A diabetic that got worse

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2013-11-21 07:49:19 -0600
Started 2013-11-19 10:51:22 -0600

Back in 09 i was put in the hospital with a tia i never know what that was but i learned fast cause test were coming back and i found out i had diabetes and cholestrol problems well i was doing good for a while and i let go stoped taking the meds or i was just taking them when ever i felt like it well here in july i ended up in the hospital agian and this time i really did mess up cause my a1c level was12.3 my sugars were runing from 450 to about 523 well i ended up on insulin and taking my metformin i was doing alright and i mess up again and was just takung meds when ever well i just ended back into the hospital with my sugars 565 i just dont know what to do anymore it stress me out cause i dont have energy to excresize i cant sleep and my body feels tired all the time i cant lose wieght i always stay between 290 and 300 sometimes more and i just dont know what to do im looking for suport and friends that have the same i do

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sherryTracy 2013-11-19 17:06:38 -0600 Report

I know how you feel about the emotional roller coaster. I have type 2 diabetes since i was 20. At first I ignored that I was even a diabetic. I thought "Nothing will happen to me". My family is very nominate in having diabetes. My father died due to high blood sugars and constantly in the hospital for it. It was about 10 years ago I started feeling very tired and bnot wanting to sdo anything. I would exercise, adn watch what I ate. I would do good for awhile and then slack off. I can say I was never in tehj hospital for it. But in the last two years I have had issues with my right eye. I ahve had surgery on it. I don't have the same visual aspect as in the left. But that was the scarest time of my life. I regret not taking control when I was younger. But everytime I get a broken blood vessel in my eye (which this week was the first since surgery) I look back the last few monthes to see where I am slacking. I can only say work on one thing at a time. I cut down my soda intake from 4- 20 oz to 1-2 a day. The rest is water. As for eatinf it is harder for me but I work on the snacking first. Then so on and so on.
I hope this helps,.

kimberly1974 2013-11-19 17:17:36 -0600 Report

This helps me alot sherry cause i was a very heavey coke drinker and i cut way back to sometimes i drink aleast one in aweek but sometime i got one everyday it depends on how i feel its a hard cosater ride

Nick1962 2013-11-19 16:24:29 -0600 Report

Well welcome to the group and congrats on taking that first step to get support and make some changes.

At the end of the post, you say you don’t know what to do. I think you do, but you just haven’t committed to taking that first painful step you need to take.

I personally no longer believe in the word “can’t”. I did once, and said the same things you’re saying. Can’t sleep, can’t lose weight, can’t exercise, can’t, can’t, can’t. And it was true at the time – I was in the same shape as you. Now there may be some very good medical reason you can’t, but I didn’t have one myself.

Yeah, those first few months of giving up my late night snacks were tough, and I thought for sure I’d never have the strength to walk more than 20 minutes at a crack. But I did, and it got easier as I went along. My A1c is normal, lost over 100 lbs. and shed a lot of depression along the way too.

Not sure what your health situation is, but if you can, today would be a good day to make that u-turn to a better life.

sherryTracy 2013-11-20 13:45:06 -0600 Report

NIck- Thank you for your reply to Kimberly's issue. I read your and you had a good point about the word "can't". I realized that I have been using that word a lot lately. So today I told my self that can't isn't in my vocabulary. So thank you NIck!! Not only have you given Kimberly some great Advice, but me as well.

kimberly1974 2013-11-19 17:28:44 -0600 Report

Its just going to be a long coaster ride for me and with everyones help here and everyones word of addvice

Nick1962 2013-11-19 19:00:14 -0600 Report

I personally promise it will get better as long as you try. Even just small daily steps like telling yourself "I'm not going to put that in my mouth" for just one food item each day, or one less coke per week, and then feeling good about the good you just did for yourself. That's part of the reward right there.
Many of us have been there, and we'll all help any way we can.