Recently, for the past two weeks, my fasting blood sugar has been well above 200, and it doesn't go down all day even with my diet and Metformin. It has been extremely hard for me to wake up in the morning, and when I do wake up, I have a horrible headache, my bladder isn't full (and I know urinating a lot is a symptom), and I'm thirsty really really bad. I was recently told about Cinnamon, and how it can help metabolize sugar faster. I just started Cinnamon 500mg yesterday, but I can't check my sugar now because I'm out of strips. So I'm really scared now. I just got over a yeast infection, which I learned diabetes can do that to you.
It's either my Metformin needs to be increased, or I can possibly have Type 1. I don't know. I possibly am becoming completely insulin dependent. I need some advice. I'm going to my doctors to get a blood draw, but I don't know when because I currently have no insurance.
When I was first diagnosed, I was 24, and they initially put me on Metformin and then Metformin with Glyburide. Then the Honeymoon, and what a Honeymoon that was! I started going low all the time, and eventually stopped the medication completely. I thought I was cured! It was just like a bad dream, but it was over. I was exercising like a crazy person to make sure it stayed at bay and limited my carb intake to what the dietician recommended. But, eventually the Honeymoon had to end, and I had to start back on the medication. This time, the medication wasn't working very well, and eventually I was nearly maxed out. The day of injections was here - something I tired everything in my power to avoid.
I moved from a single daily injection, to twice a day to three times a day and then to 6 times a day. And now I'm pumping. I know it doesn't sounds very helpful, but if it's the injections you're afraid of, you really do get use to it. Take it from someone that was deathly afraid of them.
Here's what to do. Go to the emergency room or an urgent care facility. urgent care is cheaper and best to try first unless you feel you are having an emergency, which in that case go to the er. if you go to urgent care it's $100 or so and you can have them bill you. yes, you might get bad credit if you can't pay it but at least you will get care.
It's very important to go see a doctor and get on insulin. I was in the exact same situation as you. Lived an entire month with sugars 150 - 400 unecessarily.
Please call me if you need someone to talk to about this.
-novolog insulin pens
-novolog insulin pen needles
-lantus insulin syringes
-300 onetouch ultrasmart test strips
-a onetouch ultrasmart glucometer
-the onetouch ultrasmart software to track your control over time on your pc
-ketone test strips
-lancet needles for your preferred lancet. I like the accucheck aviva lancet the best. I prefer it over the ultrasmart lancet as it hurts less.
-a prescription for all these medications
-a follow up with an endicrinologist
-an aic test and a ketones test, full cbc test etc.
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