WELCOME TO FORUM.
You need lot of education on this subject.
My recommendation is to buy "Diabetes Solutions" By DR BERNSTEIN ISBN 0316 09906 -6 and read it.
You understand better than anybody else about your health.
Hi. I'm fairly new to the diabetes forum. Been posting on the Migraine forum since May. I found out I have Type 2 Diabetes 8/4. Since then I was having a lot of trouble with Low Blood Sugar symptoms while my numbers were in the 90's. It was because my sugars had been high for so long.
My own doctor is out of town till 9/1, but I had to see someone. A different doctor changed my medicine from Glyburide to Metformin on 8/16. But now I'm having nausea and very little appetite. I'm just not able to eat all of the food on the diet my doctor gave me. I'm trying to eat a little food from each exchange and I've only had three episodes of low blood sugar. I am eating a little bit between meals as Jeannie suggested on my previous post, (Sorry, I couldn't find it. lol) and checking my blood sugar before the snack. I've lost a couple of pounds; but that's actually pretty good. Do you think the nausea and appetite will get better after I get used to the new medicine?
My other questions: I was told I should wear a Medic alert bracelet. Is it OK to wear one that says Diabetic, or should I have one that says Type 2 Diabetes? Does it make a difference in an emergency? Especially in a diabetic emergency?
Hi there Jeannie143,
Thanks so much for your reply, looking forward to hearing from you. I just was able to put my good ol dial up connection together since our power is still out from hurricane Katrina, when I saw your post. I am complaining right now because it is hot and humid here in Miami but I have to count my blessings considering where Katrina is going now as a cat 5.
I am not on insulin and do exercise at home on my tread mill. My endo want's to check the results in two months. In the meantime, he called me to come earlier, found calcium in my urin. Have no idea what will be next but I am trying to learn as much as I can to live and deal with it. Take care of your self and stay save on your travels.