Diabetes back? or maybe it never left?

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ericsmom
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   Posted 9/24/2008 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Well...after all the hoopla about my diabetes being reversed....I had to go back on the meds yesterday eyes   Slowly over the past week, my levels were climbing...I had alot happen in our family the whole month of sept...son was in a serious accident..and I am now caring for him during his recovery...and 2 weeks ago, my sister lost her only son in a fire.  I am thinking it is all this incredible stress and sadness that is doing a number on the levels??  Silly question I know....but I hope that I can one day go back to cutting out the meds and just control my levels with my diet?
 
My question is: For you people that do control your diabetes by watching your diet....have you ever had a time of high stress and anxiety that has pushed your levels up even though you are dilegent with your diet?
 
Thanks for any replies, :-)
 
Diane
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/24/2008 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Diane,
I don't regulate my diabetes with diet alone, I'm on metformin, but stress, illness, travel, and whether or not the day ends in Y can spike my sugars so I kind of aim for the middle ground and do the best I can. I've been slacking off on my "NWBC" food plan and have put back on some pounds... and the numbers are showing it. Have given myself a kick in the buttocks and mostly returned to better behavior, but it's tough!

Diabetes tends to be a progressive disease and because of this you may need to go on more meds in the future. That's just the nature of the beast. No need to beat yourself up about this because much of it is beyond our control. You are doing your best and that's all you can do.

With all you are going thru right now, I'd be glad for the meds available and just coast a bit until you can get your feet back on solid ground. You are handling a lot and worrying about the @#$%^& numbers should be last on your list. You are probably being a rock for others so hang in there and just KOKO. (keep on keepin' on!)
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Phishbowl
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   Posted 9/24/2008 11:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Diane,
So sorry to hear that life is just kicking ya in the teeth these days. It's understandable you feel the way you do, with everything you've had going on. Diabetes is a balancing act, even if it means that sometimes it has to take a back seat. You can't just forget it. It's there. It's part of your day-to-day life but, it doesn't have to be at the forefront at the moment. If going on meds for a while is necessary, then so be it. You can dedicate more effort & time to improving that part of your life when you have it.

Take care!
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
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Sydnee10
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   Posted 9/24/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Diane,
I am sorry to read about your Son and loss of your Nephew.I feel such sorrow for your Sister.I haven't lost a Child,so can't imagine the pain,heartache and grief she is feeling.I do know what it feels not knowing my Biological Mother or having immediate Family.I don't take Medication,but can honestly say Stress,worry,Grief or illness CAN elevate Blood Sugar.I think grief is partly why am having a time getting mine to lower after changing Diet and Exercising.Perhaps your readings will come down as time passes and you can come off Medicine again.
I wish you and your Family all the best.My Sympathies and condolences to your Sister and Family at the loss of their Son.
Best,
Sydnee
 

 


ericsmom
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   Posted 9/30/2008 5:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi
 
Thank you all for your soft words of wisdom.  Things have settled here quite a bit.  Son is on the mend, and now HE is taking care of ME..lol  I went into a major flare with my RA etc...but thanks to the meds, my sugars have come down to a safer level.  Jeannie, you know this past month has really opened my eyes to the fact that I have diabetes..and it is here to stay...and I am resigned like everyone else here...to trying to get along with this "beast"  being med free was fun though turn    Now...back to reality.
My sister is holding up well, she is more concerned about her hubby than she is about herself of course eyes    I know what lies ahead for her...but too many miles between us..so I keep buying phone cards (long distance) and call her every other day.  She thought she wud be fine..but I knew better, being through it myself.  She has a long road to travel on her grief journey...but she has me..and most importantly..her husband of 45 yrs..they are close, and they will see it through together.
 
I'm sorry for all of your heartaches Sydnee, and thank you for you comforting thoughts for my sister.
 
Jeannie...get those pounds off..thanksgiving is fast approaching!!! tongue
 
Gentle hugs
Diane
Fibromyagia, R/A, Diabetes, Atrial Fib, depression

folic acid, metformin, diamicron, bisoprolol, fenofibrate, pantoloc, wellbutrin, propafenone, ibprofen, warfarin, methotrexate


Some people dream of angels, I held one in my arms


LanieG
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   Posted 9/30/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh gee, Diane.  I'm so sorry for all that you and the family has gone through, really more than a person's share should be.  Thank goodness your son is on the mend.  My only experience with stress or sickness of some sort driving the blood sugar up was a year ago when something was in my system that gave me a really bad headache then upset my stomach and made me throw up.  I'd only eaten my nornal food that day but when I was struck by this headache/stomach thing, my blood sugar went way up to the 160's, so I can testify that the blood sugar is definitely affected by these outside forces.  It's hard to keep everything in tight control (life and blood sugar), so I don't think it's surprising that eventually a person who's using diet/exercise alone will end up on meds.  And then, of course, we might not be making as much insulin as before or we may become more insulin resistant as time passes.  I won't be surprised when and if that happens to me, but no matter how we do it, when the blood sugar is controlled, we lessen the probability of the complications that accompany diabetes. 

 


Lanie
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ericsmom
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   Posted 10/1/2008 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Morning Lanie,

Welcome back!  how was your holiday?

I do have one concern though....does foam in the urine have anything to do with diabetes?  I think it does..I'm sure I read it somewhere.  I had to give a sample to my doc for a check-up, and it looked like gingerale..all bubbly and foamy.  I am praying it is just a side effect from Lyrica..only been on it for 2 weeks..so maybe....

Take good care,

Diane


Fibromyagia, R/A, Diabetes, Atrial Fib, depression

folic acid, metformin, diamicron, bisoprolol, fenofibrate, pantoloc, wellbutrin, propafenone, ibprofen, warfarin, methotrexate


Some people dream of angels, I held one in my arms


LanieG
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   Posted 10/1/2008 10:56 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Diane, I don't know about the foam.  It may or may not be related to diabetes.  What I've read online points to lots of different reasons but most of them are not serious.  I'm sure the test results would tell you?

We had a great time, great weather and great food in NYC.  It was really good to go back and be a tourist.  We went everywhere and walked miles and miles, which is easy to do.  Now back to reality.... rolleyes


Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


Sydnee10
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   Posted 10/1/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Diane,

I'm not Lanie and not certain if this is true or not,but have been told that foamy Urine is a sign of elevated Protein..



 


ericsmom
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   Posted 10/2/2008 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   

Thank you Sydnee,

I guess if it's anything to be concerned about..I should be hearing from my doc in the next couple of days.  I have had protein in my urine for years now.  I have had lots and lots of tests, but nothing ever shows up.  Maybe it is gettng worse and I will need more testing done.  I do know it has nothing to do with diabetes (pretty sure anyway) as I have had the diabetes for 4 yrs...and this protein thing goes back to about 11 yrs ago.  I am just curious if this isnt from starting Lyrica...but what do I know?? turn     

Thanks again,

Diane


Fibromyagia, R/A, Diabetes, Atrial Fib, depression

folic acid, metformin, diamicron, bisoprolol, fenofibrate, pantoloc, wellbutrin, propafenone, ibprofen, warfarin, methotrexate


Some people dream of angels, I held one in my arms

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