I dont want to be heald back

By Dlaine Latest Reply 2014-07-18 12:33:01 -0500
Started 2014-07-16 20:07:36 -0500

I know i am new to this diabetic 1 thing
however …
i fell like it holding me back

i was working in BR. Great job

But do to my sugar lever causing my eyes to get blurry
and crashing low level

my husband asked me to resighn
for safety

i do understand his concern with me driving

but dang i went to college to be a RMA

now i work for grocery store
i am scared i might see doc notes wrong
r maybe give pt wrong dose of med

husband has job opening at his work
HOWEVER my body will not let me be in the heat all day.

I fell at a lost
After i got on this site not to long ago
I'm taking a different toll

when first diagnos keeped good track of what i ate sugar level

then honstly i slacked off keeping track of everthing i ate ..so busy and such an hassle ..

but This Monday morning
i woke up exercise
Saying to my self
Do you want to live r die…

Even exercise at work my coworkers thing I'm crazy

felling held back yed i feel that way
don't understand sometimes why my sugar drops
for ex

woke up level. 92

Had watter
ate peanuts 18 gram crab
took my 8 units of Lantus
went to work had 2 banna

And my level crashef to 62…
However it very upsetting
i want to get back in my feild of RMA

but hurting a pt is not what i ever want to do

so I'm keeping better track of what i eat
trying to eat lower carbs.

I'm 5 4 in. a. half
yes the half mean a lot

I weigh 142pounds I weigh142pound. I wad n lol… i

even at my.job now i can't see v.
ery well

10 replies

Type1Lou 2014-07-17 16:04:20 -0500 Report

Once you get control of your diabetes, you should be able to perform well at your job. The key, of course, is gaining control. That will probably involve not only diet (lowering the carbs) and exercise but testing your BG more frequently. I worked for the same company for 24 years, starting out at entry level and ending up as their telecommunications manager for a 6 state area. It demanded long hours and much traveling/driving, but I never felt my diabetes held me back. I'm 5'2.75" and weigh 120 lbs, now 65 years old and moderately active retiree. Once I hit 60, I started getting more and more frequent low BG and eventually went on a pump which has been a great help in avoiding the serious lows. It takes time to get used to your diabetes but, with the right decisions, you can get your life back and live well.

Dlaine 2014-07-17 22:55:55 -0500 Report

Thank you for your post and advice .
I'm going to keep on keeping on:)
Would love to be your friend

Lord knows I neef all the support I can get
plud having advice from people with more knowledge in this diagnosis

Dlaine 2014-07-17 22:58:56 -0500 Report

What is this pump thing ur taking about ?

Type1Lou 2014-07-18 12:33:01 -0500 Report

An insulin pump is a device that connects to your body and "pumps" insulin into your system to try and mimic what a healthy body does. The basal insulin is programmed to deliver a small amount throughout the 24- hour day. The bolus (or meal-time) insulin is infused upon the pump user's command after inputting the number of carbs that will be eaten. The carb to insulin ratios are pre-programmed into the pump based on individual metabolism. Pumping replaced mutiple daily injections (MDI) of Novolog and Lantus for me. Pumps only use fast-acting insulin (Novolog or Humalog) and the infusion site needs to be replaced and rotated every 3 or 2 days. It's pricey and demands commitment to carbohydrate counting but I feel the resulting control for me has been worth it. My pump is made by Medtronic and has a tube connecting the infusion site with the pump (about the size of a deck of cards). There are some tubeless and waterproof pumps out there by different makers. It's the closest thing to having a pancreas that works.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-17 14:04:50 -0500 Report

I agree with Linda and James. First of all I think you should sit down with your doctor and discuss how you can best maintain your blood sugar. I worked with a paramedic who is a T1 diabetic since childhood and he had his blood sugar under very tight control. You cannot slack off as a diabetic because in the end you will pay.

I can understand how you feel having to give up your job. However, as a RMA, you may be able to find another job once you get under control. You also have to think of the patients you treat. They are entitled to the best of care, If you have blurred vision you could read a report incorrectly and cause harm to a patient.

You and your health are far more important than your job. There is only one you and you have to take care of you. I, my sister and many of our friends have college degrees and are not working in our field of study. However, they have jobs. Don't worry about getting left behind. You won't be. As you get control, keep up with what is going on in your field and when you get back in you won't have to play catch up.

Please relax and don't worry about being left behind and take care of yourself. Very good luck to you.

lindainJapan 2014-07-16 22:51:42 -0500 Report

Dlaine, I hope after you get your blood glucose under better control, and eliminate or learn to compensate for those highs and lows, you will be able to feel less held back. A career similar to the one you want but must've avoid may turn up. Look about. It might also be a good time to take training for a new career if your husband's income is enough for awhile.
But most important is for you to stay well. Is the 8 Lantus units a set amount recommended by your doctor or what you figured out from the 92 and the carbs you counted up in those peanuts and bananas? Set numbers never worked well for me so I love the doctors, diabetes educators and books that let me fine tune my own amounts. I also really love my pump over needles. Blurry eyes for me used to be sign of high blood glucose or rapidly changing glucose. I have No eye complications, praise The Lord!! Sorry I do not know what RMA and BR mean but I too wish you well.

Dlaine 2014-07-16 20:11:33 -0500 Report

My phone was acting up

i don't want to complain
just says how i fell
ty for reading and understand
i wish everyone well

jayabee52 2014-07-16 20:51:55 -0500 Report

what is RMA?
I tried to look it up on Google but there are too many references to the term RMA to determine what work you'd like to be doing.

When your Blood Glucose (BG) drops, what are you doing?

Dlaine 2014-07-16 21:15:38 -0500 Report

Register Medical

standingwhen sugar drop

jayabee52 2014-07-16 23:52:30 -0500 Report

I worked as a Certified Nurse Aide in home health for about 10 yrs from 1995 to 2005 I can see where dropping a patient would be a concern, I became disabled when I had a series of TIAs and did drop a patient because I was unable to maintain a steady stance. Fortunately I only dropped him on the arm of the lift chair, but it scared me enough to discontinue work as a CNA.

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