New diabetic...

By lildixie Latest Reply 2010-08-16 20:07:27 -0500
Started 2010-08-08 09:54:32 -0500

I have just been diagnosed with type 1 uncontrolled. How long does it take for your eyes to start to go back to normal? I can't work , my family does'nt want me to drive. I am having all kinds of symptoms but, my sight is what has worried me the most. My A1C is at 13.12 my doc said that was more than double what she wants it to be. Too much inslin was causeing be to bottom out. Which I was only use to it being high so that frecked me out. My son came in and found me on the floor. Now the doc changed my units and I am back running high once again. Hopefully I will get to a middle ground soon.

12 replies

alanbossman 2010-08-08 18:19:13 -0500 Report

Just hang in there, I know things may look bad but it takes time to lower your BS levels. and your sight should clear up soon.

Harlen 2010-08-08 14:28:09 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
Its a job getting it right the first thing I would do is to pick up how to carb count and right every thing down any food and what you blood sugar is after 2 hr befor bead and first thing in the morning befor you p or anything.this will help you know what foods do what to you for they are all difrent for each of us.Its a lot to know and we all wish niether you or us had to do it but thats the hand we have ben delt.
Sorry I cant give you a bright light at the road its a hard job lol.
Hang in there you will get it all down.
Best wishes

monkeymama 2010-08-08 13:27:00 -0500 Report

Hello there! I can only hope that you can get things under control with your diabetes and your sight. I know it can be hard being patient but try to keep believing things will stabilize for you. After my body began rejecting orals and all of the bad reactions from them, I was placed on injections than the pump. It has had it's ups and downs for me but I also learning it will come; soon.

AmBam 2010-08-08 12:00:46 -0500 Report

Well im 15 and been diagnosed since the day after christmas. i was going through school finals with my eye sight changed drastically. it took about 4 months to get it COMPLETELY stabilized but about a month with it stabilized enough to seem pretty normal. but ya i wish you the best of luck i was diagnosed with an a1c at 14+ i was almost in a coma because i was sooo sick with ketoacidosis. I was in the hospital and my blood came out at 1500 and i was lucky to have made it. things have been much easier now a days so i wish you the best of luck (:

vgarrison 2010-08-08 11:09:33 -0500 Report

You were diagnosed as a Type 1? That is unusual in adulthood, but definetly not unheard of. It can take awhile for you to adjust your meds to figure out what is right for you. When I was diagnosed as a Type 2, but on insulin, my eyesight was blurry as well…once I had about 4 or 5 days of controlled sugar levels, then my eyesight returned to normal.

Good luck and welcome.

You will find that you have your good days and your bad days…I started out with great enthusium, but soon started to feel down. If this does happen keep coming here, this is now my addiction. The people here are wonderufl and very helpful. Do not hesitate to ask any questions…if your too embarrased to ask on a post, then email someone that your friends with. This has worked great for me!!!

Blessed Be!

lildixie 2010-08-08 11:24:01 -0500 Report

Thank you. My brother was diagnosed with type 1 at age 24. Just a few years ago he was put on a pump. He is 37 now and I will be 36 at the end of this month. Shortly after having been put on a thyroid medication I begain to have problems with my sugar being high. The feeling I have when I have a low is the same feelings I have been having for years. I just asummed it was due to Migraines. But, my New Doctor and I now feel as tho this may have been coming on for some time now.

vgarrison 2010-08-08 14:03:25 -0500 Report

I did not mean to upset anyone with my reply. I was unaware of type 1.5, and yes there are some adults that are diagnosed as a type 1. It just isn't as usual as type 2. Heck for years it was just called juvenille or adult diabetes…the "types" haven't been around that long.

monkeymama 2010-08-08 13:21:33 -0500 Report

There is a new kind of diabetes called, "diabetes 1.5". It presents itself as being a combination of both type 1 and type 2. There are some type 2 diabetics out there that could be in the wrong class/diagnoses. This is commonly misdiagnosed as having type 2. There is A LOT of things that modern medical is discovering all the time. It is quiet amazing and interesting. Doctors are still debating on what type I have.

vgarrison 2010-08-08 14:00:58 -0500 Report

WOW I gotta do some more research huh…lol. You know that really makes sense though because if all type 2's were the same then shouldn't oral meds work for more of us?

monkeymama 2010-08-08 14:52:14 -0500 Report

Yes and no…I was either having a BAD reaction or my body over a short time period would begin to reject the orals. When they begin to talk about the C-Peptide test, be cautious, it is not always as accurate as it has been thought. The jury is still out on this… There are even more types of diabetes that plenty of us i am sure are unaware of. You will find the information quiet informative and eye opening. Happy researching.

Rox13 2010-08-16 20:07:27 -0500 Report

Vicki, I am a mother of a 19 that was diagnosed at 18. I like you, thought it was a disease that struck you as a child. I have since learn 30,000 are diagnosed with Type I each year. 16500 children and 13500 aduldts!