By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-07-23 13:40:46 -0500
Started 2013-03-22 01:31:35 -0500

stupid question how many bad diabetics are in this group if you dont wanna come out i understand but im just wondering and by bad diabetic i mean like me you run very high all the time i run from 400-530

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70 replies

Roxannescott 2013-03-27 18:24:44 -0500 Report

Unfortunatly diabeties type 1 is a lifelong problem… as is type 2… I know 3 people who are dead because they ignored or denied their diabeties…as long as you TRY YOUR HARDEST your not bad…and not dead or in a coma…

natashar 2013-03-26 01:59:39 -0500 Report

If your numbers are running that high and you are T2, you should probably be on insulin injections! No such thing as a "bad diabetic" though- we all go through rough patches!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-03-25 12:38:29 -0500 Report

I don't think there is a bad diabetic. I think there are irresponsible diabetics which doesn't make them bad just that they are not taking proper care of themselves. These are the people who do not eat correctly, do not test, do not take their meds or are in denial. Diabetes is numbers based. Sometimes you have to look at what you are eating, how much you eat, and if you are taking your meds.

Anonymous 2013-03-25 15:07:09 -0500 Report

well i would consider that bad imo have high blood sugers aint good so its obv bad

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-03-26 18:08:35 -0500 Report

It will remain bad if you don't change your eating habits. The foods you are eating on a regular basis will cause you numbers to remain high.

DCWright60 2013-03-25 09:46:12 -0500 Report

I am new to DB and have been diabetic only for a little over two years.

I had a roommate and best friend before that who was diabetic and would not watch her numbers, or what she ate. My husband and I moved in with her due to her bad health and also for her mentally retarded son because she needed the help.

I started watching and making her improve her diet and actually started seeing her improve. But then one Friday night she got what we thought was a stomach virus. But the next morning we had to call for help. She never got to come back home. She had just been making too many bad choices for too long and it cut her life short at 53.

I joke that I got diabetes as payback for staying on her case and riding her so hard to change her habits. Doctors said it was only due to the stress of losing her and having to take care of her son after her loss. I struggle just to get used to managing my diabetes on top of my other health issues.

I know the side affects of my medications alone are enough to deal with, and they don't help the weight gain either. But I do believe it is up to each of us to watch our health and do what we can to stay healthy.

diabetic diva 1975
diabetic diva 1975 2013-03-24 09:27:35 -0500 Report

My bg levels run high all the time and for years I didn't care but now I'm running to dr's and nurses and have been in the emergency room a couple times recently because my sugars were so high that it scared me. I struggle with being a diabetic daily.

Lakeland 2013-03-23 19:08:13 -0500 Report

I wouldn't call myself bad, but I'm amazed at certain foods how they make my numbers go high quick. I had a pop tart & took my sugar & I was at 330. Wow.

I find it interesting what foods drive my numbers high, the only way to tell is to eat & test then make decisions based on those foods.

Roxannescott 2013-03-27 18:27:15 -0500 Report

Yes. Certain foods like Avacado for me…I guess from the fat makes my BG go crazy…but having learner that I can bolus more with the pump…

missymoose13 2013-03-23 17:22:51 -0500 Report

Oh sweety BAD diabetics?? It's not about being good or bad it's just a numbers game backing up the number of food with the number insulin but if you want to see a bad one here it goes I'm a type 1 diabetic who was diagnosed at 13 and NEVER took insulin one day perfectly and I was 259 pounds at 11 so get that pic. I then started to smoke weed to fit in and be comfortable with people after that I fell into harder drugs and started crack and speed bit eating for days at a time maybe even a week by the time I was a took pick there was no more muscle for my body to use as food so I would just pass out so I do t think you could really do worse than that. I'm not sure why you would be running that high but if you EVER want to talk I'm here and well tackle it cause if I can do it YOU can do it

Stuart1966 2013-03-22 17:28:40 -0500 Report

Hello Anon:
You have made a serious choice. I will not deprive you of the dignity OR the responsibility to make them. You are not BAD… but you are making a choice which even a diabetic skeptic can not easily support.

