I think I'm still in denial.

By teachxx Latest Reply 2013-10-27 07:47:51 -0500
Started 2009-11-01 01:51:49 -0500

I still don't believe I am a diabetic. I feel perfectly fine. Am I suppose to feel lousy????? I was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabeties. I prick my finger once sometimes twice a day. The numbers are always good like 110 3 - 4 hours AFTER I eat and 150 - 170 immediately after I eat. Is this normal? Any help would be appreciated. By the way, I am not on any medication. My doctor wants to see if I can control this with diet and exercise first.

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Nicky230 2013-10-27 07:47:51 -0500 Report

I was told the same when it came to light at my doctor visit. My numbers were borderline. Diet and exercise are the two things you should keep on top of. Some people believe that cinnamon and apple cider vinegar also help them keep their numbers in check. At least those products will not hurt you in any way if you take them. My downfall was believing they were wrong, that my numbers were not that bad and eating whatever I wanted. I was at my best when I exercised every day. Either by walking or just doing housework! My advice, read everything you can about it and if you can, see a dietician.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-11-03 08:42:21 -0600 Report

I was able to control mine with diet and exercise for 10 years. Learn as much as you can. during your yearly physicals make sure they run HBA1C.

mamaoak 2009-11-01 11:27:41 -0600 Report

your numbers look good i am not on meds either controlling by diet and exersise as well. really have to watch it you can get sick or out of control very easily. take care

SuzyAttendorn 2009-11-01 11:03:06 -0600 Report

I am trying to control mine with diet and exercise. I am not on meds for it. I feel great. The more weight I lose, the better I feel. The exercising is also helping me feel better. I hope that by doing this, I will stay off meds for a long long time. As someone else stated, don't stay in denial for too long. You need to take it seriously and take good care of yourself. I always like what Harlen says…I like to see and want to keep my feet where they are…so take care of business now! Good luck!

LoriAnne 2009-11-01 10:55:18 -0600 Report

IF you can control it with diet and exercise you are doing good but in reality it more than likely want last. I was like that and yes you feel fine until it get's worse. I went from diet and exercise to thinking they aren't anything wrong with me and ate everything I wanted, NOW SINCE MARCH OF 2009, I AM ON INSULIN, PILLS, and have already been hospitalized due to heart issues and scheduled for a heart catheterization on Monday 11-2-09. So yes, you feel fine now but if you don't keep on the diet and exercise for the REST OF YOUR LIFE!!!!! You will find yourself like the rest of us. Health issues that can't be fixed or just treating them for as long as you live. I wished I knew about this website and DIABETES before it is almost to late. I am sticking strictly to my diabetic diet and exercising when my heart is messing up. You don't know what it feels like to have a "pretend" heart attack or something similar that mimics a heart attack. I don't know which one mine is yet. But let me tell you it will SCARE YOU TO DEATH AND MAKE YOU WISH YOU HAD DONE WHAT THE DOCTOR TOLD YOU TO DO IN THE BEGINNING. DON'T GIVE UP JUST BECAUSE YOU "FEEL FINE". BECAUSE YOUR REALLY NOT!!! TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK AND KEEP IN TOUCH .

sweething 2009-11-01 10:54:47 -0600 Report

Don't stay in denial so long you have complications! That added to some of mine! You can feel perfectly fine with elevated BS, that's why so many people are surprised with their diagnosis, I know I was!

Harlen 2009-11-01 09:57:06 -0600 Report

Take care of it now or get on the shot later its up to you
watch the carbs and work out now or you will later
best of luck

Hinboyz3 2009-11-01 06:46:58 -0600 Report

That is me, that's exactly what my doctor told me to do diet and exercise, and that's what I do daily. Its hard but I do it cause I don't want it to go any further. Dont get too worried just make sure your testing the correct way. Two hours after you eat dinner, and fasting first thing in the morning before you eat anything. Good luck.

dyanne 2009-11-01 01:28:37 -0600 Report

Just a little help u should test in the morning on a fast also the time to test for a true reading is 2 hours after eating not right after.I hope this helps a bit. If u really want to try to stay off meds exercise is a great help !!!!

hbkunkel 2009-11-01 05:27:43 -0600 Report

I agree. Exercise, exercise, exercise, and watch what you eat. Hopefully you can stay off meds for a long time. It is not unusual to be in denial when first diagnosed.

tholz 2009-11-01 01:08:10 -0600 Report

Your nmbers look good to me. I am not on any med either. I hope I can keep it that way. good luck

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