OK so denial isn't just a river in Egypt.......

By idpeep Latest Reply 2010-09-04 19:36:49 -0500
Started 2010-09-04 13:20:17 -0500

In 2008 I had the 3 hour glucose tolerance test done and passed..lol glad I studied! April 1 2010, I had my C5-C6 fused, but my pre-op blood work said I was diabetic? hmm So I ended up being in the hospital a week instead of overnight due to some complications from having quitting smoking and the albuterol treatment they gave me in the recovery room to bring up the phlegm in my lungs. I coughed nearly 3 1/2 hrs non stop in my room, making throat raw, and unable to swallow anything except Jello or pudding for three days. So I was being test 4 times a day, and my sugar was usually around 110 accept one time they said it was like 440. I said wouldn't I like be in a coma or something? 20 min later it was 120 I think. Long story short after I got out of the hospital that was it the dr never called to follow up. Fast forward to yesterday. I had gone in for fasting cholesterol and blood sugar, and yup sugar was 127 oops I didn't study enough, and my cholesterol while it had gone down 3 points since the last time I had it checked, was still 57 points too high, and my tris were well into the 300's. How can a meat and taters person eat veggies when I can't? I am meeting with a dietitian next week so hopefully she can help.

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RAYT721 2010-09-04 19:36:49 -0500 Report

Today begins a new day and with the right attitude can bring on slow but steady changes in your life towards health. Control of Diabetes, I once read, is like a three-legged stool consisting of diet, exercise and medications (if necessary). I firmly believe that foundation should include a fourth leg… support… which is why I whole-heartedly believe in this wonderful website. We may not have all of the answers for you but we are here to share the ups and downs, the good and bad, and we are along side of you on your journey. If there's anything that I can do, won't you please invite me in your world of friends? You're in the right place and appear to have the right frame of mind, so, Welcome to our community!!!

alanbossman 2010-09-04 18:41:37 -0500 Report

Hi and welcome to DC family. Good thing your house mate can cook that will help you and her alot. I was DX June 2008 with a blood sugar level of 712, and was not in a coma. I do have my blood sugar in control.

realsis77 2010-09-04 14:31:20 -0500 Report

Good luck with the diabetic educator! Its possible to be in the 400 range and not be in a comma! I've myself been there several times!I got diagnosed about a month ago and find its very difficult at first to know what to eat and what not to eat. I'm still struggling ! I think you will get some great ideas form the educator! I know for me I have to stay away from carbs! They make my numbers rise every time! Best of luck to you! :)

idpeep 2010-09-04 16:05:25 -0500 Report

Thank you my house mate is also a recently diagnosed type 2 diabetic, about a month ago, she is on metaforman (spelling?) And she used to have a catering service so at least she can cook…and she is very creative.