playing with your health

By shorty31 Latest Reply 2011-03-25 07:39:04 -0500
Started 2010-08-27 10:18:54 -0500

this isn't about me this time it's about my husband. for the first time in my life i was very husband just like me is diabetic but his number are greater than mine. his range from 500 high and lowest 381. now he takes insulin and the pill he went to the doctor yesterday he had lost a pound. if you remember j.j from good time that is my husband but short and the doc. was going to keep him. he would had to take a lot of test. he called me the whole time he was there he even started to pray on the phone mind you.the doctor increase his insulin from14cc to 20cc i don't pretend to understand but i do know that is bad.all so he has to take the novlin pinand his pill so that all three. can't go to miky d's any more.through all of this all i thought was how am i going to deal with this i just lost my dad and now this but this voice said your stronger than you think look at all you over come. you faith will see me through we have to pull in our own family and in our ownselves and deal with it some days good and some days bad. so we plan tp take much better care and with the money we save take a nice trip. every one here please i ask you to take care of yourself don't wait for something to scare you to change.

19 replies

Swbtab03 2011-03-21 06:10:02 -0500 Report

I'm ignorant when it comes to insulin as I only take metformin, but I hope everything works out for you and your husband and I will certainly pray for you as I always do for all my DC friends.

kdroberts 2010-08-28 14:02:44 -0500 Report

I suspect you mean 14 to 20 units not cc, it may be important in an emergency situation. 20cc is an elephant dose! It's not a bad thing, I went from 4u to 16u of lantus and 1u per 25g of carb at main meals only to 1u per 10g of carb any time. It was just how my body changed and not something awful. The only bad part about it was I have to buy more insulin!

John Crowley
John Crowley 2010-08-28 08:26:37 -0500 Report

Please don't be worried about your husband taking insulin. I know there's kind of a sense out there the insulin is "bad." But insulin is great. It is the hormone that a non-diabetic's body produces to manage blood sugar.

I understand it can be an adjustment to learn how to give injections and stuff. But in the end, it can save your husband's life, his kidneys, his eyes, his heart.

shorty31 2010-08-28 13:46:28 -0500 Report

thank you i just was so scared. all i thought about was my family. i get so afraid that one day that might be me. all i can do is thank GOD.

realsis77 2010-08-29 12:01:18 -0500 Report

Insulin has been a GoD send for me! Its not a punishment for being"bad" it is a tool to help people regain closer to normal BG levels. It has made me feel better than ever! I am actually grateful to have been put on it. Its a good thing not a "bad" thing and it doesn't mean your husband has "failed" in any way. Don't worry this will help him! And if the time comes when you too have to take insulin you will see its just part of your regiment to keep your self healthy! Good luck to you and GOD Bless you!

simonedfw 2010-08-28 07:05:16 -0500 Report

Have you heard about Reliv? That could help you and your husband a lot. I just mailed some of that to my aunt in Ukraine she has type 2 and some complications and Reliv didn't go yet to Russia and Ukraine so I just can mail it there. And we are so lucky to have it in US.

Anonymous 2010-08-28 08:27:58 -0500 Report

When everything you post is about the same product over and over, no one trusts you or your intentions. You simply sound like a sales person.

GabbyPA 2010-08-27 15:20:12 -0500 Report

Oh, need a break girl, so badly. I am so sorry that you had to go through this. I also just had a huge scare with my hubby. He is not diabetic, but it was very creepy as what he had is prone to happen with diabetics. I had a glimpse into a world I didn't want to stay in.
So how is he doing now? Did he stay in the hospital?

shorty31 2010-08-28 13:53:59 -0500 Report

they increas his insulin from 14cc to20ccand he got away from baked food now his has to go back and take the class over to get it back on track but you know i'm okay because God dont put no more i can bare.

GabbyPA 2010-08-29 06:55:14 -0500 Report

This year you have had great mountains to bear. I do hope you get a break from that...where is that new summer dress? Do a twirl or two in it. (hugs)

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-08-27 11:07:33 -0500 Report

Ah, Belinda girl, I will pray that things get better and less stressful for you. You are a strong person so you will get thru this. Just remember. God doesn't give us more than we can handle. It just doesn't feel like it sometimes!!!

MAYS 2010-08-27 10:33:37 -0500 Report

Diabetic care requires commitment.
Knowing what to do, and doing it, consistently!

Look at it as a blessing in disguise, together, helping one another, the two of you can manage your diabetes.
The two of you will learn about diabetes together, plan a healthier life, and life style, understand one another (diabetes related) together.

The "playing field of life," has been equalized, this is a "new" chapter in your lives, take advantage of it,"Together."