my wake up call

By kindlekm Latest Reply 2015-04-06 10:27:13 -0500
Started 2015-03-31 10:37:21 -0500

i don't remember what my old numbers were ( i think i have a thread around here somewhere with them but don't remember) but i hadn't been seeing a doctor as much as I should (with moving to a new area i put it off)

anywho my A1C jumped to 13 have protein in my urine and slightly high thyroid hormone levels oh and low vitamin D

new doc wants me to see an endo so i see the endos NP on friday

put me on lisinopril for the kidney's (no high blood pressure) and a once a week dose of vitamin D and increasing my insulin dose

needless to say i'm a bit depressed about it all of it particularly the protein in my urine

but its is a wake up call for me to keep back on my diet and to start exercising some

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kindlekm 2015-04-06 10:27:13 -0500 Report

so just as an added update went to a NP at the diabetic center here in norfolk she upped my insulin dose a bit more and put me on victoza which sadly i need to look up the number for said diabetic center and call because my insurance doesn't cover it :(

GabbyPA 2015-03-31 13:31:40 -0500 Report

Wake up calls come knocking on our doors at all kinds of different times. I have had two so far...diagnosis and again when I let thing get out of hand. It's good to see you are taking a hold of things and doing what you can to get back on track. You will feel so much better when you do.

Maybe a new doctor, new town, new look on life is where you're at. I hope that your new Endo is a good one and will help you along. We are all here to offer you support or what ever else you might need along the way.

Type1Lou 2015-03-31 11:59:24 -0500 Report

Glad you've recognized that it's time for you to take control of your diabetes. With help from your medical team, it can be done but only if you commit yourself to making the right life-style choices. Thyroid issues are frequently seen with diabetes. I've been on thyroid meds for over 20 years. (DX's with diabetes in 1976) Vitamin D deficiency is also common with us. Since vitamin D helps to properly metabolize insulin (whether natural or injected), it's important to keep those levels normal. I've been taking an OTC Vitamin D3 supplement since 2010 as advised by my endo. I've been on lisinopril since the 1980's, not because of high blood pressure but to prevent any kidney issues that develop due to diabetes. So far, I've been able to forestall those ugly diabetes complications that arise due to poor BG control. My last HbA1c was 6.9. I follow a low-carb diet and use an insulin pump which has given me tighter control with less overall insulin. I could and should exercise more. Wishing you well!

kindlekm 2015-03-31 14:23:40 -0500 Report

thanks Lou didn't know that vitamin D was typically low in diabetics learn something new everyday

StephD143 2015-04-06 10:00:00 -0500 Report

I'm also vitamn D deficient. I take 5000 iu per capsule. Dr recommended less but I did some research and it's a better dosage for me! On top of that I'm also taking my daily multivitamin CinnaLife. It also has vitamin D. I added more only b/c I showed deficiency, but it has a good steady amount to take in daily. It also has some other ingredients that have some great benefits. You might want to check it out if you are trying to stabilize your numbers. I noticed after I started taking it about 6-7 months ago that my A1C dropped and my morning readings have been steady and under 110. It has a great amount of cinnamon which I've read works well with type 2. if you want to look it up go to

kindlekm 2015-04-06 10:25:56 -0500 Report

apparently mine was really really low i'm on 50000 IU per week take my 2nd tablet of that tonight

Type1Lou 2015-03-31 16:31:58 -0500 Report

As I mentioned, I've had diabetes since 1976 but it wasn't until I changed endocrinologist in 2010 that I had ever been tested for my vitamin D levels. I take 3000iu of D3 per day. This was the endo that also finally got me to try an insulin pump. It's crucial to have the right doctor to help you manage your diabetes.

levannieu 2015-03-31 11:08:24 -0500 Report

I was for real in the exact same situation this time last year - I hadn't seen a doctor in years and wasn't taking care of myself at all yada yada.. I've been on lisinopril since then but my a1c has come down dramatically and I've changed my diet (as far as sodium and caffeine) and I still haven't reached my best a1c but it's crazy how much it has come down since last year. I think that was my wake up call too!!! So I feel ya!! I still have soooo far to go but im proud of myself even if my doctor still thinks I can do better !!!!

kindlekm 2015-03-31 11:15:30 -0500 Report

thanks for the support, what have you changed in terms of sodium and caffeine and what effect has it had on any of your numbers? i don't drink coffee but like tea so i'm more curious than anything

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