Guide me please ! Am i doing wrong ?

By Monuuu Latest Reply 2014-10-02 08:24:48 -0500
Started 2014-08-04 14:50:03 -0500

Im diabetic since oct'13. The thing i want to ask is that i take 6units of insulin 3times a day (as suggested by my diabetologist). Im generally reluctant towards checking my blood sugar again and again.. Specially when im at home, i dont check blood sugar. Whenever i feel i have eaten more sweet or my head starts to pain then only i check blood sugar, else generally i check only ONCE IN THREE DAYS :/ and whenever i check its in the range 210-260. And then i read everywhere that bloodsugar should be maintain to avoid complications. I want to know am i doing wrong to my body or will it cause me harm in future ?

Thankx for you advice in advance :)

11 replies

calayx 2014-10-02 08:24:48 -0500 Report

May be I'm obsessive but I check my sugar several times a day. I just need to know what my count is. I then correct as needed. I can't risk being too low or too high.

rolly123 2014-08-11 05:37:45 -0500 Report

She had dibeties she didn't take care of it she didn't take her sugar when she did high she finally went dylisis she even didn't follow the diet she finally had blood poision complication from dibeties she was 69 when she past away so can c how important it is to take care of it now

rolly123 2014-08-10 20:34:09 -0500 Report

Hi monnu
These very good advice their giving u! I hated to test I never had time but after c my mom suffer ! I was serous and started testing two hour after I ate! I also takes insulin and need to know numbers like gabby says needed know to make adjustment ! I learned that going on vac u still got take care u dibetes I didn't now got start over! I'm just getting good numbers! If not sure what eat go Ditian they help u I'm going end month ! Hope help

Monuuu 2014-08-11 00:38:20 -0500 Report

Thank youu for guiding. Im glad that i could seek help from people all over the world ! :)
And one more thing.. What did your mom suffered from ? :|

GabbyPA 2014-08-05 16:43:31 -0500 Report

Your meter is your friend who tells the truth. Specially on insulin, you want to know what you are treating. Numbers above 140 are generally damaging. Keeping numbers high in that range will eventually catch up to you. Find a routine you can use. First thing in the morning. Then maybe after your first meal of the day to see where you are headed. Then at least before you go to bed. I would test each time you give yourself insulin. That way you can see if it is helping or if you need to adjust your dose.

Monuuu 2014-08-11 00:37:31 -0500 Report

Thank youuuu for guiding. Im glad that i could seek help from people all over the world ! :)

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-08-05 16:30:11 -0500 Report

HI Monuuu,

Nice to see you again. I see that James gave you some of his good advice.

I just want to say that it is so important take the best possible care of yourself. This is how you will keep feeling good and how you will avoid complications. I really encourage you to stay on top of your diabetes!


Monuuu 2014-08-11 00:37:05 -0500 Report

Thank you for guiding. Im glad that i could seek help from people all over the world ! :)
Also i hav noticed that you reply to most of the discussion on this forum..Thank youuu for giving your precious time dr !! :)

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-08-12 20:35:26 -0500 Report

Hey Monuuu,

Glad to know I was helpful to you. Yes, I am on here a lot. Thank you for your kind words.

Always good to see you, my friend!


jayabee52 2014-08-04 15:33:01 -0500 Report

Howdy Monu
Why so reluctant to check your BG (blood glucose) levels? To adequately get to know what is going on in your body it is recommended you test your BG a MINIMUM of 3 times per day. To have BG levels in the 210 to 260 mg/dl range is setting yourself up for major complications in the near to distant future. It would be great if you would keep track of how your meals affect your BG levels, then you could better manage your T1 diabetes. Sounds like you may be in denial, and that certainly may lead to trouble! I was in denial with my T2 for a time and now I have burning neuropathy in my legs from knees to toes, and also I have ESRD (End Stage Renal Disease) for which I need dialysis.

There are a lot of other worse complications I for which I thank God that I do not have yet, and pray that I never have. However it means that I must manage my T2 as well as I am able.

If you have no complications yet, thank God, but then get busy doing all you can to control your diabetes

God's best to you
James .

Monuuu 2014-08-11 00:35:25 -0500 Report

Thank you for guiding. Im glad that i could seek help from people all over the world ! :)

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