I need help but i'm getting tired of hurting

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2010-02-22 15:27:42 -0600
Started 2010-02-22 10:44:32 -0600

hi everyone, i guess i'm sounding like a jerk feeling sorry for myself. i'm 59 and have been insulin dependand for about 10 years. can you believe it i still don't know anything about how to take my meds. i have sooo much pain!!!!!!!!! i can't feel my feet and now it is starting in my hands.my a1c's are 9.5…God knows i try to eat right…i know i should get to the gym, but i hurt and have no ambition. i'm at the point where i get up in the morning and just exist until it's time to go to bed and in between i take pain pills what kind of life is that…i have a wonderful wife i love very much…thats what keeps me going but it getting harder every day…i have limited insurance so i can'r afford to see the doctor. what i need most is direction on how to take my insulin properly…the doctor never instructed me and said i should see a specialist…i can't afford that…so here i am asking for free advise.

6 replies

Justice 2010-02-22 15:27:42 -0600 Report

I would start trying to research if there are any diabetes support group in your local community. I would also google American Diabetes Association www.diabetes.org search for your state and its local office. They should have information on free programs or specialist you can see.

roger 2010-02-22 14:22:43 -0600 Report

my local hospital has a free suport grouip that meets about pnce a mounth try that and go back to what dr gave u to do to start and start over and your insur should have a nurce help line for extra help and where to get it that would be covered
ask dr for free sampels they have them just for this reason good luck keep us up to date

daniel velazco
daniel velazco 2010-02-22 15:17:23 -0600 Report

Many hospitals have a diabetic instructor
and they are free. Check with you Dr. and see if there is one at the hospital nearest you. Dan

Harlen 2010-02-22 13:18:32 -0600 Report

Tell your Doc what your going thrue as well as how hard a time you having with your meds they will send you to an educator that will help you use your meds better
I was DX 5 years ago and just got my A1c back 5.9 it has been a fight and then some but I got it now as well as the pump Please get so help my frend
If there is anything I can do to help please let me know
Best wishes

Crashnot 2010-02-22 12:58:18 -0600 Report

Your situation is heart-breaking, but I'm not sure anyone here has the wrecklessness to tell you how to do your insulin, as it is a highly individualized thing. Is there some way you could go in via the ER to get some medical advice? You need a specialist to sit down and figure out your insulin/carb ratio for you, and the proper correction and bolus dosages. I guess you could Google "insulin/carb ratio formula" and see if that gives you a lead-in, but without knowing your daily carb intake, your sugar levels before and after a meal, even a doctor would have trouble advising you properly.