I see numbers all the time, which are NOT textbook, by no means idyllic, nor fairy tale perfect. I say plainly the habit you describe will kill you.

Why this high? Can we talk you back from this "edge"?

Stuart1966 2013-03-25 14:51:04 -0500 Report

Oh for the record, it is almost certain what your body is doing to itself is called Diabetic Ketone Acidosis, among other unpleasant things. Could certainly be mistaken, but I severely doubt it. Meaning essentially, because you are not getting any/enough insulin for your needs, your body is then breaking down itself in order to get access to sugar to run your body which it cannot gain access to in your bloodstream/

As such, anybody at that level would feel hideous, exhausted, tired, unhappy shall we say because the body is attacking itself trying to access/create something it is already literally drowning in… we eventually get used to our levels and they seem "normal".

I'm suggesting you can feel a heck of a lot better, if you can bring down your numbers long term by half? You wont know what to do with yourself, your physical, mental enrgy(ies) if you can bring it down even further than that…

Being "high"/higher is understandable to a certain point. Keep that level and NASA is going to want to recruit you friend -wg-

Anonymous 2013-03-25 15:10:11 -0500 Report

i disagree with you with being unhappy cause when i was takein care of my diabetes i still felt like shit

Anonymous 2013-03-25 00:33:44 -0500 Report

what do you mean deprive me of my dignity and im that high cause of how i eat an i dont even eat much its what i eat and i dont eat junk food its just a have a lot more then i should today i ate 3 cheese burgers i shouldnt of done that but i dont eat breakfest and i was very hungry

Stuart1966 2013-03-25 14:34:41 -0500 Report

Hello Anon:

Assuming you are not what is called a "troll" (computer term) I will try and explain more clearly, if I can.

Diabetic or not, all of us make choices, every moment of every day. The diabetic choices whether to test (or not), when, how to use insulin or not, how much to exercise, how much, what/when to eat… all of these questions are simple but important choices. Each one, a single grain of sand which by making them hopefully will add up and effect the (sic. diabetic) outcome, long or short term to whatever degree it is possible to do so!

Making those choices, give us the dignity and responsibility for an outcome. Ignore testing, shoot blindly, eat more or less than regular, or at a particular time… we made that particular choice(s). They were not made for me by anyone else. The responsibility and the dignity of the choice(s) are entirely mine.

You have made some significant decisions, some tangible choices which contributed to your current blood sugar levels. With respect, unchanged I fear they will be lethal ones for you.

Consider for example… a cheese burger IS junk food, period.
Having three… or a single double/triple burger is not a good healthy eating habit. Such should NOT be a "staple" of yours or anybody else's "regular" habit. Such choices are a heart attack… waiting to happen.

Why do you let your glood glucose be THAT high? There are perfectly acceptable reasons for numbers that high to occur (disease, illness, healing, steroids, etc.), but to actively choose to remain that high… a choice you have made.

Why choose to be that high?

Hope ive better explained…

Anonymous 2013-03-25 15:21:55 -0500 Report

i dont think a cheese burger is junk food wats next ur gonna say pizza chicken pancakes grilled cheese and rice is junkfood junk food would be pop tarts chips pretzels swiss rolls cookies and lots of other things and im not being mean or anything im just sayin what i think junk food is and i let my blood get that high plain an simple its to hard to take care of an im not starving my self i pretty much either choose to starve myself forever or eat how i want which aint a whole lot its just the things i eat raise my blood suger or eat how i want and not be hungry and have some complicatios and for as hard headed and stubborn as i am ill pick not going hungry and haveing the complications

Roxannescott 2013-03-27 18:31:53 -0500 Report

Vicious circle the more you eat the hungrier you feel because your body is not using the sugars effectively…so you need more…

jayabee52 2013-03-26 18:55:27 -0500 Report

it doesn't matter how one defines a certain food as whether it is junk food or not. What matters to a person with diabetes is whether it raises one's Blood Glucose (BG) a lot or not. Pancakes, pizza, rice, DO raise one's BG and should be consumed in limited quantities (not a total ban ).

