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mike g
By mike g Latest Reply 2008-10-26 05:19:18 -0500
Started 2008-09-21 03:46:19 -0500

Ok …
I'm a new to this stuff.
I joined a few months ago,but I have been in denile I guess…
I use Actos and splenda, butt lately I have been feeling tired and sluggish, all I want to do is take naps, I wake up in the morning and I feel as bad as when I went to bed…
I have been a bad boy and I have not tested myself in a long time…
So this morning as soon as I got up I tested myself and I was 143…
So now what do I do…

15 replies

queen of flirts
queen of flirts 2008-10-26 05:19:18 -0500 Report

CALL YOUR DOCTOR AND MAKE AN APPOINTMEN FOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 143 for a fasting test result is high. If you are going sugar free good. But, are you watching the starch intake. LIke drinking diet soda while eating a whole pizza, is not good.Check the carb count and fiber on every product you buy. If you don't have a carb counter you can use the net to look up counts, You need to know the amount of carbs you're going to have before they go in your mouth. And, you sleeping problems could be related to your meds. Read the fliers that come eith them to see. But, again, SEE YOUR DOCTOR A.S.A.P..

Charish 2008-09-30 13:25:35 -0500 Report

Try to remain positive and always remember that you are never alone here. And do your best to stick to what is good and healthy for you too. We sometimes want to have our moment of who cares, but the reality is that we need to always care about ourselves and what we need to do to say healthy.

Best of luck to you … Hugs and Kisses


Edie 2008-10-01 10:25:41 -0500 Report

I agree with all of you but remember we have to be true to ourselves. Just remember never to lie to yourself or others because it comes back to bite you in the butt. I'm making a list of foods that my numbers don't like it will help me to stay away from them I hope. There is so much I love to eat and only one Veg. I have hateted since I was a kid and that is Lima Beans my Uncle made me eat them one summer every nite for a month to this day I hate them.

2008-09-30 13:20:29 -0500 Report

I agree that you should contact your doctor; my husband was taking Avandia, but that got changed to Actose, and i want to say glucerdamine (big stretch) but the point is he neede a pill morning and night plus his actos to get him moving; not that he did not go to work, but he was sluggish and his body ached,also trouble with his eyes; but with the change, the last two weeks are showing positive action; between the med change, a better diet and exercise he has managed to keep his sugar levels at a much more normal number, and more energetic.

NamVet - 21894
NamVet - 21894 2008-09-30 07:27:37 -0500 Report

Well we are all different with our numbers, so 143 for you could be bad or?? I say get to an endocrinolgist first, make a plan with the Dr. and get yourself in and under control..

Edie 2008-09-23 13:39:42 -0500 Report

We were all new at one time and it takes time to learn how to deal with this Disease so just come on here and we are all here to listen to whateveryou have to say and will help you as much as we can. Good luck on getting control over this and welcome aboard. We all love ya. Have a good week and stop by anytime to talk. There is always someone on here. Will talk to ya later. If you want a phone number to call me send me an IM through TawasSquaw2007

John Crowley
John Crowley 2008-09-30 03:02:42 -0500 Report

Just a word of advice here. I wouldn't put my personal phone number in the discussion boards. These boards can be read by anyone who happens on to the site.

Chances are you're not going to get telemaketers or prank calls, but still, just to be safe, I would edit your post and only share your personal phone number (or email address) through a private email.

Edie 2008-09-30 07:07:45 -0500 Report

Ok thankyou. It just let me get on for thefirst time to reply on the Discussions. This is so cool. Thanks John will edit it as fast as I can.

Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2008-09-23 07:18:23 -0500 Report

143 is not so bad considering you have not checked your BS in a while…make yourself a Doctors appointment and start feeling better soon…Everyone does not do right all the time, but you need to get back to controlling your diabetes once again…Good luck and take care…

GabbyPA 2008-09-21 07:46:11 -0500 Report

Hi Mike,

We all have our times when we don't do what we need. The good thing is that you are asking for some help. There are a lot of great people here who will have great suggestions for you.
As John said, if you use the search part of the discussion section, you can find great discussion on diet, snacks, testing, sugar spikes and lows.
Without knowing what you are doing or eating it is hard to offer any advice. The only thing I will say is that I am not a fan of artificial sweeteners and you say you are using Splenda. If you are able, I would try to eliminate Splenda, Neutra Sweet and other artificial sweeteners from your diet. There are many natural alternatives that don't hurt your sugar or your body.
Once I quit taking that in my foods and drinks, I felt much better. That can be a place to start until you visit your doctor and get more direction.
If you share more about what you are actually doing, we can help you more.
Glad you're here!

John Crowley
John Crowley 2008-09-21 05:32:54 -0500 Report

First, a morning blood sugar of 143 is not terrible. It's not perfect, but it could certainly be worse. Especially for someone who hasn't been testing at all.

However, it's important to realize that one test really doesn't tell you much. You need to keep testing. Once you have several days worth of tests, you can start looking for patterns. You can see where you are having trouble and then you can make a plan.

Also, feeling tired and sluggish might be related to your diabetes. But it also could be from something else. A lack of sleep, an infection, an unhealthy diet, or other things could make you feel that way.

As a diabetic, eating healthy is extra important. You should take a look at some of the great discussions about diet on this site for some good tips. Here are a few good ones to start with.

tklbabe 2008-09-30 07:29:35 -0500 Report

I feel the same way you do. I feel like I am getting no answers from my doctor and I can't regulate my blood sugars and he doesn't seem concerned but I am. What if it gets so far out of control then what?

Edie 2008-10-01 10:20:33 -0500 Report

Keep a food journal and see what is going on that way, also you may want to join our online journal in Ecercise and Diet under Diet. Join us the more the merrier I always say. and we like to help each other on here. brb.well I'm back had to cover bill up he is getting cold I used my lighthouse blanket on him. I have a large collection of Lighthouses from a wall hanging to clocks to figurines and a cookie jar that tattles on me when ever I go to get a cookie good thing I always get one when I make them. No one yells at that time just latter. LOL

MISS PAM 2008-09-21 04:25:33 -0500 Report

When was the last time you saw your doctor? That long?? Now make an appointment. In the meantime keep testing on a regular basis.

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