Mad at myself....

By genniedevera Latest Reply 2012-12-06 18:41:30 -0600
Started 2012-10-25 20:34:15 -0500

Ever since I've seen my nutritionist and was advised that I may not be eating enough and it may be the cause of my vertigo, I've been slacking and eating more than I should… Haven't been checking my bs regularly either… I did check after lunch today, it was 132… I didn't even check my bs after the large meals I ate… Didn't want to see, more like I was afraid to see… Sooo mad at myself! It's so easy to fall back into bad habits!

46 replies

locarb 2012-12-06 18:41:30 -0600 Report

It couldn't be said any better, it really is easy to back into bad habits. If we are really honest with ourselves, "bad habits" significantly contributed to why most of us are here. I know, read and understand all of the opinions and research regarding this condition; however, the simple truth of the matter is that we overwhelmingly see positive results when we monitor our nutrition, exercise and (for the majority of us) lose weight. Even when you succeed at all of that, it is effortless to be tempted by things that inevitably lead you back to where you started.

Don't be too hard on yourself. It's good that you noticed what you're doing and are concerned enough to do something.

Fefe12 2012-10-31 11:17:03 -0500 Report

Also stop the mind games with yourself. As you can see it only hurts you in the end. Wake up and start fresh, get outdoors and move. Its good for the soul to be out. Start checking your bs regularly and get back on track. Not only for you, but for those that love you as well.

Fefe12 2012-10-31 11:10:21 -0500 Report

For u me i have found a the best way to handle a sweet tooth is stock up on fruit and always share. Don't sit down alone with desserts. Always have a friend or two or even three! Believe me with that many girls holding forks you will be lucky to get one bite.

tiff45 2012-10-29 17:42:43 -0500 Report

Gurl I hear you on that falling back into bad habits. Im pregnant right now and I had to get my "diet" in check but my doctor wasn't really telling me anything. I was soooo PO and I felt like I failed not only for me but for my baby. Luckily I found this site that has ALOT of great resources regarding diabetes and nutrition and what to eat. They have sample foods and everything. I LOVE THAT SITE!!! I also get health tips and everything I mean it is great. You should check it out. They got facts about drinking and everything. The best thing about the site is nothing tells you that you CAN'T eat something. So I spoke with there CDE and she is awesome. check it out!

Lakeland 2012-10-28 20:42:40 -0500 Report

when you checked after lunch did you wait the 2 hours before you took it?? I learned alot at my classes, portion sizes & to plan snacks to keep my blood sugars level. Did you ever chart your numbers? I did when I first started & I made a game out of it. I don't think 132 is a bad number but If I got that number I'd go for a short walk, then retake my bs & for me it could drop 20 points just by a quick walk, if your concerned just try it.

I test often, after i walked my dogs today I was at 74, so I didn't take my meds.

best wishes

jigsaw 2012-10-28 09:46:32 -0500 Report

genniedevera, have you asked the experts here on DC what the correct range of bg is for fasting, before meals and after meals ? I believe there is some controversy on the subject, and I can't say if they are correct or not, but they are experts. Try asking them, if you haven't already. I pretty much agree with them, and they seem to offer the same advice as my endos, intern and dietician !
Even though a bg of 132 is on the high side, it's not really that bad, especially an hour or two after a meal and expecially if it drops down shortly afterwards.
I know two people personally that suffer from vertigo. One has not found a doctor that can help, and the other had a problem with fluids in their inner ear canal that was causing the problem. I really don't know all the details, but it can be complicated in some cases. Hopefully, you'll find a solution soon.
Keep up the good work with your bg. I've noticed your results in other postings and it looks like you are doing just fine ! The only way to keep your blood glucose (bg) normal almost all the time , is to not have diabetes ! Otherwise, being familiar with safe bg ranges is your best bet. I have lived with diabetes for 18 years, and so far I have managed to avoid any health complications from diabetes. Keep informed, and I'm sure you will do fine !!!

genniedevera 2012-11-01 20:54:18 -0500 Report

Vertigo scares the hell out of me! I think that's when I started eating more, bec the nutritionist told me I wasn't eating enough… I started getting used to eating a lot again… I did get my ears checked, even had an MRI, both came out negative… Right now, I'm trying to monitor it… I've noticed most of the time, it happens during my lunch time, while I'm eating…it happened today… I had to stop eating, put my head back and just closed my eyes…

IronOre 2012-10-29 04:19:49 -0500 Report

Whoa dude . . . put the brakes on here !!! 132 is NOT on the high side. In my over 37 years of being a diabetic I have always been told 70-170 is fine. I have always followed that and I have zero complications.
And besides . . . your home meter is only accurate within 20% so 132 could be closer to 100.

