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worriedgirl
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   Posted 3/29/2012 11:56 PM (GMT -6)   
hi im worriedgirl or stupid whatever you wish to call me. i knew for years i was at risk, even my hubby got on my case but i never lost the weight just thought it wont happen to me. monday i had the signs of a uti but wasnt to bad just thought i was going to start my period(i have a tilted uterus) by nightfall i knew for sure. went to urgent care tuesday and sure enough uti and sugar in my urine and blood sugar of 259, scary right. called my pcp fasted wednesday(no food after 8 and no drinks) found out i could have had a small snack before midnight. went thursday morning where they did the hba1c and found out i was diabetic. the doctor didnt have to tell me as the assistant pulled out the living with diabetes book.
i tested my blood sugar at 10 two hours after dinner and it was 148. i dont know what to eat and all my apptment with the pharmasict slash dietician diabetic expert til april 11. i had one hot dog no bread, 2/3 cup of macaroni and cheese and beans and a bottle water with crystal light on the go packet in it.about 70 carbs all together and for a snack a dole apple ciniman with 32 carbs and 1/3 cup 2% milk. at 1130 i was hungry and midnight was getting sick. didnt know if i feel that way if i should test so i did and in two hours went up to 173.
i start metformin tomorrow. i know it wont go down overnight but its still better than 259. oh for lunch i had a large salad(ate all but 1/4 of it) and 5 cheesesticks. i know cheesesticks are bad but better than mash potatoes with gravy. for breakfast they gave me a few pretzels and applesauce with water and i had one poptart not the two it comes with just one. i used one ranch small packet with my salad.
i guess what im asking is the sugar spike normal. i do have some numbness occasionally in my toes but my book says that is a symptom and its normally rare and after wearing shoes all day long

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   Posted 3/30/2012 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
HI Worried girl,

I do know that with diabetes, you need to eat small meals frequently to keep your sugars from spiking or dropping. I am sorry that you have diabetes. I am not sure if you meant to put this on diabetes forum or not. But we will try to help you.

You need to cut out a lot of the carbs, though you do need some. Five cheesesticks is kind of ecessive, maybe two or three would be better. I know it is protien, but also fat. And yes, better than the favorite mashed potatoes and gravy. Gradually start eatting less. Make sure you get plenty of fruits and vegies. And a fair amount of protien. Just watch your fruits for the sugar and eat small portions. I was told to eat small portions four to six times a day. Feels like you are eating a lot, but with exercise, like walking, you can burn up the calories. I highly recommend walking.

Learn to carry some hard candy in your purse in case of a sugar drop. IF your sugars are fluctuating, you may need something in case of an emergency. Orange juice is good for a sugar drop.

Work with your doctor on this. Learn as much as you can.

Hugs, Karen
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worriedgirl
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   Posted 3/30/2012 7:38 AM (GMT -6)   
i meant to post here but i did post in diabetes too. i havent posted in a while. this is a learning thing for me. i needed something protein to keep me full til dinner. ill know more on april 11th. im about to make my meal plan for the day as best i can. my morning blood sugar was 131 which was better than yesterday but that is before eating. my goal is to get my sugar at 120 and keep it there. i dont know how im going to do this with my two jobs and no time but i will manage it by talking with my employers. luckily at giant eagle my meds are FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

im scared and nervous and unsure. my hands shook so much this morning it took 3 strips to accurately test and my hubby is afraid of needles and blood and is refusing to learn to take my sugar just in case. i am going to try again tonight. he needs to know in case of emergency. im considering him coming to my next doctor apptment so he will know what i am going thru. i did tell him rather than his lecturing i need his support.
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"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.

getting by
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   Posted 3/30/2012 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Don't be scared, you can manage your sugar with meds and proper eating. Life style changes. I had fluctuating blood sugars in the past. I was glucose intolerant. But never had to take meds, eating right and exercise helped me. I walk. It is good for you so walk as much as you can. Even if it is just at work. You can get through this. I think taking hubby to your appt. is a good idea. He will understand better. Know that stress can cause your blood sugars to go up. So try to get stress out of your life. Keep it down as much as possible. Keep good track of your blood sugars. And if they are high, write down what you ate and what happened that day. Then you can figure out what is making them spike up.

Best wishes to you. Keep posting.

Hugs, Karen
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worriedgirl
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   Posted 3/30/2012 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
i dont know my sugar is normal range right now but after eating i feel lightheaded. could it be my sugar has been above average so long that my body thought that was normal and is now adjusting to correct levels?
The only person who can make you happy is you. Be your own self and love who you are because each and every one of you are wonderful for who you are


"No one really dies because they have loved. Because they love they stay in the hearts of the people they have touched so in that their memory lives on." Ghost whisperer-i know corny but this touched me deep down and i see so much truth in it.

getting by
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   Posted 3/30/2012 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
You could be worrying about it too much and getting a little anxiety. But it sounds like your body does have to adjust to less sugar. This is something you probably should talk to your doctor about. My husband is the opposite. If he gets a lot of sugar, his body eats it and eats the extra sugar in the body. He gets light headed and sweaty. I don't know if that is hyper or hypo. But it is nothing to mess with. So be careful. Write everything down so that you can explain to your doctor. Keep track of everything.

Hugs, Karen
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Lanie G
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   Posted 3/30/2012 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there again, Worriedgirl!  You're possibly right about the lightheadedness.  If your blood sugar had been really high before and now it's coming down, you may experience some of that or a queazy, 'not right' feeling because your body isn't used to lower blood sugar.  Those feelings will pass though.  But Karen may also be right about anxiety.  If you feel anxious (about anything...), you may also have some lightheadedness.  You will not experience the dangerous low blood sugar that some diabetics may have, so don't worry about that.  People taking insulin have to be careful of lows.
Lanie

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diabetes type 2 controlled so far by diet and exercise
very low carb way of eating
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