If you're having trouble controlling, hang in there!

By timnrene Latest Reply 2010-10-22 23:35:35 -0500
Started 2010-10-21 07:10:23 -0500

Hello to everyone! Let me start off by saying that I was diagnosed in early May 2010 with type II as the result of a physical. Had the usual high initial glucose reading and the follow-up fasting blood work showed HA1c of 8.7 with fasting glucose at 147. I've been overweight almost my entire life, so the diagnosis was not so much a shock as a reallity check. I'm 6'2" tall and at the time of my physical, weighed 326 lbs. I was placed on Metformin (750 mg extended release, once a day) on May 5 and then scheduled to meet with a diabetes counselo. rAfter meeting with my healthcare providers diabetes counselor for the first time, on June 4, I was given the usual targets to meet (try to get A1c below 7.0, keep glucose

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realsis77 2010-10-22 23:35:35 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome. I was diagonsed in aug of this year. I was having troble conrrolling my sugar until my doc put me on lantus a 24 hour insulin. Now my levels are great! I also take humulinR to cover meals when needed I'm on a sliding scale with that. Its really made a difference for me! I'm really a believer in insulin and the positive difference it can make in your treatment plan. If your still struggling with highs maybe talk to your doctor about adding insulin it can help a lot.

GabbyPA 2010-10-21 09:45:01 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome to the community. It sounds like you are working to get things in line. You are right about hanging in there. Sometimes it just takes time to get things going, so your first revisit should be a good learning tool. I keep saying as long as my numbers are going down...I am happy.

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