Sorry To Bother You

By Jeanna03 Latest Reply 2010-10-13 14:37:16 -0500
Started 2010-10-13 10:40:55 -0500

As I sit here and try to eat what I am suppose to, take my meda and try to excercise as much as possible. Diagnosed 5 weeks ago, I feel worse now than I did before I was diagnosed. I barely eat compared to prior, I have lost no weight. Is it possible that the diganosis been incorrect. My ac1 was 6.7 with bs level of 163. From what I have what I have read these are very close to normal. and needless to say, I had sugared out the 3 or 4 months prior to my physical. Frustration is really begining to set in along with a big case of depression.

Any suggestions?

5 replies

Harlen 2010-10-13 14:37:16 -0500 Report

Boy do I know what you meen.
Ben there done that ,and it was a job to get a handle on it all
first slow down there s a lot of food we can have and it's good too.
It just takes time to get it all down just to let you know Yes your D.
You can never be a bother this is what we all live with and others have helped us understand whats going on and how to help us live a better life .
Best wishes

Kaiyle 2010-10-13 12:16:50 -0500 Report

Don't be discouraged. You will get through this and with each passing day, you'll find it much easier to manage what works best for your body in keeping your blood sugars normal.


Normal human glucose/A1c levels: 4.3 - 5.5 % (70 - 108 mg/dl)
A1c level of 5.6 - 5.9% blood glucose has exceeded the normal upper limit of the assay range, indicating an abnormality in the expected normal human range.
An A1c level of 6.0% or greater represents a high risk for diabetes mellitus.

You can use this formula to figure out your carbs. Let's say you are in a 1,500 calorie diet. You calculate 50% of 1,500 = 750. Then you divide 750 by 4 (the number of calories in each carb) = 187.50. You can split it as follows:
If you have 3 meals and 3 snacks you can have 40 carbs in each of the three main meals and 20 carbs in each snack.
Make sure your carbs are whole such as whole bread, whole pasta, brown rice, etc.
But, as some people advised you here, be alert at your reaction when you eat certain carbs and to the amount you eat.
Emilia Klapp,RD, BS

Kaiyle August 8 at 4:33 am report
What I've learned in my diabetic class is that we can have 45-60 grams of carbs per meal and 15-25 grams of carbs per snack. Also 10-15 grams of fat per meal, no more than 35-55 grams of fat per day. You can also subtract from your total carb grams any fiber grams.

alanbossman 2010-10-13 11:12:10 -0500 Report

Your A1c is a 3 month test to check blood sugar levels in your body over a period of time. is the 163 levels after a meal or before if before than they are to high normal blood sugar are 70 to 120 before a mea and should be less than 180 after a meal according to ADA. And some say 140 or less after a meal.

cdefatta 2010-10-13 10:58:19 -0500 Report

You just have to keep up with what your doing, the exercise is absolutly the best thing in the world for us. I was diagnosed 2 yrs ago, and it took awhile to see change but i have gone from 11 A1c, to as low as 5.6, and now at about 6.3, so like Monica said, it does get better.

With kindest regards,

mo91108 2010-10-13 10:48:06 -0500 Report

It is very hard at firat, and weight loss is hard alone. I promise it gets better. I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and look at me now I'm doing great. You could talk to your doctor about using fast acting insulin like humalog. Or Novolog. Well I wish you good luck, and I don't believe that the Dr. misdiagnosed you. I hope things get better for you.

Good Luck & Best Wishes

- Monica

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