My main point has been to you that YOU DON'T HAVE TO STARVE YOURSELF if you eat smarter! Back off of the carbs and increase the protein and the veggies and fruits.

renea0810 2013-03-22 14:55:22 -0500 Report

If you're bad then what do u call me? Mine runs from 500-700. My doctors said im lucky i havent got into coma yet. My previous doctor said my body is now used to my high blood sugar level so if it goes lower than 150, i go into hypoglycemia. I know it might sound stupid but everytime i try to bring it at a normal level, i really dont feel good.

liquorish 2013-03-23 21:39:34 -0500 Report

P.S. Try bringing your bs down slowly. Let your body get used to the new lower number. The problem is, your body might be used to the high bs, but it is still causing problems. To my understanding, most diabetic problems are not reversible. Good luck. Liquorish

liquorish 2013-03-23 21:37:25 -0500 Report

Hi there. I know what you mean about feeling bad when your numbers go low. I used to get real sick if mine went below 150. But the longer I kept it at a more "normal" number, between 150-190, the more I am able to tolerate the lower numbers. It can go to 90 now, and I am o.k. Also, when I switched to insulin, things changed. Things I used to be able to eat, I can't. And I am able to control my numbers better. Of course, if I eat what I know I shouldn't, I pay for it. I also read that diabetics should not try for normal numbers, 80-120. But I don't know about that. I think someone smarter than I am would need to talk about that. Liquorish

Anonymous 2013-03-22 15:40:15 -0500 Report

ummmm well your even more bad aswell then very obv and im prolly the same way i bet i havent had my level under controll in a long time drs are shocked i didnt go in a coma which is stupid i know a lot of ppl who run very high and they are fine so i dont know why my endo is like its amazing your not in a coma.

Roxannescott 2013-03-27 18:34:11 -0500 Report

Well, when you start loosing limbs to diabeties maybe that'll help?

Anonymous 2013-03-28 19:37:56 -0500 Report

sadly i dont think so and that even came from my own mom yes im that hard headed loseing both my legs wouldnt make me change very sad but im just being realistic

tinkerbell54 2013-03-27 18:58:38 -0500 Report

I pray that u don't have to lost any limbs My MOM lost her legs due to the fact she had a bad infection that spreaded up her legs. the first leg was when I was 15 . & the second leg was when I was 23 . My MOM will be in Heaven now for 30 yrs. I am now 53. I pray to GOD that they can find a cure so diabetics will not have lost any more limbs. Tinkerbell54

Anonymous 2013-03-28 19:46:15 -0500 Report

thank you that means a lot i dont think i will but my feeling in my legs an feet aint good its really weird if i would end my smackin my foot off something it feels like someone is takeing a hammer to my foot and if someone would touch my foot lightly and i didnt see it i wouldnt feel it idn i thats just me or if a lot of diabetics r like that

Gwen214 2013-03-28 10:04:57 -0500 Report

In the mean time, waiting for the cure. The best option is taking care of yourself. Portion control. Jaybee is right. If you're unable to go "healthy" then portion out your food and mix in healthy foods into into your meal plan. If not then you have to deal with the consequences..complications later.

Anonymous 2013-03-28 19:35:56 -0500 Report

i do eat healthy though i love bananas orangers and all kinds of fruits fruit still raises your blood suger

jayabee52 2013-03-28 19:49:25 -0500 Report

As compared to cookies, cakes, and pastries, fruits are healthy however, bananas are not healthy for a PWD because it raises one's BG levels so high so quickly. I haven't eaten a banana for years! Fruits can be healthy only if they are eaten in moderation. Oranges can be good if eaten whole, but to take them in the form of juice removes the fiber which mitigates the high fructose content somewhat. It is better to stick with the berry fruits like strawberries or blueberries, red or black raspberries. But again in moderate quantities.

