Numbers down

By mike1967D2 Latest Reply 2013-11-09 07:04:42 -0600
Started 2013-10-24 01:42:30 -0500

Well I was diagnosed on the 15th of this month with a 12% and 525 bg level. Got on meds and changed diet right away, counting carbs staying between 25-30 per day. Numbers wouldn't budge at first ,but last 4 days 155-175. Today it's been 108-112. I happy with that but massive blurred vision…ppl and docs are telling me it's body getting use to the lower bg levels. Scared the crud out of me at first but okay now that I know it's temporary though it's still very frustrating. I "was" pretty driven and staying positive then this vision thing happened. Same time my daughter in law went in for a emergency c section and granddaughter may have moderate brain damage…but we're hoping and praying not. Anyways this is my story of my first couple weeks after diagnosis.

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Mojon 2013-11-09 07:04:42 -0600 Report

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Nicky230 2013-10-27 07:38:59 -0500 Report

That is a huge drop! Sure it will take time for your body to adjust, but you are right where you should be. Just some advice, don't be like me and think you can start eating like you used to just because your numbers look good. That was a bad choice I made and wish I had just kept going. I'm back on track now, and I guess we all have those lessons to learn. Prayers for your family and keep up the good work!

mike1967D2 2013-10-27 12:48:05 -0500 Report

Nicky, thanks for your support and advise. I will stay constant…ya I was slightly thinking that way. Glad your doing well now.

Chezblanche 2013-10-27 01:17:47 -0500 Report

I've been newly diagnosed, too. Glad you've got your bs down. Blurred vision does go with low blood sugar, too. So sorry for your daughter and hope for your granddaughter. Stress can do a lot to you. Hang in there and stay positive!

mike1967D2 2013-10-27 12:54:21 -0500 Report

Thanks Chaz,
Ya blurred vision is still with me. Though docs and some RNs at kaiser perm swear it'll come back after red blood cells die in a few months"at longest". Daughter in law is better and grand daughter is strong and hanging in there. She doing better. Thanks.

Annity 2013-10-25 15:00:20 -0500 Report

Hey. Am new to this site as well, and diagnosed as type 1 about 3 years ago. Please, just bear with it! Your body IS going through massive changes, and you need to be REALLY proud that your #s are doing so well! I haven't gotten it under control yet, and the "adolescent rebellious phase" doesn't help- but I can tell you that my body is soooo used to being up over 200 MOST of the time, I feel pretty shaky when my #s are in the normal range. Remember that our bodies are such complex organisms, that the adjustment can take many reactions, and time. Keep up the great work!

GabbyPA 2013-10-24 17:33:04 -0500 Report

That is great to hear. Keeping numbers like that will do a huge improvement on your A1c.
We will be praying for your family and new grand baby.

mike1967D2 2013-10-27 13:07:00 -0500 Report

I hope so…I got kind of jumped by my diabetic RN at kaiser perm…she said 30-40 carbs per day wasn't enough. I just wanted to get numbers down at first. also thanks so much for prayers. She's getting there. On the upward swing now, but still aways to go. Take care.

Nick1962 2013-10-24 10:49:03 -0500 Report

Nice work Mike! That big of a change in such a short time is almost like having hypo crashes. Might want to ease back a bit and let the body catch up. Doing great so what's the rush?

mike1967D2 2013-10-27 13:15:35 -0500 Report

Thanks. True, guess there is no hurry now…at first I thought I could "cure" myself and get back to normal "whatever that is lol" but now that I've learnt more about D2 I know it doesn't wk that way. But I'm still determined to not let this control my life. Mike

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