Just Diagnosed.

By chard9999 Latest Reply 2014-08-20 00:51:20 -0500
Started 2014-08-15 13:50:07 -0500

I went in to the Dr. for a checkup and he told me my glucose level was 565. I never knew I was diabetic. I thought the tiredness and grouchiness was just a part of aging. I'm pretty active and play tennis and run 5 or walk 5 miles a day. My concern for the Dr. was my constant thirst and having to go to the bathroom every hour. I now take MetFormin 500mg twice a day and today the glucose level was 325. so at least that is some progress.No more Mt. Dew for me, or milk, or big glasses of juice. And expecially no fast food burgers.

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IronOre 2014-08-20 00:51:20 -0500 Report

I good thing is that eventually you will feel better than you have in a very long time.
If you don't have an Endocrinologist I think the best thing to do is to find one, as they are the diabetes specialists.

Kats49 2014-08-16 16:32:54 -0500 Report

Welcome to the family…If you still want a soda..try club soda with lime or lemon…still get the fizzes. You have great healthy habits so add another ask the Doc for a referral for a diabetes educator class. Helps a whole lot. Visit here at min. once a week…great advice from so many

chard9999 2014-08-16 15:17:31 -0500 Report

My Dr. explained the the body can adjust to high blood sugar levels as reflected by other blood tests being normal. I am taking metformin and Glipizide and levels are in low 200'S.

Glucerna 2014-08-16 14:31:20 -0500 Report

I'm glad you posted here, and you're already making changes to help manage blood sugar levels. Ask your doctor for a referral to a diabetes educator who will help you learn about diabetes and how to best manage it. ~Lynn @Glucerna

GabbyPA 2014-08-16 05:46:59 -0500 Report

I am surprised he didn't have you go to the hospital. That is pretty high. And he didn't give you any indication that you were headed in that direction? Usually once a fasting level rises above 125 they start sending out the message that diabetes is on the way.

It sounds like you have some great habits that will help you out. You will feel so much better once those levels get lower. Keep us posted.

jayabee52 2014-08-15 19:34:18 -0500 Report

Howdy Chard

My suggestion to you is much like Lou's below. Become more clued into what is going into your mouth. All food has carbohydrates in it, or eventually breaks down to carbs when digested (with exception of fats). The thing is, you may be eating a lot of "simple" or "refined" carbs as much of our modern "western" way of eating relies on such foods. Examples of such foods:: Bread, anything made with wheat, oats, rice, barley and the like, potatoes (and foods made with them). In all quite a lot of our food we eat in our modern way of life.

I have been following a meal plan now for 3+ yrs which had stopped my need for diabetes meds of any kind and maintained my BG (blood glucose) and
A1c levels in a good range for a PWD (person with diabetes). If interested in this, just ask me. I will send you a link to it.

God's best to you


Type1Lou 2014-08-15 18:32:02 -0500 Report

Sorry you've joined our club but welcome to Diabetic Connect. My advice to you is to become "Carbohydrate aware" since carbohydrates in a diet are the major factor causing increased blood glucose. Read all the food labels for serving sizes and carbohydrate content. Be aware that many low-fat or no-fat foods have MORE carbs than the regular format of the same food. Determine how many carbs you are currently eating and cut back on them until you get better blood glucose readings. Keeping a food log/diary will help you weed out which foods may cause spikes in your blood glucose if you have access to a meter and test strips and test 2 hours after eating. I learned about the low-carb strategy after reading Dr Richard Bernstein's book "Diabetes Solution". It works for me and many others here. Wishing you well!

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