UGH ... Second attempt at trying to post about last doctor visit.

By FLmickey90 Latest Reply 2015-01-30 10:09:54 -0600
Started 2015-01-29 20:39:37 -0600

UGH!! I had something already written out and now I have to start all over because I hit cancel instead of posting it as a discussion.

I had a doctor appointment last Friday and was nervous about going in to in, of course. All went well and she was very happy with the numbers I've had, which made me feel like I'm doing something right. I've been newly diagnosed on 11/12/14 and in December I was put on Metformin and haven't had many of the side affects like others I've read about in discussions elsewhere. I had a bit of the diarrhea and nausea in the beginning and at times now I just feel a bit blah in the morning until I get going. It's not a wanting to through up blah. I have a notebook I have things written in and I had forgotten to take it in with me that day so I'm still a bit off and lost at times with things, but know it's going to come with time. My initial A1C was a 9.1, and when I go in in April for my 3 month, I'll have blood work done and then a week later I'll have my appointment with her to go over the numbers. That's the one I'm kind of nervous about and I hope that it'll come down. I have only lost 11 pounds since being diagnosed and that first month I was sick with bronchitis to top it off with being diagnosed. Also since my last appointment, I haven't been doing much of any kind of walking or exercising, plus there was something else going on at the time of appointment last week that could have possibly not shown with maybe a few more pounds lost and the women out there will certainly understand where I will be going with this that we so love every month! I was unsure as to what kind of guide to maybe follow to where my numbers should maybe fall into and I had asked her and that did make me feel better about most of the numbers I've had. The best number I've had was after my appointment which was a 104.

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RebDee 2015-01-30 10:05:38 -0600 Report

My advice is to go to to start your very own food and exercise diary that you could get to from your doctor's office so she can see every bite you eat and every exercise you do.
My next advice is to keep asking questions so that you might try something new that one of us has written about which might be the one thing you had not thought of yourself but will be a winner in your quest. I personally have learned about medications and vitamins and diagnoses and foods and recipes that have been very helpful.
Good luck

lilleyheidi 2015-01-30 01:25:28 -0600 Report

It sounds like your doing a good job. Losing weight and eating a low carb diet and increasing your activity levels really seem to be the key in lowering our blood glucose numbers and keeping them in the level they should be. Keep up the good work, and you'll see the good results. Heidi

haoleboy 2015-01-29 22:42:14 -0600 Report

We do the best we can and hope for the best … over the years I have been pleasantly surprised as well as disappointed with lab results. Always keep in mind that this is a marathon and not a sprint.


FLmickey90 2015-01-29 20:55:04 -0600 Report

I also forgot to mention that I had been wondering for some time now until I had finally got into the doctor (hadn't been to one in YEARS) as had felt like I had something going on and wondering if I was diabetic. Had different blood works done and one reading was 222 and had asked doctor about it she had an A1C done and that was 217 with an 9.1 so hopefully the next one will be better!

jayabee52 2015-01-29 20:53:45 -0600 Report

Howdy Mickey
I have done something like that too many times I've lost count!

As you are on meds for your diabetes, and you are watching what you eat, your A1c should come down.

God's best to you

FLmickey90 2015-01-29 21:02:30 -0600 Report

That's what am hoping and shooting for! I'm trying to do the best I can and know it can be difficult at times to be able to eat right when one is on a limited budget, but have been trying to get better things and either eliminating a lot of the things I use to have or having them on a very rare occasion and only limiting them at that point. I use to drink Mt Dew like it was going out of style, but I've cut that back quite a bit and will only have that on a very rare occasion, like once a week to two weeks and on special occasions. I mainly drink brewed green iced tea and water.

RebDee 2015-01-30 10:09:54 -0600 Report

Soda is bad for you. Limit yourself to having it when you go to a party and the host is paying for it — that way you will save twice, once in your body and once in your wallet.
With every item you take off your eating list because it is not healthy for a Diabetic, there is something to put on that is healthy for you. Keep reading Diabetic Connect and you will learn what to do, why to do, how to do, to make yourself a healthier you.

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