glad to be here. 4 years ago I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 and was placed on Glucophage and daonil medication. I kept at it and at a point only took it when I started feeling symptoms that my blood sugar was high.
Fast forward to 2017, it got worse due to stress and depression(lost and my blood sugar readings shot up to 446 sometime in December 2017…hovering around 346 and 446. before this period I hardly checked with my glucometer. I didn't do much research followup after I was treated after the first time 4 years ago. I only started noticing last year that I was feeling lots of pains in my feet, and thought it was just stress from walking about but also suspected the blood sugar high levels so I was battling it with Metformin and Daonil…they'd bring the sugar levels down a bit and by next day they would be up high again. I switched to Galvus-Met and Daonil and Galvusmet didn't even shake the sugar level readings…they just kep going high. So late last year (December 2017) the pain got worse and only got intense at night and crept up to my lowerlegs(calves)…intense pains that I could only sleep when exhausted from the pain(after like 3 hours of pain). two weeks after it crept up to my waist area that from my waist down to the sole of my feet I was having pain pangs randomly 24 hours a day. once I sit or stand for long, I am in trouble. All this time my sugar level readings where hovering between 332 - 460. So after the new years celebration I managed to be taken to the hospital and they said it was the high sugar reading s and that I had hyperglycemia and nerve damage had probably occurred in my legs due to this.
So I got admitted to the hospital for 5 days and within those 5 days they put me on saline drips and nothing happened. So they stepped it up with insulin and my blood glucose levels started fluctuating up and down. Gave me Lanctus(insulin) and it shot it down to 106, fluctuated up to 120, 180 and rose after meals to between 250-320.
Now, another main issue is while at the hospital on the saline drips and insulin injections(3 times a day) my legs suddenly got swollen one afternoon. So big and hard like yam tubers I thought they'd burst open and I would die. I was in unimaginable pain that day(this was 3 days ago). The doctor on duty had to inject me with a blood thinner as he suspected it was a blood clot issue as my blood was always getting thick whenever they pulled out the needles with which the saline drips were being used to pass into my body…they were flushing the drips at intervals.
The issue now is despite the blood sugar levels coming down to a record low(for me) of 180 today…my legs still ache. i'm afraid as these doctors still recommended GalvusMet and Daonil for me despite me telling them it doesn't work for me.
What do you guys think is the best way to approach my challenges? Anyone with similar experiences?
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