Are you a Bad diabetics gone Good? I got questions for you

By MomIsAMess Latest Reply 2014-12-13 11:59:16 -0600
Started 2014-04-09 21:07:47 -0500

Hello out there!

I've been doing the monitoring of my blood sugars again and even figuring my boluses to my carbs. Keep in mind, I was always in the high 300 and higher before. Now I'm sitting in the 100's and sometimes lower for 1 week now. I have been having problems perspiring like crazy! I'd swear I was in sweat lodge because I am changing clothes at least 2 times a day!!

Last night I noticed I was getting a flare up. Nice, I finally get the diabetes in control and now the Lupus is going to heck!!! Figures. And naturally my left leg ( my bad leg ) is killing me. I'm having problems walking and I'm getting tired out really easy. I've been avoiding the Endo because my sugars have been off the charts. I wanted to have at least one month of decent records to show before going. With the way I'm feeling I'm thinking I might need to go sooner. :o(

Can anyone tell me if they had similar problems when going from bad diabetic to good?
Thank you,

9 replies

gatp 2014-12-13 11:59:16 -0600 Report

I have always been prone to bladder infections so always keep my sugar low. My A1C is in the normal level but I have never been able to quit my meds. Some of what you have sounds like low blood sugar. Sometimes, this is just due to the change from high to low. This happened to me. Don't get too low, but monitor and keep in the 80 to 100 range. Have your macnine checked by your doc when you go in. See if you are in his realm or way out. Yes, Lupus is an added strain. Are you sure you don't have something else going on with your leg, like a clot. If it persists see your doc.

Stuart1966 2014-04-17 23:46:26 -0500 Report

Not being doctors, we are severely handicapped addressing this one. My guess, a hormone issue, peri-menopause perhaps?

However, I would like to point out, regardless of the specific results, you WERE doing your best, right? If you pretended not to be a diabetic, that's a very different creature than, you were diabetic but just couldn't get this beast to eat the bit, bridle, saddle, etc.

The blood tests they will order will reveal there were problems via the A1C. But, given you have lupus, and having serious issues, Id call em ASAP.

You are NOT a BAD diabetic!!!!! Never were… if this BS were easy, the pump companies would be out of business, the meter companies non existent.

It is not easy in any manner, on any level. Be nice to yourself would ya???

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-04-11 01:05:31 -0500 Report

I just have one thought. When I was going through menopause I had the worst sweats, and night sweats were awful. I don't know if you have been through meno. yet, but it is possable that flares can cause the onset of meno. sweats, and vice versa. Like I said just a thought from my experiences.

MomIsAMess 2014-04-15 02:09:04 -0500 Report

yeah, I thought about that too. I started my end of females times just after my son was born 6 years ago. So I thought for sure that was over with. Thank you for the thought though! :o)

jayabee52 2014-04-10 12:29:40 -0500 Report

Howdy "Mom",

I agree with Joyce below.

Go to your Endo, right away, and also go ASAP to your Rheumy Dr (you have one, right?) perhaps before you see the Endo to get the flare dealt with.
Don't worry, the Endo can see from your log readings that you've been good about your BG levels.

My memories are fading of my days with my Jem who also had diabetes, Lupis and RA. So I don't remember her sweating a lot like you describe when she had a flare. She did get sweaty when she would get lows (some of them "false lows" so perhaps that might explain that symptom.

I would #1 get to the Rheumy, and #2 get to the Endo. If s/he is any kind of an Endo s/he will know that pain like you're having will spike you, so should not judge you like you fear.

God's best to you and yours


MomIsAMess 2014-04-15 02:40:52 -0500 Report

As I said to Joyce below, I am not avoiding the endo so much as I need to have enough readings to show her before she can help me. I have an appointment next month. Seeing her any sooner is like asking for an immediate dialogue with the queen. I had planned this out when I started this get myself together trek. I just wanted to know if what was happening is "normal". Perhaps my question was deficient in finding the answers needed but my brain sometimes does not work up to par many times. I am thankful for feedback.

jayabee52 2014-04-18 14:25:18 -0500 Report

sounds like Lupis brain going on there. My late wife "Jem" was supremely intelligent, but she complained of the Lupis brain lowering her thinking ability too.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-10 09:20:21 -0500 Report

I have never been a bad diabetic. I value my health and life. I learned what can happen if I don't take care of myself. I knew that all kinds of problems could arise. I am not one for creating problems for myself. I also learned that if I don't take care of it and I start having medical problems it would be no ones fault but my own. As a former EMT, I have seen what can happen to people who did not take care of themselves. I didn't know what caring for diabetes was like because I wasn't a diabetic. I thought man am I glad I don't have that. Now that I am a diabetic I knew that I was not going to have the problems those people had.

You can't say that you are a good diabetic if you are avoiding your Endo. Good diabetics don't do that. This means that you are going to have to pull yourself together and go to the endo and face what has happened. Your medical team is the one who can help you at this point.

MomIsAMess 2014-04-15 02:23:04 -0500 Report

Joyce, I am working on that now. I have been keeping records and trying to get myself on track. I am not avoiding my endo just because the whim hit. I need to have records to give her otherwise she can't really help me.
I have other things going on that make my life, my body an absolute horror to be living in. I deal with chronic pain beyond the likes imaginable, sometimes crippling in itself many times causing the BS to go up and SLE in advanced stage where the likes of it's myriad of associated problems cause the BS to go up. It's kind of like that commercial where the guy is juggling three chainsaws at once. I am doing my best despite the fact that I'm being torn in different directions. I have to follow a diabetic diet but no, wait, I can't do that because it is completely opposite of the anti-inflammatory diet needed to keep the swelling from the Lupus in check. I am making an honest effort here. I am doing my best. My question was not to have someone chastise and rebuke me but to find out if the problems I am experiencing NOW are from my going from severe highs to normal. THAT was the question.