newly diagnoised

By kimberlyfox20051 Latest Reply 2009-12-13 18:00:23 -0600
Started 2009-12-10 00:27:00 -0600

I just got diagnoised about 3 month's ago. They are watching mine with diet and have me on metformen 1000 mg 2x a day. I have been running high. Any ideas to keep it low. I have been watching my carb intake.

8 replies

imsuzie2 2009-12-13 18:00:23 -0600 Report

Maybe I didn't have the Metformin weight gain problem since I take 500 mg twice a day. Smaller doses spread out, with 45 mg Actos in the morning. That works for me. Heck, this week is the first time my fasting BS was 97 or lower for 5 days in a row (lowest was 77). I am usually in the low 100's to one hundred and teens. Are you in combination or Metformin alone? S2

MarineMomX2 2009-12-12 08:13:08 -0600 Report

Like Suzie say's…test, test, test! Show your doc your numbers and he can make adjustments to your meds if need be. I got frustrated when I started and mine wasn't moving either and all that did was make me quit takeing what I should have. When I showed him a month's worth of numbers he said there's other drugs out there and he added a glym to my daily dosage and my bs numbers dropped almost overnight. They've stayed down and I still work at keeping them that way. The mediformin is not always a pleasant drug to take, I take the same dosage you do, but the combination my doc found for me is headed in the right direction. Just keep the line of dialect open with your doctor, hopefully he'll respond as to what you need. If you don't talk to them they think everything is good to go and until they hear your questions and issues, nothing will change. Good luck and welcome to DC!

imsuzie2 2009-12-12 05:00:08 -0600 Report

Welcome, Kimberly. I agree that a diabetes class is very helpful early on. Also, test, test, test. I am type 2, diagnosed in '03, I think (memory is not as sharp as it once was…). My HMO is really great, and has lots of programs. I enrolled in one with the health education department that has a RN call me every 3 months to go over numbers, health questions, etc. They sent me a notebook with different chapters of info in small short chapters, and I have shared it with diabetic friends at work. The RN offered to refer me to a diabetes education class again for a refresher. It will be 2 hrs a week for 3 weeks. I know that it will re-enforce the info I learned so long ago and help. I hope you can find that same support from your doctor. Do ask!!! S2

ptsparkle 2009-12-10 09:31:22 -0600 Report

I agree with three previous answers. Have you added exercise to your regimin? With some hard work and knowledge you can get where you need to be. Welcome to dc, a great place with many friends and tons of experience. Good luck, and hang in there.'

Hinboyz3 2009-12-10 07:01:57 -0600 Report

Welcome to Diabetic Connect Kimberly, hope you find everything you need and get all your questions answered. Im sure you will we all help eachother out here on this site, cause we are all in it together. You already got the right idea watching those carbs are so very important. Remember always ask your questions no matter what they are about, everyone will help with the answer you'll soon see.

Elrond 2009-12-10 01:07:15 -0600 Report

First of all, welcome to DC.
For a new type 2, the most important thing is diet. If you look around this site, you'll see all kinds of tips and recipes. Nearly every diabetic responds a little differently so you'll need to experiment and see what works best for you. If you don't have a meter, get one and check your bs (blood sugar) often. Try to find a class for new diabetics near you. It's possible your doctor can recommend one. The classes are definitely worth your time. In the mean time, get comfy here and make friends. We're all here to help. No question is silly. Again, welcome to the family. :)

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