New here and just looking for support

diabetic diva 1975
By diabetic diva 1975 Latest Reply 2013-02-26 14:35:12 -0600
Started 2013-02-19 01:51:59 -0600

Hi, I found this site tonight while waiting in the emergency room scared because my sugar levels were very high for what is normal for me. They were at an all time high of 22. I was given insulin for the first time ever as I have been using pills and diet/exercise as my way to manage this disease. I was diagnosed as a diabetic during pregnancy and haven't been able to reverse diabeties as I was told could happen by my doctor when first diagnosed 16 yrs ago. I have been terrified of going on insulin but clearly after landing in emerg tonight that could be a possibility. I feel like I'm alone in battling this disease as my husband , family and friends don't seem to understand how this disease can make you feel at times. Any way I thought joining this site and getting some support couldn't hurt. I look forward to meeting new ppl and getting any advice you have to offer.


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diabetic diva 1975
diabetic diva 1975 2013-02-19 18:56:58 -0600 Report

Thanks Locarb

orphanwolf
orphanwolf 2013-02-26 14:35:12 -0600 Report

try the natural thing, don't eat anything with more then 8-10 grm of sugar, use stivia the New Stevia is good no aftertaste, eat small meals or healthy snack about every 3 hours go to Diab-X.com and read that is where I started and then combined the triple Strenghth Pancreatic Enzymes and a pill called Blood sugar Essentials…the last two can be ordered from Swansonvitamins.com…no noodles, or high starchy foods, if you eat noodles they should be cooked aldenti kinda crunchy…there is so much more but it gets easier.

diabetic diva 1975
diabetic diva 1975 2013-02-19 03:42:14 -0600 Report

Hi James. Thank you for the conversion tool. I found myself trying to figure out some if the abbreviations on here and I'm doing ok I think. Your correct I'm not in the USA but currently reside In a very small town in Alberta Canada. I guess going on insulin wouldn't be the end of the world and I should have given up my crazy dream of reversing diabetes a long time ago. I guess in my mind going on I insulin means accepting that I am not in control of this disease but its controlling me. :(

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-02-19 11:38:30 -0600 Report

No, I think differently, DD.

Insulin is not telling you that your Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is controlling you, the way I look at it is that I am controlling IT by injecting insulin into your body.

And going on insulin need not be forever. I started out in 1995 on oral meds (Met) and in 2006 I had to discontinue Met and go on insulin due to kidney disease.

But then in 2011 I discovered that my pancreas was producing enough of my own insulin so that if I ate VERY carefully I could maintain normalized Blood Glucose (BG) levels without DM meds.

Of course it depends on your own metabolism, and not everyone is able to do what I did, to be sure.

James

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-02-19 03:30:55 -0600 Report

Howdy from "fabulous" Las Vegas DD!

First of all, I want to assure you that going on insulin isn't the end of the world! Insulin is just a tool to control your diabetes.

the number 22 and you saying it is high leads me to believe that you are not from the USA where we measure out Blood Glucose (BG) levels in mg/dl, so most of our BG numbers will not be familiar to you. I had discovered a neat little tool which converts the mmol/l to mg/dl and back again! Use it here ~ http://www.onlineconversion.com/blood_sugar.htm

So your 22 mmol/l = 396 mg/dl. Yes that IS quite high!

You are not alone as long as you are logged in here. You will receive support, encouragement and information, all you need do is ask!

Praying God's blessings to you and yours!

James Baker

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