Turning around

By Bittershweet Latest Reply 2014-09-09 15:26:38 -0500
Started 2014-08-26 22:19:16 -0500

Well I know I haven't posted in awhile so here goes the update. I have seen my doctor and my results were terrible. My A1c was in the 14 range and my other tests were not so peachy either. I have realized that I hit a pretty big wall and hard too. I was lower than low. But now I am doing a complete turn around. I am checking every two hours and I am finally excepting help and coping with my depression. I will be seeing my doctor again in a week or two so fingers crossed and hope I stay on track. I always have a good start after I see the doctor this is usually when I hit my wall so here's to going through that wall and staying strong! :) High hopes right now I know I can do this!

19 replies

Katiespace 2014-09-08 14:51:04 -0500 Report

I checked my bs half an hour ago it was181. So I waited half an hour and now it's 107 this is driving me crazy

Jpetei 2014-09-02 22:00:57 -0500 Report

You stay strong. I know it's hard, but you can do it. I have faith in you. Your in my prayers for a good report.

Set apart
Set apart 2014-09-01 15:01:05 -0500 Report

No worries, of being alone on this. I've been dealing with some issues, that have caused some out of control BG levels, and what's worse is there's nothing I can do about it. We are with you, some days are discouraging, but you need to fight for your right to be healthy, without the complications of what the Big D can cause. Take one day at a time, knowing that yesterday is gone, and tomorrow is not yet here, but today you're in charge! Hugs

VRandy 2014-09-01 11:03:42 -0500 Report

Hey Bittershweet - I don't post much either. I'm glad to see that you decided to tell your story to DC. Looks like you've already received some great encouragement from some really supportive folks who all understand where you are! It helps me to know my DC friends are there. I will visit the site and read others comments and posts. I find myself praying for people that I have never met, but feel connected to. That's what I'm doing for you right now. Keep us posted on your future success!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-08-30 20:52:05 -0500 Report

Hey Bittershweet,

Great to hear from you! The walls can seem insurmountable at the time, but you can break them down, brick by brick. I am so glad you are taking better care of yourself, including talking to your doctor about your depression. Fantastic. And one of important ways to chip away at that wall is to get support. So I hope you will keep in touch. You are not alone!


Bittershweet 2014-08-30 11:07:00 -0500 Report

I really appreciate all the encouragement! I'm still hanging in there despite a few negatives going on in my life at the moment. But I'm still pushing forward the best I can. The support from all yal is just more than I could ever ask for right now. :) Thank you everyone!!

ReaderReader12 2014-08-29 19:58:39 -0500 Report

You can do it…I believe it totally. Easy? Maybe not, but never, ever give up and get all the help you need. Stay as positive as you can, vent when you need to so that the negative gets out of your body and floats away.


Pegsy 2014-08-29 12:13:11 -0500 Report

I am so glad that you are getting back on track. I have had many times of discouragement as well. What frustrates me most is that during times of high stress and/or lack of sleep my glucose goes out of control no matter how carefully I eat or how much I exercise. Sometimes stress just happens and there isn't much we can do about that. Unfortunately, that's when depression sets in for me and the cycle begins. So…be kind to yourself, try not to stress too much and get plenty of sleep if you can, while you are dealing with all of this. Hang in there girl, you CAN do this!!

sandyfrazzini 2014-08-28 16:22:16 -0500 Report

I've been there many times, like right now. I have all but given up, this time seems worse. I have decided to start over again and get back on track. I made appointments today to see the eye doctor, my PCP, my rhuematologist and my endocrinologist and get my mammogram and the dentist. I will be doing all of that the first week of October. I am hoping that in the next 4 weeks I can get my numbers back to normal and maybe lose a little weight and feel better. We can both do this together. Wishing you many low a1c results.

rolly123 2014-08-27 20:38:48 -0500 Report

I was always bad a1c I moved NH and have friend who got me in track! Went got a1c and it was 6.0that was in jan ! Five month ago had bad time went vac and got worse I thought my a1c would be 9 or 10 it was 7.9 was I thankful u can do it depression is hard to deal with also I deal with severe mental problem do u have good friend who can help u!! Kep with us look at differnt discusion and read what everyone say it encourages me helps with everything! I go to Ditian now and therapist it a lot work to deal with everything but I'm glad I have the three professional work as team with me doc therapist Psch and Docter so four! Get u team helping u out! Hope goes well with u!

Type1Lou 2014-08-27 15:02:22 -0500 Report

We're all pulling for you and believe in you. You can do this! No, it's not always easy but "toeing the line" will yield better results…in BG's, A1c's, quality of life and self-esteem for taking control. You are not alone.

Bittershweet 2014-08-27 10:58:00 -0500 Report

Thank you both!!! :) I really hope my next visit shows I am turning around I am nervous but I am pretty confident that I have done a complete turn around and that I will keep it up. Life or death battle every day and well I'm thinking pro life!!! :D thank you so much for the support! It helps tremendously!!

wraithmb 2014-08-27 08:41:33 -0500 Report

I had the same thing happen in April. Only my doctor kind of smacked some sense into me. Last Friday my a1c was 7.1, the best I've ever had in 24 years. It's a great feeling! What keeps me going is the constant effort to make my sugars better! Most recently I'm looking at what lack of sleep does to my sugars/insulin use.

Long story short, you can do it! Everyone is human and falls off the horse, so to speak. You just gotta get up, dust yourself off, and jump back on and ride :-). Find something that keeps you going with your regimen, and keep doing it. It's a lot easier if you keep things interesting.

Emotional support is a necessity too, which it sounds like you're doing too. Being here on DC is good too. There's always someone who can relate, or give advice. You just have to be willing to try, and to listen:-)

GabbyPA 2014-08-27 07:47:37 -0500 Report

Those walls hurt, but they also get our attention. I am kind of the same way. I always say "I need to", "I want to", but sometimes until I hit a big bump, I don't do it. I don't know why I am that way, but you are not alone.

So break through that wall and stand tall. You can do it and I hope that your next visit will reflect some of your determination.