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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 9/7/2009 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been diabetic (type 1) for almost nine years now. I was a little kid when first diagnosed, and I feel like diabetes has taken over my life! I take five injections a day and have to test at least six.
I really want to just give up! I feel like this disease has taken over my life! No matter how hard I work to get good numbers, my A1C remains at 12!
Does anyone else feel this way?

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 481
   Posted 9/7/2009 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Although I'm only type 2 (for now), I think I know how you feel but since diagnosis a short time ago, I've learned that one of the good things about diabetes is that it is possible, in a lot of cases, to take back the control of your life and health.  To accomplish this, it requires a change in diet, exercise and lifestyle but if you understand the consequences, it is entirely worth every effort.
Tell us more about your personal situation, diet, history -- there's lots of great people and advice around here that you'll find interesting :-)
You are definitely not alone.
Chris - Forum Moderator, Diabetes

~ Diagnosed Type 2 in July 2008 ~ Dropped 40 or so pounds after following HealingWell advice ~
~ Diabetes under control / no meds - so far - knock on head

I used to eat 100% wrong -- now I eat 95% right

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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 9/7/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the support!
I'm on levemir and novo rapid at the moment, and my doctor has asked me to start doing my injections 40 minutes before i eat.
I'm on very high doses of insulin, probably because I'm still in the teenage-out-of-control-hormones stage.
Approx 60 units of novo rapid/day
25 units of levemir/day
Has anyone experienced this type of high A1C before?

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 547
   Posted 9/7/2009 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup, sometimes the 'D' can really suck. It's OK to feel cr*ppy about the whole thing every now and then - I certainly do and I've only had it less than 5 years. I share your feelings of frustration and exasperation; when trying so hard to do the right thing can sometimes give such negative results. I try not to let it get the best of me but sometimes it just does. All I do is eventually pick myself up, dust myself off and move a foot forward. Doesn't matter which one, just move forward. Sometimes momentum is all you need to get going (it helps anyway :-)

Ummm... I'd say that's a pretty high A1C but, I didn't have Diabetes through my teen years. (I started up around 14% and have hovered around 8% the past couple years.) Your doc thinks 12% is OK? Is he an Endo? I know an A1C is an average and one that can be significantly altered with just a few high highs a week (or lows for that matter). Personally, while I value the A1C data, I don't nearly put as much value in it as I do my day-to-day BGL tests. That's where you have the control. Interpreting your BGL reading with what you're about to do/eat and injecting insulin (or not) using a carb to insulin factor that matches your personal body rhythm and lifestyle.

Getting your basal/background insulin dose & timing is most important. If that's off, everything will be off: your correction factors, carb ratios, everything. With Novo Rapid's profile, the insulin starts working within 5-10 minutes....why would your doc have you injecting 40 minutes prior to food? Is that how he suggests correcting high pre-meal readings? Maybe some more info about your regimen might help me understand??? Seems like you're taking an awful lot of Rapid compared to your Levemir. The balance seems off - even for hormone raging teenager (but, I'm not a doctor, just a Type 1 :-) What is your insulin:carb ratio, BTW? I split my Levemir dose: take 14U PM and 13U AM. I don't low carb and use about 15U of Rapid a day.

Hang in there - we're here to help if we can :-)
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

"It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows"-Epictetus

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 9/7/2009 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I can't help because I'm a type2 but I can tell you to listen to Phish... Lots of knowledge there!
~ 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

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