Diagnosed 8/5/2009

By Coffeescreams Latest Reply 2009-08-26 10:08:12 -0500
Started 2009-08-26 07:35:20 -0500

Hello all. My husband has been diabetic for about 6 years. He is an over-the-road truckdriver and is pretty much left to his own devices to manage his diabetes. Recently he was home and had recieved a new glucometer. One morning we decided to test my sugar. I suspected that I was borderline as I was experiencing symptoms but did not want to achknowlegde them. I was shocked when my fasting blood sugar was 384. We called my doctor and she immediately ordered and A1C and scheduled an appt to see her. The called a few days later with a script for 2000mg metformin a day. My A1C was 12.8. My blood sugars are lowering running between 120-170. I am struggling with the side effects of metformin. On the plus side running to the bathroom this often should take care of my exercise right? lol The shock is wearing off a bit, still struggling with the carb counting, why cant they make things simple?

3 replies

Antique-Dave 2009-08-26 10:08:12 -0500 Report

The metamucil people should put me on their payroll since I keep singing their praises.

Taking extra fiber does me a world of good when it comes to dealing with the met blues. When I don't have a glass for a couple days in a row I get reminded in a hurry why I take fiber.

As long as I am diligent with drinking a glass a day I have no GI issues with the metaformin,

Harlen 2009-08-26 10:01:06 -0500 Report

Yes its a big chang the more you know the better it gets.
I am sorry you are going thrue this we all had a hard time working on doing whats right
Each of us are difrent with difrent needs
you will fined what works for you.
The diabedic educator is a god send they work with you and helpe you thrue the hole thing my biggest thing was the carbs too but I got good at it and life is much better It only took me 4 years to get it lol best of luck and hang in there you will get it all you got to do is one step at a time
your frend Harlen

hbkunkel 2009-08-26 08:33:21 -0500 Report

You really need to see a nutrionist and a diabetic educator to give yourself a good foundation to understanding this disease. It is very different to have yourself diagnosed as opposed to being a caretaker. Keep looking around on this site and you will get lots of good information. Also see your doctor and write down questions to ask him to help out with the metformin side affects. Looking forward to hearing how you are doing.

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