Moving Forward with Diabetes

Posted by lovette26 @lovette26, Fri, Oct 25 12:14am

I am moving forward and trying to find a new way to deal with this diabetes because I’m tired and I need help right now so it needs to be done

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Beautiful picture!!! I'm with you, I get so frustrated trying to find my way with Type 2 diabetes. I'm trying to control it by myself. Just diagnosed this summer. It really has been a struggle and having someone to share ideas with is awesome. I try to read as much as I can without getting hoodwinked into trying this method or that method. Basically I stick with trying to eat right, write everything down, exercise, and keep track of my numbers. Worked really well for two months when the newness wore off and the "I'm tired of doing this" began. I'm trying to start each day with a new attitude, believing that God will get me through the day, doing the best that I can. Right now I'm checking to see what supplements that I can add that will help in lowering my glucose levels. The two that I'm going to try are: magnesium and B-12 complex vitamins. I'll do each separately and watch to see what it does to my numbers. Probably will go two weeks using magnesium and then starting the B-12. I'm also going to make an appointment to have my teeth cleaned and checked as having gum disease can be a big one to affect numbers. I would LOVE to visit back and forth with you and share ideas. I pray you are not leaving this forum.

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@kateia

Beautiful picture!!! I'm with you, I get so frustrated trying to find my way with Type 2 diabetes. I'm trying to control it by myself. Just diagnosed this summer. It really has been a struggle and having someone to share ideas with is awesome. I try to read as much as I can without getting hoodwinked into trying this method or that method. Basically I stick with trying to eat right, write everything down, exercise, and keep track of my numbers. Worked really well for two months when the newness wore off and the "I'm tired of doing this" began. I'm trying to start each day with a new attitude, believing that God will get me through the day, doing the best that I can. Right now I'm checking to see what supplements that I can add that will help in lowering my glucose levels. The two that I'm going to try are: magnesium and B-12 complex vitamins. I'll do each separately and watch to see what it does to my numbers. Probably will go two weeks using magnesium and then starting the B-12. I'm also going to make an appointment to have my teeth cleaned and checked as having gum disease can be a big one to affect numbers. I would LOVE to visit back and forth with you and share ideas. I pray you are not leaving this forum.

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Yess im trusting God too. They kept saying i was type 2 all the time and hundreds of hospital stays finally they said im type 1 the cgm monitor and the pump putting it in my stomach im so tired but God is giving me strength. But keep up with your vitamins and your vitamin D is so important but we can talk anytime

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I hope the pump works. I've read that there are adults that are being diagnosed as Type 1 instead of Type 2. I have a friend that is type 2 and is on 3 different insulins, plus a pill for her diabetes and she still struggles with highs and lows. She's only eating 30 carbs/day. I'm trying not to use any meds. I'm trying to use no more than 30 carbs/meal. Snacking is a protein/carb mix. What frustrates me is that I have to do most of the cooking myself so it's a real treat to go out to eat then my husband and I usually share a meal. Today I made myself a beef enchilada that uses a new bread product that I've found. It's called Joseph's lavash bread, multi grain. The size is 12 x 8 similar to a tortilla. It has 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1g sugar, 9g protein and 3g fat. I didn't know how it would hold up in the oven stuffed with meat. It's held up really well and tastes great!!! I'm anxious to see if there is a change with the vitamins!! God bless your week.

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@kateia

I hope the pump works. I've read that there are adults that are being diagnosed as Type 1 instead of Type 2. I have a friend that is type 2 and is on 3 different insulins, plus a pill for her diabetes and she still struggles with highs and lows. She's only eating 30 carbs/day. I'm trying not to use any meds. I'm trying to use no more than 30 carbs/meal. Snacking is a protein/carb mix. What frustrates me is that I have to do most of the cooking myself so it's a real treat to go out to eat then my husband and I usually share a meal. Today I made myself a beef enchilada that uses a new bread product that I've found. It's called Joseph's lavash bread, multi grain. The size is 12 x 8 similar to a tortilla. It has 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1g sugar, 9g protein and 3g fat. I didn't know how it would hold up in the oven stuffed with meat. It's held up really well and tastes great!!! I'm anxious to see if there is a change with the vitamins!! God bless your week.

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everybody body is different but I know that I had to stop eating the rice and bread I only eat maybe a couple maybe one spoon and after that I actually fast twice a week with just water and it helps it has been so helpful my doctor help me with that so that's how I got where is been the numbers been going down and I'm so happy with that because I was always like in the 600's and the 700 and now like 200 sometime at 100s I'm going to keep trusting God and I will keep you in my prayer again you can email me at anytime

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@lovette26

everybody body is different but I know that I had to stop eating the rice and bread I only eat maybe a couple maybe one spoon and after that I actually fast twice a week with just water and it helps it has been so helpful my doctor help me with that so that's how I got where is been the numbers been going down and I'm so happy with that because I was always like in the 600's and the 700 and now like 200 sometime at 100s I'm going to keep trusting God and I will keep you in my prayer again you can email me at anytime

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I measure my blood sugar and it is 116. What is the 600 and 700 that your talking about?

