Type II Diabetic -- Neep some help!

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jdheff1982
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   Posted 3/30/2005 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Howdy! I just joined this site the other day. I have had diabetes since I was 17 (now 22). I also have IBS (newly diagnosed). Anyways, I take Metformin ER 500mg and Prandin 2mg. This is my problem, I have a super hard time taking the meds. I can swallow 'em just fine. It's the "getting myself to do it" part. I want to live a normal life, but can't accept I have diabetes. Any ideas or suggestions would be great.
 
I also have an issue with checking my BS. I have the tools, but too lazy to use them. I feel like I need to live unrestricted, and worry about my problems later.
 
Any ideas and suggestions would awesome! Thanks!

Tiramisu
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   Posted 3/30/2005 8:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey there....
Well I know exactly how you feel, but you MUST stay positive. This is something we must face and being on meds is sooooo much better than taking shots. If the day were to come that you would have to take insulin too, you must and live on. I have lived with this for sooo long and still go through my depressed and denial periods a lot like you. I want to live an UNRESTRICTED life as well. I was able to have a beautiful daughter, get married, and all that fun stuff, but you must have positivity. Please take your meds. How about you set an alarm watch? After a while, you will get used to it. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask...

Pin Cushion
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   Posted 3/31/2005 1:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Well if you think testing your bs or having to take a few pills a day is restricted, think about what can happen if you dont, you can lose your sight, your feet, and so many other complications, Now that would be a restricted life!
You can gain a long and happy life just by training yourself to do these little things now and they become second nature.
Please think about it, weigh the pros and cons of it. And when you need to vent, a little advise, or want to talk to people who care, come back and we will be here, because we care.
Sigmoid Colostomy / Crohns / Type 1 Diabetic / Ostioarthritus / Asthma / High Blood Pressure / High Colesterol / Migraines. Ain't life a joy?



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Jeannie143
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   Posted 4/11/2005 12:33 AM (GMT -7)   
jdheff,

I totally agree with Pin Cushion. I didn't check my sugars as often as I should and didn't like to exercise a lot and now I'm on insulin. Diabetes is a progressive disease and it's something you need to FIGHT! HARD! You can't be lacadazical about it because it will come back and bite you on the @$$! You sound like you may be in a bit of a denial stage. Time for a reality check.

Some of the things I have found that help is to get some little pill boxes from the drug store that have a space for every day, morning and evening. I fill the boxes about once every 3 weeks. Makes it easy to just chug them down when I brush my teeth.
Also have started to leave my bs testing kit on the kitchen table so it's easy to check when I have my morning coffee and before dinner. Hope this helps.
~ Jeannie

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great guru
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   Posted 8/9/2005 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
jdheff1982 said...
Howdy! I just joined this site the other day. I have had diabetes since I was 17 (now 22). I also have IBS (newly diagnosed). Anyways, I take Metformin ER 500mg and Prandin 2mg. This is my problem, I have a super hard time taking the meds. I can swallow 'em just fine. It's the "getting myself to do it" part. I want to live a normal life, but can't accept I have diabetes. Any ideas or suggestions would be great.
 
I also have an issue with checking my BS. I have the tools, but too lazy to use them. I feel like I need to live unrestricted, and worry about my problems later.
 
Any ideas and suggestions would awesome! Thanks!
The cause of "laziness attitute" is another symptom of high BS, if your BS is under control you will be brisk and normal. 
 
Just medication alone can not keep your sugar under control, you have to change your lifestyle to achive it. I was taking 2000mg metformin, now I take only 500 mg.  Check your BS every  day morning for one week , and post the results, we will motivate you to achive your goal. Cheer up.

SexySweetheart
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   Posted 8/15/2005 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Well here is what i have to say..when i knew something was wrong with me..I didn alot of research online about diabetes..and when the doctor told me i had type2 diabetes they were like are u surprised you have them..I was like nope i did alot of research online and knew i had to come and find out if the symptoms i was having meant i have diabetes.
I am just glad i found out when i did..It was really amazing i didnt pass out at times because my sugar was like 345 at the  doctors..But i am so glad i caught it now and not later on down the road when i got older and had more complications that could have been serious.
  I take blood sugar pills to keep mine under controll and they have me on blood pressure pills to elimnate me from getting kidney disease..YOu really need take you meds and keep up on your taking you BS..IF you get to high or low sugar you can go into a diabetic coma dont tell me you want to do that..
I know i sure wouldnt..Well just relize that u have alot more years to live..I am only 27 and i still live life to the fullest even tho this disease makes me feel run down at times..buti still go out dancing and hangout with my friends..and it is all because i keep up on my health!!

Muffin
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   Posted 8/15/2005 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
 jdheff1982 said..."Any ideas and suggestions would awesome!"
 
Believe it or not you should be thankful that diabetes is all that is wrong with you and that it can be controled by medication, diet, and exercise. nono
 
The older you get the more things go wrong with your body and if you don't keep your diabetes under control now there are serious consequences to come.
 
I take 8 pills a day for different things and have a plastic bag attached to my stomach to poo in.  But I take my meds so that I can continue to enjoy life. yeah
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