Hello! I'm brand new to DC and figured I'd jump right in.
I was diagnosed at T2 in 2005. At the time my bg levels were in the 400's and my A1C was 12.5. In the past 8 years, I have been a guinea pig. I've been on all types of pills/injections in an attempt to get my numbers under control. During the process, I have worked really hard on diet/exercise and I managed to lose about 60 lbs. That was several years ago. Since then, I haven't lost any more weight, but I hadn't gained any either…until now.
For the past 5-6 months my body has gone crazy! My bg levels have jumped back up into the 300's. My A1C went from 5.5 to 8.2. I've gained almost 30 lbs. My BP is uncontrollable. I'm on 3 meds for it and it still runs 170's-180's/100-120's. It as if my body is rejecting everything! I have not changed my eating/exercise habits. I have been in and out of my doctor's office, the hospital, to cardiologists, nephrologists, etc. No one can understand what is going on. All the tests come back "normal", but obviously, I'm not.
I'm extremely discouraged that no matter how hard I try, my numbers are still too high…including the ones on the scale. I feel horrible and have no energy or motivation to do anything anymore. I'm ready to give up all hope of ever being healthy again. :(
I suppose misery loves company and I was curious if anyone else here has ever experienced such a thing where all of a sudden, your diet, exercise and meds seem to stop working. If so, how did you get through it? Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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