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@lovette26 Hi, and welcome to Connect. That's a beautiful picture of you, you look like you were headed someplace very special, all dressed up.

It sounds as if you are doing as much as you can do for your diabetes. There are many people on the Connect forum who are diabetic so I hope you will get some good suggestions. I don't know much about type 1 but I am surprised that it was diagnosed at your age, I thought for some reason that type 1 generally shows up at a younger age, as in childhood. Do you have a really good endocrinologist? I think that's imperative. When you have someone really good, someone in whom you have confidence, you can feel good with their guidance. I have an excellent one. He left my local area and is now about an hour and ten minutes away but I still go to him. I have had type 2 diabetes and was diagnosed in 2008, or around then. I am fortunate in not needing medications but I have an appointment this month and am a bit worried about it. I have been laid up for three months with a fractured femur so I am not getting my usual exercise and being home most of the I have snacked too much.

Try to not get too discouraged and just take one day at a time. I am trying to do that now, since having gotten off-track recently. Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.
JK

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@denny2019

I measure my blood sugar and it is 116. What is the 600 and 700 that your talking about?

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That was my levels

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@contentandwell

@lovette26 Hi, and welcome to Connect. That's a beautiful picture of you, you look like you were headed someplace very special, all dressed up.

It sounds as if you are doing as much as you can do for your diabetes. There are many people on the Connect forum who are diabetic so I hope you will get some good suggestions. I don't know much about type 1 but I am surprised that it was diagnosed at your age, I thought for some reason that type 1 generally shows up at a younger age, as in childhood. Do you have a really good endocrinologist? I think that's imperative. When you have someone really good, someone in whom you have confidence, you can feel good with their guidance. I have an excellent one. He left my local area and is now about an hour and ten minutes away but I still go to him. I have had type 2 diabetes and was diagnosed in 2008, or around then. I am fortunate in not needing medications but I have an appointment this month and am a bit worried about it. I have been laid up for three months with a fractured femur so I am not getting my usual exercise and being home most of the I have snacked too much.

Try to not get too discouraged and just take one day at a time. I am trying to do that now, since having gotten off-track recently. Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.
JK

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I was saying the same thing i thought you had to be type 1 at youth. But I'm researching for a transplant.

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@contentandwell

@lovette26 Hi, and welcome to Connect. That's a beautiful picture of you, you look like you were headed someplace very special, all dressed up.

It sounds as if you are doing as much as you can do for your diabetes. There are many people on the Connect forum who are diabetic so I hope you will get some good suggestions. I don't know much about type 1 but I am surprised that it was diagnosed at your age, I thought for some reason that type 1 generally shows up at a younger age, as in childhood. Do you have a really good endocrinologist? I think that's imperative. When you have someone really good, someone in whom you have confidence, you can feel good with their guidance. I have an excellent one. He left my local area and is now about an hour and ten minutes away but I still go to him. I have had type 2 diabetes and was diagnosed in 2008, or around then. I am fortunate in not needing medications but I have an appointment this month and am a bit worried about it. I have been laid up for three months with a fractured femur so I am not getting my usual exercise and being home most of the I have snacked too much.

Try to not get too discouraged and just take one day at a time. I am trying to do that now, since having gotten off-track recently. Please keep in touch and let us know how you are doing.
JK

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The two doctors are endocrinologist

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We all have a friend or two who will tell us how little they eat, and how they can't understand why they have such problems. The truth of the matter is they aren't giving us the real facts, and they are overeating or eating junk food for a binge. We understand and we try to love them anyway. Don't be misled by the little white lies that cover up the addictive eating. Some stories won't add up so we might as well confess and get over it. Dorisena

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@dorisena

We all have a friend or two who will tell us how little they eat, and how they can't understand why they have such problems. The truth of the matter is they aren't giving us the real facts, and they are overeating or eating junk food for a binge. We understand and we try to love them anyway. Don't be misled by the little white lies that cover up the addictive eating. Some stories won't add up so we might as well confess and get over it. Dorisena

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I don't know why people not honest with that i love my life. I have a dietitian i became close and i read everything i eat and drink. I know if your not honest there is no help, but i will always tell what i eat or drink. I got into my app fatsecret it tells me the carbs to every restaurant in the world

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Thanks, Lovette, I appreciate that you are always honest about the problem. We can trust each other and support everyone. I do have relatives that fudge on the truth about their eating something awful, so I mentioned how it bothers me. I left a church last year partially because they didn't take diabetes seriously and didn't support my efforts in controlling my diabetes. I am so much happier with a better environment in my new church. And they are thoughtful at church dinners with the menu. It helps me to be more disciplined in my diet and I trust the people that they respect me. We are on a good path to success.
Dorisena

