Good evening everyone!
I have had type 2 now since 98. I am 44. I had gestational diabetes 3 times-although all my babies ended up smaller each time-better control. I had issues with a endo who was non-present a lot. Not much help from him. Found a new one and she's awesome. I fell in Feb.09 and fractured my ankle in 3 places and dislocated it on black ice-not fun! No hardware because my blood sugar went from 92 before the fall to 300 within minutes. They had a hard time getting it down so we got it to 250 and did a closed reduction(set it the old fashioned way). I was put in insulin to help with the healing-Lantus and Novalog. No biggie-the needles don't hurt-but I do hate being tied to them.
Now when I was confined to bed/sofa for 4 months-I only ate and slept all day. Yet, I lost 30lbs and my HbA1c was down to 5.4. Fast forward the weight all came back(my thyroid meds were too high-reduced them 3 times) and my HbA1c was back up to 6.6. Phooey. I have to get this weight off-course the ortho I now see had to point that out-good job like we weren't already trying to. Course he's the type that thinks every fat person over eats and is lazy. I eat under 130carbs per day and 1500 cals-per my diabetes educator/nutritionist. It works the best for me. My cholesterol was 160 and all other numbers good on that end-I am on no meds for it or high blood pressure-that was 120/80. My vitamin D was still running low even taking my calcium and vitamin D for the ankle. One fracture has been stubborn in healing-it's best described as a cotton fracture. So upped the Vitamin D to 2000 a day. I eat healthy, walk as much as I can tolerate-I wear a AFO brace to support the ankle(although it's too darned hot right now for it).
They "thought" I had PCOS-nope all three kids naturally and I run like clockwork. No hair loss or any other symptoms of PCOS. They are baffled too why my weight sometimes comes off(it has sometimes) out of the blue-then ramps up really fast again. When all the weight issues started I was 19-gained 40lbs in 6 weeks(and I KNOW it wasn't eating enough at that age to do that!). My cycles stopped for 4 years then all of a sudden 50lbs flew off-and I was pregnant in 3 months and the same ever since.
So looking for advice to keep motivated, exercise tips-got some good ones on the other board-new food ideas and have fun while visiting here. I can always learn new tricks.
Have a great evening-Nell
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