Insulin

runthe
By runthe Latest Reply 2010-03-19 19:48:05 -0500
Started 2010-02-25 20:02:05 -0600

Hi everyone, I finally went to the doctor today. My Bg this morning was 369, The doctors was concerned about continue high sugar since december. I was put on Insulin twice a day to help control my sugar. I am scared of taking Insulin because I feel that something might go wrong. Also, I had a one on one with a nutitionist to help me choose what I eat more carefully. Now I have to write down everything I eat and drink for the next two weeks so that they can see what I am eating to cause my blood sugar to continue to be so high. I was told that I have some damage to my Kidneys. Thanks everyone for being concern about me


11 replies

alanbossman
alanbossman 2010-02-27 11:30:01 -0600 Report

Sorry to hear you are having this trouble. Dont be scared of using insulin i use lantus once a day it helps kept my bs in control.
Alan

veggie1962
veggie1962 2010-02-26 13:34:01 -0600 Report

I understand how you feel about insulin. I kind of felt the same way but didn't have much choice when my sugars skyrocketed to close to where your levels are. But I can say that insulin has been the best thing to happen to me for many years. I can eat a normal, healthy diet, my bloodwork has only gotten better and better and I am at a good weight. Plus I feel much better than before insulin. The needles aren't really that bad. I am quite needle phobic and I can manage these OK.

I'd encoourage you to keep really good records while you are tracking your diet. The more info you can give to the dietitian, the more she/he will be able to pinpoint what may be making your sugars go as high as they are (then again, it's possible you aren't eating anything much to make your sugars go that high, maybe your body just needs insulin).

Good luck!

rankearl
rankearl 2010-02-26 08:57:25 -0600 Report

hi sorry to hear you not feeling well im with harlan counting carbs will help with your blood sugars i became insulin dependent at age 11 you do what you have too i rember they had me injecting in an orange until i got use to it diabetes has become a way of lifefor me it is a healthy way to live lok up caliore king on the web it is free and has lots of info on carb counting let me know if you need anthing prayers and ((HUGS)) julie

Preacher1
Preacher1 2010-02-26 08:48:17 -0600 Report

I have been insulin dependant for 12 yrs. I can remember how I felt when I was first told that I would have to self-inject. It is scary but it gets better very quickly. God gives us the strength we need when we need it. "I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me." Phill. 4:13
Don

Danni-the-diabetic
Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-25 22:46:31 -0600 Report

I'm sorry to hear that. You'll be fine with the insulin; no need to be afraid, it is more affective than the pills when you need it. A month before getting diagnosed (i was 12) they had to hold me down to give me a shot and than less than a month later I was giving them to myself.
You'll be okay with that :)
Can they do anything for your kidneys??
Stay strong and hang in there :)

((Hugs))
Danni

Harlen
Harlen 2010-02-25 21:44:54 -0600 Report

The first thing I would do is lern how to count carbs this has saved my life
as you rite down what you eat add how menny carbs it was.This will help you know what foods make your BS go way up and what only makes it go up a little.
I am not on a diet I have only changed what and how much I eat.I an dropping the lbs and keeping my BS 80 and 123
Counting carbs is ez and it works.
there is a book cald the Calorie King it has worked for me and I would not have the good BS I have now without it.
Just to let you know I am not in any way conected with them but I thank the maker that it was there for me.
If there is anything I can do to help please just let me know
Best wishes
Harlen

spiritwalker
spiritwalker 2010-02-25 21:38:42 -0600 Report

I am glad you were able to see your Dr. Don't be afraid of insulin. It can save your life. The idea of insulin scares a
great many people at first. They will teach you how to self inject, site rotation ect. The RD. will help you with a food plan and carb counting. Ask questions if you have them.
They are there to help you.Once you have that visit you
will be better able to control your diabetes. Most diabetic
educators are open to phone consults if you need them.
We here at DC are here for you. If we can help you
tell us and we will share what we can from our personal
diabetes journey.

MAYS
MAYS 2010-02-25 20:16:42 -0600 Report

I am glad to see you posting a discussion again.
Please take this as a wakeup call to try a little harder to get you glucose level under control.
Work with your doctor and dietician to develope a plan of action to try to combat diabetes and it's complications.
You can do it, it may seem hard at times, but it can be done, and you can do it, I have faith in you !
" Mays "

donna13
donna13 2010-02-25 20:16:09 -0600 Report

Oh, so sorry you're having all this trouble trying to control your bs (I probably should use bg, bs sounds terrible). I can understand your being scared of using insulin - I'm sure I would be scared to death, too. But we all do things we don't like to keep going, and I'm sure you will do fine.