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@kateia

Beautiful picture!!! I'm with you, I get so frustrated trying to find my way with Type 2 diabetes. I'm trying to control it by myself. Just diagnosed this summer. It really has been a struggle and having someone to share ideas with is awesome. I try to read as much as I can without getting hoodwinked into trying this method or that method. Basically I stick with trying to eat right, write everything down, exercise, and keep track of my numbers. Worked really well for two months when the newness wore off and the "I'm tired of doing this" began. I'm trying to start each day with a new attitude, believing that God will get me through the day, doing the best that I can. Right now I'm checking to see what supplements that I can add that will help in lowering my glucose levels. The two that I'm going to try are: magnesium and B-12 complex vitamins. I'll do each separately and watch to see what it does to my numbers. Probably will go two weeks using magnesium and then starting the B-12. I'm also going to make an appointment to have my teeth cleaned and checked as having gum disease can be a big one to affect numbers. I would LOVE to visit back and forth with you and share ideas. I pray you are not leaving this forum.

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I am not sure that supplements will aid in lowering blood sugar. They may help if you are not eating balanced meals and are deficient in something, however. When I gave up all bread I felt bad so I thought I was missing B-12 in my diet, so I went back to limited multi-grain bread and felt somewhat better. But only limiting the carbs and exercising more lowers my blood sugar. Also I am now living a life with relatively less stress and no pain meds which definitely keeps blood sugar from rising. Insulin shots lower blood sugar but it rises again especially if you eat big portions as I have always done. Metformin helps a little but it sometimes makes me nauseous in the morning before breakfast. One of my goals is to get off it if I can. I also try to lose some weight and keep busy on my good days. Dorisena

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@dorisena

I am not sure that supplements will aid in lowering blood sugar. They may help if you are not eating balanced meals and are deficient in something, however. When I gave up all bread I felt bad so I thought I was missing B-12 in my diet, so I went back to limited multi-grain bread and felt somewhat better. But only limiting the carbs and exercising more lowers my blood sugar. Also I am now living a life with relatively less stress and no pain meds which definitely keeps blood sugar from rising. Insulin shots lower blood sugar but it rises again especially if you eat big portions as I have always done. Metformin helps a little but it sometimes makes me nauseous in the morning before breakfast. One of my goals is to get off it if I can. I also try to lose some weight and keep busy on my good days. Dorisena

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I'm just hoping that by adding the supplements I don't have the big fluctuations in my numbers. I haven't been able to exercise like I want to due to my sciatic nerve flaring. Trying to keep busy. I really want to get another 10 pounds off by Christmas. Just a crazy goal. I'm trying to work whole grains and beans into my program. Just don't want to overdue. Right now I'm battling olfactory hallucinations. My sense of smell is telling me that I'm smelling diesel fuel. It's been going on for about 2 1/2 weeks now. It is continuous and can get very strong smelling. The longest it's lasted is about 7 weeks. Very frustrating. I start sneezing and get nauseated. So, what do I do….I eat more because I can smell the food and taste it. Crazy but hard to control. Nothing I can do until in goes away. Some people smell lots worse stuff. Mine usually stays with diesel fuel or several different types of burning smells. I've walked the house many times thinking something is burning. Kind of freaks my husband out. Some day I'm going to tie a diesel fuel soaked handkerchief around his neck to give him an idea of what it's like. I bet he wouldn't last an hour. Sorry to complain.

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@kateia

I'm just hoping that by adding the supplements I don't have the big fluctuations in my numbers. I haven't been able to exercise like I want to due to my sciatic nerve flaring. Trying to keep busy. I really want to get another 10 pounds off by Christmas. Just a crazy goal. I'm trying to work whole grains and beans into my program. Just don't want to overdue. Right now I'm battling olfactory hallucinations. My sense of smell is telling me that I'm smelling diesel fuel. It's been going on for about 2 1/2 weeks now. It is continuous and can get very strong smelling. The longest it's lasted is about 7 weeks. Very frustrating. I start sneezing and get nauseated. So, what do I do….I eat more because I can smell the food and taste it. Crazy but hard to control. Nothing I can do until in goes away. Some people smell lots worse stuff. Mine usually stays with diesel fuel or several different types of burning smells. I've walked the house many times thinking something is burning. Kind of freaks my husband out. Some day I'm going to tie a diesel fuel soaked handkerchief around his neck to give him an idea of what it's like. I bet he wouldn't last an hour. Sorry to complain.

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Well, my husband smelled like diesel fuel on his clothes from working in his shop, so I understand the smell. You are not complaining. I know when I eat fish, it makes me smell strong and in my physiology class I learned that fish makes a sulphur smell in the body. But I don't see that supplements will lower the blood sugar any. It may help with dieting if you are deficient in something, however. I also had to smell the awful hair coloring he used, in bed, so I finally slept in the other room.
Sounds like you may be allergic to something. It is a mystery to me. Still, the numbers fluctuations come from food. Balance is a big goal in meals, with protein, veggies, fruit, grains, and dairy. Even my snacks are balanced. Dorisena .

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