Discouraged :(

Rochelle K
By Rochelle K Latest Reply 2013-01-22 09:31:55 -0600
Started 2013-01-21 20:43:50 -0600

Diagnosed type II in October 2010. Since diagnosis things were going very well. Then all of a sudden, oral meds stopped working. I went from almost controlling my diabetes by diet alone, to now being on Novorapid after meals, and levemir nightly.

This all started when I began going to the gym three times a week. In three months my A1c went from a 6.0 to a 9.7 :(

What did I do wrong? Now I must learn how to take needles, count carbs, and start from scratch again.

I was referred to an internist who taught me how to do correction dosing, and that has helped, but nothing is easing my frustration with this disease.

Anyone going through something similar? I'm about ready to scream :'(

4 replies

Rochelle K
Rochelle K 2013-01-22 09:31:55 -0600 Report

I was obese when I was diagnosed. I have lost over 100 pounds. Definitely not slim, but getting there. Now with my new drug regime, I have been having dangerous lows. Yesterday 2.5, and my dog woke me this morning and I was 2.9. This is where the frustration sets in. I am carb counting, and taking the doses suggested by my doctor, but now having lows, rather than highs. No happy medium yet :/

type1skillset 2013-01-21 22:16:32 -0600 Report

By your photo, I am going to suggest, that you may have been diagnosed wrongly. You have done nothing wrong. I suspect you have actually got type 1 diabetes. As much as it is a struggle, remember it is a journey and you will get better at managing it as you get more experience at using insulin. I don't know if this will help but I have attached a link that talks about the different insulins and how they work. Don't worry Rochelle, things will get easier :) http://www.curediabetesblog.com/2012/question...

Rochelle K
Rochelle K 2013-01-21 23:11:51 -0600 Report

Thank you very much for the link. I'm curious though, what does my photo tell you?

type1skillset 2013-01-22 06:35:13 -0600 Report

I am only guessing due to it being only a small photo, that you are quite slim. Now type 2 I know isn't only related to weight, so it could still be that, but with the other information you provided, I was trying to be Sherlock Holmes and was trying to come to a conclusion. It is just that you had a rather fast progression from diagnosis to insulin use. Insulin by the way is a fantastic product. I know that once you get used to it, you will find it brings you a lot of freedom. It is a good sign that your Dr didn't take their time putting you on it either. Some people run high A1c's for years before someone finally acts. EIther way, whether you are type 1 or type 2, it doesn't matter, the point is, that you will get this soon and when you do, life will be as good, if not better.

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