Type 2 Diabetes

By Sami1955 Latest Reply 2013-05-18 13:37:33 -0500
Started 2013-05-16 09:12:39 -0500

Hi, my name is Sami-Adele Almanza and as far as I know I am the only one in my family who has diabetes. I was on Metformin and Gipizide, but I ran out of Metformin and my doctor hasn't returned the pharmacies phone call to refill my prescription, So for me that's one less pill I have to take. My blood sugar has been between 130-150 each week for the past month. So I feel I don't need them anymore and I plan to let my doctor know when I see him. I have high Cholesterol, which they haven't been able to control since I was 24 years old and I am now 58. No matter what my diet is or what they give me, They say my count is still over they roof. But I'm not worried. I've lived with it this long, and if God hasn't taken me now after all I've been through, I think I'll be here a little while longer.

5 replies

Konidog 2013-05-18 11:00:24 -0500 Report

Hello…enjoyed your post. I was on Metformin. and 2 other diabetic mess. Just got tired of taking so many pills so I stopped the mess w/o my doctor s knowledge! !! When I had my next spot. for my Kaaba and checkups, she said "you are doing something right…keep up the good work and continue taking your mess like you're doing!!! I HAD TO TELL HER THEN.She had such a shocked look on her face. ha ha..

…I still have not started back on those 3 pills. I only use insulin to control my diabetes.

Sami1955 2013-05-18 13:37:33 -0500 Report

Way to go. You know sometimes we know more about ourselves then the doctors do. Besides, they get paybacks for all the medications they give out.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-16 10:20:34 -0500 Report

Hi Sami, in reading this, you say "they haven't been able to control since I was 24 years old". What is wrong with you controlling your Cholesterol? The doctor can give you medication, he can't make you change your eating habits. That is only something you can do. Mine was high when I was first diagnosed several years ago. It is now under control and my doctor took me off the medication. My doctor would never stop my medication with my numbers in your range for a month. Thankfully, mine are lower than that.

The only way you would know if you are the only person in your family is diabetic would be if you asked them. It seems as though you have a lackadaisical approach to being diabetic and having high cholesterol. Both of these will cause death over time. High cholesterol leads to strokes or heart attacks. Out of control diabetes will cause loss of limbs, vision and organ problems. Have you made arrangements for your funeral? That is what you are going to need if you don't take responsibility for your disease and lower your cholesterol and your numbers.

If your doctor hasn't called in your prescription why are you not hounding his/her office to do so? I have a 90 day supply with 5 refills. I never run out of my medication as that would be irresponsible.

I don't know what you are seeking as you did not ask a question. If you are hoping for me to agree with what you are doing, I can't do that. If you want to be irresponsible with your health, I cannot condone it. Good luck to you.

Sami1955 2013-05-16 13:47:41 -0500 Report

I have been on several different kind of Cholesterol medications and neither on helps bring it down. But it does somehow keep it from going up any higher from time to time. And as for my diabetes meds. Well, I'm not really worried about it because my blood sugar count has been at a normal rate so far and that's one less pill that I have to take. If you saw how many pills I have to take every day for everything I have you'd go nuts. I'm doing everything I can to eliminate some of these pills. That's why I've joined this group and I've started taking cared of myself a lot more. I thank you for replying. You had good things to say and I will take a lot of it into consideration. And yes, I am the only one who has ever had Diabetes in my family. I've asked. My daughter has been doing research with me on ancestry.com and we've been doing good about finding information on it regarding some of our families' health issues. Let's keep in touch.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-05-16 20:09:30 -0500 Report

It is good that you are taking better care of yourself. My sister had a slight heart attack and was placed in a cholesterol study. She told her doctor so he closely monitors her cholesterol. She doesn't know if she had actual medications or placebos. Unfortunately neither her or her doctor has been able to get the results of her study. By changing her diet, she has lowered her cholesterol level to normal. She still takes the medication.

Sometimes a person can get tired of having an illness and let things slide. For some it is harder to get back on track. I slide but get right back on track (I need a hershey bar every now and then).

Don't you just love Ancestry.com. My sister and I have been working on our family tree. We are stalled and have to go to the State Archives. We also work with a Historian who is also a good friend of ours. He use to be on Antiques Roadshow and is now on Chesapeake Collectibles. He has helped us a lot. We have been working with him on a families history using letters that date back to 1873 when stamps were a penny. I can't wait until we find out more about this family.