Newly diagnosed with type 2

By CHOPPI Latest Reply 2010-10-27 06:40:44 -0500
Started 2010-10-25 11:45:01 -0500

Hi everyone. I was diagnosed a month ago. I was having severe pain in my legs and feet since last January. My regular Dr. just kept telling me it was my tendons and nerves causing my issues, telling me to do daily stretchs.Needless to say that did nothing to help.And to add insult to injury I'm unemployed with no insurance.Thankfully my mother has a friend who is a Dr.
he took a intrest in my problem and finaly sent me for a blood test. To my surprise my gloucose level was 420.It was a hard to handle the news! Seeing my biggest fear is needles! Luckily I've been able to keep it in check with oral meds,usually between 120-130 sometimes as low as 114. I found walking twice a day and watching all my carb and sugar intake has made all the difference.I also take a variety of vitamins daily. It was'nt very easy changing my life style but I'm not going to let this beat me!
I really have one big issue the pain is still with me. I still experience the pain 4 or 5 days a week? It seems to, strangely enough is worse when my levels are the lowest? does anyone know why this is And will it ever go away?
I appreciate any help or advise anyone can give me.

10 replies

GabbyPA 2010-10-25 19:03:17 -0500 Report

Hi Choppi and welcome to the community. It is great that you had a friend who was a doctor. We all could use someone like that on our sides. You will do just fine, just don't try to take it all on at once. Take little steps to get things changed. Once those become habits, then focus on changing a couple more things. That way you are building on a foundation that will help keep you strong.

Keep that attitude and you will go far. The pain may be from damage done by high sugar levels. Sometimes getting better control can help reduce it depending on how much damage has happened. You may also want to have it checked out for other things to make sure of what it is. Keep asking the doctors questions until you get answers that satisfy you.

Harlen 2010-10-25 18:37:32 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome
Looks like you got it going on, way to go.
Keep up the great work
Best wishes

runthe 2010-10-25 17:04:46 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome to DC. Here you will find all kinds of information to help you. Like you I went a long time with high blood sugar. I have pain in my legs and arm to. My dr said that it was neuropathy..

amyc40 2010-10-25 12:16:47 -0500 Report

First of all, hang in there and do just what you are doing now! Learn as much as you can and ask a whole lot of questions. I too went for along time with high blood sugars and the pain in my arms and legs. Was told I had all kinds if things before my OB/Gyn found the my HBS. I was age 36. I don't know what state you live in but seek out your local health dept. They can help you see the doctor, get meds, and whatever else you need. Best of Luck! AmyC

momhargrave 2010-10-26 08:05:02 -0500 Report

I have a house full of kids , a low income and am unable to work for the nerve damage caused by my big D. I just found out that I may qualify for Medicaid under aging and disabilities. You might look for it in your state. Glad you changed your life style. Did mine too but still run 200 daily. Hoping to find a Dr. who will change my meds. Glad you joined here. You can rant (we all have bad days and we all need to rant in order to save our sanity) , get good advice , find something to laugh about and get great recipes.

CHOPPI 2010-10-26 16:28:06 -0500 Report

Thanks for all the support!! I'm soooo glad I found this sight! I have another appointment Friday with the diabetes specielist. Can't wait. She even called me today to see how I was doing, She's GREAT!

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