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Anonymous
By Anonymous Latest Reply 2012-12-23 11:10:38 -0600
Started 2012-12-17 18:13:00 -0600

I just checked my blood suger for the 1st time in a month it was 750 :[ im so sick of everything


34 replies

hope27
hope27 2012-12-20 23:57:01 -0600 Report

My 7 year old son just got diagnosed with type1 we are thinking about getting the pump does anybody use one and does it make a huge difference

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-12-21 00:12:54 -0600 Report

Howdy Hope.

From all the folks who have pumps there are statements like: "Why didn't I do this sooner?" Some articles on insulin pumps on DC may be found here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/search?query=i...=

I haven't read them all but from the beginning sentence some of them look like they'd be something you's want to read.

For discussions on DC about pumps read these here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/search?model_n...

Some children may not be mature enough for a pump quite yet so ask your Dr or a someone who knows about pumps for more information about what is necessary to wear and maintain a pump.

Praying the best for your son and for you as well.

James Baker

maxshockwave
maxshockwave 2012-12-20 23:37:51 -0600 Report

How's your vision? When confrounted with the 'like' was trapped in a facial recognition nightmare, folks had to be within 2-3 feet or was un-able to identify them unless they spoke, my eye doc, sent me to a regular doc, and the shock of T2 became reality @ 2 years ago, give or take a month, now don't much care for numb pinky toes (all too frequently) but my bgl -blood sugar- was 76 yesterday before dinner *love,love* ate with reserve and stayed normal after eating, lucky me. Vision for the future, the maya just want to note the passing of the 12-20/2012 milestone, LOVE the eternity ahead!

MoeGig
MoeGig 2012-12-20 17:42:03 -0600 Report

I've had bouts of depression as well and I notice that it takes away my will to control my diet…because you cease to really care. The only way I was able to cure my lack of control was to try and cure my depression. Obviously easier said than done. Controlling your diet is way easier than curing depression. Good luck.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2012-12-19 20:16:46 -0600 Report

The feeling of hopelessness is hard to kick sometimes. If you want to chat about some things to maybe do in private, we can do that to help you work your way out of the pit.

I have not had readings that high, but I have let myself go into the 400's and it does take a lot to get things turned around. I kind of felt like you in that I felt that nothing was helping, so why bother at all.

When I had an ER visit for a boil, my numbers were just under 300 and once that was treated, I visited my doctor and he said something kind of profound. He asked me why I got a boil. I told him the general answer. He looked at me and said it was god who did it. So I would take better care of myself and I really think he was right.

It takes different things to wake us up or inspire us to take better care. I hope that you will find the will to try. Even if for no other reason than to see it as a challenge to see a lower number each time you test.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-12-19 06:03:17 -0600 Report

I am not sure what to say to this, but take care of yourself. You've obviously slipped and by coming to DC you probably want to change things, it will take time and one day at atoms. Don't see the long haul ahead of you just take today to eat healthy. Sorry you don't like veggies, yet there are so many to try. Sometimes in life there are trials and having been diagnosed with T1 at 48 has been a trial for me, but when my BG runs high I panic because I don't want the complications as an older woman. When your as high as you bare you probably don't even feel well, so please take charge and take care!

IronOre
IronOre 2012-12-17 22:10:16 -0600 Report

So what meter did you use to take a reading that high ?
The ones that I know of don't have the ability to get a reading like that, if they did it would simply read "HI"
According to this article 600 is the max reading (and 750 is much greater than that) for meters:
http://www.diabeteswellbeing.com/highest-bloo...

Anonymous
Anonymous 2012-12-17 23:44:01 -0600 Report

well to be honest with you techinally it didnt read 750 the exact thing it read is what you said high but with a good guess an from what all my ac1 30s r im sure at the very least its 750

IronOre
IronOre 2012-12-18 13:06:25 -0600 Report

Well, according to that A1C you are running an AVERAGE of around 800, so some times you are higher, and some times you are lower.
So where did you get that A1C reading from ?
I'd appreciate more honesty here.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2012-12-18 19:17:34 -0600 Report

i never gave u my ac130s readin wtf r u talkin about i havent got my ac130s check in a very long time cause i stopped seeing my endo dr casue its a waste of time god idn how long its ben since i got my ac130 check at a total guess im gonna say well over a yr an i caint remember exact what it was at another guess 15 i could be way off from that 15 s\ice idn so dont jump down my throat and dont mind my bad grammer im just very stupid

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-12-19 01:58:34 -0600 Report

Thank you for confirming what I was affirming for Iron.

You know if he insults you or degrades you, you can click on the red flag icon next to each posting and tell the administrators in the box that comes why you are reporting this as abusive. They may see it differently, or they may delete the post because it is abusive in their opinion also.

