I just found out two weeks ago I am a diabetic type 1. I didn't even know what Ac1 meant until today mine is .. 8.2 My doc said at 9 I should be taking insulin. I am taking 2 pills one before breakfast and one before dinner. I cant remember name of them at the moment. Today was my first follow up in 3 weeks. I also have high blood pressure and take pills for that twice a day. I am also on Nexium. for reflex disease… got that down to once a day . Well my bp was good today 122 /82 . I lost 10 pds BUT those darn blood test say my sugar is still too high. She is going to give me two month to get it down, then more then likely i'll have to do the insulin shots . I go to see a dietician next Tuesday. I don't understand any of these stuff. meal exchange, carbs, fats, sugars ect.. They say eat wheat bread if any , well Italian white has less carbs, less sugar ect then wheat. Eat fruit and veggies, yeah right! A med apple has 25 carbs, no thx lol Its just all so confusing. I wake up in morning and before I even eat my test reads 172. Before I go to bed at night its sometimes 122 or so .. I eat something thinking it will go to low while I am sleeping. Doc informed me today that wont happen mines to high. Well I seen it jump down 30 what ever you call it in two hours. So thinking it would continue to come down 30 every two hours while I sleep. I know if its to low you eat something and check 15 minutes and continue so until it comes up. What do you do if it goes to high? So many questions and I am not a ppl person. When I am at docs im so nervous, I forget to ask a lot of things and then half time I cant remember them anyhow, good grief! My mom was a diabetic type two. She played it risky ate what ever she wanted and just always took a shot for which ever was needed. I don't even want to have to take shots if I can help it. Just poking my finger for these 3 weeks (IT HURTS) They are so sore, more so dry from alcohol wipes. I have read some of the post and it does help! I need a menu wrote out for me, week for week that be nice. Be less stress anyhow! I guess one day at a time is all any of us can do !
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