By blueyedblond88 Latest Reply 2017-08-29 20:48:38 -0500
Started 2017-08-25 19:35:14 -0500

is there anyone on here that has prediabeties or type 2 diabetes that would be willing to let me follow them on here? so i can see how other

people with these conditions live there live. if you know of and good blogs on these that are active and current that would be good as well. if you are the above i have twitter, snapchat and instagram an would love to follow people on those as well. post in the comments or private message me if you don't want to post in the comments. i will private message you my social media if you want


i just need to rant

i'm afraid, worried, stress, anxious, unsure, new to this.

i'm a medically diagnosed pediabetic. the last month or so i have been feeling dizzy and week in between meals and 1 to 2 hours after meals i sweat so much that it runs down my face, arms and legs. i think it is from my blood sugars going low and/or high. yes i HAVE been to see the doctor. and they want to know what my blood sugar is doing on a regular basis. so i was prescribed 100 test strips and 100 lancets with the test strips the meter is free. i get them by prescription as then they are covered by extended health benifts. so for the next 3 months i will be testing my blood sugar once a day at a different time each day. to see what it is doing.

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Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2017-08-29 20:48:38 -0500 Report

Diabetes and prediabeties is not a one size fits all disease. What others are doing may not work for you. The best thing you can do is start lowering your carb intake. Find healthy snacks to eat between meals. This will help keep you blood sugar at an even level.

You have to test more than once a day at first. I tested first thing in the morning before breakfast, I ate then tested. At a snack and then tested lunch test, snack test, dinner test. Not only did I learn what was causing my blood sugar to rise, I also knew how my blood sugar was doing two hours after each meal.

I also have a lot of food allergies and can't eat what many of the people on this site can eat. I work around that. You should ask your doctor how many carbs you can have per meal or per day. My doctor told me what I can have so I divided it in half for each meal and got under control within 6 months. Now I test once a day. I have only had one low and had to go to the ER.

I live my life to the fullest. I have not stopped any activities that I was doing prior to being diabetic. I have diabetes, it does not have me. I control my diabetes, it does not control me. Life is way too short for me to focus entirely on diabetes. good luck.

onafixedincome 2017-08-28 23:37:35 -0500 Report

Well, for starters, we all begin at about the same place—looking for information and ideas on how the heck we're supposed to deal with all this. So we read a lot of posts here, we learn what we can from every reasonable source we can find, and we mostly muddle through until we get the hang of it.

"What's 'it'?" I hear you cry—IT is finding ways to reduce our carbohydrate intake, figure out how various foods affect our sugars, and how to live with the needed routine of being on medications and/or diets that need it.

To get the best bang for your buck on the testing, test first thing in the morning after a night where you haven't had any sugars for about 8 hours. That's your fasting glucose, your baseline. Then eat your meal, and test again 2 hours later OR when you start to feel symptoms. Test again when they go away. After a week, take those numbers to your doctor and see what they say. It may take longer than that for them to find a pattern.

That's what *I* would do, anyway—getting a fasting baseline is important, and knowing your sugar when you have symptoms, and then when they stop, can give a lot of information.

Why different times each day?

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