Doctor Visit today

By skinnysusan Latest Reply 2010-01-30 08:23:50 -0600
Started 2010-01-29 15:11:56 -0600

I was diagnosed in March 2009. Did great until October…probably running scared. Then not so well. My A1C has gone from 6.5 in October to 7.8 today. I was on 1000 mg. of Metformin and day, and now on 2000mg of Metformin and 5mg of Glipizide. I have not gained any weight, but am tired. Just needed somewhere to relax for a minute.

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Kirla 2010-01-30 08:23:50 -0600 Report

This is what has helped me. By testing alot, I was able to see how foods affected my blood sugar and stopped eating foods that spiked my blood sugar.

Good luck

I was Diagnosed Type 2 on 26 Feb. 2009. My fasting blood sugar was 366, A1C was 14.1, cholesterol was 300. Blood Pressure 145/95. The doctors put me on 500mg Metformin twice a day, 10mg Lisinopril, 40mg Simvastatin and 81mg Aspirin once a day.

On March 1st I purchased a meter and started testing before and two hours after each meal.

I stopped eating sugar, using salt, drinking coffee, beer and wine right away. I started eating salads, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, pickles, sauerkraut and homemade coleslaw. Lots of coleslaw. I also started to drink at least 8 cups of water per day.

Over the next several weeks I stopped eating bread, crackers, noodles and anything that contained any kind of grains. No flour at all. I check the labels on everything I buy and will not purchase any product with more than 5 or 6 net carbs per serving with the exception of chana dal. I started to use fenugreek and flax seed on my TVP oatmeal and chana dal. I drink a low carb protien shake for breakfast in the morning and eat the TVP oatmeal at lunch. I bought like 25 pounds of it and have recently been making what I call TVP carrot, chocolate and more recently pumpkin cakes. I have a small piece at lunch almost every day instead of the TVP oatmeal. I eat about 1 oz of tuna fish every day. I have started eating peanuts, sunflower seeds and almonds for snacks between meals.

I also eat chicken quite often and eat a little beef at least once a week and occasionally will eat a little pork. When eating out I find myself eating chicken and beef a lot. Chicken wings I seem to eat most of the time when we want something fast. They also come with celery and blue cheese.

My morning blood sugar has slowly dropped from the 200-300 range, to an average of about 80. Several months ago I started testing on the peaks (1hour after eating) and most of the time it’s under 110. My 7-14-30 day averages bounce around a lot but most of the time there between 90 & 95. My lowest 7-14 day average was 88. My 7-day average has only gone over 100 only once in the last several months. My numbers are constantly changing. Like a roller coaster. They dip down and then go up and down.

Several months ago I started taking the Equate Fiber Therapy supplement. I bought it at Wal-Mart. Also taking 4000 IU’s of vitamin D, 3000 MG’s of fish oil concentrate and one multi vitamin tablet for adults over 50.

After about seven weeks of taking the meds I couldn’t tolerate the side effects any more and quit taking them. My blood sugar continued to drop week after week, my blood pressure has averaged around 110/70 and my cholesterol has remained below 200 since I stopped taking the meds. My A1C dropped to 5.9 in four months and seven months after being diagnosed it was 5.6. Got my latest results on 1/19/10 5.4


alanbossman 2010-01-30 08:08:45 -0600 Report

I agree with spiritwalker, the med change should help watch carb intake. Its a new day things will get better

Hinboyz3 2010-01-29 21:18:52 -0600 Report

Feel free Skinnysusan, just relax and let the words just flow out and type just what you feel here on this site. We are all in the same boat together, we are all alike and here for the same reasons. We will get thru all these obstacles one way or another for the better. So hold your head up and keep on going.

ptsparkle 2010-01-29 20:52:34 -0600 Report

Tomorrow is a new dosage, new med, and a new day. Start from there and go 1 step at a time. Rome wasn't built in a day, and your A1c wont come down overnight. Just keep positive and keep working.

gregsDAD 2010-01-29 19:30:02 -0600 Report

you are not alone there i think all of us have experienced what you are going through some of us more thatn others. I don't know about you but i get fustrated at myself when this stuff keeps happening.
best wishes

10fluffy35 2010-01-29 16:39:23 -0600 Report

It is real hard to stay positive each day, but never
give up trying and hope. I found one of my problems
is if morning total is not so good, it controls your
mood for the rest of day.

spiritwalker 2010-01-29 15:40:50 -0600 Report

Many things affect your A1C. The medication changes will help.
Increase the amount and type of exercise will help.Watch
your carbs and do the best you can to follow your meal plan.
Do the best you can each day, and the numbers should come
down.Don't beat yourself up. Go forward , start new today.

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