New type 2

By mtr55 Latest Reply 2014-05-05 10:31:13 -0500
Started 2014-05-03 13:04:18 -0500

New to this diabetes thing. Not a clue where to go except my doc. BS was at 249. Put me on Metformin 500mg. And Landus injection of 10 units every day for 30 days. She wants to get it down as quickly as possible since they don't know how long I've had it. Spooky yes, scared not really . Just need advice or thoughts. Found this app. Seems interesting. Any suggestions for a glucose app? Looked
And there are a bunch. Which is real and which is a waste of money?
Hope this finds you all well…

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number 2
number 2 2014-05-05 10:31:13 -0500 Report

your best app. in my opinion is for exercise, and diet. These have been the most helpful to me. Find a friend, and join a gym, or like me i run everyday, or work out in my room. These app's. also can be found for free.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-05 09:34:16 -0500 Report

I don't use apps for that. I made an excel spreadsheet that tracked every food I ate with the carb amount and blood glucose result after each meal. I printed it out and took it to my doctor. Make sure you ask your doctor how many carbs per meal you can have. This will make eating meals easier.

Apps are something you have to try out and if you lose the information, it can't always be recovered. I backed my spreadsheet up on a thumb drive. I found the apps I had did not meet my standards I set for my care nor did they always work.

I would suggest that you take a diabetic education class and ask for a referral to a nutritionist. For breakfast this morning I had two scrambled eggs, three strips of bacon (I baked it) my mega cup of coffee and 1 slice of toast with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter and a container of Red Grapefruit Slices No Sugar Added.

mtr55 2014-05-04 13:24:33 -0500 Report

Yes, I am doing blood test. Obviously I am so new to this, I am unsure what attributes to the numbers. My number was a high oh 274 and this morning it was 195. Changing my diet is gonna be a learning process. Almonds and tuna for breakfast was tasty yet un fulfilling. My doc has scheduled a meeting with a diabetes trainer for next week, I figured May as well try to eat better now . I am searching for the BEST app for tracking everything I eat, my bg numbers etc. if you have any suggestions let me know.

Glucerna 2014-05-04 22:25:55 -0500 Report

It's great that you're testing your blood sugar and also changing your food choices. Meeting with the diabetes educator is going to be really helpful. Bring a list of what you've been eating and your blood sugar record, and that will give you a good starting point to ask questions. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Im0nGuard 2014-05-04 11:15:58 -0500 Report

There are a bunch of apps out there. I use glucose companion. It was 99 cents after the free 30 day trial. It doesn't have as many features as some of the other apps, but that is part of why I chose it. I downloaded 6 or 7 apps and input my last several days of tests into them. I kept the one that was the most comfortable and easiest for me to use and understand

Glucerna 2014-05-03 16:36:06 -0500 Report

Ask your doctor for a referral to a diabetes education program, so you can learn as much as possible about diabetes and how to manage it. Also, are you testing your blood sugar levels? That gives you excellent information about how food and exercise affect you. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-05-03 13:31:02 -0500 Report

Howdy Mtr
WELCOME to Diabetic Connect
Sorry you qualify for this shindig, but since you do, I'm glad you're here.

Actually the best source of medical info is your Doc and it sounds to me like your Dr is pretty agressive with dealing with DM, which IMHO is good. .

We are here for support and motivation and to share how we have leaned how to work with diabetes and its complications.

Unfortunately I don't use smartphone apps, so I cannot suggest any.

God's best to you and yours.

James Baker