What do I do?

By 2g1b Latest Reply 2009-03-20 04:03:35 -0500
Started 2008-11-08 15:51:32 -0600

I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes in 2001. I was on 3 insulin shots a day. Needless to say it was a living hell considering I was almost 8 months pregnant when I was finally diagnosed. After I gave birth I was ok, then went on to have 2 more kids. I wasn't on insulin with them, but I was diet controlled. I have since not officially been diagnosed, but I have a glucometer, root beer is only for when my sugar is low. I battle my weight. No, I don't diet because I gain weight when I do. My doctor says I gotta work on watching what I eat so my weight will get back down, and watch my sugar intake of course. If I don't, I will end up with full blown diabetes for sure. My mother has it, my great grandmother died from complications from it. It's a real pain in my ass to say the least. I have problems with losing feeling in my hands and arms, and feet at times. I can't really afford to go to the doctor because our copay is sky high. We just can't afford it and don't qualify for any services. Is there a cheaper way that anyone knows of so I can get the care I desperately need? I have 3 kids, ages 2, 3, and 7 and I don't want them to wake up one day and find me dead.

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jsd2005 2009-03-20 04:03:35 -0500 Report

I simply do not see any other options for you here except to see a physician. Sounds as if you should and need to, at this point in time. What are your sugars running with the glucometer readings and how often are you doing them?

Can you explain a little more about what you mean when you say root beer is only for when sugar is low? when are your blood sugars low? What kind of diet are you on? What kinds of foods, do you eat?

Do you have any options for free health care where you are? What Dr. are you seeing that has discussed with you already concerns about your weight and diet? Was this the Dr. who delivered your children? How long has is been since you have seen a Dr.?

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