3months Big D

By jonj2010 Latest Reply 2010-08-22 12:07:32 -0500
Started 2010-08-22 09:58:40 -0500

I was diagnosed w the big D 3mos ago.. after a bout of cellulitus. a1c 7.1
started monitoring after, bgsi, went from 160 to 130 to aprox 100 to 125,
with diet and exercise (no meds) then i slipped of the diet, stopped the gym
due to work constraints,woke up one mng last week, left hand numb and painful, and always tired and sluggish, took reading 1 hr pp 203 1 min later 180
2hrs 122. does anyone know whats going on?? Iam puzzled also sick of trying to figure this out, numbers never been higher than 200. i do consume alcohol
and havent been eating the best on a good schedule, and need to lose aprox
30 to 40 lbs but i dont have high and low swings, just cant stand this numbness. no support at home, wife thinks Im nuts/ never wrote on ablog b4
anyone in the same boat? or have any ideas???

4 replies

GabbyPA 2010-08-22 12:07:32 -0500 Report

Welcome to the amusement park ride called the diabetes roller coaster! One of my biggest frustrations is when I find something that seems to work, I loose focus or my body changes and it doesn't work anymore. It sounds like you lost your focus and getting back to better control will help many things.

Things like heat, stress and infections can cause numbers to rise and you do need to watch the alcohol, it can do the swing on us in a big way. High to low. So use cation when consuming it.

Exercise is your best friend right there with diet, so try to reintroduce those things into your schedule and you will be amazed.

As for the numbness, Graylin is right, it could be many things. Ask your doctor to take a look at it. Write down when you started to notice it and see if you can see any correlations between maybe a low grade injury at the gym or something. Look at everything and help him eliminate things for you.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-08-22 11:38:30 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. Sorry you had cellulites, had a bad bout in Jan-Feb this year (OUCH). That was when they told me I was Diabetic. Check with your Dr about your numb hand. It could be from the diabetes. Or there are other causes. Diabetes was not why I had cellulites- I had bad leg veins. Years ago I had Tendonites that caused a lot of hand and arm pain. Treatment might vary depending on the causes. My husband is suportive, but he knows I'm nuts anyway.

Harlen 2010-08-22 10:18:36 -0500 Report

I would go see your Doc asap it may be a lot more then blood sugar
You realy need to eat right and that way you can put off having to go on pills and or shots a lot longer then if you keep going the way your on.
Working out helps a lot a hole lot, got to do it every day I know its hard to make the time but its better to do it now and get used to it rather then putting it off and doing it with all the new pills and shots ???
Its up to you frend what do you wish to do?
best wishes

RAYT721 2010-08-22 10:16:32 -0500 Report

My first statement is to welcome you to the site. When I was diagnosed I didn't get a whole lot of information from my doctor and didn't even know that websites like this existed. Actually I knew nothing about diabetes, management, or much of anything else. I wasn't really given much direction other than to lose weight, avoid sugar, and exercise. I only wish it were that easy. I am not on medication and hope not to be so I've dropped 23 pounds and have a whole new attitude about myself, my life, my health, etc. It wasn't an overnight lifestyle change for me and it won't be for you. It's no wonder that your wife doesn't understand your condition. Heck, half of us don't understand it ourselves. I can't help motivate you but I sure can support you if you ever want to jot a line I can listen well and I sure understand what you have, are and will be going through. I don't know if your numbness is serious… for that you need a doctor. Right now let's work on learning to cook/eat healthier, lose weight a little at a time, get yourself motivated to DO because you've learned that not doing hasn't changed much for you. You don't have to join a gym or run a marathon. Start small and think big. Get the emotional support you need and deserve however you can get it. Drink more water. Live each day as positively as you can and by reducing stress you'll reduce your numbers, weight, and roadblocks. There's life after diagnosis but it's up to you to make it a good or bad life. Let me know if I can help you. You're going to read of our successes and failures. We are looking forward to learning more about you. You're going to be reading food labels, cooking and eating differently, and learning and doing some new things. Come on down, you're the next contestant on "Who Wants to be a Well Managed Diabetic?" … You won't win a million dollars but you can feel a million times better than you do right now.

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