Re: Overwhelmed Newbie: update
- From: Mary <imnotthere@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2005 19:25:01 -0800
Like RK, Dave and I both receive epidural steroid injections for back or neck pain/radiculopathy. There will probably be times that your bgs will go up or down without reason, sometimes with a good reason. Although we would like to think DM is controllable, there are always factors that are uncontrollable. But take heart, taking the bull by the horns will benefit you more than hurt you. Life is an adventure! All you can do is try...
David <David@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in news:ycKdna3rCt0JGQbenZ2dnUVZ_sSdnZ2d@xxxxxxxxxxx:
"RK" <xyz@xxxxxxx> wrote in
"Chief" <Chief@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:Xns97289E2C1BB53RetiredApachePilot@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
| "Paul L" <kbtrans@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in news:1134240339.257579.167750
| > Howdy Folks ... thanks again to all the good people that responded
| > to my
| > call for help this past Monday. It is now Saturday morning.
| > Recap: Diagnosis 12 - 1 during physical scheduled to explain
| > of | > body weight ... 190 lbs to 162 lbs in 3 months or so. | > Glucose levels in Drs office measured 373 .... 5 1/2 hours
| > after I"d | > last eaten.
| > Started Metformin evening of 12 - 1 ... 850 mg ... 2 X /
| > day. | >
| > I have now been on Metformin for 9 days. After diagnosis, on day
| > I had
| > daytime readings that included one over 600 and one exactly
| > 500. | >
| > My food intake has radically changed since diagnosis. AFter a
| > initial
| > mistakes .... all of them relative to high carbs, I have been
| > a | > pretty radical
| > low carb diet. Here are my morning numbers starting with the
| > most | > recent (today)
| > and going back:
| > 220
| > 284
| > 297
| > 225
| > 244
| > 298
| > The good progress has been made during the day. Two days ago, 7
| > days | > after diagnosis, I got my first readings under 200 ... though
| > barely. | >
| > Yesterday afternoon I ate what so far is my most favorable meal
| > found to
| > date ... Chicken Breast Wrap from Subway ... at 12 Noon. Pre
| > meal | > testing showed 208 and 1 Hour 15 minutes after eating was
| > I then exercised for 1/2 Hour starting 1 1/2 hours after
| > eating | > and when
| > done was very pleased to get my first "good" blood sugar
| > reading | > of 121.
| > For dinner ate chicken breast, corn on the cob, green beans and
| > walnut/tomato
| > dish. 117 reading before dinner. 175 1 hour after dinner. I
| > was | > craving pretty
| > hard and had 1/2 banana dipped in natural peanut butter. 1
| > hour | > later
| > my reading was 157.
| > 11 hours later, this morning, my reading was 220 and has been
| > working its
| > way down today.
| > I have learned in these whirlwind few days that I must learn
| > patience. I have
| > been reading about the "morning effect" but know that I
| > at | > least
| > get 3 weeks into the Metformin before making too many
| > conclusions. | >
| > Feel free to comment on anything I've shared. Alll thoughts
| > are | > well appreciated.
| > I do have one specific question. Dr gave me lipitor and
| > actos to | > start a few days ago
| > but I have not started them yet. My feeling is 1) I want
| > my | > body to get used
| > to the metformin first ... it won't hurt to give it a short
| > time | > to adjust before I start
| > the other meds. Trying to lessen the shock ... and 2) With
| > my | > newfound eating
| > habits, perhaps I can try to get these numbers down by diet
| > and | > see how it goes.
| > What I DON"T want to happen is have my diet reflect very well
| > on | > my blood test
| > but attribute it to the meds and take them unnecessarily. | > This | > could be faulty
| > thinking, I don't know ... but one thing I've learned is
| > I've had this condition
| > for much longer than I am aware, so waiting 3 weeks to start
| > these other 2 meds
| > is no big deal, particularly if there is a chance I might
| > need to take them.
| > I must say though that my eating habits previously have not
| > been | > all that bad,
| > just way too high on carbs as my type 2 diagnosis indicates.
| > Is there a chance I may not need these meds? Here are my
| > blood | > results:
| > Serum cholestoral 233
| > Serum Triglycerides 186
| > HDL Cholestoral 42
| > LDL 154
| > Thanks again to everyone ...
| > Paul
| Isn't it great to see the numbers go down.
| This group of folks here are great cheerleaders and that helps.
| Have you added exercise yet. You'd be surprised a how much a walk of
| around a mile will get your after meals Bg's down.
| What's kind of great is that all those things you should have been
| doing the last few years, like exercise, eat right, take vitamins,
| now are foremost on your mind and are much easier to do.
| Have a great holiday
It's not good for any diabetic to walk if their bg is above 300, it
cause it to rise more.
I though exercise was ok as long as you aren't in diabetic ketosis?
At some point on the high end, it's better to wait it out, rather than engage in STRENUOUS exercise. Going for a walk isn't going to cause harm to someone in the upper 200's-300 range for a short time. There is no hard and fast rule as some would like to imagine, Chief. I've been doing a lot more than leisurely walks when I'm over 250 and I'm still here to dispel the many myths propagated on this eclectic, rag-
group of misfit's NG. Too many folks like RK want to play doctor, but they have no credentials. If they say, "but I have DM and that makes
an expert", that's STILL not a credential. Over time, they learn to take care of THEMSELVES, and that's the extent of their expertise.
It's really ok Dave.
I can't imagine anyone really planning their treatment based on anyone's opinions anywhere.
If someone comes here for more than moral support and shared problems then they got more problems than diabetes.
But then there was that person that sued McDonalds for making them eat Big Mac's and getting fat.
Do you still hit 250? I was hoping numbers that high are in my past.
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