Looking for friends & support

By NanaBatina Latest Reply 2011-02-01 23:38:57 -0600
Started 2010-12-28 11:18:05 -0600

Happy Holidays to all. I'm new to Diabetic Connect. I was diagnosed with Type 2 in 2002 and put on Metformin about 6 months ago. I'm looking for new friends who can help. My support system has kind of fallen apart here.

My blood sugars have a mind of their own. Sometimes they go up after eating and sometimes they go down. Even stranger is that sometimes they go up when I don't eat which is more often the case since I rarely get hungry. I'm worried about being put on insulin but I know that it's something that I will have to deal with.

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NanaBatina 2011-02-01 23:38:57 -0600 Report

Hey everyone. A belated Happy New Year to all. I've been dealing with a lot and haven't been able to get online since I joined. Just wanted to let everyone know that I'm still fighting and trying to get a handle on the yo-yo numbers. Also looking for a new MD since mine never checks anything and when I mentioned the yo-yo numbers I've had I was told that if I insisted he would put me on insulin. Not the kind of doctor I want to put my trust in.

I have found out that I have developed a small ulcer and had esophageal (?) inflammation on top of everything else. But I'm hanging in and doing my best to stay on top of things.

rezanoni 2010-12-29 19:38:42 -0600 Report

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shorty1965 2010-12-29 18:33:11 -0600 Report

Thats my same problem no matter what i do my numbers don't go down and i get upset and eat stuff i don't need .and then i get mad i did that and don't do anything.I shut down on myself and thats not good and thats how i got here.So now i talk and i listen to people that can help.and now i take it one day at a time.keep trying tell you find what you like and feel good doing but you must eat at lease 3xs a day if you don't eat your numbers will stay high and take your meds it will help drink water walk as much as you can and it will work.I had a suport team at work and then they stopped and then i stopped and i have to start again.
we can start over together.I found out March of this year and i'm on metformin to.K.I.T.

mo91108 2010-12-29 17:48:54 -0600 Report

I know a lady that has a problem digesting her food, so she has the same problem. She checks her sugars every 30 minutes. I forget what her problem is called, but you might want to ask a doctor about it. maybe watch your sugars a little closer and if they keep jumping all over the place you should definitely see a doctor. I hope all turns out well for you.
Good Luck

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-12-28 19:49:18 -0600 Report

Hi. I am still trying to figure out my BG so can only offer a warm welcome to DC and echo what others say about how helpful this site is. You helped me remember to take my evening metformin. So thanks for the reminder. It seems I still forget it until I read someone here say they are on it.

jayabee52 2010-12-28 16:52:32 -0600 Report

Howdy Anita! First off, I am praying for a blessed, happy & healthier new years for you and yours!

As far as friends and support, I believe you've come to the right place!! Most of us aren't MDs but we have combined hundreds if not thousands of years of managing our Diabetes ("DM") if all put together.

I suspect someone here will be able to help you figure out what's going on with you. Of course, check out what you've figured out with your DM care team.

And being put on insulin isn't the end of the world, and isn't a sign of failure on your part. So many people think it is. It is simply another tool to better manage your DM, and there's no shame in using what you need to control that beast.

Welcome to the family here at DC!


Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2010-12-28 13:44:54 -0600 Report

Hi! Glad you are joining up with the most dedicated and caring support system that you will ever find. As you know, support is a really important element in your treatment plan, so you in the right place. Do you have family members and/or friends who can also support you? It might be a good idea to line up a local team with a few people that you can call on to be a listening ear, or to help you to stay compliant with diet and medication. Local support groups can also be helpful here. Just a suggestion. Stay close to your friends on Diabetic Connect, keep us posted.

Silverbeehive 2010-12-28 13:19:40 -0600 Report

This is why it took me so long to get diagnosed. When I was eating my numbers were more stable, higher but not crazy high. So no one really thought anything about it. However my fasting BS was nuts. I happened (luckily) into an urgent care at the Hospital and was there rather long, and the Dr. noticed that my BS was 280 and that I couldn't have eaten 2 hours before my blood was drawn. Come to find out I hadn't eaten for 8 hours before I had the blood test. Even after I was started on Metformin my fasting BS would soar. So she started me on Onglza. This has helped a lot. I still notice that my highest numbers are after several hours of no food. So I try to have something every few hours. Almost graze. This has been very successful for me. I actually get hungry now. Which is something (like you) I never did either. Hope this helps.

Harlen 2010-12-28 11:26:40 -0600 Report

Hello and welcome frend
How are you today ?
I do know what you mean it seams to me the less I eat the wacked out my numbers woud get lol
I am on the pump so way past just insulin lol It is not something you need to fear.
This is such a great site lots of info and good frends.
Best wishes

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