Hi, Aly here and need help, getting very scared

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loraina
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Date Joined Nov 2004
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   Posted 11/29/2005 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
sad  Hi, i have had diabetes since 1999, but wasn't told until last winter. i have had high liver enzimes for many yrs and dr's can't find out why. so, due to the fact of that among my fear of drugs, i deceided to try to get my diabetes under control with food. i really can't do much exercise because i have a lower spine herniated buldgeing disk that at times i can't walk. i was doing pretty good until about 2 weeks ago. i started waking up , having to go to bathroom and with hunger pains, this happens any where from 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. i do eat a small amount of icecream around 10 or 11 p.m. this is my only sweet. now for the last 4 days, and it's not due to thanksgiving eatting... my b/g has been like 190 in morning before breakfast, etc. i ate a half bowl of rice cheks, sweet n low and powdered skim milk for breakfast and it went to 230. i feel severely tired. hard to explain all the ways i'm feeling. i do have nuropathy in my legs and feet. i feel so down, i was doing pretty good. but i can't get much wt. off. only 30 lbs since mar. of this yr. i need to feel better fast and we are moving on saturday and need to help my hubby pack. how can i get my b/g back down to at least 120's. that's where i feel the best. please help if any one can, blessings confused

 i am a mom and young grandmaw. i am soo proud of my family. but at this time with lymes, i feel devastated! we need to  some how get doctors on the ball and get them to be more informed as to what lymes is and to learn to treat it. i believe there are more ppl out there that have it than any doctors realise and we all need HELP !!!!!!!! LETS SOME HOW DO IT!!!!!!!!!!  BLESSINGS.... LORAINA  PLEASE EMAIL ME ANY TIME!                                      HTTP://HOMETOWN.AOL.COM/APACHERAINDROP


sandbranch
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   Posted 11/29/2005 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
hi i have knowing been diabetic for 45 year I take medication but sometimes I dont feel it does much. My bs goes from good 94 up to almost 200 I go to doctor today and i am going to ask her to change my medication. I eat veg fruit low fat meats and sometimes some junk I joined this group to see what help and what help i can give I know how you feel but there is lots of information on web so i keep reading and trying to find more answere

sandbranch
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   Posted 11/29/2005 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
sorry that is 4 t0 5 years

loraina
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   Posted 11/29/2005 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for reading . sandbranch, i hope you will feel better very soon too. looks like we have been diabetic almost same time. yet for some reason my dr's just never told me and now i have the nuropathy in my legs and feet. how do you get your b/g to go down when it goes up? what could you do if you wasn't on meds? i think i'm in depression trying to deal with this. i have so many food allergies that its hard to eat every thing i should. only fruit i can have is banana and i know to eat only half.. hope we can get straight . it makes me sad to know other ppl suffer this dreaded disease. blessings
 i am a mom and young grandmaw. i am soo proud of my family. but at this time with lymes, i feel devastated! we need to  some how get doctors on the ball and get them to be more informed as to what lymes is and to learn to treat it. i believe there are more ppl out there that have it than any doctors realise and we all need HELP !!!!!!!! LETS SOME HOW DO IT!!!!!!!!!!  BLESSINGS.... LORAINA  PLEASE EMAIL ME ANY TIME!                                      HTTP://HOMETOWN.AOL.COM/APACHERAINDROP


Warren
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   Posted 11/29/2005 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Loraina,

It sounds like your doctor is a GP or Internist. If this is the case, you need to go see an Endocrinologist.  That icecream that late at night is surely going to spike your fasting blood sugar nono ; that coupled with the dawn effect and I can see where you would be high (and 200's are too high).  And by the way, when I was diagnosed my doctor told me I'd probably had diabetes in some form for about 3-4 years prior, so your not alone there.

