I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes about three years ago. I've been taking 1000 mg Metformin twice a day from the very beginning. Just recently (a few months ago) 5mg Glipizide once a day was added. That has seemed to make a big difference. My blood sugar was really out of control, hitting anywhere from 200 to over 300 on most days. My A1C was over 10.
So, you see, I really was a bad girl because I wasn't really taking diabetes very seriously. I had no idea that I could start to have so many problems and manifest so many serious symptoms so early in the diagnosis. I thought I would have plenty of time to bring it all together before things got bad.
Very wrong! Things are getting very bad very quickly. I suffer terrible pains and numbness in my feet from neuropathy, I take 1200 mg Gabapentin three times a day and sometimes that is not enough to take away the pain. I take 10 mg Reglan three times a day because the nerves in my stomach are no longer doing their job of moving things through in a timely manner. I'm having early signs of kidney damage. I suffer from recurring bladder and kidney infections. No one has been able to do anything about that yet so every two months, like clockwork I have another infection.
There is a price to pay for being a bad girl, I am finding out. I really need to get my diet under control. I just don't really know how. So here I am. Looking for help so I can help myself. My appetite has gone bonkers on me. sometimes I'm starving, but more often I don't really care if I eat or not. I know that's wrong. And of course I usually make the wrong food choices.
I often forget if I've taken my meds or not, so not wanting to over do I just wait until next time. And I take a lot of meds, not just diabetes related. My health in general is not as it should be.
So, I'm going to wander around in here and see what I can learn. Maybe find some motivation to spur me on. And share a lot so I can get it all out in the open. Maybe then I will stop being such a bad girl.
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