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By angiewhis Latest Reply 2015-01-12 10:05:26 -0600
Started 2015-01-09 21:46:07 -0600

I was diagnosed 6 weeks ago , my dr did a random blood testing my sugar was 358 and then ordered a1c its 12.6. So now I am on insulin , metformin and jardiance, and lipitor. I ate really well today about 9-10 carb choice counts and my sugar is still 161. I feel like crap most of the time, I am so not getting used to eating 3 meals and snacks a day. BEFORE diabetes i mainly ate dinner and drank pop. I hope this gets easier someday.My goal is get off meds but dr says prob not.

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Skatinlayton 2015-01-12 10:05:26 -0600 Report

Angie it will get better. Diabetes is not for the weak of heart. You have to be a Lion to fight back. When diagnosed in July of 2012 I had a b/g number of 758. Was placed in hospital immediately for aprox 4 days until my numbers came down somewhat. It took me several more weeks after being released to get it under control. Don't let me scare you. You can fight this thing and you will feel much better. Do what your Dr. tells you, follow advice of fellow diabetics, and follow your mind and your heart. Afterall you know your body best.
Head up, fight like a lion and kick this disease's ass.

funnygirl98 2015-01-11 12:08:15 -0600 Report

Hi angie, When I was 1st diagnosed I just wanted to scream… I took a diabetic class to learn how to eat differently than I was, taught us all about diabetic foot care, how to use our bg meters and keep our numbers in check. excercising all kinds of different things… It really helped me a lot and made me not so scared, depressed, etc. I wish u all the best in learning stratigies in how to cope and deal with this disease. God bless funnygirl98 (Robyn)

angiewhis 2015-01-10 13:06:31 -0600 Report

ok so this am when i woke up bs was 130 ate 3/4 cereal and later a couple eggs and some toast. popcorn for snack sugar dropped to 66. Now im eating 2 packs of smarties , dont get it .

Type1Lou 2015-01-10 08:43:15 -0600 Report

I'm not sure what you mean by "9-10 carb choice counts" (Probably one carb choice = 15 grams of total carb?). I tally the total carbohydrate grams of all the food I eat and try to limit myself to 120 total grams per day. My last A1c was in the high 6's. When you say your BG is still 161, is that a fasting BG or is it after you eat? BG's will go higher (spike) after you eat. If your BG's are higher than desired, my suggestion would be to cut back on your daily carbohydrates, bit by bit, until you reach a level than gets you better BG's. Diabetes does demand a change in our eating habits and changing any habit is never easy…but the results are well worth it and get easier as you go along. Wishing you well!

angiewhis 2015-01-10 10:10:07 -0600 Report

yes Lou that was 15g = 1 carb choice and the 160 was about 2hrs after a meal . Thanks for your reply still trying to figure this all out.

Type1Lou 2015-01-10 10:18:21 -0600 Report

A 161 after a meal is not so bad. I loaned my copy of Gary Scheiner's book, "Think Like a Pancreas" to a friend. He has a chart in there that describes what your expected BG range should be after eating…depending upon whether you want "Tight Control" or "Regular Control"…if I had the book with me now, I'd quote the ranges. I found his book very valuable in helping me understand how to deal with my diabetes.

lilleyheidi 2015-01-10 00:59:37 -0600 Report

Welcome to DC. The diet can be a bit of a challenge to adjust to especially if your not used to eating 3 meals and snack, but you can do it. If you just started on the medication it will take a while for your body to adjust to it and the blood glucose to come down a bit. Keep with it. You can do it. Best of health to you. Heidi

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