So Confused!!!

By riosgirl Latest Reply 2010-05-31 10:33:20 -0500
Started 2010-05-31 05:40:22 -0500

I've been a PWD type 2 for almost two years. I was taking 1,000n mgs. 2x daily and 2 shots of Levimir daily. I started out being extremely compliant and fell into the "Don't test, don't tell" group. I was sooo angry that I had to give up my sugar laden food that I ate more of it. As a recovering alcoholic, my pancreas was shot. I just went to an endocrinologist who told me it was a waste to take the metformin and added Humolog to add three times a day after meals. Now I have to prick my fingers and stick myself 5 times a day. I have to live with my log book and I'm seeing a RDE on Wednesday. My memory sucks and I'm thinking of buying a small tape recorder with me. There's so much to know and I feel like I just won't be able to get anything straight. Does anyone else feel this way? HELP!!!!

3 replies

Harlen 2010-05-31 10:33:20 -0500 Report

I think a lot of peaple know what your going thrue.
Yes it is a lot to know,the more you know the better you can take canre of diabetis ,like being a alcoholic you never get over it.Take it one day at a time .
I started with taking it one minuet at a time for that was all I was able to deal with .I am T 2 and now on a pump
my BS runs good and I feal a lot better .
Best wishes

Emma2412 2010-05-31 08:02:52 -0500 Report

Hi, riosgirl
Denial is a pretty serious "disease," too. I was in denial for awhile after I got my diagnosis in 2003, but once I really understood what diabetes was doing to me inside where you can't see the damage it does, I woke up and did something about it. Luckily, though, I hadn't been in denial for years and years, so maybe the damage I did to myself by being in denial is minimal. But who really knows?
So, you have to prick your fingers 5 times a day? Big deal. All of us here prick our fingers 3 to 10 times a day depending on what our current condition is or where we are or want to be. You're not alone.
Just listen and learn by coming here to DC regularly. You'll hear about people with much worse stories — limbs being amputated, kidney disease, etc, etc.
So, thank God that you're not at that point and dig your heels in and get with the program and do what you have to do for your own sake. If you're thinking this must be what they mean by tough love, you're right.
So, smile and move on, but in the back of your mind remember that you can make a difference in your life from here on out.
God bless you.

RAYT721 2010-05-31 08:00:44 -0500 Report

There's no reason you can't bring a tape recorder so long as you ask ahead and explain your reasons. Also bring a list of the questions you have so you don't forget them when at the appointment. You could also bring a trusted friend with you who may remember what's discussed.

Logging your readings may seem like a burden but the information is very helpful to you and your health care providers. Frequent testing is not on our "to do" list but it is valuable to avoid the complications of diabetes.

Knowledge is power. The more you learn (and ask and take action) about the condition the more you'll be in control.