no complaints, just checking in !

By realsis77 Latest Reply 2010-12-19 21:56:55 -0600
Started 2010-12-11 12:09:01 -0600

Hi family! I just wanted to check in with everyone and let everyone know how I'm doing! Since I got my 24 hour insulin added to my treatment I've been wonderful! I take my long lasting insulin in the morning and cover my meals with my other insulin and my numbers have been perfect! Most of you know how I struggled with extremely high numbers and it seemed nothing would work! Well now finally my treatment plan is working wonderfully for me! I just wanted to check in with everyone and keep you all posted on what's happening with me! As long as I follow my treatment plan things work perfectly! I haven't had many lows I think I'm at a perfect match with the units I take now! I'm so happy to be able to share this because I struggled with my highs for so long! I wish you all a blessed holiday! I also I wanted to thank all you wonderful people for being here for me to support and guide me! I feel blessed to be a part of diabetic connect! Thank you all!

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digitaldoorbell 2010-12-19 20:58:48 -0600 Report

I am new to diabetes and new to this site. In fact, this is my first "post". It is inspiring to see people manage this condition. I am Type 2, since August 2010, and am fascinated by the lives of others living with this condition. Thank you for the encouraging post.

BandonBob 2010-12-17 11:35:50 -0600 Report

I'm happy that things are going so well for you. I know that with the progression of my diabetes that someday insulin will undoubtedly be a part of my life. I will accept it just like all the other changes. Good work and have a Merry Christmas.

CaliKo 2010-12-17 11:23:16 -0600 Report

I'm happy you are doing so well and following your treatment plan successfully. I'm one of the ones that doesn't mind the thought of someday being on insulin, its some of the other drugs between here and there I might rather skip. Insulin is just replacing something your body is supposed to have.
(Having said that, I'll still do whatever I need to do to keep my glucose in target ranges, I'm more scared of complications than side effects.)
I'm grateful to have a support group in all of the members here at DC to help me get it right when I get to the insulin stage.
Happy Holidays, Realsis77 and everyone!

realsis77 2010-12-18 05:41:19 -0600 Report

Actually insulin was a God send for me because I instantly felt better and had more enengery that I was lacking before. Don't fear it if the time comes because its not as bad as you imagine! I promise :) my body needed it badly and now I feel much better! Best wishes to you and happy holidays!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2010-12-17 10:47:21 -0600 Report


This is really great news! A great testimony to the importance of being patient but determined, hanging in there and working with your healthcare team until you find the plan that works for you. And then, when you find the right plan, staying on the path.


Congratulations! And you have a blessed holiday too!

realsis77 2010-12-18 05:35:50 -0600 Report

Thank you doc. Yes at first my dose was too low, then too high of insulin, then I found my dose that was just rfight.(I sound like the "three little bears" and"porage too hot. Too cold, then just right" ha ha! But for me that's just how it happened! The key for me was when it was too much I delt with the lows for a very short time and then called the doctor again fairly soon when I realised it wasn't going to work because lows can be dangerous and God knows I didn't want too have to eat more! I'm 110 pounds but I didn't want to be a story of ballooning up in weight! So I think the moral here is keeping in contact with your health care team and keeping them in the loop as to what's happening to your body! They are more than happy to work with you until you find the "magic" dose of insulin that's right for you! For me because I'm small its only ten units of 24 hour insulin, and usually four units at meal time making a total of usually 22 units. I rarely go low now at those doses! I'm happy with my treatment and also rarely go high as long as I stay on my regiiment! I feel lucky that I was able to get the correct dose and move on! Now for my next challange! I will be moving soon we've put a bid on a home so hopefully they will accept! But if not we will be looking because we need to move. The owner of my rental home defaulted on his loan so were house hunting so stress is a huge factor now! I will need to be moving soon! We have the loan we just need the home now! Wish me luck because now I have the challange of moving after christmas! This was a suprise so I'm really watching my numbers as I'm under a great amont of stress! I'll find out Monday if the offer is accepted or not! Life is full of suprises!

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2010-12-19 21:56:55 -0600 Report

Hi! And thank you. I hope other DC members will read your post. It is a great story that illustrates how important it to work closely with your healthcare team and to be an empowered medical consumer, letting them know what's going on with you, what's working and not working, and partnering with them to keep you at your best. As you experienced, the hard work really does pay off. Sounds like you are doing great.

Moving in January isn't fun, I agree. I'm glad that your loan is in place -- the worst of it is behind you. I hope things go smoothly with the new place. I would really like to know how you come out on this, so please keep me posted!

GabbyPA 2010-12-11 15:10:46 -0600 Report

Oh, that is so great! I wish more people would realize that insulin is a good thing and not a sign of failure. It is great to hear of such success for you.

realsis77 2010-12-11 16:53:36 -0600 Report

Thanks gabby! Yes its true most people think of insulin as a punishment and they don't want to consider it as a good option. I myself was fearful but if I can spread the word I will because insulin has truely been a blessing for me! There was a time I felt as it was impossiable to lower my bs no matter what I did I struggled and struggled also I felt badly. Once it was added to my treatment things started to turn around for me! Then when I got put on my second insulin it was amazing! My numbers are soo good now I never thought id see that! As far as I can see I haven't any side effects either! I just wish people would consider all there options including insulin! I'm lucky I have a good doctor and can speak openly with him! Yes I'm very glad to finally be under tight control! :)

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