Seeing Is myself finally!!!

By monkeymama Latest Reply 2010-10-21 21:29:04 -0500
Started 2010-10-18 22:22:11 -0500

Hello to all, it has been a very long time since I last wrote here. I have been a very busy mom of three, wife, and nursing student; along with still trying to balance my diabetes. I am very happy to say that since my last visit in August with my Endo I have further brought my A1c to 7.5% and managed to get my HDL and LDL all within normal limits. I have not lost a total of about/close to 30 lbs. now and still keeping my BP normal. I could not be happier and my Endo was sitting there praising me for all of my hard work; even though I got a little lax with monitoring my BG. Though we both agreed it was time for me to look into going on a CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring System) since there is still some issues going on with the changes not lasting long before we need to hike it and some other ones. Since my insurance company as of next month is FINALLY going to pay for diabetics to be placed on a CGM. I've started my 30 day testing process and all of the other paperwork. I am back to testing 7 times a day (or more if needed) for my insurance company. Along with getting other further documents/letters of need for placement (besides from my Endo). The weird part of my visit was when I went ahead to go get my flu shot. I did not remember it effecting my BG before till I talked with my husband and he confirmed that I do have a problem for a few days after with my BG being elevated (I weezeled out last year…oops). Has anyone else had this happen to them after they got their flu shot? I am kind of curious here, Because before I got my flu shot, my BG numbers were AWESOME and now the past couple of days it has been "UGLY". Otherwise, I could not be more proud of myself. I am seeing it…I am beginning to feel it…I am believing in myself that I CAN do this…I am finally starting to see all my hard work and efforts pay off and a doctor that is so supportive and positive; even when I have oops and a few issues within my diabetes. He keeps me grounded and making things more positive rather than being negative. Something I really need in my life right now and a lot of encouragement. I hope all is well with others and I hope to write in again soon.

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Two painful feet
Two painful feet 2010-10-21 21:29:04 -0500 Report

Hi! I had the flue shot and it did nothing to my bg but every one is different. You should be proud of your hard work. Keep up the good work and do come back as often as you can.
Your Friend

BHx 2010-10-19 13:17:48 -0500 Report

We found out around Christmas 2000 that he has diabetes, our son was drinking quite a bit of water - all the time - after awhile we started to keep track and found out it was a couple of gallons per day, after meeting with his doctors we went into Boston and did some tests. I think that was on a Monday, on that Wednesday we got a call and we were told to take our son out of school and get to the hospital. Obviously scared the heck out of us, so we did and next thing we know. We are told he has diabetes type 1 he is the ONLY child in our entire family to ever get diabetes. I can say it certainly changes your life, you begin to pay close attention to everything you do. Hewas about 6.5 years old at the time and I have to say he has grown up to be quite a young man.

CaliKo 2010-10-19 09:16:25 -0500 Report

I think people have different experiences with vaccines. I got my flu shot at the doctor visit last Monday and it didn't affect my bg at all. Then I got an adacel vaccine on Thursday, (tetanus-diptheria-whooping cough) and my bg are still level. My doctor says there are cases of whooping cough being reported now and they are recommending all adults get vaccinated for it. Good luck.

monkeymama 2010-10-19 22:11:53 -0500 Report

Thank you for letting me know this…being that I am a nursing student along with other medical issues (and children with special needs), I will definitely be calling my doctor tomorrow to be finding out.

Harlen 2010-10-19 06:39:00 -0500 Report

Hello and glad your back
Way to go on the BS.
And yes I get a little high after the shot just like if i got a cold lol
Best wishes