Gwen214 2013-03-28 19:39:41 -0500 Report

It does.. Yes. But like any other food, count the carbs to fit into your meal plan. Take care!

Gwen214 2013-03-23 08:18:18 -0500 Report

You may think just because blood sugar is running high and nothing is happening. Your body doesn't work that way, every time your blood sugar is over 140 something is happening inside your body. I stayed high from 30 to 35 yrs old. I'm 39 and now have liver issues, and found out I'm infertile. If your not going into coma, you're still hurting your body.

jayabee52 2013-03-22 18:10:35 -0500 Report

It depends on a lot of variables Anon, and I have heard of PWDs who have had BG levels of 1000 + who were not in a coma. But there also have been PWDs who went under at 500 or so. A lot of different variables.

My late wife had BG levels of 600+ a couple of times, but we took her to the ER to get her under control with an insulin drip IV. Her BG levels were induced by cortisone shots or prednisone pills she needed to manage her Lupis (SLE) and RA.

But your endo was right in that BG levels that high is SERIOUS business!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-03-25 18:01:20 -0500 Report

People/Person I have seen it both ways so both would be grammatically correct depending on the context. I am a person with diabetes. A group would be people with diabetes. LOL

jayabee52 2013-03-22 02:47:34 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC Anon!

It is my belief that the ONLY stupid question here on DC is a HONEST question which is NOT asked. So if this was a honest question it is not a stupid one.

I am not one who runs that high myself, especially in the 400s or above.

However, a better and more useful question might be: "How do I get my Blood Glucose (BG) levels down more toward a normal level?"

I think it would be a more useful question than just counting noses of People with hard core Diabetes

To do that we'd need to know more about you, your type of diabetes, what you normally eat and things like that.

I think that if you would like to receive help for your diabetes, you have come to the right place!

James Baker.

deniserb 2013-03-23 17:10:46 -0500 Report

Im a newbe,and cant explain the bad way I feel,there arent really words to describe my brain pain that I feel,////does anyone have the words…?

Anonymous 2013-03-22 15:49:48 -0500 Report

thanks for the support james im new this site seems great i eat all kinds of this some of my fav are toasted cheese toast chicken cheese burgers pizza cheesesteak meatballs pancakes french toast i eat fruit aswell however fruit will still raise your level up im a type 2 and on a good note i dont eat breakfest i sleep till about 3/4 pm i wont eat then untill like 6 cause when i 1st wake up im not hungry sometimes earlyer or later everyday is diff like today i got up early at least for me i got up at 2pm an at 3 pm i had 17 peaces of popcorn chicken and had some grapes and a toasted cheese a hr later i had 2 grilled cheeses

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-03-25 12:49:14 -0500 Report

OH my goodness if I ate all of that I would be in a hospital bed. You have to make healthier choices of foods. you are eating a lot of starches when you eat the bread from the burgers, cheesesteak, pizza, pancakes and french toast. Grapes are also a high carb fruit. Most of the popcorn chicken is coated in breadcrumbs.

I eat pancakes and french toast but I might only eat two with an egg or bacon/sausage. I do not eat fast food. That stuff will kill you eventually. I hate pizza and never touch the stuff. I also eat a cheesesteak now and then. When I eat these foods, I don't eat any other carbs with them.

May I ask why are you in bed until 3-4 in the afternoon? You say you are a bad diabetic. I think you are an irresponsible diabetic and you have got to eat healtier foods and exercise to get your numbers down. I am T2 also and my numbers have not been that high since I was first diagnosed. Today, if I choose to do so, I can have a small candy bar, a cheese burger which I make myself, a real cookie or even a donut. I am always out walking and I eat healthy which keep my numbers down. Good luck to you.

