Don't know whats going on with me anymore

Malisha - 100965
By Malisha - 100965 Latest Reply 2009-12-18 09:40:42 -0600
Started 2009-12-16 10:31:20 -0600

Hello everyone I'm new here and just wanted to explain that I was diagnose in 2005 with type 2 diabetes and was doing good and then slacked off and got back on track and was doing wonderful because I got pregnant and during my pregnancy I did so good, really good no problems at all with my diabetes. So after I had my daughter I moved to another town in Michigan and every since then I have no clue whats going on with my diabetes. I have no insurance and I have been to doctors and they would give me prescriptions for the pill and when that run out thats it and noone won't take any new patients with a spend down medicaid insurance. I would have to travel to another town to receive help and I can't afford the gas money. I'm trying to avoid a lot of sugar and I had some supplies left but I used them all and now the only thing I have left is syringes. I know what I'm suppose to be doing but I can't afford all that I need. I also don't have no clue what my A1C is or what my blood sugars are running.

15 replies

packrat2 2009-12-17 16:25:09 -0600 Report

you need to get a meter ASAP, so you know your BG, maybe your church can help.??.I have a old meter or two, you could have, but the test strips will be out of sight…best regards packrat2

kartist1 2009-12-16 20:24:11 -0600 Report

Dear Malisha:

You can go to your local pharmacist and ask to see the various meters, and kits as well. Your general doctor can refer you to a specialist endocrinologist who can check your A1C count. I have have it for 3 and half years, type II and now my doctor has put me on pills, 500mg-3 times a day instead of insulin.

I hope this helps you. You are not alone my dear. We are all here to help you.

Take care,

Hinboyz3 2009-12-16 12:06:23 -0600 Report

Hi Malisha, I too am a diabetic type 2, not on meds yet, suppose to return to doctors on monday to see whats going on with me. But was told to change up diet and exercise, I've been doing all of that. I test my bloodsugar 2 times a day. I understand just what your talking about, I have no insurance at the time and the cost of supply s are sky hi!! At least check your bloodsugar daily to keep tabs on it.

Malisha - 100965
Malisha - 100965 2009-12-16 18:04:42 -0600 Report

I was checking my blood sugar everyday but I ran out of supplies. I will be moving soon so I will try to find information on what I can do.

princess08 2009-12-16 10:36:11 -0600 Report

I understand what ur going through,but if u can drink tea mix with cinnamon and if u want add ginger and cardamon and use sugar cane sugar or sweet and low or even brown sugar.cinnamon lowers blood sugar.take care.

Malisha - 100965
Malisha - 100965 2009-12-16 10:38:27 -0600 Report

Thank you so much I will take that and use it.

lovely irish eyes
lovely irish eyes 2009-12-16 10:47:06 -0600 Report

Baby girl I understand completely. First things first you need to get back on your medications. Check with your local community or county and see if there is a free or low cost clinic available. Talk to your local pharmicist and ask him/her for help in getting information from the drug manufactures assistance for presciption drugs. Lastly ask your church about medical assistance programs.

Malisha - 100965
Malisha - 100965 2009-12-16 18:02:26 -0600 Report

I checked with my local health department and they can't help me, and I will check out about help at a clinic and now I'm moving so I will have to check out information where I'm moving to. thank you for you advice.

Antique-Dave 2009-12-17 14:45:40 -0600 Report

Many people use cinnamon, myself included but I can't say for sure that it does anything for me, its a part of my supplement use and its cheap. Many say it doesn't do a thing for them and its not a substitute for medication.

I certainly would not add brown sugar to my tea, there have been some studies on teas and green and black teas seem to help your system utilize insulin better.

but your mileage may vary, we are all different as to what works best and you have to develop a plan that works for you. Its important to do your own research too, if someone says eating yogurt standing on your head will reduce your blood sugars do some digging and see what you can find out about it but don't take everything you hear at face value.