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By Parameded Latest Reply 2009-12-04 07:32:45 -0600
Started 2009-12-03 17:08:22 -0600

Hi I'm new to this site I was diagnosed abour 3 years ago and have been using oral meds. Last week I had an emergrncy gall bladder removal. I had no signs prior to the surgery. The dr stated that this is common. I am probably going to be going on insulin this week.. This has me nervous!! Any suggestions to make this transition go smoothly? Thanks for your time Ed

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Hinboyz3 2009-12-04 07:32:45 -0600 Report

Dont worry too much you will be just fine, My hubby had his gallbladder taken out last year also with no problems or warnings before hand. I too am newly diagnosed in Oct 08, not on any meds as of yet, doctor trying to see if I can do it with changing my diet and exercise, so that's what I've been doing. Hope your feel better soon, and we are all here to help each other out in anytime of needs or questions. We are all in this together one day at a time.

sweething 2009-12-04 07:08:46 -0600 Report

I was relieved when I was finally put on insulin. It did give me better control. I didn't "play with my pills" (take extra diabetes pills when I ate too much). I learned quickly what taking extra insulin could do! The time for the changeover has probably been mulled over by your doctor for awhile. Have you had adequate teaching of how to do the injections. If not call your doctor and tell him you feel unprepared for the injections and need more help.

Good luck with this big change! I know you'll do well!

gregsDAD 2009-12-03 18:35:13 -0600 Report

it can be scary going from pills to shots but you may find that you goals are easier to obtain with insulin . it seems bad the idea of sticking yourself but it aint all that bad biggest thing is like harlan said test alot so that you are comfortable about where your bs are. the shakes can be scary all on there own. hope this helps

longhornmom2002 2009-12-03 19:32:01 -0600 Report

Iam brand new into this world, and feel all alone nervous and scared, I take two insulin shots a day and do oral, and it scares me to death I hate needles. so I totally understand. I dont know how well I will do to this lifestyle adjustment. it is hard and especially alone.

riverrat 2009-12-04 00:24:46 -0600 Report

After a while the needle won't bother you at all. It is a very fine needle and I find that giving it to myself in the stomach is the easiest. Good luck. We were all scared once but after you get used to it it isn't so bad.

Elrond 2009-12-04 03:05:11 -0600 Report

Welcome aboard. Like all new things, it will seem strange at first but just think of it as another challenge. Many of us have been dealing with it for a long time and there are few who won't tell you they are still learning. But without exception, we're all willing to help. If you have questions, feel free to ask.