Newbie-stainedglassgirl needs help with hubby's Type2

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Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/27/2008 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
(I've moved your post so everyone will see it.)

Help. My husband, after enduring roller coasting readings and trying to manage this horrible disease on his own (by this I mean that he has been working with an internist whom he has been seeing every 3 months for the past year..but he has given up and referred him to an endocrinologist), has finally gone to an endocrinologist. The endo has evaluated his condition and pronounced him as someone who has "non insulin dependent diabetes who must control it with insulin". ???? This in and of itself is very confusing but....what "category" should I put in the subject line when posting further in this forum? (This forum looks great...if nothing else, it helps me as my husband's caregiver learn more about this disease). I can go into further details about his condition later, but...thought I'd first ask for some advice on how to get started on this forum. Thanks!

Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/27/2008 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
stainedglassgirl,

Welcome to HealingWell. We don't have all the answers but we will help all we can.

Your husband is a type2. That means either he makes insulin and his body doesn't utilize his own insulin very well (the body is what is called "insulin resistant") or he doesn't make enough insulin to process the food he consumes. Insulin is like a little key that unlocks the cells to let the glucose into them. Sometimes the cells don't recognize our body's own insulin so a different insulin is given in a shot to help the glucose get into the cells.

There are a lot of things that he can do to help his condition. I was on insulin like him and have been able to go off of it by changing my food plan. Read back inthe posts and you will find a wealth of information that will help you and him.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"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


analex
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   Posted 10/2/2008 7:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi
I am Type 2 diabetic but also use insulin to control my blood sugars. When I first was diagnosed (13 years ago) I controlled with diet and excercise. Then I started on prednisone about 2 years ago, which caused my blood sugars to go high all the time, I had to first go on medication and when that didn't help, I went to insulin. I am now on a long acting and short acting insulin. The long acting (lantus) I take twice a day and the Novolog I use a sliding scale. I hated being on insulin at first, but my blood sugars were running so high and the meds were useless. Now, I am resigned to using the insulin, but I hate injecting myself all day long. I am no longer taking prednisone and I hope to some day go back to just regulating my blood sugars thru diet and excercise. That's the thing about Type 2, is that sometimes you can change the treatment, sometimes you can get it under control enough where you don't have to be on insulin. That is my goal. :-) ....Anne

Jeannie143
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   Posted 10/2/2008 10:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Anne,
Have you tried the "Ancestor Diet" also known as the "Caveman Food Plan"? We call it the "Nothing white except cauliflower and cottage cheese" food plan here. It's what got me off Lantus and Avandia.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"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


analex
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   Posted 10/2/2008 10:39 AM (GMT -7)   
No, I never heard of it. Is there a website that you could recommend for more details? That sounds intresting.

Jeannie143
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   Posted 10/3/2008 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
See your other post. I've put some info there.
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