type 2 d/m testing

oink66
By oink66 Latest Reply 2014-10-29 00:32:30 -0500
Started 2014-10-19 03:08:13 -0500

10/19/14
How to discipline myself to start testing more frequently?
Although I don't make time to test my type 2 diabetes regularly.
My diabetic nurse and my (PCP) Primary Care Physician is very proud of my progress
I have managed to bring my A1C levels from a 9.9 in January 2014 down to a 5.0 in 7 months now here in October.
I started out tipping the scale 226 lbs, now I'm down to 210 lbs. = 16 lbs lost.


14 replies

roxanne bohnnow
roxanne bohnnow 2014-10-22 20:39:19 -0500 Report

I have been trying for a long time to get my diabetes under control. For a long time now my readings have been in the 400;s and my A1C was 11 two months ago. It is now at 10 and for the first time last week I broke under 200 for my morning reading. By bedtime my blood sugars are up in the low 300's. My Dr. has put me on insulin and I am trying to keep a log. I have a dish on my desk where I put my used needled so I can count them at the end of the day so I know how many shots I have given myself. There have been a few days that I missed taking a shot. Over all I think I am doing better.

Chopstix
Chopstix 2014-10-21 12:04:47 -0500 Report

Congrats! Congrats! I do think you should test at least once a day. By doing so you will have some way of knowing if things have started going the way you don't want them to be going. 'Tis better to know and be able to make corrections than not know and be wondering what the flub happened. I'm just saying…

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-10-19 20:19:04 -0500 Report

You're making fantastic progress! Having fewer lows has to also feel really good. It sounds like you've developed a good plan with your health care team. ~Lynn @Glucerna

kimfing
kimfing 2014-10-19 09:58:44 -0500 Report

That is awesome. Congratulations! Set timers for yourself that is what helped especially after meal time

denipink57
denipink57 2014-10-19 10:01:51 -0500 Report

what do you mean? sorry i dont understand :)

denipink57
denipink57 2014-10-19 04:58:03 -0500 Report

good for you for losing so much weight. i have lost 25lbs in 3 months and still need to lose more. i am eating so much better now and my numbers are all in the zone. i have cut back my insulin and have a good walking program now even tho i have to walk with a walker to go any distance.

stay on track! you are doing so well!

lilleyheidi
lilleyheidi 2014-10-20 02:33:50 -0500 Report

I'm really impressed that you use your walker to go out for a walk. I have severe arthritis in my knees, and great pain, and do not walk, although I know it is one of the best exercises for me. I guess I need to just get more disciplined and start walking a few times a week. I do swim 3 times a week though, and the water does not hurt my joints.
congrats on your great efforts.

denipink57
denipink57 2014-10-20 03:33:32 -0500 Report

i could not walk without taking Lakota joint care formula. i buy it at the drug store here in Canada. you can find their website online. they also carry Lakota arthritis and i have used it too and it works good for me as well. i also take Tylenol 3 and gabapentin for diabetic neuropathy. without my meds i could not walk. walking is the best thing for me and i hope you can get out and walk too. i will say a prayer for you :)

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