Anonymous 2013-03-25 15:27:52 -0500 Report

well i sleep that late cause i dont go to bed untill like 5/6 am i caint fall asleep untill im really tired and thats what time i get really tired and ALL OF THAT lol thats not a whole lotta food my 1 friend thank god hes not diabetic he eats a lot he could eat a large pizza an a few tacos and still be hungry now thats a lotta food

Stuart1966 2013-03-22 19:28:20 -0500 Report

Hey Anon:

First welcome.

Tasty but, what you describe sounds like massive coronary heart disease, with a wicked side order of diabetes on top! Diabetes is never an easy disease. Anybody who claims otherwise is pretending…

However watching the proverbial train coming closer and closer and not moving off the tracks is an unusual way to go? If you wish you can explore whichever mine shaft you wish; the exercise, eating habits, medication or the mind. Any we can spend time in, and learning how to shape their directions.

"Food" is a portion and balancing game. Exercise is a consistency game. Medication is trial and error experiment, and our mind are deep and twisted caverns. All are governed by consistency and persistence.

Takes time, but you will succeed with practice.

jayabee52 2013-03-22 17:13:14 -0500 Report

I am sorry to tell you that what you are eating has a lot of carbs in them, Toasted cheese toast has a lot of carbs from the bread, if you are eating 2 slices per sandwich. White bread is the worst, but even whole grain bread can raise your BGs higher than you might want.

I myself manage my DM diabetes mellitus) with my meal planning alone. I had been taking low doses of NPH insulin before, but discovered that I could do it without the insulin if I ate very carefully. To do that I have discontinued eating all breads and products made from nearly every kind of grain. It has worked for me, and gave me a 5.5 A1c and kept my BG levels. Plus I lost 65 lbs in 2 months. If you are interested, just ask and I can send you a link to my meal plan.

Back to your meal "17 pieces of popcorn chicken": The chicken is good! Good source of protein. However the breading may not be so good. And if it was deep fat fried, even worse. Lots of fat. (fat itself is not so bad if it is a 'good fat' - more on that later). It of course depends on the brand of popcorn chicken you ate but I looked up " popcorn chicken nutrition information" on Google and found a nutrition info label for Tyson chicken nuggets. The serving size for that is 6 pcs. and for those 6 pcs you got 250 calories, qirh 100 of those coming from fat. Total fat: 12g. Cholesterol 30 mg. Sodium 760 mg. Potassium 0. Total Carbohydrate 22 g. and Protein 14 g. there were no vitamins or iron in the chicken. Link to the label is here ~

And you ate 17 pieces of popcorn chicken, nearly 3 times that recommended serving size. So multiply 22 g of carbs x 3 = 66 in that one meal. The usual upper limit for carb consumption is 60 g for a moderate active man. And then you topped it off with grapes. I know when I eat grapes I love them so much I usually overindulge. The grapes (Thompson seedless) have a serving size of 151 g (other places that is about 6 grapes). For those 151 g you have 27 g. So multiply that by how many grapes you ate (taking for granted the 6 grapes) and you will find your carb load for the grapes. Add that carb load with the 66 g of carbs you ate with the chicken and perhaps you can see why your BG levels are as high as they are. Plus you topped it off later with a toasted cheese (sandwich?) and then an hour later (didn't have time to fully digest your prior meal) 2 more cheese sandwiches. To me it seems like you're piling carb upon carb upon carb.

Should you be interested, I would be willing to send a link for my meal plan. I believe that might, if you follow it, a good way to start to get your BG levels under control.

