By pilgrim362 Latest Reply 2010-02-02 05:40:30 -0600
Started 2010-01-31 13:37:19 -0600

I just wanted to thank everyone for the warm reception. I was diagnosed 3 yrs ago and am dealing with it as best as I can. I also get real tired of all the testing and sometimes just want to say the hell with it all.But I keep going.

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cc9 2010-02-02 05:40:30 -0600 Report

yeah. its a challenge. and i fall off occassionally. but then i start all over again. dont lose heart.

Hinboyz3 2010-02-01 07:13:07 -0600 Report

I truly do understand your frustration I go thru that a lot, I think we all do. But we hang on in their cause we have to do this for our selves and our family's.

Kirla 2010-01-31 19:27:15 -0600 Report


This is how I deal with this.

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


Monalisa 2010-01-31 15:40:37 -0600 Report

Hi Pilgrim,
That happens to me too! Sometimes I don't take my med's and eat a lot of junk food in a rebellious splurge!!!
Then I feel like #@%^ and cry alot…So when My mood changes and I realize I'm just killing myself, I start all over again!!! And then it's worse!
Good luck…Hugs…LISA

rankearl 2010-01-31 15:32:14 -0600 Report

what is the saying if they could only walk in my shoes the diabetes is what we all have in common we have a great group of people here let me know if i can help hugs julie

MAYS 2010-01-31 13:40:56 -0600 Report

You are welcome.
Stay strong and spirited, it gets rough, sometimes tough, but you can do it, I know you can !
" Mays "

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