longer than my diagnosis so I don't know how related it is.
It's tough going from eating whatever, whenever, how-much-ever for X number of years and then then BOOM, having to change it all. Seems overwhelming to try to figure out what foods do what to me.
Not sure I'm looking for input…advice…to be scared the hell out of some more…I don't know. Felt like posting. It's bothersome to me that I'm doing horribly at this, but I know I have to do something. I'm past due for blood labs with my doc…mostly because I know I've slacked so much that the labs will more than likely be horrible.
I don't know…if you made it this far…go you!! ;-) Thanks for reading. Guess I had to get this out somewhere. Now, sadly, I'm off to get my coffee and TRY to pass on the donut.
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