diagnosis diabetic insulin dependent

By alliepat Latest Reply 2010-02-24 07:09:05 -0600
Started 2010-02-23 11:35:07 -0600

I woke up one morning in July and couldn't see, scared… I called my eye dr.who said I had sugar.. went to my primary care dr… he said I did not have Diabetes…to make a long story short he ordered the glucose test, They tested my blood… and the rest as they say is History, I never got to drink the drink,,,, but was sent upstairs and spent the next seven hours learning how to take insulin.. I was overwhelmed, then came the anger, and then denial, not Only was I now a diabetic.but i had all the opothy's to go with, cept for retinopathy…(Thank God)the neuropathy drives me crazy, between the burning bottoms of my feet to it feels like someone is taking a razor blade and scraping the top of my feet, and then the involuntary body movements..the gastro paresis etc etc etc.. My numbers went haywire for a while, but we have finally gotten them down, and now my heart is having issues..I basically need support, My husband is also diabetic but his is controlled by oral meds..but he can eat anything he wants, his numbers never change., and of course he likes to rub it in…

So I am on the road to knowing what I have to do…and thinking that life just is not fair…

8 replies

Kirla 2010-02-23 18:17:12 -0600 Report

Wrong post.

Crashnot 2010-02-23 20:53:27 -0600 Report

Heheh, I always giggle at nice stuff like that. My sugar was 800 when the hospital put me on flat 7-up for my dehydration. God knows where it was by the time my parents pointed out I was unresponsive (i.e. comatose) when told they could take me home!

Kirla 2010-02-23 21:21:22 -0600 Report

I found that drinking lots of water every day and eating lots of low carb vegetables has does wonders in helping me control my blood sugar.

Crashnot 2010-02-24 07:09:05 -0600 Report

The water will just help rehydrate you after having high sugars and flush the bad stuff out. But I guess it would also help give you a full feeling so you don't over eat. And of course any veggies will be an ideal meal choice, esp. over simple carbs we're so used to!

tink2707 2010-02-23 15:37:58 -0600 Report

sorry to hear about what you're going through.

it takes time, to adjust to all the changes, you will get there, just have faith in yourself, and find others (this site is a great place to start) that have diabetes and can be your support system in the days/months/years to come.

the biggest key i found to getting the hang of things is taking baby steps. the people here are super supportive and the information here is invaluable.

we're here if you need to talk, or ask questions. we've all been where you are with what my doctor tells me all the time is "information overload"

MAYS 2010-02-23 12:38:38 -0600 Report

Humans have two things in common, birth and death, everything else in between varies from one person to the other to some degree.
As a type 1 (or insulin taking) type 2 diabetic you now know what you must do in order to survive, it will take time but you will get the hang of it, you must.
First you must know what diabetes is, what it does and how to control it, if not it will gain control over you !
You and your husband can help one another to do this, together.

Harlen 2010-02-23 12:30:53 -0600 Report

I am so sorry your going thrue this
Life is never fair.
I feel sometimes that if I lokk at a pice of bread my BS
will go up lol
It takes time to get it all down and its a big job.
We are here to help you.
Take a deep breath and start with the little things fix the things you can and if its something you can not fix dont fret over it.
Best wishes

Crashnot 2010-02-23 11:53:41 -0600 Report

Hi Allie,

Life is rarely fair for anyone, but the bad things always have a way of hitting at our weak points. In a bit of time, you'll be mastering the in's and out's of balancing your diet, exercise and insulin, and can say, "Holy cow! I feel better than I've felt in a decade or three!"

I don't know how old you are or what your quality of life has been up until this point, but when you're feeling you are at the bottom, stop and look at all the amazing diabetics who have forged the way for you. Heavens, I've been diabetic since I was 11 months old, and 43 years later I still have no idea of what it was like to live "normally." But I'm healthy (thanks to Dr. Whitaker's book "Reversing Diabetes" I managed to reverse my painful foot neuropathy), have two fantastic young children, and aside from daily high's and low's, manage to live as normal a life as possible. It can be done. And YOU can do it! Hang in there, learn from all the fantastic people here, and you'll be great in no time.