Posted 7/22/2011 11:42 AM (GMT -7)
I was just reading what you have been going thru - I am so sorry you have so much upsetting you. I pray things will calm down for you and your family. It doesn't matter how old our children get, they are still our children. What bothers them, bothers us.
I was reading both your posts, so my response will be towards both of them.
Stress not only affects our Fibro, but it can sure play havoc w/ BGL. As you know, I don't have diabetes, but my DH does. And along the same idea as I stated above, what bothers him, bothers me.
He was dx as a T2 28 yrs ago next month - on our anniversary no less. He was put on an oral med, we thought that would be the answer. It wasn't. It worked for several months, but he was so sick, the dr sent him for tests for everything but diabetes. Finally, they decided to test his sugars and urine, his sugar was up around 800+. He went to the ER where an endo said he was a T1. Our pcp said he had been in a Honeymoon period. He has been on insulin for 27+ yrs now.
He was on several different types of insulin thru the yrs, but always w/ the syringe. Almost 2 yrs ago, he had such a bad incident that his endo suggested he go on the pump. She could go over it w/ him, but didn't have the time to sit and give it the time he needed. She set him up for an appointment w/ a Diabetes Educator. She went over everything w/ him and me. We had several appointments and he is setting up a new appt to review somethings w/ her. She was wonderful and took the time the dr wasn't able to spare for the lessons. Our insurance pd for the classes, we only had the co pay.
I think that might be something for you to ask your dr, so you can feel secure in your knowledge of the pens. I know you like to be on top of your life, your health! S/he can answer all your questions and show you how to change, save, etc all your equipment.
I had/ have several T2 diabetics in my family. They all took insulin. My aunt was given pills, but felt the insulin kept her in better control.
Only suggestions, but hope they help. You're a special lady, we want you healthy.
Hope you are feeling better.
God bless. Alice.