big change today

By denipink Latest Reply 2013-05-16 22:45:34 -0500
Started 2013-05-13 23:18:19 -0500

i saw the diabetes specialist today and she changed my insulin to taking two new kinds of insulin 4x a day. this is a big change for me as i took just one type of insilun 2x a day before this.

i sure hope it all works out. i am doing much better already after just 2 new doses, from 15 down to eight. i have to get to at least 7 to be in the good 'zone.'

anyway, i am going to bed very hopeful after months of having way too high readings of my blood sugar and feeling terrible all the time. i am starting to feel better already!

now, if only i could start exercising again like i used to do. i was feeling so sick all the time so i didn't feel much like getting dressed and going out to take a walk. i am hoping that now that i am starting to feel better i will get dressed and take a spin around a block or two :) that sure would be nice.

hope everyone is doing well! glad to have a site like this one to come to and read and post.


15 replies

jENNjENNtheRN 2013-05-16 22:45:34 -0500 Report

Way to go on getting your sugars down! So many things improve when you keep tight glucose control. I like to tell people that diabetes is like driving. YOU have all the control! If you close your eyes, let go of the wheel & floor it you'll drive off a cliff. But if you take the wheel, control the gas and stay between the lines you are cruisin'.

e3angels 2013-05-15 09:37:52 -0500 Report

I'm so happy for you. Feeling horrible all the time from high sugars is not fun. You are definitely on the right track. :)

Type1Lou 2013-05-14 11:10:58 -0500 Report

When my PCP transitioned me from 2 shots of NPH insulin per day to MDI (multiple Daily injections) of Novolog and Lantus, I found that it gave me greater flexibility about meal times, even allowing me to skip a meal. It also gave me greater control. The MDI worked until 2010 when I started experiencing too many low blood sugar episodes. Since my PCP kept on increasing my Lantus and told me to reduce/eliminate my meal-time injections, (which made no sense to me) I decided to see an endocrinologist. They actually reduced my Lantus, changed it from evening to morning injection and re-educated me about sliding scales of meal-time insulin. Even though my control was better with fewer hypo episodes, after 8 months, they proposed an insulin pump (which I'd always resisted) and I gave it a try. Now, I'm kicking myself for having waited so long to use a pump. I, too, need to motivate myself to exercise more regularly. It sounds like you're on your way to feeling better through better control. Wishing you well Denise!

denipink 2013-05-14 11:48:27 -0500 Report

Glad to hear you are doing so well! Hope to be able to say the same thing soon. My blood sugars are too high today but i can increase my insulin until i get into the 'zone."

Yeah, exercise, arg! Hard to stay out of bed or the easy chair with the TV on for companionship, let alone getting dressed and out the door. Darn it all, anyway! I just don't feel up to much right now. Hoping that will change soon. Wishing you tremendous motivation Lou :) We can do it. We can do it together :) Talk to you later. Thanks for your post! So nice to wake up to friendly conversation :)

GabbyPA 2013-05-14 09:53:55 -0500 Report

That is great news that you are feeling better with your new treatment. Getting on the move again will make you feel even more alive. So glad to hear good news!

sNerTs1 2013-05-14 07:53:01 -0500 Report

How awesome is this!! I dont take insulin but just to read that you are feeling a lot better already is a great sign!! Keep thinking positive and doing what you should and soon enough you will be back to walking. I have to tell you, I was like OMG you saw the doctor before 6:30 am … then realized (my duh moment for the day) that you are in a whole different country and time zone than myself. Sweet dreams and keep up the good work. *Hugs* Cheryl