Medication & Diet Change - Feeling great so far!

By correctionsnurse1 Latest Reply 2013-11-10 12:23:37 -0600
Started 2013-10-06 12:37:33 -0500

Hey everyone…Hope the weekend is going great! Just wanted to share some insight I received when I saw a "old", but new MD this past week, which by the way, I think was the best thing that has happened to me in quite some time.
As most of you that have read my last couple of posts, I have been dealing with a lot of stress, digestive issues, and fluctuating BG levels. Now remember, the changes I am about to disclose were started yesterday, as I wanted my husband to be here when I implemented the SS Insulin (as I did not know how my body would react) I have been taken off my injectable Byetta (which has been known to cause issues with pancreatitis, which I do have an issue with anyway). Replaced with meal time sliding scale Novolog, decreased bedtime Lantus from 85u to 60u, continue Metformin ER 500mg 2/2x's dly. I am following an 1800 calorie a day diet, which is A LOT of food, seriously felt like Buda yesterday! Happy to report that with the exception on 2 readings, I have been doing great! That is testing 4x's dly. Not bad for 1st day. This am I woke with a fasting BG of 151! :-) Not sure if it is psychological or what, but feel like I have more energy and my nausea has almost subsided! Also, I need to get my pancreatic enzymes filled to complete the changes made. My MD made a " Meal Plan" for me based on the 1800 calorie a day diet and all the foods and serving sizes, which helps me keep in check. But I'm tellin ya, it was hard for me to eat all of my breakfast as there was just way to much food.
Sorry for such a long post, but just wanted to reach out to others that may be having some of the same issues.
Hope everyone has a blessed day..

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Chopstix 2013-11-10 12:23:37 -0600 Report

Don't feel bad about not being able to eat all of your food! If you can't eat it all, save it for a snack for later. I have found the apple cider vinegar not only helps my blood pressure but helps to keep me fuller longer. I also don't wake up in the middle of sleep with cravings or blood sugar lows. Just remember the less you eat the more your body can use what it has already stored. That equals weight loss. There is a book called 'Clean' by Alejandro Junger, MD, you may want to get a hold of…

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