There are tons of good meds and lottsa good nutritional advice for you but the fact that you ALREADY have neuropathy in both legs means you've had serious BS problems for some time!!!  Get another doctor.  Well, lets make that an ADDITIONAL doctor, and make him an Endo guy/gal and do it right away. Thats the way to get on the right path.  Once you've gotten your BS back under control, this forum can certainly help you with tips and tricks on how to stay there and maybe even reduce or eliminate your meds eventually.  Take the first step and see that specialist!!!!

scool Warren

Post Edited (Warren) : 11/29/2005 1:10:40 PM (GMT-7)


loraina
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   Posted 11/29/2005 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Warren, Thanks for the advice. my dr. is just a family physician! I didn't know what type of m.d i need. i will do that and i thank you very much. but , my little bit of icecream has never made my b/g high in the morning. at times it has been lower than what i guess my body is used to. that's why i'm so confused... blessings, loraina
 i am a mom and young grandmaw. i am soo proud of my family. but at this time with lymes, i feel devastated! we need to  some how get doctors on the ball and get them to be more informed as to what lymes is and to learn to treat it. i believe there are more ppl out there that have it than any doctors realise and we all need HELP !!!!!!!! LETS SOME HOW DO IT!!!!!!!!!!  BLESSINGS.... LORAINA  PLEASE EMAIL ME ANY TIME!                                      HTTP://HOMETOWN.AOL.COM/APACHERAINDROP


keko
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   Posted 11/29/2005 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi there, as much as i hate to say it.  You really need to lay of the ice cream sad .  I love it too but i just steer away from it, even when the kids want it.  As for the high BS in the monring, I have this as well.  Someone from this site told me it was my liver dumping off in the middle of the night.  They recommended that I tried drinking a glass of red wine at night before i go to bed.  Before I did it I checked online about diabetics and red wine and there seems to be studies that back it.  I went ahead and tried it and for the most part it works.  Hope that helps.

 


diamond911
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   Posted 11/29/2005 11:05 PM (GMT -7)   

Loraina, 

Truth is, it sounds like you really do need medication and a good diabetes specialist.  Ask your doctor about diabetes classes at your local hospital. 

For a quick fix to get your blood sugars down without medication, you need to go very low carb.  That means no dairy except regular full cream.  No bread, cereals,  fruit, grains, rice, pasta, potatoes. Especially NO SWEETS.  One small cheat will keep your blood sugar up for an entire day or more.    Look at your packages.  Try to eat under 10-15 carbs per meal. 

In addition to the diet, do some aerobics.  I have found the best way to control blood sugars is a brisk walk after each meal for about 10-15 minutes.  A small glass of wine or tea with artificial sweetner and about two TBS apple cider vinegar will also lower your blood sugar about 20 points.

This can be maintained indefinately but its not easy.  Getting all your nutrients on a very low carb diet is very challenging, though it can be done.  Most people opt to eat a more normal diet and go on medication. 

 

Which ever you choose, get control of your diabetes ASAP.  It will only get worse and the complications are tragic. 

Best of Luck, Lisa


Post Edited (diamond911) : 11/29/2005 11:09:22 PM (GMT-7)


sandbranch
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   Posted 11/30/2005 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   
 hi i went to my doctor yesterday and had a good check up Blood preasure 130 SHe was pleased with my bs thought i go in for test in january I have been eating much better, low fat, fruit and veg and exercising, walking and standing bike. So far I have bad no bad side effects from diabetes, but I know if I dont eat right, i will. I also have included navy beans in my diet  I cook them with onion and celery with very little else They are good. I know that it takes lots of research to stay on top of diabetes so i want to be here to help you You are not alone

Chutsman
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   Posted 12/2/2005 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
You mentioned that you were only able to lose 30 lbs since Mar. Well, don't give up - sounds like you need to lose lots more. If you can, listen on the web to a radio show at www.dukeandthedoctor.com. Check if they are on a local radio station in your city. The doctor recommends something called Hoodia24 to keep your appetite under control - you might want to try it.
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