my type2

team hunger
By team hunger Latest Reply 2014-07-26 19:30:05 -0500
Started 2014-07-25 18:21:23 -0500

I'm doing bad gained 30 lbs in 12 months not much exercise and eat much carbs and in,,,don't check my blood in 6 months.

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Glucerna 2014-07-26 16:26:42 -0500 Report

It sounds like you know where you can make changes in your lifestyle to manage diabetes, and since you posted here you must be thinking about making those changes. Sometimes it's overwhelming to think about all the changes you want to make, and focusing on just one change at a time can be really helpful. You have a lot of support and encouragement here to help you along the way. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jayabee52 2014-07-25 19:15:13 -0500 Report

Howdy TH
Sorry you qualify for this shindig, but since you do I'm glad you're here.

I am sorry things are going so poorly for you.

I can only guess that you want things to be better for you, otherwise you wouldn't have posted this here in DC.

What would it take to motivate you to manage your T2 better? What would motivate you to take your Blood Glucose (BG) levels every day, and then at minimum 3x daily? What would it take to reduce your carb load?

There is nothing on your profile to learn and know about you and your life. Family? Wife? Kids?

It is enough to say that if you continue on the course you are on presently you're going to have a painful life until you die.

I have a friend in my apt complex who has type 2. He didn't have a car at that time so I would take him to the local burn unit at the hospital here to get his foot into a hyperbaric oxygen bath. He had a "pressure sore" (aka "decubitus ulcer" see ~ on his middle toe which had to be amputated.

I urged him to stop smoking and to cut way back on the carbs, but he didn't want to hear it.

I understand that he has been back again to the ER and ICU with a heart attack and he also has two more decubitus ulcers on his feet. (I no longer have a car so I cannot drive him back there any longer.) He has a lot of pain and seems to be allowing the surgeons to cut him little pieces at a time. Pretty soon it will be part of a leg or something like that.

I could give you horror stories of my own where I have burning neuropathy from knees to toes.

Or I could tell you that I now have to go to dialysis to get my blood cleaned 3 times per week 4 hrs per session because my kidneys aren't working. Another complication from my Type 2.

I pray you accept the help which is offered here. .It is not like we are into telling folks what to do, but there is a way better way to manage one's diabetes, and it all starts with you.

Are you up for the challenge?


diabeticdummy 2014-07-25 23:48:55 -0500 Report

you said it james
Team hunger you need to make a choice quickly about what you want life with complications or shorter life or long happy life it's your choice i lived in denial for a year then spent last 1.5 years fighting complications and death now i'm better and took control found great dr's and headed lots of advice from people here on this site now i wont be 100% anymore but i;m happy and alive to enjoy my grand kid so far one and looking forward to my wife retiring in 10 yrs so we can do whatever we want to i hope you do some soul searching and make the right choice for you and your family

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