Forced diabetic due to surgery. Please see my profile.

By stefanie1979 Latest Reply 2013-07-09 20:22:19 -0500
Started 2013-06-17 01:00:08 -0500

Hello. This is all new to me. It freaks me out. I sometimes forget to check my sugars and just eat then I end up running high. What did you do to get in the habit of doing this??

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BroadwayGirl 2013-07-09 20:22:19 -0500 Report

You have to just get into the habit. If you eat at the same times everyday you can get better control. So set an alarm in your phone or something to go off five minutes before a meal or snack time to remind you to test and take your insulin.

0tina0 2013-07-03 09:36:28 -0500 Report

Good Morning! I e-mailed you from work but I am wondering if you received it. Hope you are doing well!

jessicatype1hawaii 2013-06-26 04:00:57 -0500 Report

I set alarms on my cellphone to remind me when to check bs and I had reminders to check off when I took my shots and how much insulin I gave myself. Keeping a log will help you and your doctors understand what your body is doing and what it needs. Take a deep breath, you can do this.

stefanie1979 2013-06-21 12:49:33 -0500 Report

I'd love to Tina. This is so hard for me. I forget to take my insulin and then my sugars are to high. I don't check my sugars all the time. This is a hard habit to start. Yes let's chat.

0tina0 2013-06-20 11:45:04 -0500 Report

Hello! I am a diabetic also because of surgery. I had pancreatic cancer 5 years ago. It takes a while to get into the swing of it but I am now healthy and happy. I started by documenting EVERYTHING!! everything I ate, every unit of insulin, it was time consuming but so worth it. Let me know if you wanna chat! I've been there and done that! LOL … tina

jigsaw 2013-06-20 09:46:00 -0500 Report

I take Humalog before each meal and Lantus at bedtime. It generally takes a bit of time to get the dosages just right. It usually takes awhile to get familiar with how your body reacts to different foods relative to the dosage of insulin that you are taking, and the amount of exercise you do. I've been dealing with my diabetes for 20 years. I can assure you with a bit of effort and time, it will all fall into place and become second nature.

locarb 2013-06-17 22:46:55 -0500 Report

First and foremost, I would be kind and patient with myself. Try to automatically associate eating with testing (before and after meals). Your history is so interesting. I believe I got this condition following an injury and two surgeries…I couldn't walk for two years and so much changed with my health and metabolism. That was some time ago and now I am active in the gym and have "normal" BG for three years without medication.

You're right…it's new to you so encourage yourself to test more frequently.

gbphatcat 2013-06-17 12:42:52 -0500 Report

I am new to this also, i was diagnosed just before i had surgery to remove infection from an ulcer i had on my foot, Right now i am only required to test twice a day , but if you make it a habit to start off with to test at near to the same times everyday, it becomes much easier to make it a habit

snuggles11 2013-06-17 02:12:15 -0500 Report

I can relate I found out after my surgery I was a diabetic also!
Practice makes perfect your start practicing
This is new to me also I was diagnosed six months ago !
T 2
What medicine are you on?