Beginning the control process all over again

LadyBaron
By LadyBaron Latest Reply 2014-08-16 20:12:40 -0500
Started 2014-07-28 20:20:28 -0500

I was diagnosed in 2006 with type 2 and was on two types of oral medication to get my blood glucose under control, along with hypertension and angina. All went well for these past 8 years. I was off all medications and A1c was good. My mother passed away in December and my blood pressure is fluctuating all over the place, and my blood glucose is terribly high. Now I had to wear a heart monitor for 24 hours to find I have extra heart beats at the top and the bottom of my heart. I have also had all sorts infections over these past months. I feel like I need to start all over again and as strange as it sounds, I don't even know where to start. Has anyone been here before???


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LadyBaron
LadyBaron 2014-08-16 20:12:40 -0500 Report

Dear NewSong53, My gracious!!! I am so grateful for my husbands service in the Navy. We have been blessed with great insurance and for these last 10 years I don't know what we would do without it. He is up for four procedures in the next five weeks, three requiring surgery! You hang in there too! I agree, even those small steps forward are so uplifting I don't care how small they are. Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend.

LadyBaron
LadyBaron 2014-08-16 20:08:04 -0500 Report

You know, I didn't quit taking care of myself. I had lost weight, got on a better diet and exercised. We had everything under control with no need for medication at all. This year took quite a toll on me. After Mom's death I got sick in February with some invasive kind of yeast infection that invades the whole body and it took very extreme measures to deal with it - over five months of medication and was pretty much bed ridden. THEN my blood pressure went out of its mind and along with that my BG. Now we have discovered that my heart is beating too many times at the top and bottom of my heart (thanks to the heart monitor). I guess that's normal from what the doctors are telling me up to a point but mine are grouping which is not normal. So we started three different kinds of BP medication which they took me off two last week when my BP went down to 70/50, and now my BG seems to be leveling out. My last Ac test was 6.2 and that's not bad but we have to wait and see if that stays stable or perhaps goes down and I try to get back on my feet!

NewSong53
NewSong53 2014-07-31 19:24:01 -0500 Report

I was diagnosed type 2 over 8 years ago. Relied on the meds to keep my BG somewhat normal. Ran out of insurance and had been without meds for a couple of years. BG ran normally 275-350+ and once even as high as 590+. Went to the doctor last week and got Metformin 1000mg to take 2 x day. Joined this group and it was the best thing I ever did. So much information and the best part is others share their experiences and offer support and motivation! I can tell you that within just one week my BG has gone from about 270 to as low as 194!! The support here keeps me pumped — the advice about eliminating breads, limiting fruit and not eating it after 3 or 4 pm, eating lots of greens and chicken instead of red meat — has worked like a charm. I love eating raw veggies and salads now. I know what sort of snacks have low carbs and higher protein, I won't touch a coke — diet or otherwise — and I'm even getting better about incorporating exercise. (Okay, only a few minutes on the exercise bike but I was so out of shape before it was unbelievable.) Just do what you can do — don't try to be perfect — find things you can live with that are healthy for you! I've read others post that their mood has improved or depression lifted. I know it's working for me — even after little over 1 week. Keep at it. It is so worth it! It's never too late — never!!

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-07-29 16:19:12 -0500 Report

A good way to get started is to make an appointment with a diabetes educator and together develop a plan to lower your blood sugar levels and feel like you're back on track. I'm glad you're ready to take care of yourself again. ~Lynn @Glucerna

rolly123
rolly123 2014-07-28 20:39:27 -0500 Report

Hi ladybaron
I know how u feel! I was diagnosed in1992 not positive I was 19 now 49 so been awhile my mom dad has diabetics they busy to take care of it ! Lost mom 2 years and my sugar is always hi ! Moved in with dear friend who like my mom last year year lost my mom she helped me and new Docter get my sugar down! I'm on vacation and sugar through roof!! I have health besides dibeties I'm dealing with! I never knew about carbs ask friends here helped get going! So ask question they help u! Today was great day carb low and sugar great! I had start over not easy !

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