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SexySweetheart
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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 8/15/2005 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
 Hi Everyone,
   My name is serena and i am 27 and live in ohio...I just recently found out about a month and half ago i had diabetes and didnt even know...I have had them since April...I am very new to this disorder confused and would like to talk to some of you and maybe learn and talk about this disease..I do know that it can make me feel like am run down at times...but i am so glad that my doctor caught it in time so i can keep it under control in time so i dont have to get the shot..Also if any of you have yahoo messenger you can add this name...lil_miss_keepin_it_real thanks!!!
 
  Serena

great guru
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   Posted 8/15/2005 10:00 PM (GMT -7)   

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.

 


maudie
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 8/16/2005 9:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there im also a follower of Bernsteins SOUND advice, type 2, fbgs 85 -90 anything over is unacceptable, i can controll this, and i will, on no meds, just diet, bernsteins diet, as guru said read the book, as ive always said, if your gluten intolerant, the doc tells you no wheat, if your carb intolerant, as most type 2,s are, why promote a high carb diet, wich only makes matters worse, sorry for the soap box attitude, but tha CDA and and every other org ending DA( diabetic association) gets up my nose going to add more, butI think I,d better shut up God bless :-)

prepackey
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   Posted 8/16/2005 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
hi i'am new to this forum, been going to oregon health and sceince, trying to figure out why i have to pain like i do. it travels in me never know where it is gonna hit it has layed me up in bed for days the only place i get inflamed is my neck. i use to think i was better off dead the pain was so bad. but they find out that my glucose dysmetabolism. so went to my local dr. yesterday and havent found anything out about the test yet. but this stuff could case the pain that i have been in or what does any body know? i dont know much about this if some one could help i sure would mean alot to me.
Hello, i'am relearing how to use this wed. sight my husband swich us over to msn. my pain is low right now, hopefully it stay's that way. still trying to get rested up from our trip,how is julie and annie? i'am glad today is sunday its my lazy day. i'am still having a hard time with taking a pain pill as soon as the pain starts ive got 13 yrs of recovery, so my brain says do we really need a pill yet, my addiction is saying yes and i'am holding off on taking, but sometimes i wait to long, then i cant get the pain out! so i'am chaning my ways i have to take it as soon as the pain starts to hit like right now. so took 2 hydro. pain pill's and hopefully that will be all i take today my new e mail address is rbdale55@msn.com and mabey some of you will send your e-mail if you like.i guess i had better tell you who i is prepackey, thankyou and hope you all have a great day.


Jeannie143
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   Posted 8/17/2005 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Prepackey,
I don't think your pain is from diabetes. I hope it isn't fibromyalga! I have that and it stinks!. Let us know how your tests turn out. We are all pulling for you.
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn


"Madness takes its toll.
Please have exact change."


Jeannie143
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   Posted 8/17/2005 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Serena,
Welcome to the Diabetes Forum. We are always glad to make new friends here. We don't always agree on the ways to handle our condition but most of us are real good at offering advice (whether we are right or not)!tongue

Read back in the posts and you will learn how others are handling their diabetes, then let us know if you have any concerns and we will try to help.
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn


"Madness takes its toll.
Please have exact change."


Pegasis
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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 8/22/2005 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   

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?

Thanks!

~~Pegasis

 

 


Jeannie143
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   Posted 8/22/2005 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I adjusted very quickly to my metformin. Only have problems if I overdo on the carbs. (As my doc says, "If you overdo you go pooh!"

For a medical alert bracelet just Diabetes is fine. I got mine on eBay and had to get one that's gold because I have metal allergies. You should be able to find one there for a very reasonable price. Hope this helps.
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn


"Madness takes its toll.
Please have exact change."


Pegasis
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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 8/23/2005 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Jeannie!

Jeannie143
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   Posted 8/24/2005 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Maudie,
I'll have to get a hold of that book at the library and do a quick read... Everybody keeps saying how much it helped them...
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn


"Madness takes its toll.
Please have exact change."


GoldenGirl
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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 8/24/2005 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
 
I am new to this forum, but I love the way you all help each other. Just newly diagnosed in january with 590 reading and 223/120 blood pressure I was really scared but getting better now tongue
 
I am looking forward to buying the book from Dr. Beinstein however, I am a little scared looking at the numbers 85-90 over that is not acceptable. Doctors changed me from Glucotrol XL to Avendamet. My readings are still 125-159 but no more too low or too high just begins to give me even numbers. With the glucotrol it was sometimes too low and then I had to eat something, sugar went up sometimes too high.
 
But the Avendamet makes me feel funny right now any body else been or is on Avendamet? confused
 
I am doing a lot of research about this condition and what ever I can find, I will be sharing with you. Looking forward to become an active participant in this forum. Already the posts I have read have helped me a lot.
God bless

Compassion is needed to heal the hurts of others
________________________________________
 
All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others. - Danny Thomas


Jeannie143
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   Posted 8/26/2005 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Golden Girl,
I ve been on advandamet and will write more after the weekend.. I've got to go pack and leave in about an hour and didn't want to overlook you. I'll write more on Monday, ok...

Hang in there.. Oh, and are you on insulin? My sugars stayed high until I started my Lantus... Maybe that's what you need....Also, check into your local YMCA for membership costs just for you... Swimming is easy on joints and great for high blood pressure. You can even start walking in the water for easy exercise.

Chat atcha later!
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn


"Madness takes its toll.
Please have exact change."


GoldenGirl
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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 8/28/2005 10:47 AM (GMT -7)   

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.

God bless


Compassion is needed to heal the hurts of others
________________________________________
 
All of us are born for a reason, but all of us don't discover why. Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others. - Danny Thomas


Jeannie143
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   Posted 8/29/2005 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi GG,
Calcium in the urine... been there. Done that... Calcium oxalate kidney stones for me (Not fun!)... He wants to check your parathyroid, probably. Have you had any success with following your diabetic diet and your medication bringing your blood sugar down? I'm in my 50's and was diagnosed about 15 years ago, but I have probably had diabetes for about 30 years. I have already had some eye changes and have mild neurapathy in my feet. I didn't really get serious about my diabetes until I started on insulin last spring. Have to admit it takes time to adjust to the new and better way of living.

I've written some more to you in my welcome post to the newer members. I'm glad to make a new friend, although I wish it were under better circumstances.
~ Jeannie

"As one goes through life one learns if you don't paddle your own canoe you don't move."
-Katherine Hepburn


"Madness takes its toll.
Please have exact change."

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