I pray you do get it under control somehow!


c21celia 2013-03-28 23:32:49 -0500 Report

Well James I would definitely be interested in your meal plan. Need to lose this weight. Thank you ahead of time

c21celia 2013-03-28 23:51:04 -0500 Report

Thank you James. I will let you know. I just need to print it buy the ingredients and do it. I need to lose this weight. My numbers are pretty good 95-112 and my A1C was 7.4 now it's 6.1. So I want to say my numbers look good but it's the weight is not coming off. Being a diabetic is hard especially when you lose a loved one before diagnosed, then diabetes and right after that hysterectomy. I was devastated. I'm thankful for all the help ghat could be given. I take nothing for granted.

jayabee52 2013-03-29 00:45:58 -0500 Report

Read it first before you buy any ingredients. I think it is pretty much using foods you ahould already have on hand. Mainly it removes some common foods from your consumables list while increasing one's protein. That is from where you get the weight loss, the low carb part of the plan.

Anonymous 2013-03-25 00:38:34 -0500 Report

i do it a lot yes but im still hungry if i eat how im suppose to i think teknially i can only have 1 grilled cheese and 2 slices of pizza pft gtfoh that prolly wont happen and i tried what ppl told me if you keep eatin that much your body will get use to it my ass it will

Anonymous 2013-03-22 23:48:57 -0500 Report

thanks but its gonna be so hard to eat proper james i mite just start takeing more metformin if i take more metformin then im suppose to it will lower my level right and same with my insulin the dr told me im suppose to take 30 units each at nite time thats aint shit wth will that do so im thinkin with the way i eat i should take 150 instead of my 30 its not like something horrible will happen right or not but wat worrys me dont lots of insulin cause weight gain i dont wanna be fat im avg atm i lost a good 40 pounds but i did it really fast i put of a sweat suit and worked my ass off in the gym in 2 weeks i lost 40 pounds those sweatsuits do the trick but i dont exercise much at all so if iu ever put on a lot of weight again ill lose it very fast

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-03-25 12:57:00 -0500 Report

Metformin will only do so much to lower your numbers. However taking more without doctors approval could cause over medication. It sounds as though you are not willing to change the foods you ate. The meal plan I use works for me. Everyone of us had to give up favorite foods when we were first diagnosed.

Personally, I don't plan on losing my vision, fingers, legs or feet to this disease and I don't want to mess up my kidneys. Like Liquorish said in an excellent testimony, I don't want to have an oxygen tank as my new best friend. I want to be able to enjoy my life to the best of my ability. If it meant giving up my favorite foods then that is what I have to do. I can add them now and then as a special treat but there is no way I am going to have them on a daily basis.

liquorish 2013-03-23 22:03:53 -0500 Report

I apologize for this third reply in one night, but I just have to. Your eating habits sound a lot like mine were. I ate carbs and sweets, I would eat a hamburger for lunch and an hour later a pizza, and 2 hours later a huge ice cream cone. I ate from bordom and from stress. I didn't exercise at all. I yo yo dieted constantly. I had people tell me I needed to change my habits, but they weren't very kind about it, so i ignored them, felt sorry for myself, and threw myself a pity party that included even more food. And then one day, the Lord literally gave me a vision. Of life if I didn't change. I was hooked up to an oxygen tank, while my son and husband went out the door laughing and happy to go have a good time. That wasn't what I wanted for my life. I wanted to retire with my husband, do things together, play with my grandkids I hoped to have. I certainly did not want to sit alone, with an oxygen tank as my "new" companion. The truth set me free. The truth about why I was so depressed, the truth about my excuses, and it took those excuses away. One of my earliest memories was of my Dad telling my mother and us kids (2 girls) that he had the right to die like he wanted to, so if he wanted to smoke 4 or 5 packs of cigerettes a day, he had that right. I always wondered why he wanted to die. Why he couldn't love us enough to want to stay around. And then, at the age of 71, he was slowly dying. Like he said he wanted to. But it was horrible. And he didn't want to die. Especially that way. I was throwing myself a real good pity party about having the right to eat what I wanted, and if I had a heart attack I would just deal with it. That's when the Lord blessed me mightily with a vision that changed my life. I slowly changed my eating habits. A little at a time. I made these life changes. Not diet changes, that I couldn't sustain for long. It took a long time, but I have now lost 80 pounds and have kept it off. I never had a problem losing weight, it was keeping it off that I never could do. So I am extremely proud of the weight loss. However, I became diabetic anyway. I waited too late to make the changes to change that outcome. I will pray that you will see how precious you are to your family and to God. How much your life is worth. And that you will be able to make improvements, even if they are small. God Bless You, and good luck. Liquoirish

