Scared; Confussed, and Disoriented...DIABETIC

tcsbulldog
By tcsbulldog Latest Reply 2012-01-02 01:42:23 -0600
Started 2011-12-28 20:29:38 -0600

Year to date it has been 4 yrs. since I first found out. The day that my sugar was a little over 600. I didn't have insurance, was going to a free clinic to get my supplies and meter (i still have that meter HA). The clinic no longer exist. I finally became full time this year and was able to get insurance REALLY GOOD INSURANCE. I have rally had a hard time managing. With fasting when high and exercise and trying to keep it no higher than 170 and no lower than 70 I have went from 313 lbs. to 270 lbs as of today. My insurance goes in effect 12/29/11, and can't wait to hear what the Dr. says on my first appointment 1/4/2012. Also I would like to say that I have read at least half of what everyone has written on the site and would like to read more. May God Bless you all. Hopeful and inspired by what you all have written. Good nite


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Ladyanne1956
Ladyanne1956 2011-12-30 22:48:28 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed in august 2011 with a level of 671. Since April 2011 to date I have lost 75 pounds and still losing. I have been fighting my weight my whole life. I have been very diligent about taking my meds and eating right as I need to be around for my disabled son. On May 26,2010 we lost our precious daughter. She was only 30 and went into cardiac arrhythmia for no apparent reason.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-12-31 01:44:55 -0600 Report

Oh I am sorry to learn of your loss in your daughters passing. 30 is way too young!

My bride "Jem" passed from this life, from unknown causes, into her perfect heavenly body on July 23 2010. She was only 55 but had many serious (potentially deadly) "medical challenges" as she called them. What she had CHF which manifested from time to time as Tachycardia.

I pray you will keep on losing those lbs WAY TO GO!!

Disabled children are dear to my heart because as a 2nd career I was a Certified Nurse aide in home health, and sometimes in hospitals. A lot of my patients were young children who had accidents or birth "accidents". They were precious to me! Now that I am disabled I still maintain relationships with many of them and their families.

Ladyanne1956
Ladyanne1956 2012-01-01 20:35:45 -0600 Report

Our son has ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) which he received at the age of 3 1/2. due to a slide accident. (he toppled a playground steel slide and it hit him in the head) doctors said he wouldn't survive, they transferred him to UCLA, and they said he would survive , but would be a vegetable. Yes, he has his problems and chronologically he is 27 but functions as a 12 year old. We have never treated him like he was disabled and always asked he try his best. He is a very good and helpful son.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-01-02 01:42:23 -0600 Report

He sounds like one of my favorite clients who is now about 27 or 28 ( no name due to HIPPA regs) he fell off a mountain here near Las Vegas and got a ABI. Unfortunately he is severely limited (and getting worse) has contracted limbs, cannot speak, but his smile lights up a room. He does have enough use of his limbs that I used to play a game I called Bathtub soccer. Scoring was easy for him, as all he would have to do was hit or kick the ball out of the tub and it hit the floor. He loved it and his face would light up when I suggested it. I became very good friends with his family also.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-12-30 09:00:42 -0600 Report

You are in a good place. Both there and here. Insurance will help you a lot, and we are here to support you as well. Be scared enough to do what is right, be confused enough to keep researching for answers and skip the disoriented part. LOL.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-12-29 04:20:02 -0600 Report

Howdy TCSbulldog! WELCOME to DiabeticConnect! Sorry you qualify for inclusion in our "little" family, but since you do, I am glad you are here among us.

From your title I would have expected a "woe is me" type of posting, but as Diabrettic just pointed out, the majority of what you are telling us is that you are on the right track! You may not be exactly where you want right now as far as your numbers go, but as you grow in knowledge and control of your diabetes and your body you will get where you want as far as Blood Glucose (BG) numbers eventually.

This is a good place to get a solid grounding in how to manage your BG levels.

If you haven't heard (or read it) here before if you don't see what you want to know, just ask. I firmly believe that the only STUPID or FOOLISH question is an HONEST question which is NOT ASKED!

I pray we will see you around DC for quite some time!

God's richest Blessings to you and yours

James Baker

Diabrettic
Diabrettic 2011-12-28 20:44:50 -0600 Report

Congratulations, tcs! That is fantastic news. Here's to you being proactive in your diabetes management.

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