DeanaG 2012-10-29 13:54:08 -0500 Report

My target ranges my endo gave me are
Fasting 90
PreMeal. 70 - 110
Post Meal. Below 140

DeanaG 2012-11-04 19:20:47 -0600 Report

I have been trying for a year to hit the fasting target and finally just this last week have been getting 90 and below for my fasting! ;-)

jigsaw 2012-11-02 06:25:23 -0500 Report

Most of us can manage our diabetes quite efficiently with diet, exercise, and meds. Knowing the correct combination for your body, is frequently the key to successful bg management.
I have had some difficult times on occasion with bg mgmt. There has always been a solution with either exercise, a change in diet such as cutting back a bit more on carbs, or an increase or change in meds. Sometimes it was a combination of anyone of these that worked. There were times when I changed doctors, and that worked wonders also !

jigsaw 2012-10-29 06:20:17 -0500 Report

I am well aware of meter standards and their inaccuracies ! I have posted links on numerous occasions on the subject ! A1c is a bit more accurate, don't you think ? If you believe that 170 is an acceptable bg then that's your purogative. I'm not here to get into p——-g contests ! Stay healthy and enjoy !

Set apart
Set apart 2012-10-27 07:43:01 -0500 Report

Don't be so hard on yourself, it's so easy sometimes to just put things in your mouth! Like they say old habits die hard! We are only human and temptation gets all of us! What helps me sometimes if I want something perhaps that my husband is eating I will take a bite and then the urge is gone! Remember to enjoy your foods, dress them up a little, but always be conscious of what you eat! Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not yet here, but today you are in CHARGE!

Anonymous 2012-10-26 23:40:08 -0500 Report

Vertigo is the worst thing you can have in the world. i know the feeling. I always had a touch of car sickness but about 3 years ago I start getting bouts for vertigo and now i have to carry meds. around for it. Get back on track. Tell yourself from this day forward I am going to do better. Sometimes I want to be lazy and not do anything and a few days this week I have not. So what I have started to do is do things at a certain time no matter what that why it is done and I don't have to worry about. Good Luck. This is a disease we have to keep up with and stay on top of.

awakening2health 2012-10-26 14:11:08 -0500 Report

Don't get mad, get even! Seriously, self criticism has a small role to play in staying on track. Too often it shuts us down and diminishes our self-regulation. Mindfulness - including being aware of self punishing thoughts - is really the best way to stay with the program. And there is the wonderful side effect of greater self efficacy and happiness!

MacDiabetek 2012-10-26 13:37:56 -0500 Report

I was just put on Lantis after 11 years of using diet and exercise. I don't blame you for being upset but I feel better and have started to lose weight again. You just have to live day by day and accept that things will happen. Good luck. :)

tabby9146 2012-10-27 18:18:07 -0500 Report

so after 11 years diet and exercising were no longer working well enough? I am always very interested in how many years many can control by D&E alone, before they go to either pills or insulin. I have done it for nearly 4 years now. you are right, have to take it day by day.

Nick1962 2012-10-26 10:08:26 -0500 Report

Don’t get on yourself too much. There is a lot you have to discover to get to and maintain your unique balance. Because it is unique to you, none of us, and likely many of your doctors can't give you a good solid answer or path. It’s discovery.
It’s kind of like driving a dark road at night. You might have to go a mile, but can only see the 50 or so feet that your headlights light up. If you keep focused in that 50 feet, and react to whatever comes in that beam, eventually you will make the whole trip.

Young1s 2012-10-26 00:57:24 -0500 Report

Hi! I'm Young1s and I feel I messed up too. I am coming from a world of 10 units of Lantis a day (was on my way to getting off), low cholesterol levels, 10 lbs of weight loss, and going on 100 or less morning BGs.

Now I'm back to taking 20 units of Lantis, not sure how many lbs I've gained back once again, and my morning BGs are too scary to even mention.

I'm mad at myself too but I'm not gonna stay that way. I'm gonna make an effort to getting back on the path I was once on.

IronOre 2012-10-25 23:56:28 -0500 Report

Maybe check your blood pressure when you feel the vertigo.
The home meters are relatively cheap and they work well.
You may be getting spats of low BP, which may have nothing to do with your BS.

genniedevera 2012-11-01 21:06:44 -0500 Report

Just bought new bp machine. I checked the 2 bp machines I have, one at work and one at home. Found out almost 30 points difference between the 2 machines i have! So I bought a new one…

tabby9146 2012-10-27 18:21:08 -0500 Report

that is what I was thinking, low BS. I get light headed at times still, even when eating right and everything. They dn't last long for me and my doctor said I am just super sensitive to the BS fluctuations. when I get like that it is always within normal range, but I go up or down too fast I guess, so I have to be especially careful with my diet. I noticed that if I eat like say it is around Halloween, I don't want to do what I did last year and have a small piece of candy here ,and there, and then again the next day, and the next… because then I am more likely to have those little spells. I hope you find out soon and they stop.

genniedevera 2012-10-27 17:11:39 -0500 Report

I will thanks! Last time I was at the doctor's office she mentioned my bp was really low… But that was all she said about it…

alesiafae 2012-10-25 21:29:28 -0500 Report

Yes it is! My dr said after a meal as long as its not over 140 you are good. But I understand. I think the vitamins I was taking caused be to want to eat more and of course I succumbed but I stopped taking them and now trying to get back on the right track. Here's to success for both of us!