Post Edited (4sons) : 7/3/2007 11:50:21 AM (GMT-6)
Thank you Sandy and Ruth for your replies. I hope I'll be doing that happy dance . I know some of this nervousness is from feeling guilty for my occasional "cheat".... like my chinese food carb fest last Saturday ... rice AND eggrolls... yikes! I haven't had many of those thankfully . Besides the sugars, we are trying to get my cholesterol under control, which is and has been very high for a really long time.... 260's are low for me. I can't take statins, and the doc has been trying me on fish oil capsules and Zetia to try to bring my numbers down and hopefully not elevate my liver readings. I'm hoping to not get a lecture from the doc
Bear, good luck with your visit tomorrow. I know you were newly diagnosed in the spring and have been trying out different food to see how your blood sugar is, etc. Don't stress out. You're ahead of the game at this point knowing all that you know from the forum. I want to say one thing if you don't mind. When I was diagnosed a year ago as "border line" again, I didn't do anything about it. I told the doctor I would watch my diet, but I didn't. I did halfheartedly start exerciseing though. In the fall, she prescribed the monitor and I was still in kind of a denial though I did join this forum and spent literally hours and hours reading all the past threads back a few years. And I searched online for everything written on diabetes, even the strange, off-the-wall sites. I took notes on everything! In January when I saw her and I had 6.6 A1c and high cholesterol, she was going to put me on Lipitor and I told her to give me 5 months. I changed my diet and started an exercise program that's almost daily and I improved my numbers by May. A1c down to 5.6. I attribute that to low (very low) carb and exercise. Fear is a strong motivator because my mom had her leg amputated to her knee due to diabetes before she died of a heart attack at 73. She did not eat right and didn't exercise and I'm not going the same way she did.
You can improve your readings by doing everything you've read about here on the forum. It worked for me. I needed to lose weight, still do, and that's helped. My numbers are much better, not perfect, but a really great improvement, so I know you can do it too.
Good luck with your tests tomorrow. And make yourself a promise to do what you can for your health!
Post Edited (lanieg) : 7/5/2007 6:57:20 PM (GMT-6)
Thank you so much for your kind posts. Jeannie, the kind things you said put a tear in my eye. Thank you so much for that.
Well, doc checked me out BP is nice and low, lost about 3 pounds since last visit, she checked out my feet... said they are fine (but after Ruth's post... eek... I'm not sure the foot test was enough!)... checked my averages on my meter. She said I seem to be doing great so far, but of course we won't know anything for sure until the blood/urine test results come back. (I told her "I should be doing good... I haven't SEEN a potato in 3 months".... that gave her a good laugh!) Now it's just wait and worry time LOL. Hopefully I will be doing the happy dance...
Love to all,