What do I do from here?

By Maggs777 Latest Reply 2013-01-22 11:57:13 -0600
Started 2013-01-14 20:05:59 -0600

A week ago I went to my family doctor because I hadn't been feeling well for quite some time and was majorly stressed out at work. I did a urine sample when I was there. My doctor told me I had sugar in my urine, gave me a piece of paper and sent me for blood tests. I looked it up and found out it could be a sign of diabetes. I waited 4 days for those results and still didn't have them.

Friday I was feeling terrible so I went into he hospital. They did blood tests while I was there and I was told I had Type 1 diabetes. The doctor felt I was okay enough to just take metformin and test my blood till they could get me in to see the endocrinologist. I have not received a call for that appointment nor have I received a call still from my family doctor. My blood sugar has consistantly been over 20 even doing everything I have been told to do. Today I tested this afternoon and I was at 25.9 which I believe converts to 466.2. I called my doctor and he told me to come in on Friday which is the earliest he can get me in. I can't stay awake and my stomach is killing me as well as my sides.
I hate hospitals and our waiting times are between 8-10 hours. Is there anything I can do to try and get my blood sugar levels down without going to the hospital? Any help would be appreciated greatly.

11 replies

MrsCDogg 2013-01-22 11:57:13 -0600 Report

Cut out starches and sugar. That means no bread, potatoes, sugar, pasta, beans, peas, carrots. Basically anything that can cause a blood sugar high. No soda, drink plenty of water because you are most likely peeing a lot with high blood glucose. Eat broiled chicken, fish, beef. Eggs are good protein and fat. Try to hang in there till you can see a doctor. Hope things improve for you and you start feeling better.

Nova69 2013-01-16 19:16:18 -0600 Report

The best thing you can do right now is cut down on carbs - especially potatoes, rice, pasta, and white bread. Of course, you will also have to completely avoid sugared soft drinks, candy, cake, pretzels, and potato chips. Try to stick to veggies, cheese, meat, beans and other sources of protein until you can sort things out. Then you can go back to a more balanced diet. After you see your endocrinologist, you may want to visit with a nutritionist.nutriti You can get yourself right, so be persistent and good luck.

Harlen 2013-01-15 12:12:54 -0600 Report

If I where you I would cut the carbs way back and pick up the protein
I use a book cald The Calotie King it has all the info on whats in food
And yes they have an app too lol lol
It will take time to get it all down and what to do but you will get it
Best wishes

Set apart
Set apart 2013-01-15 05:13:29 -0600 Report

I was diagnosed T1 over a year ago, but at hospital they said T2 and actually sent me home with insulin and me not knowing what to do or think. I would do as Gabby suggested, the hospital will give you insulin which is what you need. Good luck.

GabbyPA 2013-01-14 20:28:40 -0600 Report

If they are saying you are type 1, I would endure the hospital again. That is very odd that they sent you on your way with a type 2 pill for treatment.

What you can do until you get there is drink a lot of water. Usually, exercise is good, but with your numbers over 300 it is not recommended and may raise your numbers.

You may want to cut the carbs in a little more severe manner for a while. Eat more leafy greens and non-starchy veggies such as green beans and cucumbers. Try to fill your plate with lean proteins and some good fats such as nuts.

If stress is a big part of what is going on, doing some relaxation exercises such as breathing and just stretching may help as well.

Take care especially when driving. It sounds like you are running high because you are so sleepy. I used to feel that every day around 3:00...couldn't keep my eyes open.

Maggs777 2013-01-14 22:16:36 -0600 Report

They prescribed the pill because I didn't want to stay in the hospital and if they put me on insulin right away I would not have been discharged until I got in to see the endocrinologist to learn how to take it etc. The meds were prescribed to try and lower my sugar levels until I could get an appointment but I don't think it is working.
I have cut out all carbs right now and have been eating lots of salad without dressing. I have not been driving at all because the week before last I was driving home from work and almost drove into the ditch on the other side of the road because I couldn't keep my eyes open. It's a good thing no other cars were on the road. That scared me enough to hang up my keys for now. Thanks so much for the advise.

GabbyPA 2013-01-15 19:11:33 -0600 Report

Foods that help me drop my numbers are cucumbers, limes, and celery. I made a cucumber slushy once and it was pretty good. I used a peeled and seeded cucumber, ice, lime juice to taste, some fresh mint and some truvia (or sweetener of your choice) I blended it and enjoyed it on a hot day. Not so sure it would be appealing in the winter, but give it a try.

I hope you are able to get in soon. That would scare me more as a type 1. Your needs are different from what I can do as a type 2.

Maggs777 2013-01-16 03:11:39 -0600 Report

YUCK!!…LOL!! I am probably the pickiest eater in the world. That is going to be one of my biggest challenges I think. I did get a call today for an appointment with the endocronologist so I was happy about that. I'll keep you updated. Thanks so much for just being an ear to listen. So many emotions right now. I don't want to worry but I am. I'm that strong one who never breaks down so this is a new experience for me to have to depend on other people!!

GabbyPA 2013-01-16 20:57:05 -0600 Report

What? You don't want to try a cucumber smoothie? LOL

It's okay to be strong as long as you are also honest with yourself. It's okay to ask for help and that is what we are here for. We are all ears! (or in this case, eyes on a screen) Glad you got an appointment.

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