I am in terrible control of my diabetes. I was first diagnosed with gestational diabetes 1988 when I was pregnant with my last child. During my pregnancy and for a while afterwards, I followed all the rules, watched my diet, walked every day, etc. I had a "honeymoon" period for about 2 years after delivery and was put on a minimal amount of insulin. I now inject 8-10 units of Humalog before every meal and 32 units of Lantus at bedtime. At times I do pay close attention to my diet, i.e., exercising limiting carbs, eating protein and veggies. However I do love fruit, especially the summer fruits of nectarines, peaches, cherries, apricots and watermelon (which, of course, send my sugar levels skyrocketing). So far, I have not experienced any problems (although I have been hospitalized with ketoacidosis due to illness). My last H1AC was 10.2 and my blood sugars range from 200 to over 500 sometimes. I want to desperately want to get my control back and don't really know how. I have been to a couple of those diabetes education classes but have been kicked out for non-compliance, even though as long as I was in the classes I tried awfully hard to due what was suggested. I don't want to say I don't care about my health, but I will say that I am in denial. I HATE HAVING THIS DISEASE. True, it is not MS, or cancer or AIDS but I tend to think I will be o.k. in the long run although I know that will probably not be the case. My husband was also a diabetic, had kidney failure and died of a heart attack at 45. If anyone has any suggestions on how I can improve I would appreciate. Thank you.
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