I finally got it!!!

By 2catty Latest Reply 2009-12-05 20:27:51 -0600
Started 2009-07-16 16:05:56 -0500

Well after running high blood sugars for 10 years and trying everything known and a combo of those my pump and glucovance is finally covering it. At first it wasn't because I am really insulin resistant but I am on glucovance with the pump and I have went form 389 to 121. How is that for a change? I am so proud I could just jump up and down. Yay!!!!

36 replies

Elrond 2009-12-01 01:38:47 -0600 Report

I hope my next step will be a pump. For years, I struggled with a very unstable bg using insulun N and R with outrageous A1C's. My nurse practitioner at the VA finally threw in the towel and handed me off to an endocrinologist who started me on Lantus and NovoLog. My bg's are averaging much lower now and we expect to see much better A1C's after I have a chance to stabilize. The doctor has me counting carbs and attending classes in preparation for a pump. (The nurse never even mentioned carbs or a pump). I've learned more about diabetes in the last few months than I knew in the previous 30 years of having the disease. I'm certainly not having the extreme highs followed by the 'panic crashes'. Often, the 'panic crashes' were followed further by 'panic highs' when I realized I'd used too much insulin and over-corrected that. Sometimes, a simple mistake would take me days to fix; leaving me limp with fatigue. Bring on the pump!

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-01 19:44:54 -0600 Report

Great for YOU!!! Pat R

roger 2009-12-05 14:26:28 -0600 Report

my first dr did the same to me she told me nothing about carbs on the pump my self for ithink 6 years now and love it tryed the gl mon with it but had bad lumps in belly with it but it did help a lot try to get it with your pump mine is a mini med good luck roger

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-05 20:27:51 -0600 Report

I was asked after my malignant kidney was removed and I was taken off of Metformin, if I wanted pills or shots. I said pills, partly because I had 2 shots of Heparin each day in my belly and they all left red/purple spots in each place—disapppeared after 2 or 3 weeks, had them for 5 days—-

I check each day now, but seldom have to take the Glipizide—-then only 1/4 of one, but think I still need to check 3 or 4 times a day to make sure that I am still SAFE!! PR

Wrecklessone 2009-07-22 16:13:29 -0500 Report

I am going to ask my doctor about that item, they have trouble getting my insulin down to 360 in the hospital on IV insulin. Maybe that pump is what I need.

joanieapple 2009-07-22 00:18:57 -0500 Report

so happy for you. The pump did it for you. Can you tell me about it?…I am seriously considering it.,

thank you

2catty 2009-07-22 14:17:58 -0500 Report

Well I have one of the new animas pings. And I do not have to take MDI anymore just take glucovance with it. I use novolog in it till my Dr. changes it, if she does that is. The cartridge in it holds 200 units of insulin and it usually lasts 3 days. Of course I use so much I use that in a day. You can look the infusion sets up and the pumps up on www.animascorp.com I love my pump and know I don't think I could do with out it. Comparing MDI to a pump is like compairing hot dogs to steak. Putting the infusion sets in does not hurt at all, at least not for me. That is if I stay away from my hip area, I got some skinny hips. LOL The ping pump comes in all kinds of colors and now they just came out with skins for them. Check them out on their site. If you need help just let me know.

GabbyPA 2009-07-19 08:06:55 -0500 Report

Woo hoo! That is wonderful and I bet you are feeling so much better. I know I feel better when I have lower numbers. I don't feel bloated or sluggish...I feel free. I am so glad you stuck with it. I know it can be so frustrating to deal with it so long with no results. I know I got frustrated and I was just working on it for a year. So there is hope for all, thanks for sharing your victory.

2catty 2009-07-17 12:33:27 -0500 Report

I am just so thrilled to be able to share this good news with my extended family. I have gotten so much support and ideas and hope I have gave ideas and support too. And finally for my sugars to be under control and share them with you is so thrilling. I just hope everybody else is doing great too.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-17 12:45:00 -0500 Report

Although I am not as ill as most, I too, seem to be doing all of the right things, and my BS is OK too. I had been only 3 years, and it hadn't been over 190, but my Dr. was concerned, so gradually I followed the diabetic routine, the diet was the hardest for me! And for the past few days it has hung around 108 to 125!! I can't believe mine either, as I thought that I was behaving before this, but frankly, I was sneaking sweets aboard, oh, I hated to give them up, but after reading some of the people on this sites' problems, I decided I had better be thankful that at least I have had time to adjust BEFORE it got any worse! I had an elderly friend that had nO warning—-at 90 yrs.—she ended up SICK, in the hospital with a BS of over 900—So I guess discussing that event reminds me that I was hollering because I finally developed it at age 74yrs, so that proves to me that diabetis is no respecter of ages! I am lucky to have gotten by this long without my binge for sugars, catching up with me! Best of LUCK to ALL!! PR

Avera 2009-07-16 22:38:15 -0500 Report

That is so awesome! I am extremely happy for you. On this site you have been very worried about your counts from time to time and as YOU said,,,,FINALLY!!!!!!!

WOW!! Congrats!

apanda 2009-07-16 21:56:19 -0500 Report

Congratulations on your drastic change in numbers! There is no better motivation than seeing the results of all of your efforts pay off.

cyncyn 2009-07-16 18:44:14 -0500 Report

I am so happy for you, I will jump up and down with you! "Applause"!. Keep up the good job. Very proud of you! Please keep us posted.


roger 2009-07-16 17:28:38 -0500 Report

see you stuck with it an see what it got you ! good for you keep it up show us all haw it is don

2catty 2009-07-16 17:44:23 -0500 Report

Thanks everybody. I will certainly try my best to keep it up. I am very motivated, especially with all your support.

centrider 2009-07-16 16:50:59 -0500 Report

Nice going!

Are you out there in wind and sun doing any exercise?

2catty 2009-07-16 17:18:56 -0500 Report

Not yet but now that my sugar is down I plan on getting back to the trails. Before I felt like I had to drag myself across the floor. I still have to deal with depression but one thing at a time.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-07-16 16:29:20 -0500 Report

That's fantastic news. Congratulations. Let's hope this is the beginning of a long, healthy run for you.

Keep us updated.

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-07-16 17:32:10 -0500 Report

I am so happy for you! Keep up the good work. You will see how much better you will be feeling. Keep us updated… Debe

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