New to Diabetic Connect and hard to stay on track

By MsTinaMarie Latest Reply 2015-12-04 19:52:01 -0600
Started 2013-09-20 15:19:36 -0500

I am 46 and was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 4 yrs ago. When I first found out I did really good…Changed my eating habits totally around, exercised..Lots 30 lbs and was doing great only taking 500 mg of Metformin. Then in 2012 I started gaining weight back, started eating wrong again and started to think I was not doing any harm to myself..when in all reality I was. Found out my Ac1 levels were really high and so were my sugar counts and they put me on 1000 mg of Metformin…Again…Did the diet change, exercise and got AC1 down to 6.3 and sugar to 132 and again thought I am doing good. I went to Doctor yesterday and my Ac1 level is 9.3 and my average sugar level is 213…Really?? Why do I keep failing..Why do I start doing good when I know I am at risk of becoming more sick. I need help and support to stay on track no matter how good my levels are! I am hoping this site will help me do this! Thank you,


4 replies

Samijbaer 2015-12-04 19:47:21 -0600 Report

I feel ya MsTinaMarie. I get confused as to what to do when my sugars are either low or high…although my doctor told me 2 days ago all my numbers were normal…down from being High. But, how to keep them this ways just boggles my mind.

Thank you for listening


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-09-21 19:47:36 -0500 Report

Hi Tina, I don't think anyone can tell you why you keep failing. Your failure can be caused by any number of reasons. Deep down inside, I think everyone knows why they fail at something, admitting to the cause is an entirely different thing. You can't fix what you don't acknowledge.

Diabetes require consistent care. I have kept my blood sugar down My A1C was 13.0 and my sugar level was 326 in June of 2009. I got it down to 6.5 as of 2010 and it seems to stay there. You can't stop taking care of yourself. It isn't always easy depending on what is going on in your life. Your attitude regarding how you feel about being diabetic can also factor into how well you take care of it. I like having all of my body parts and my vision so I don't fail, ever. I don't let diabetes control my life. I control my diabetes.

I think you should take a step back and do some good old fashioned soul searching and think of why you fail. Then focus on what you can do to become successful. No one can make these changes but you and if you want to live a healthy and productive life, you can and will make changes that will help you become successful. Good luck to you.

Samijbaer 2015-12-04 19:52:01 -0600 Report

Joyce~ I like your positivity. I think I would benefit from a little of that, if you would care for an online friend? Thank You! Samijbaer