And just so Iron doesn't get upset, the way to say it is "A1c".

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-12-19 14:38:05 -0600 Report

what I was trying to say is unless they have devised a test that I have not heard of (i didn't get the memo - LoL!) the test for the average Blood Glucose (BG)reading is called "hemoglobin A 1 c" which many of us shorten to "A1c." It measures our average blood glucose for the whole 24 hr period for 3 months (more heavily weighted toward the last 2 weeks of that period.) Here is a link to an article which tells you more about it ~ http://www.medicinenet.com/hemoglobin/page4.htm

I hope that is more clear to you now

I tried looking "ac130 test" on Google and I got hits on Lockheed AC-130 flying gunshio, a gaming system, a video camera, but nothing relating to diabetes tests. (No wonder I didn't get the memo!)

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-12-18 13:25:56 -0600 Report

A1c? I read through Annon's postings here and she said nothing about an A1c reading that I could see. Please point me to where she gave an A1c mumber. Debbyjf mentioned bringing her A1c from 13 to 5.9, that was the only A1c #s that I could see in this discussion.

IronOre
IronOre 2012-12-18 13:34:27 -0600 Report

you need to decipher a mispelling, amoung other things:
" . . . what all my ac1 30s r im . . ."

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-12-18 13:56:26 -0600 Report

still don't see what you said you see even after repeated readings of this post. You tryin' to "Gaslight" me?

IronOre
IronOre 2012-12-18 14:01:32 -0600 Report

. . . but with a good guess an from what all my ac1 30s r im sure at the very least its 750 . . .
should be:
. . . but with a good guess and from what all my A1C 30s are, I'm sure at the very least it's 750 . . .

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-12-18 14:28:49 -0600 Report

Still don't see it —

Anonymous Yesterday at 8:44 pm
well to be honest with you techinally it didnt read 750 the exact thing it read is what you said high but with a good guess an from what all my ac1 30s r im sure at the very least its 750

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Anonymous Yesterday at 3:55 pm
its gonna be hard to get mine under controll considering theres no veggies on this earth i like and theres only like 6 diff kinds of fruit i like and i like that fruit a lot but fruit rasies your bgl and i eat a lot of fruit i eat like 30 green grapes at a time there good and healthy but im only suppose to eat like 8 :[

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Anonymous Yesterday at 7:07 pm
i need to eat a lot of veggies but i dont like it but sadly imho its worth it not to shove something down my throat i hate an have the complications then eat something disgusting everyday of my life an still get complication but just slow them down

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Anonymous Yesterday at 8:58 pm
Im venting it feels good when i vent not complaing and its not just the veggies i have a lot of complications from my diabetes already and it feels good to let that all out and its hard to put up when you have depression you dont want to do anything when your depressed do some reseach about it online and sorry if im sounding like a bitch but if you dont like it dont comment on it and i mean that in the nicest way :] and if i am complaing im very sorry it looks like im so stupid i dont no the difference between that and venting

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Anonymous Yesterday at 3:13 pm

I just checked my blood suger for the 1st time in a month it was 750 :[ im so sick of everything

Now in which of those time-stamped responses did Annon say any of what you quoted me above? Indicate the time stamp because in this reply those are fixed on Pacific standard time, not in Central time where you are.

The sulphur odorant in the gas for the Gaslight, seems MIGHTY stong!

(And yes, I've been reading replies on DC long enough to know when someone has misspelled something, especially something as simple as transposing numbers and letters in Ac1. You may think me a liar and a fool, but that makes me neither of those in point of fact)

IronOre
IronOre 2012-12-18 14:34:50 -0600 Report

whatever !
Not sure why you are part of this discussion anyways.
When people speak to each other in public - do you usually barge right in and talk over them ?

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-12-18 14:51:40 -0600 Report

Now that you are confronted with information which contradicts you, you change the subject? Evasive! And this is a public discussion board. You should also note I answered Annon's original post first! And you ask me why I am part of this discussion? Also it is not like a speaking conversation. We each take our turns answering others' questions and posts.

And for that matter sometimes I DO inject myself into others' spoken conversations when bad information is being given or one person is bullying another.

However I won't do it long when it is obvious the person doing the speaking is not playing with a full deck.

