hi all

By deedee68 Latest Reply 2010-07-27 01:49:04 -0500
Started 2010-06-17 09:43:44 -0500

my sugars are still high and i still cant loss the lbs at all and i have cute down a lot sugars still go up after a take my shot befor i eat my supper and it is high when i go to bed at night

9 replies

GabbyPA 2010-06-18 09:45:36 -0500 Report

Hi Deedee,
First, I want to welcome you to the site. You will find a lot of helpful folks here and I hope they can get you the answers you need. I know we sure will try our best.

I know it is so hard to figure things out. Could you share a little more specific information so we could get you some better guidance?

RAYT721 2010-06-17 21:01:07 -0500 Report

There are a few things in life that I don't understand. One is why we drive on a parkway but park in a driveway. Another is what the heck the beatles were saying about living in a yellow submarine. Another is the whole disease known as diabetes.

I think we've all (on meds and not on meds) gone through highs and lows at some of the most bizarre times, just when we think we know what we're doing… our bodies don't. (Oh, and it's true the other way around).

Diabetes control is a three legged stool. I forgot where I saw that analogy but it's about diet, exercise and medication. The key is to reduce glucose levels as close to "normal" as possible and that takes monitoring, not magic. What works for one person can't and won't work for another.

I don't have the answers for you but I do feel that most people have the issues with weight loss. That is about getting enough (not too much or too little) calories, fat, carbs, vitamins, etc. The same is true for exercise and medication… not too much, not too little. It's important to have a medical team to assist you in your goals… setting them, reaching them, and measuring them.

Control is not an overnight thing any more than weight loss or building a fabulous body with dieting and working out. It's been said that slow and steady wins the race (I like that quote).

Your doctor can help with the meds. A dietitian can help with the food. You don't need a personal trainer, personal chef or anything fancy. You need a plan and the determination to stick with it. We can help, but only so much.

If you need a friend, count me in. Message me anytime!!!

I wish I had the answers for you but unfortunately it's your meter that will have many of answers you are seeking. The doctors/nutritionists have other answers.

I'm still trying to figure out about the yellow submarine.

GabbyPA 2010-06-18 09:46:19 -0500 Report

Love it Ray...I always wondered about the yellow submarine myself. And what is up with those blue meanies??

Armourer 2010-07-27 01:49:04 -0500 Report

Well said Ray! …but to understand the yellow submarine thing, you need to take different pills, just don't get caught with any of them, and if you are I'll deny I wrote this!

Emma2412 2010-06-17 13:42:31 -0500 Report

I agree that exercise does help a lot, even if it's just a walk around the block. Just carry something with you in case you have a low period and also an ID tag or something saying you are Type I or II diabetic just in case. We don't want to get morbid about it, of course, but it never hurts to have the ID band or necklace. Some of them are actually quite reasonable.

Harlen 2010-06-17 11:16:06 -0500 Report

I am so sorry your going through such a hard time .
If I may ask Do you know how to carb count??
Its the only way I was able to gewt my blood sugars in the good range and keep it there I am dropping the lbs slowly but they are going.
If you dont know how and would like to I would be glad to work with you and show you where to get the info that will help.
Best wishes

Roy531 2010-06-17 10:02:31 -0500 Report

Do you do any exercise? That is one of the ways I keep my readings down plus lost 85 pounds. I walk but any type of exercise would help.