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Mon, Sep 9 8:53pm · Why do glucose numbers range so different? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I have lots of DVD's, a mini trampoline and a bike in the house. Those I will do but it's not the same as walking outside. I can't handle cold weather so walking outside in the winter is out. I have bursitis in my right hip and have to watch closely that I don't injure it as the whole leg is affected if I do. The whole month of June was a big trial for me. The pain was awful and OTC pain meds was all that I could take. Lots of icing too. My A1C was 10.1 when I started two months ago. Two years prior it was 6.5 and doctors said I was fine. However, I was under lots of stress when I had it taken. My husband had a sepsis infection and had to have plate and screws taken out of his leg. Then recovery and 6 weeks of antibiotic through a port 3x/day. He's back to normal now. I plan on having it checked the end of October. I want a good 3-4 months to go by before I do the test. She will do it. I'm feeling good about what I'm doing. Fall work will be starting soon so it will be very busy. Thanks for sharing. Kateia

Mon, Sep 9 9:29am · Why do glucose numbers range so different? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Carol, I live in a very rural area and my doctor choices are few and far between. I also have a rare vascular disorder and have to be careful who I have for a doctor. Right now I'm sticking with who I have because she is my husband's doctor and he likes her. She just made promises to me and never followed through herself or her staff. I was given no options once diagnosed and was told that I had to go on medication. Stubborn as I am, I decided to forgo the pills and work hard at it myself. I've lost 15 pounds since the middle of July and a total of 25 pounds since Christmas. I hope to lose 10 more pounds by Christmas and just maintain my weight through the winter months. Living in Iowa, 20 miles from anywhere, makes it kind of hard to work out during the winter. I'd love to have a gym/rec facility close that I could go to. I WILL get my A1C checked when needed. I have researched some on the internet and find so much conflicting information that it's hard to discern what's correct or not. I try to stick with medical groups. On facebook I'm bombarded with so many diabetes cures that I just ignore them anymore. More pills or "drinks" that are supposed to help. Am presently looking for a support group that meets monthly. It's either going to be 20 miles away or 50 miles away to drive anywhere. Right now I'm "stuck" as far as insurance. Paying through the nose for premiums, high co-pay, and large deductible. I cannot leave the state for treatment of my Vascular Disease so I can't see my Mayo doctors until after I'm on Medicare 1 1/2 years from now. Still struggling with my morning fasting numbers. Before and after meal numbers are good. Not perfect but within "range". Went to the Spencer Fair yesterday. Not much for low carb choices there!! Right back at it today!! Thanks for your note!! Like I say…I keep plugging along.

Mon, Sep 2 6:45pm · Why do glucose numbers range so different? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

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Sun, Sep 1 2:07pm · Why do glucose numbers range so different? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Sorry, I didn't know anyone was posting to my question. I've been plugging along here watching my numbers, eating what I should and exercising. I've been going to a dietician and it has helped. My main goal is to get 50 pounds off setting 10 pound goals. I'm doing this without medication. So far it's working well. Many people that have type 2 diabetes that are on medications do not eat correctly because they just adjust their insulin/medications to meet their lifestyle. I'm changing my lifestyle. I do have my splurges now and then but basically stick with meat, veggies and fruit. My snacks are protein/carb based so I don't get huge spikes in numbers. I'm not as concerned with the spikes in the numbers and just know that with time they will lower on their own. I'm basically on my own from now on. My doctor doesn't care and I can't continue paying $135/hr seeing a dietician. I will get my A1C checked again right before Christmas to see what the change is. Just plugging along.

Tue, Aug 13 6:50am · Why do glucose numbers range so different? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

My number before supper last night was 135. I had BBQ pork sandwich, tomatoes, raw veggies, muskmelon, and a Chrystal Lite drink. When I checked my numbers 1 1/2 hours later my glucose was 220!! I can't believe that a "bun" would cause it to raise that much. So being frustrated, I took a bath, drank a full glass of water and checked numbers again 45 minutes later. It was 147. Why do they range so much? Was it the Chrystal Lite and the fake sugar?It was supposed to be a treat but if it raises numbers like that I guess I can't drink it.

Fri, Aug 9 7:58am · How do I lower my morning fasting glucose levels? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

I know that's why I only eat it a couple times a week. I get so tired of eggs for breakfast. Have been trying smoothies using cottage cheese so I have the protein with the fruit. I want to be able to get through the morning and afternoons without doing a lot of snacking. This seems to help.

Fri, Aug 9 7:55am · How do I lower my morning fasting glucose levels? in Diabetes/Endocrine System

Hey, I'm a farm wife too!! It would be really nice to have someone to help with answers to questions. Especially with all the "numbers". I've seen a dietician and will go back to her a couple of more times before the end of the year. The cost is all out of pocket due to a large deductible on insurance. I'm like you. I like to make things from scratch so it's very tough trying to figure out how many carbs are in what I make. Plus my husband eats what I do so have to cater to a working farmer as well. Other than baked goods and high starch veggies, I eat just about everything. Nothing packaged except nuts.