Worried and Scared about my numbers climbing

By JP-18 Latest Reply 2017-09-20 21:55:27 -0500
Started 2017-09-19 19:38:59 -0500

Hi, Everyone,

I was doing well earlier this year, with my A1C below 6.5 and my numbers being steady. I was taking an injection which for the life of me I canNOT remember in this moment, but it was working well. I had to go off it a few months ago because my insurance quit covering it. But my numbers were good and so I quit testing so much.

I took my numbers today and they were shockingly in the 200's. I think this is an exception mostly because I was feeling dizzy, which I have not felt in over a year. Anyhow, i am worried now because I don't want to see the diabetes progress.

Also, I am overweight and need to lose about 60 pounds, so there is that stress too.

Just looking for an encouraging word. Thanks.

2 replies

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2017-09-20 21:55:27 -0500 Report

Hey JP-18, I haven't run into you before so, assuming you are a new member, welcome! Either way, it's nice to meet you. I am sorry you are having a setback, I know how frustrating that can be. And I know how especially frustrating it can be when lack of insurance coverage is the culprit in the setback. I feel bad for you. I am hoping you will work closely with your doctor and stay on top of your self-care routine. You can do it, I know you can. And you are not alone. I hope you will stay in touch with us and let us know how your doing. No judgments here! Just best wishes, support, and information sharing. Take good care of yourself, my friend.

Type1Lou 2017-09-20 15:28:41 -0500 Report

Excess weight can increase your insulin resistance, so, losing pounds is a good place to start. One way to do that is to cut back on the daily amount of carbohydrate grams that you eat. Do you know how many grams of carb you currently eat per day? If not, start counting. Once you have that number, reduce it and set a daily limit for yourself. You should gain better BG control AND lose weight by cutting back on your carbs. There is no one "right" amount of carbs for everyone. It depends upon your age, gender, metablosim and activity level. For me, my daily carb limit is 110 total carb grams per day. Before I started limiting my carbs, my A1c's were climbing from the 7's into the 8's. I'm now back in the 6's with my last one at 6.3. Limiting carbs is not easy but managing diabetes well demands lifestyle changes. With determination, it can be done. Wishing you well!