Thread: The Diabetes Thread
March 1st, 2009, 11:43 am #1CMike11
The Diabetes Thread
I went to the doc friday and he diagnosed me with Diabetes type 2.
Diabetes has always freaked me out. I also have to test myself at him. The idea of pricking my own finger, kind of scares me.
Two weeks ago I restarted the Atkins diet. I think it's the perfect diet, since you eat very little sugar. You don't eat sugar, potatos, pasta, rice, or potatos.
Anyone have some words of enouragement?
Thank G-D he didn't diagnose me with cancer or something much more deadly.
April 4th, 2009, 10:52 am #31
The main thing, Mike, is to be positive. Diabetes is a drag, but today's medicine is advanced enough to reduce it to a small incovenience, ("an inconvenient truth", if you will... ). All the advice I've read on this thread is good advice. Go for it.
April 22nd, 2009, 5:14 pm #32CMike11
I am sorry I just noticed your posts. Thank you for the advice.
I wanted to give an update.
I just got the glucose meter, glucometer.
I am having trouble using it. I am having trouble getting enough blood for the test strips. I have the lance on the deepest level. I have been going through about three strips to get one good sample. Pain in the butt. Also test strips can add it up.
I am open to suggestions on this.
My sugar level seems to be about 5 mg/dh above the normal range. Which doesn't seem to be that bad. That is with Metformin.
I see the doc again in about a month.
April 22nd, 2009, 5:31 pm #33
April 22nd, 2009, 5:34 pm #34
I've had some soreness in one foot the past week or so. Plan to tell doc about it next time I see him.Yes, I realize you don't agree with me. My condolences on you being wrong.
April 22nd, 2009, 5:38 pm #35CMike11
Not you too.
April 22nd, 2009, 6:04 pm #36Yes, I realize you don't agree with me. My condolences on you being wrong.
April 22nd, 2009, 7:07 pm #37CMike11
Last edited by CMike11; April 27th, 2009 at 1:55 pm.
April 22nd, 2009, 8:38 pm #38
April 22nd, 2009, 9:21 pm #39
- Join Date
- Jun 2006
- Bama Nation
- My Mood
- Get off my lawn
- Blog Entries
April 23rd, 2009, 8:01 pm #40CMike11
Thank you JW. Any advice (to whomever) on how to do the pricking thing and getting the necessary blood for testing?
April 24th, 2009, 9:32 am #41CMike11
I am getting better at the drawing blood thing.
April 25th, 2009, 2:12 am #42
I'm also starting to get the feeling I'm past just using Metformin and diet. But we'll see what the doc says when I go in next week.DISPATCHERS SAVE SECONDS.................SECONDS SAVE LIVES
April 27th, 2009, 1:59 pm #43CMike11
I am doing better. My problem was not getting enough blood. I needed a hand to kind of squeeze out the blood, and when I used the other hand to hold the test strip the blood wouldn't be there anymore.
However, I am learning how to do it.
What until you see the doc. It's only a week away.
I seem to be about five or so points higher than what the range should be. I am not sure if I am where I am supposed to be either.
Maybe the drug takes time to have the maximum effect on the body glucose level.
April 27th, 2009, 3:36 pm #44
I need to call my doc and see about moving up my next appointment. One of my feet started hurting about a week ago. By hurting I mean day and night. No apparent reason for it but the doc stresses the importance of checking my feet everytime I see him. I assume it has something to do with the diabetes but on the other hand we moved our office about a month ago and I have to walk an extra mile on concrete every day so maybe I just need some padded inserts for my shoes.Yes, I realize you don't agree with me. My condolences on you being wrong.
April 27th, 2009, 4:35 pm #45CMike11
Ray you need to see your doc asap.