Concern for diabes

rolly123
By rolly123 Latest Reply 2014-09-25 14:44:26 -0500
Started 2014-09-20 22:25:21 -0500

I was concern with couple thing i been finding how dry my skin is exspecially elbow i treat it with cream but still real dry? Im also been getting headaches alot i check my sugar its in 245 i m always high and never any headache is my diabetes changing! Im working on carbs calorie and c my ditian next thursday but when have low carb sugar still hi! Night time its high take lantus and wake to 209 above! I try get down anyone help! I get help with close friend who has diabetes so please help! Im also have my hand going numb and painful i thought get neraphathy in legs is that true! Thks
Valerie


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jNaZr
jNaZr 2014-09-22 11:19:01 -0500 Report

Add flax seed and sugar free metimucil to your regiment asap. Even if regularity is not an issue, the fiber stabilizes and helps lower your bg in consequence. The milled flax repairs cellular damage and helps with the skin. Also take plenary of odor free fish oil in addition to a biotin (hair skin and nail supplement). These are all inexpensive ways to manage diabetic side effects while helping your overall self.

rolly123
rolly123 2014-09-21 18:50:53 -0500 Report

James
I just got app for calorie king and found my colorie book it was in closet ! Im going use it tom and plain meal out carefully! Thk
Valerie

rolly123
rolly123 2014-09-21 18:27:38 -0500 Report

James
No didnt have dozen donuts yes had five donuts yes cider would been better brought that home! Yes im meating with dietician cant spell good better put my correct words on! 7 gram donut is only tomorrow is another day! How count thing that dont have how much carb on it! Thks
Worried valerie

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-09-21 18:44:24 -0500 Report

LoL! Valerie, I was only joshing you when I said you likely had a HALF doz donuts. (go back and read what I said there) I consider those things (no matter how many) to be POISON to my body.

Perhaps you could enter that mind frame as well! You're eating your way into early diabetes complications if you don't
To find out the carb content of items not having labels:
You go to an online resource like Calorie King ~ http://www.calorieking.com/
or nutrition data self ~ http://nutritiondata.self.com/

You may have to "play" with the sites to learn how to get good info from them but you will be rewarded by learning what you need to know about foods and the carbohydrates they contain.

rolly123
rolly123 2014-09-21 17:17:54 -0500 Report

Lou
Its hard for me say no! Thats how get so much trouble ! Im working hard with carb get frustrated today i did say no and felt bad went apple picking and someone friend wanted me have hot cider which i love alot so did have apple cider donut! But i only had few! Got offer all time so am learning no! Is apple bad for u! Have lots of them and got make applesauce and apple pies going try sugar free one for me i dont eat lots apple so dont know if high in sugar what? Thanks for advice will say more no thks have grest day
Valerie

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-09-21 18:00:24 -0500 Report

Perhaps it would have been better having the cider rather than "a few" (how many, half a dozen?) apple cider donuts. At least too many ciders would have had a laxitive effect on you (at least it used to for me, way before I had diabetes).

A regular raw apple with skin on it, is 17 g of carbs for 125 g size apple ~ http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-an...
The closest I could come to hot apple cider is a starbucks drink which has 44 g carbs in a 340 g drink, for a 13 g donut (generic) is 7 g of carbs ~ http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/baked-pro...

BTW, when you say you are meeting your "ditian" do you mean dietician?\
James

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-09-21 15:38:57 -0500 Report

I'm glad you're asking questions here and also have an appointment with a dietitian so you can get more individualized suggestions. Reading food labels is going to help you identify lower carbohydrate foods, and you're making a good start with that. The American Diabetes Association has some suggestions on how to take care of your skin here: http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/... ~Lynn @Glucerna

rolly123
rolly123 2014-09-21 17:20:21 -0500 Report

Glucerna
Tried web site and didnt find any page my phone dont do good with link james put it on my profile and i hit it i get site ! Could u do that thks looking forward to ditian got question how count carb in things that dont have nutrition section that make

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-09-22 18:16:52 -0500 Report

I just put the link on your profile. You're right that it's not as easy to find carbohydrate content foods without a label. The dietitian will be able to help you, and also there is more information about carbohydrate in foods at www.diabetes.org. ~Lynn @Glucerna

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-09-21 15:09:07 -0500 Report

As long as your BG's stay elevated, your body tries to get rid of the excess sugar in your system through your urine (which is why one of the symptoms of diabetes is frequent urination and constant thirst.) Think about it, your body is using the moisture it has to create all that urine which dehydrates other parts of your body, hence the dry skin. Amlactin is a good OTC skin cream but the dryness will continue until you get a better handle on your BG's. The most likely culprit for those high BG's is the type and amount of food that you eat. How many carbs are you currently allowing yourself per day? If your sugars are still too high, cut back on the carbs you allow yourself. It's not easy and, yes, you may feel hungry. Habits are hard to change and don't be afraid to hurt people's feelings if they bring over food that you know you shouldn't have. You, and only you, control what you put into your mouth.

rolly123
rolly123 2014-09-21 05:27:28 -0500 Report

I will educate them! Thks for web site could u put it on my personal page like u did before thk alot !!
Valerie

rolly123
rolly123 2014-09-20 23:10:25 -0500 Report

James
Thanks for u letting me know of neraphathy! Didnt relize it! Yes i been liw carb some dsys lately everyone brings over thing high carbs! Friend like sister to me said eating to much bread so cut that down alot! Trouble counting carb i looked what i ate and found out not liw carb i thought! So got make change in that! My med dont think its enough but my doc she assist docter in office she wait for a1c so thinking getting diabetic docter going c if insurance takes one! What can be done with dyness ? Thk
Valerie

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-09-20 23:46:05 -0500 Report

Valerie,
It is vital that you get your BGs down and that may mean refusing some of your friends' food offerings. They may mean well but in reality are killing you little by little. Perhaps you could educate them about your dietary needs.

Your friend like a sister is right! I mange my diabetes by following a meal plan which avoids eating breads at all and doesn't use grain products of any kind. If interested in that, ask me for my meal plan

You can find what others on DC use for dryness ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-09-20 23:01:38 -0500 Report

Howdy Rolly
Your being so high most of the time (anything over 140 mg/dl is asking for complications from diabetes) puts you in prime territory to get diabetes complications like Neuropathy. Where ever there is a nerve in your body, the high glucose can affect it. Many neuropathies happen in the feet (like mine). I do have tingling in my hands and arms and a feeling like I am wearing a glove on both hands.

There also is a serious condition can affect one's stomach called gastroparesis. The high BGs attack the vagus nerve which controls one's stomach.

One could get a neurogenic bladder where the nerve which controls the emptying of the bladder. It could only empty partially, or not at all, and then one would need to catheterize oneself to get the bladder to empty. (a full bladder - not fun!)

I could go on and on, but this will do for now.

I am wondering about what is going on with you, as to why if you are eating a low carb mealplan and taking your meds, that you have such stubborn highs

God's best to you

James