There is Hope in a Diabetes World!

By Leslieluv21 Latest Reply 2013-09-30 21:27:51 -0500
Started 2013-09-26 18:41:29 -0500

Hi everyone,
As some if you know from my previous discussions, know that since being diagnosed about 2 months ago, it has been an ongoing struggle. An emotional struggle a mental struggle and at times a physical struggle. Well Tuesday I saw my endocrinologist again and ever since then I feel so much better. I feel like I got the guidance that I needed from her initially. Before my appointment I was on Humulin R as needed at every meal and 8 units of Lantus at bedtime. She changed my insulin to Humalog 1 unit per every 15 carbs with a max of 40 carbs per meal + my correction, she also changed my Lantus from 8 units to 10 units at bedtime. As the weeks came closer to my appointment I was actually expecting her to adjust my insulin because my BS weren't coming down, they were averaging at 240. Well now that I got this adjustment my blood sugars have been dropping and are still high but not where they used to be. Normally in the 160-170 range. I cannot express how happy I am. This has made me more positive and given me the energy to WANT to deal and control my diabetes. I have gone from wanting to give up to feeling like there is hope. There is hope for those out there who are feeling like I was, who feel like they can't take control, for those who feel like they can't eat, for those who just want to give up. Life is a struggle, a beautiful one! Every thing that we go through, every mountain we climb is a step closer to success and reaching our goals. Whatever those goals may be, I just want everyone out there who is feeling hopeless, to know that YOU CAN DO IT and you will do it! Why? Because you want to be great, you want to be the person years from now advising the newly diagnosed that everything will be okay. I am feeling very blessed and thankful for my overall good health besides diabetes and for all of my supporters in this community. I am glad to know that I am not alone and neither are those who are feeling hopeless. Just know that my prayers go out to each and every one of you, for I know we are all fighting our own battle. Stay strong! Stay positive and smile! Remember "you can do all things through Christ, who strengthens you" <3

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kimfing 2013-09-30 21:27:51 -0500 Report

Great job glad your doctor is providing you with the tools and knowledge to cope. I was diagnosed in April. My husband and i go to same doctor and she is awesome. Stay positive and keep up great work and attitude:-)

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