Acousins
Acousins 2012-12-17 18:48:14 -0600 Report

Please dont give up… I had to learn the hard way that this all takes time to get under control… Be patience… Adjust your eating, carbs and veggies and take your meds and your supplements.. and just do alittle moving and believe me it will go down… mine did…but you have to keep it all under control so if you mess up alittle just get yourself back on track so you can remain stable…

manapua72
manapua72 2012-12-18 00:46:21 -0600 Report

I'm a diabetic like u and I also suffer from depression … I've learned that many diabetics also suffer from depression . This time of year it gets even worse for me … When I was 10 years old my parents divorced and my father moved away … I didn't see him again till I was 15 . I had moved cross country to live with him . This was 10 days before Christmas . Two days after Christmas he took his life in front of me … It was only 2 years ago that I finally started to see a therapist … So yeah I know depression … I too have complications due to diabetes … Yet I realize I have to much to live for and that I want to have a good quality of life … U need to love yourself Anonymous … It's ok to vent we all need to @ times … I hope u find the support u need here on DC …

Anonymous
Anonymous 2012-12-17 18:55:24 -0600 Report

its gonna be hard to get mine under controll considering theres no veggies on this earth i like and theres only like 6 diff kinds of fruit i like and i like that fruit a lot but fruit rasies your bgl and i eat a lot of fruit i eat like 30 green grapes at a time there good and healthy but im only suppose to eat like 8 :[

roshy
roshy 2012-12-21 17:44:58 -0600 Report

control doesnt come down to what veggies u like and dislike. There are a million and one thing you could do to help yourself. Fair play to coming on to DC to speak out about your depression and lack of control, the majority of us here no exactly what this feels like. Try taking ur meds/insulin properly. take more blood sugar readings. eat less carbs, exersize more, tell yourself one thing you like about yourself, pick anyone of these and you will slowly but surely gain better control. Just remember it is a slow proccess to reach good control and it wont happen over night, aslong as you dont give up, thats all that matters. Best of luck.

maxshockwave
maxshockwave 2012-12-22 21:46:23 -0600 Report

Just need a good 'bunkie' for a work-out; just that I originally gained all the extra to avoid that issue, and it really works…a bad attitude only puts off the ladies for a while, and those that aren't don't even slow down the life games, and manipulations until they get their way; so both are only friends at best for now, makes it hard to get back in shape, as I'm not chasing, or trying to be caught anymore, have developed other interests!

Harlen
Harlen 2012-12-17 19:08:52 -0600 Report

Hello
It's not what you like its what you need
If you dont eat right the cost will be high for you
Best wishes
Harlen

Anonymous
Anonymous 2012-12-17 22:07:35 -0600 Report

i need to eat a lot of veggies but i dont like it but sadly imho its worth it not to shove something down my throat i hate an have the complications then eat something disgusting everyday of my life an still get complication but just slow them down

Debbiejf
Debbiejf 2012-12-17 23:41:37 -0600 Report

Look, Anonymous, no one wants to be a diabetic, no one wants to be physically or mentally challenged, no one wants to be disabled in any way but people are. You're the only one who can do for you what you need to do. All diabetics have to come to terms with what they need to do to get the best quality and quantity life they can…no one can do it for them. You have to figure out the best way to fix the veggies to make them tolerable to you until you develop a taste for them. And I know this seems a bit harsh and I don't normally take this tone with anyone on DC but you've got to quit whining and put up or shut up. If you need emotional support DC is here for you. If you need advice DC is here for you. But if all you're going to do is complain because you have to eat something you don't like? Then think about all the people who have to live their lives with serious problems.

Anonymous
Anonymous 2012-12-17 23:58:18 -0600 Report

Im venting it feels good when i vent not complaing and its not just the veggies i have a lot of complications from my diabetes already and it feels good to let that all out and its hard to put up when you have depression you dont want to do anything when your depressed do some reseach about it online and sorry if im sounding like a bitch but if you dont like it dont comment on it and i mean that in the nicest way :] and if i am complaing im very sorry it looks like im so stupid i dont no the difference between that and venting

Debbiejf
Debbiejf 2012-12-18 01:00:14 -0600 Report

I guess it was the way you worded your venting that threw me off and I apologize. I never said you are stupid. Almost every diabetic deals with depression and I'm no exception. Even though there are pills for that it can still be overwhelming. Complications come with the territory when you don't deal with the diabetese but the longer you have it you'll eventually have complications which is why it's so important to do your best to take care of yourself. I am 56 now and was 28 when intially diagnosed and ignored it completely for 12 years. I wound up on insulin about 8 years ago and eventually gained 50 lbs. total. Even on the insulin I still only paid attention on and off until the last 8 months. My A1C got up to 13 but is now a happy 5.9. So I know what you're going through as do most of everyone here on DC. You can't get a better support system than the people here on DC. good luck

jayabee52
jayabee52 2012-12-17 18:39:30 -0600 Report

We get like that at times, but it is not a good thing to do.

You are probably experiencing s bit of "burnout". Please get back on the wagon and try to start your diabetes management regimen again. It is worth the hassle, honest!

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