Type 2 diabetics

powers.susan
By powers.susan Latest Reply 2012-10-16 01:49:08 -0500
Started 2012-10-13 18:32:45 -0500

I got diagnosed with type 2 diabetics 6 years ago and still.my sugar goes up and down.the lowest was 20:got dizzy and walked funny.drank oj to bring my sugar up.when i get stressed out my sugar goes up.I drink plenty of water,and exersize, but the doctor says i may have to be put on insulin,i take the pills now:metformin,and glimpride


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annesmith
annesmith 2012-10-16 01:49:08 -0500 Report

I am a brittle diabetic and my blood sugars go all over the place everyday. You said your lowest was 20. My dad was brittle, too, and one day I took his blood sugar and it was 233. 20 minutes later it was 31. He was shaking really bad. I am thinking insulin would be a better treatment for you, as it gets into the cells and helps stabilize the blood sugar. ANNE

annesmith
annesmith 2012-10-16 01:49:08 -0500 Report

I am a brittle diabetic and my blood sugars go all over the place everyday. You said your lowest was 20. My dad was brittle, too, and one day I took his blood sugar and it was 233. 20 minutes later it was 31. He was shaking really bad. I am thinking insulin would be a better treatment for you, as it gets into the cells and helps stabilize the blood sugar. ANNE

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-10-13 20:41:11 -0500 Report

Howdy Susan!

One of the things I would like you to understand is that to take insulin does not mean you have somehow failed. Insulin is a tool to manage your Blood glucose (BG) levels, nothing more, just like the oral meds are for you right now.

I had been on insulin for about 4 yrs or so, but then I discovered by accident that if I ate very carefully my pancreas produced enough insulin to manage my BG levels. So going on insulin may not be forever either, depending on your pancreatic output.

Praying God's richest blessings upon you and yours!

James Baker

powers.susan
powers.susan 2012-10-13 20:55:26 -0500 Report

Thanks,Im still a little worried about having to take the needle,my Dr.says its free,but i still hate the idea of a needle.
God Be with Everyone