Tender Tips
Tender Tips 2013-03-26 16:38:10 -0500 Report

Great testimony! Reading posts like yours motivates me to take better care of myself. That's why I love this DC site!

Anonymous 2013-03-25 00:41:00 -0500 Report

i dont eat sweets that much thats something i was able to stop easily cause with junk food you have to eat so much to get filled up i can remember b4 i was a diabetic i could eat a box of pop tarts and still be hungry now a box of them will last me like 5 days my struggle is very lil carbs

Set apart
Set apart 2013-03-23 06:52:18 -0500 Report

Hi Anon, I've been on insulin since diagnosed 17 months now as a T1. I had also heard that insulin makes people fat, but actually I've learned that by controlling my D with diet, I only need very small amounts of insulin. Insulin for whatever reason has gotten a bad rap and actually for people like me I do for my body what it's supposed to do for itself. Not always that easy, but I work at it. My diet is very strict and the highest BG I get from time to time is like 179, or when I am sick which I am fighting an infection right now. Please take care of you, what you do today will cause havoc on your body later on!

Gwen214 2013-03-28 10:21:40 -0500 Report

Insulin does make you hungry. My doctors told me that when I started using the concentrated insulin. They told me it was going to be difficult to lose the weight with the U-500. Well, I've actually lost 12 lbs. so, you can do anything you put your mind to it. I use to eat bad too, but changed slowly. It took me quite a few years to change.

jayabee52 2013-03-23 03:21:20 -0500 Report

Anon: The MAX of metformin is aroung 2500 mg.

If you take more insulin than Dr prescribed, #1 you will run out of insulin sooner and #2 insulin when taking too many carbs tends to put weight on you quickly.

And if it continues with eating too many carbs and over using insulin you're going to get fatter and fatter! Now would you REALLY want that? Sweatsuits like you mention only helps with water weight gain, not so much with fat. Plus you have to reduce your carbs and calories to lose fat.

Also with BG levels as high as you report you may well have many complications before long. Perhaps you will get burning Neuropathy like I have, or perhaps you will be able to join me in dialysis clinic 4 hrs a day /3 days a week.

I didn't take care of myself either and I am PAYING for it BIG TIME!

I mean it is YOUR body, but I wouldn't be so cavalier about this process.


Anonymous 2013-03-25 00:50:19 -0500 Report

i alreadys have some problems my feet legs arms and hands always burn the sun hurts my eyes i get blurry vision often and what sucks is im very young im only 21 and whats dialysis and the hell with that i got shit to do 3 days for 4 hrs i dont have the time for that i ust wouldnt go what would happen if i didnt and that would get very expensive in gas im in the middle of no where the nearst hospital is a 30 min drive i couldnt afford that and im not siting in a drs office 4 hrs

jayabee52 2013-03-26 16:59:16 -0500 Report

That is YOUR choice at this point Anon.

You can restict your carbs and not need to take the extra insulin to keep your Blood glucose levels down, or you can get those or many other complications and suffer the consequences of not caring for oneself properly.

If you are nauseated all the time and wanting to puke your guts out and your Dr tells you that your kidneys are going bad and you need dialysis, and if you don't do it you will die, you will likely take the time and pay the money to get dialysis treatments. I have been there myself, and living like that is NO fun!

I thought like you did when I was 21, and look what it got me. Smarten up Anon, and avoid being in my situation yourself!