By pvalley Latest Reply 2011-03-02 12:39:15 -0600
Started 2011-02-26 21:44:24 -0600

Hello From Maine Iam a type 2 and just found this place right now I am not under control and will be seeing a doc monday(I hope)as I just got back to Maine

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pvalley 2011-03-01 21:13:15 -0600 Report

I was going through my stuff from the move and now have a limited supply of test strips and the numbers dont look good Iam in the 2-300 range its going to be atleast a month before i see a doc

GabbyPA 2011-03-02 12:39:15 -0600 Report

Moving can create a lot of stress along with a change in your routine. Try to find a good rhythm as fast as you can to get you back on track. I know it's still cold and snowy up there, but get those veggies in there to help with the numbers. You will get back to where you need to be when you start to settle in.

You can buy test strips without prescription too, so you may want to just purchase some extra so you can keep an eye on things.

GabbyPA 2011-02-28 15:07:08 -0600 Report

Welcome to the family! We are glad to have you here. There are a lot of great people here that are willing to help you out in any way they can. Let us know how your doctor visit goes and share with us what he suggests.

Swbtab03 2011-02-28 11:44:38 -0600 Report

Welcome to DC, you got a wealth of info here and great people that share all the same issues. But Maine not sure about that- Its tooo cooold lol. My aunt and family live there in Poland been in Maine many times as a child, live here in Pa its warmer. I would suggest also see a local hospital and get signed up for nutrition classes for diabetics they are very informative for newly diabetics and can get you on the right path of controlling it.

Kirla 2011-02-27 15:35:33 -0600 Report

This is what has helped me to control my blood sugar.

Feb 2009 I was diagnosed with a fasting blood sugar of 366 and A1C of 14.1. Started to eat a salad every day at supper. Also started to eat lots of low carb vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, cucumbers, spinach, pickles and sauerkraut. Started to drink 8+ glasses of water every day.

I then bought a meter and started to test my blood sugar before and after each meal. At first I was testing 2 hours after each meal and when my numbers dropped a lot I started testing 1 hour after meals. I was testing 5-7 times a day. I cut back or eliminated foods that spiked my blood sugar more than 50 points after eating.

By testing I found that foods like bread and most foods made of grains along with pasta, rice, corn, potatoes, oatmeal, cereals, chips, crackers, cakes, cookies, candy, soda, fruits, fruit juices, milk and most foods that contain more than 5-6 net carbs per serving as found on the package label all spiked my blood sugar. Some people can cut back on these foods and some people like me have to stop eating them.

After about 6-8 weeks my blood sugar readings were almost normal levels. After 7 weeks I quit all meds and my numbers continued to get better and better.

I found by reducing and eliminating high carb starchy foods helped me a lot. By adding small amounts of chicken, beef, pork or a hard boiled egg to my meals helped reduce blood sugar spikes also.

Good luck

pvalley 2011-02-27 15:11:21 -0600 Report

Hi Harlen yes it will be tough getting stuff but will keep working on it as long as i have to

Harlen 2011-02-27 14:50:21 -0600 Report

Hello I too live in Maine
its a hard place to have D but the Docs are OK
Best wishes and keep in tuch

RAYT721 2011-02-27 03:25:19 -0600 Report

Greetings from Ohio … Welcome to our family/community. Ironically I also have a doctor follow up appointment tomorrow and in just a few days will be my one year anniversary since my diagnosis. I have certainly learned a great deal over the past year as I think back to the original phone call that I received. My reaction? "I'm a what?" … I had no warning signs, no family history, none of the risk factors. I was not immediately put on insulin or oral meds but advised to lose a few pounds (5-10 pounds) and then see how it goes. Well, I am now 30 pounds lighter than last year (5'11" and currently at 169) so I am hopeful that my a1c (average blood glucose over 3 months) is in a decent range. When I random test I am high but only slightly high.

This website is full of genuine people, many of whom I am proud to refer to as "friends" and we share a great deal of information on life which includes but is not limited to diabetes. We share food talk, exercise tips, advances in medicine, and so much more. I hope you will feel as much at home as I do.

Please feel free to add friends, join discussions, read book and product and recipe reviews, and explore this amazing resource. If I can help you in any way, please let me know.

Good luck with your appointment tomorrow!

jayabee52 2011-02-26 22:19:55 -0600 Report

Welcome to DC, Pvalley!

Please feel free to ask questions even if you think we might think it stupid. I am of the opinion that the only question that is stupid is a sincere question which is not asked. Please don't be a stranger, and join us when you've got good news or even when you feel lower than a snake's belly in a wagon rut in death valley. There are a lot of friendly, sincere and intelligent folks who have been in the battle with diabetes for quite some time.

God's blessings to you and yours