Results of dr visit

By runthe Latest Reply 2010-11-16 21:24:23 -0600
Started 2010-11-16 00:11:51 -0600

Hi all I went to the dr today and she increased my Insulin to 45 units twice a day. She also put me on Atenolol to help with my palpatations. It seems that she was more concern about my heart than my blood sugar levels. She told me that my A1C was high and that my sugar was high. I told her that I was trying really hard to keep my blood sugar down, I feel so frustrated because I think that I am eating and walking right to no avail. Right now I feel like just giving up worry about being a diabetic. Thanks all for letting me vent.

9 replies

Swbtab03 2010-11-16 21:24:23 -0600 Report

You just keep fighting the fight, I was same way at first frustrated. Some days are good some not so good. I personally seem to do better with my numbers when I check it 6+ times a day before and after eating. I do not log what I eat, but I remember what effects me and what does not. Then some days I just forget , but I know when my numbers are up- my body just feels like mush. No energy or motivation to do anything. You keep going and keep venting, it does our soul good.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-11-16 17:49:17 -0600 Report

It is very frustrating for you I know. Often my body seems to be at war with itself. One problem stirs up another. Then it makes the first one act worse. Like yours, my Drs. seem to focus more on the heart and vascular issues. I'm sorry you have so much pain. I know when I'm in pain my BG goes up. There are lots of us here who understand the need to vent.

runthe 2010-11-16 20:13:38 -0600 Report

Thanks, I feel better already just knowing that I have people that care about me on this site…

Harlen 2010-11-16 14:50:45 -0600 Report

Runthe iwhen I was on shots I was using 300 ut of insulin a Day!!!
to get my numbers down and I was eating right.I was working out
So dont feel down keep up the great work and test test test

jayabee52 2010-11-16 01:27:03 -0600 Report

Well, Rhonda, you just go ahead and vent!

Keeping the complications at bay is certainly not easy. I understand better than you might guess, as my bride Jem had much the same struggle with her BG#s. She had CHF, which she was told brought on her DMt2 (at least that was what she told me she was told). With her it seemed like a vicious circle. She'd get tachycardia which would stress her body, and of course stress raises BG#s.

But then she also had many "medical challenges" (as we referred to them).
As soon as we seemed to get her stabilized for a bit, some other challenge poped up like Lupis (SLE) or RA which would raise her BG#s through the roof, and the only treatment she could tolerate - prednisone - was even worse.

So I DO understand Rhonda! vent to your heart's content (did I just say that? - my bad!)

May God bless you and yours


runthe 2010-11-16 14:33:13 -0600 Report

Thanks James it seems that with all my many medical challenges it get harder each day for me. I am always in pain and sometimes when I go to see my doctors they act like I don't care about my life… I gets frustrated sometimes. Thanks for listening to me.

jayabee52 2010-11-16 16:55:25 -0600 Report

I suspect that some of Jem's Drs thought the same about her (but wouldn't say it to her face). I definitely know she got frustrated 'cause she told me so. But she fought for her life as best she could. (I used to call her my "brave little toaster" - because of her cheerful personality and determination to get things done) I am sure you are the same way.

Continued blessings to you and yours!

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