I'm back to stay this time

By theladyiscrazy Latest Reply 2013-12-23 21:43:08 -0600
Started 2013-12-22 20:06:31 -0600

Well, I am now on Lantus at night. It has been a tough year for me. Significant hearing loss in my right ear, mild loss in my left (surprise to me), I am being checked for Cushing's syndrome, having several thyroid tests being done, sent to physical therapy for my fibro and arthritis, just recovered from pneumonia, back on steroids due to inflammation in my left shoulder, and all of this causes stress on the body and sends my blood sugar numbers out of control. :(

So, I am back looking to rethink my eating (again), lower carbs, still provide nice yummy dishes so the family doesn't feel deprive, but also so we don't break the food budget. I need to lose some weight (which is HARD).

Here is my list of meds: Metformin 1000 mg 2x a day, glipizide at night, tradjenta morning, and now lantus (currently at 20 iu) at night. Those are just my diabetic meds.

I can't wait to be able to read through things again and reconnecting.

4 replies

denipink57 2013-12-23 21:39:47 -0600 Report

i think that diet is key. can't fight disease without a good foundation. i have a handful of autoimmune disease and just with dieting and a daily walk i am feeling pretty good and losing weight. it is very doable but takes a lot of effort. i eat from scratch as much as possible and pile on the low to medium sugar fruits and lots of green veggies plus every other color under the rainbow veggies. this has improved my life tremendously and my blood sugar is now in the zone.

Glucerna 2013-12-23 10:21:48 -0600 Report

Welcome back to the discussion! I give you a lot of credit for continuing to look for ways that you can improve diabetes management and your overall health. Perhaps you could talk with your physical therapist about a home exercise program that would help you lose weight, manage diabetes and feel better overall? ~Lynn @Glucerna

theladyiscrazy 2013-12-23 10:31:40 -0600 Report

She did give me some ideas. Unfortunately, right after I came down with pneumonia and wasn't able to do a whole lot. It is better now and so I am back up and restarting slowly. I learned the hard way I can't just jump back in where I was. LOL Thanks for the welcome.

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