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uniquelyme
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   Posted 3/28/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
I have only been diagnosed for almost 2 weeks with Type 2 Diabetes...I have a class to go to next week but haven't had much help about my "diet" from my Dr.  The only help I've had is from here.  If I didn't already know about this website I'd be in deep doo doo...
 
The things we talk about have maybe saved somebody's life.  After I read the posts, I go to the internet and read more... I don't know much yet, but I do know enough to get me through until I can go to the classes... So, thank you for being here, especially for us newly diagnosed people.
 
The classes might not be as enlightening as I hope they are, I have read that some people don't like what they say.  So, I guess I'll let you know after I go.
 
I also have an appt. with an opthamologist on Monday a.m. because my vision is going downhill fast.  I hope that it goes back to normal after I start getting this under control..is that even true?  Can your vision get better?  I don't know but I hope so.
 
Me.

 
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
 
Rhonda
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy
Spinal Fusion
 
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed 
 
Type 2Diabetes 
Metformin 500 mg. once daily
                                                                     

 


LanieG
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   Posted 3/29/2009 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Rhonda, I feel it's really important to learn as much as we can about our health issues and coming here to HealingWell has been very informative for me. This is where the experiences of others can help us to know more about diabetes and when we look back over the posts from the past, we find lots of information about meds, diet, etc. Then, there's the 'conflict' of what we may encounter when we see the doctor or dietitian sometimes.  The puzzlement is basically why the medical establishment advocates a diet high in carbs when it's the carbs that raise the blood sugar in the first place.  Nutritionally, we can find what we need in other food, so we do not have to eat food made with flour or sugar.  The problem some people have is they just can't see themselves giving up bread, cereal, waffles and the like. For me, when I considered how my blood sugar was affected, it was an easy choice.  I do not want to take meds in order to eat whatever is placed in front of me.  This is a personal committment though.  So, you will make your own decisions about what you eat. With the blood sugar meter, you see exactly how you react to what food you eat. 

As far as the vision, I don't know about problems being reversed.  I know that vision problems can be halted with treatment.  Glaucoma, retinopathy, and cataracts are associated with diabetes but only a thorough eye exam can tell what affects vision. There are medicines and procedures available.  Good luck with your test!

(Rhonda, please check your email! Thanks.)



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


uniquelyme
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1037
   Posted 3/30/2009 5:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I found out the hard way about the carbs. I ate French toast,without syrup, thinking I'd be okay....Not! My blood sugar went from 177 to 400 in a matter of 2 hours. I was not feeling well. The 177 is one of the lowest I've had since I've been diagnosed just 2 weeks ago...so the 400 was a shock. I go to my "classes" on Thursday and I can't wait to see what they tell me. I already know just from being here that carbs are bad....I wonder if they'll tell me something different...

Me.
 
We are all in the same boat...unfortunatley it seems like it's sinking...
 
Rhonda
Post Lamenectomy Syndrome
Hemi Lamenectomy
Spinal Fusion
 
120 mg. Methadone daily
60 mg. Oxycodone daily
Lyrica as needed 
 
Type 2Diabetes 
Metformin 500 mg. once daily
                                                                     

 


bohuck2
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 196
   Posted 3/31/2009 1:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, my name is Chuck and I normally post on the Multiple Sclerosis board but I was recently in the hospital for treatment of my MS and they kept taking my blood-sugar levels and told me that I should really watch them. I have been out of the hospital for a little over a month now and I test my blood-sugar levels at least 3X a day. Mine has been around 150 to 170 but sometimes I get lucky and it's down in the 120's.

My question is, what is normal for a 60 year old with MS? Thanks to anyone who can help me out.
 
 
 
 
                                        Chuck the old man :>)
                                   AMWTP Training Instructor
                                          Idaho Falls, Idaho
                                  Diagnosed with PPMS May, 2006
                                   but still working at the present.         
                Tried just about everything there is for MS, including Tysabri
                               Waiting to start Cytoxin Treatments soon.


LanieG
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 5388
   Posted 3/31/2009 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Chuck, I copied your post onto a "new subject" so it's more visible to others rather than in this thread which wouldn't attract the attention you need for your inquiry.

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


bohuck2
Regular Member


Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 196
   Posted 3/31/2009 3:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks LanieG
 
 
 
 
                                        Chuck the old man :>)
                                   AMWTP Training Instructor
                                          Idaho Falls, Idaho
                                  Diagnosed with PPMS May, 2006
                                   but still working at the present.         
                Tried just about everything there is for MS, including Tysabri
                               Waiting to start Cytoxin Treatments soon.

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