I am devasted! :(

By Alexsmom36 Latest Reply 2014-12-04 08:27:43 -0600
Started 2013-02-14 12:14:19 -0600

I just got a call from my doctor and I am so upset. I had Gestation Diabetes with my son and I was on Insulin with him. It went away after I had him, well when he was about ten weeks old I broke my left ankle, and then a few months later I dislocated my right knee because of my broken ankle. I was still in the Navy at this time. well after having my son the diabetes went away. About six months after I got out I was diagnosed with Diabetes again because of my injuries I have had a lot of trouble losing my baby weight. So they did my A1C was 10.4 now its 9.6 and if it doesn't go own in a month she is going to put me back on insuln. I was excited it went down but apparently not fast enough. I am so frustrated. :(

8 replies

RebDee 2014-12-03 22:32:42 -0600 Report

Are you saying that Diabetes contributed to your broken ankle and dislocated knee? I have had both but never attributed it to Diabetes. I just thought it was because I was clumsy.

jayabee52 2014-12-04 00:06:31 -0600 Report

The way I read it Dee, it is the other way 'round. Her broken ankle and and dislocated knee was enough stress on her body to cause her T 2. At leas that is how I read it.


Alexsmom36 2013-02-15 01:36:42 -0600 Report

No been on mediation for a while now. I tried metformin but that gave me really bad
Side effects. Now I am on glipizide. I don't have great insurance which is part of my problem. I have VA insurance. Veterans insurance and they have only a small amount they can choose from. So medication is very limited which could be why moving to insulin so fast.

Debbiejf 2013-02-14 16:01:06 -0600 Report

Hello :), my endocronologist told me that if you eat less you don't gain weight even if you don't exercise. This is actually true however I personally have the worst time with portion control soooooo- if I can't eat as much as I want of something I don't eat it at all. And since your doc apparently has not put you in touch with a nutrionist or diabetic nurse I wouldn't be so quick to jump on the insulin train. I'm no doctor but have been doing this a very long time as with most of us here on DC. It took forever to get my A1c down from 13 to 5.9 but I did it by cutting out ALL white foods, wasn't easy but I did and lost 19 lbs. Mostly eating veggies, salads and protein. Meats, tuna salad ( I really don't like fish) for my proteins. At least your numbers have begun to decrease and as long as you can keep on that track I (again Personally ) would hold off on the insulin. I cannot physically do any kind of exercise so I have to do it with food, or without certain foods. Good luck!

jayabee52 2013-02-14 14:39:28 -0600 Report

Howdy AM!

You seem to be medically fragile, at least with regards to diabetes. Perhaps your gestational diabetes put you over the edge with your diabetes, and then the additional stress of your injuries put you over the edge again. Plus the insulin resistance from baby weight was perhaps a factor there as well.

Is insulin the only treatment for diabetes your Drs will cosider?


RebDee 2014-12-04 01:26:25 -0600 Report

My husband was managed by VA and after Metformin and Glipizide didn't work for him, they put him on insulin. I was also on insulin but I had the insulin pump which I used for 7 years and loved. But James (jayabee52) is correct, I gained a lot of tummy weight and looked as if I was going to have twins most of the time. However, since you are on VA benefits, insulin is the best that they can do.

manapua72 2013-02-14 13:00:27 -0600 Report

If you get out back on insulin , watch the amounts of food you eat … Insulin has the least bad side effects for meds used in treating diabetes … It has one main draw back .,… It helps your body turn unused calories to turn fat… So many on insulin tend to gain weight … Hope it all works out for you …,.

RosalieM 2014-12-04 08:27:43 -0600 Report

I can lose weight on insulin. I won't take drugs as they are so bad. The secret to using insulin and keeping weight down is craft a diet for yourself that provides just the nutrients you need to stay healthy. I know that takes some, doing but it can be done. Then only take only the amount of insulin needed to keep blood sugar down. Where people get into trouble with insulin is they take it to cover what ever they eat.