So, as soon as I got the official diagnosis that I have Type 2 Diabetes, this summer (I had a feeling I had it.. i had "pre-diabetes" for a year and never lost the weight I needed to lose to nip it.. so here I am. Anyway, a few weeks later this summer I started to feel the tingly feet… and all of a sudden my feet hurt. I have neuropothy (sp?) ALREADY? Is this normal? My A1C was 8.4 in August. I am on Metformin Extended Release, 1000mg in the AM and 500 mg in the evening. I wonder if it's enough? I went to my primary care doctor in Sept. for a full physical. (My GYN had done tests on me and diagnosed it.. my Primary Dr. picked up from there after a full blood work up…He treats a lot of Type 2 diabetics he said.. there's a lot of info in his office on it too.. I know alot of people have it). He suggested I wait to see an endocronologist because he said there were a few things he could try first to control it.. and when his plan fails.. then I go to one. Made sense to me. And gave me a little relief. My mom was diabetic and my father said that if I went to an ENDO it was likely they'd put me on insulin as that's how they really control the BS. I was hoping I could control it myself with the meds… Obviously who wants to be on insulin. I am trying to make diet changes.. as you know it's HARD. I can't seem to let go of carbs. I have good intentions, and then meal time comes and they're in front of me! I work in NYC and live in NJ and there is Italian pasta everywhere! I usually pass but have had some here and there… Is this why my feet are tingly? It's worse in the morning, I think. My hands too. Do you think I need more medicine? Or a more dramatic diet? I was good for a couple weeks, then started eating carbs again. I find it really hard to avoid. (especially breakfast). I'm making smarter choices, but not smart enough! I feel sorta lost here and not in control. Also dealing with yeast infections too.. obviously I have too much sugar in my system! The 1500 mg of metformin doesn't seem to be doing much? I know i have to do more.. exercise, NO carbs/sugar, etc.. (sugar isn't my vise.. it's carbs). Think I should see an endo? or go to the DR ASAP? (I was not told to check Blood Sugars yet.. i do have a monitor.. I'm kinda afraid to use it.. i know it's stupid). I'm embarrassed to share this but know some of you out there may be able to relate and can give me some advice, ideas, thoughts? thanks.
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