feeling frustrated

By lucymarcum Latest Reply 2011-12-07 11:26:12 -0600
Started 2011-12-02 06:14:07 -0600

i've been diagnosed for about 2 months now. my A1C was a whopping 15 when i got my labwork done. so i've been put on some medications and have been watching what i eat. i have a very busy and stressed out schedule, so i walk my dogs 2 miles at least 2x a week and get to our gym about 1x a week. my BG is still running close to 300's. i go back to see my doctor in January and i realllllllllllly want a good report for him, i'm just getting frustrated. it WONT go lower! any easy tips i can jam into my routine?
thanks for the help everyone!! so glad i found this resource!

19 replies

Mpwife99 2011-12-07 11:26:12 -0600 Report

When I first found out I was diabetic almost 3 months ago my BS was at 695 and my A1C was 15.4. My doctor put me on Metformin and Junvia.. My BS is now down between 80-100.. I am not sure yet what my A1C level is but will find out in Jan. You have to be patient and really follow what your doctor says. Maybe you need different medication. I've lost a total of 35 lbs so far also. Sincerely, Trudy

annesmith 2011-12-03 00:27:49 -0600 Report

I have to run and walk 5 days a week super super hard to keep my blood sugars down. If I didn't run, I'd be in big big trouble—-my numbers without running and walking are about 150 -300 points higher. Maybe, possibly you could run by yourself—and then walk your dogs twice a week…just an idea…sincerely, ANNE

Mickey/CCHT 2011-12-02 18:46:05 -0600 Report

So many factors can be at play here. Just a few suggestions not knowing all the facts. But making sure you drink lots of water. Cut out all the bad carbs. Eating more proteins and veggies. Breaking up your exercise routine.
Do you test 2 hours after you eat? Are you keeping track of what you eat and what the numbers are? That has really been a big help for me. It allows me to see what is making me spike and what does not.

If you are already doing these things, then i apologize for that! I hope this works out for you. Take care.
Blessings, Mickey

George1947 2011-12-02 17:22:30 -0600 Report

Question? What are you eating? If you're eating the way the ADA says, then you're probably eating way too many carbs. I was diagnosed with an A1c a bit higher but I was put on insulin immediately and then I started to eat sensibly and was off insulin for several years… it takes time to get things right!

lucymarcum 2011-12-03 08:26:51 -0600 Report

i'm basing it off a diabetic diet book, i'm trying to cut out the carbs and add more veggies. i guess i'm probably being impatient. it scares me that it's still pretty high and i want results faster than my body is able to produce them!

jayabee52 2011-12-03 20:01:03 -0600 Report

sometimes those menus in diabetes diet books aren't realistic for what a Person with diabetes really needs. Often they have too many carbs per serving to manage one's diabetes well.

Caroltoo 2011-12-03 20:04:57 -0600 Report

If I ate the carbs that most of these diets recommend, I'd be rolling across the floor. I total in the 45-60 range in a day. Carbs attach to me as weight if I even look at them too long!

Seriously, you might want to google the Glycemic Index. It has a whole list of fruits and veggies that are low carb and will impact you weight much more positively. I used that when I first started and dropped 50 pounds in the first year.

Caroltoo 2011-12-03 21:20:20 -0600 Report

I was addressing Lucy's issue and agreeing with you that most diabetes diet books aren't realistic.

meowbat 2011-12-02 16:53:20 -0600 Report

Welcome, Lucymarcum! If I were you I would be a little more than frustrated. I have 4 Q's; 1- What was your BG at diagnosis? 2- What event prompted you or your Dr to test for "D" ? 3- What meds have you been put on? 4- How soon after this diagnosis and presumably the start of treatment did your dr want to see you? Meowbat

lucymarcum 2011-12-03 08:20:47 -0600 Report

1. i think when they did my fasting lab work, it was around 450 originally (i know, my jaw dropped).
2. i recently just got insurance again after a gap of not having it from 2006-2010 and set myself up with a pcp. he ordered standard labwork
3. i take 1000mg metformin BID and atenalol and hydrochlorothiazide for bp
4. he saw me about 3 days after the labwork was done and then after 3 weeks, i see him again in january
i know it's already improving, but it's almost like i've hit a wall now.
thanks for any and all help,

Young1s 2011-12-02 16:28:37 -0600 Report

20-30 minute walks once or twice a day helps me a lot. I also drink lots of water when I am running high. But mostly, because I am on a 45g of carbs per meal plan, I try to eat foods that are high in protien and fiber. Not always the easiest thing to do but it helps.

GabbyPA 2011-12-02 08:55:05 -0600 Report

For some people it takes time to lower those numbers. I took me 9 months to drop 125 points off my numbers without meds. On meds, I have not seen a significant improvement. It is more about diet and exercise for me. What you might want to try is walking the dog a shorter distance more often in the week. The goal is getting in something daily to help with those numbers.

After your next meeting, you can devise a plan with your doctor to see what has been working and what more you can do. Be patient, it takes time for our bodies to adjust.

lucymarcum 2011-12-03 08:28:49 -0600 Report

thanks, i need to keep it in perspective. i just get frustrated. i know it's actually a lot lower than it was when i got diagnosed. it will take time. you're right, and thanks so much!

reneeramaekers 2011-12-02 07:29:05 -0600 Report

I take cinnamon !!!! It helped lower my numbers from the Lowe 200 to normal … I also eat really good and work out
Hope that helps you

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