I am 39 years of age and got diagnosed with type 2 in 2007, now recently my blood sugar has been going up since june 2011, so i decided to ask my family doctor to see an Endocrinologist. I also noticed that i was losing weight. I was 200lbs right before getting diabetes, now i am 162 lbs and 5'11.
When i saw the endo, she said that i might have lada 1.5 because i am very thin and i am taking more insulin, bolus:18 units and basal:18 units
She also removed metformin, glyburide and crestor out of my prescription and kept Fluvoxamine for mild anxiety and Synthroid for my hypothyroidism which began in 2004.
My HA1C% is 11
My Blood sugar spikes a lot faster now, right after a meal and i get blurry vision and dizziness at times. The worst feeling i got so far was last saturday when i went to a dinner with friends and i had 2 pints of beer before my meal. I don't know if my sugar was high or low but i felt very dizzy and i had trouble maintaining the conversation, was like a feeling of confusion and then started to feel tremors in my chest.
Since i did not have my glucometer with me, i had a few slices of bread to see if that helped, but not much. i called 911 and told them the situation and an ambulance arrived shortly to measure my vital signs and blood sugar.
i was at 11.7 mmol/L
I have to go for a c peptide test in june and blood tests to see if this new insulin and diet will work or not.
so far i have not been able to bring it down below 10 mmol/L
I am worried.
Am i damaging my kidneys and other organs?
I also am trying to go back to school to learn web programming and on monday i had to leave the class because i was feeling weird, almost like a panick attack, was right after lunch, felt like my sugar was high and my face was very warm. I also felt dizzy from reading the text on my screen. Should i just forget about programming, is it a too stressful job for someone with diabetes? I been hearing about jobs that cause stress and can make your sugar go up a lot too.
As you can see, i have a lot of questions and little answers,I feel like i have no luck in life and this disease was the cherry on top of the sunday.
I cannot afford Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center, I would very much like to go, but too much money! I do have friends in MN, The Will Heal Farm, they grow their own organic food, Medicine! This summer I will go 2-3 days a week to camp on the farm, grow the foods and herbs, and enjoy the nature and peace of being on the farm. Already I have gone from 70 units of insulin a day to 20. I may never completely get off insulin. But, my concern is to feel good, to love life! To live long, that is my goal!
LOL. What do you mean "type 1 misdiagnosis"?
went for a 1 hour walk in a park with a friend and got a hypo. 3.9 mmol/l = 70.2 mg/dl
i felt it coming right away, felt shaky and hungry.
even though i took a regular dose of insulin, i guess the 1 hour walk made me go down quickly.
correction, 3.6 or 64.8
No highs today... so no complaints...
my appointment with Endo is tomorrow.
Yippeee!!! Congrats to you!!!
Today, I left the house with low insulin reservoir,meant to change before I left, then was gonna take supplies with me and forgot them! I work 40 miles from home, had enough insulin to cover 30 gram carb lunch. Pump ran out at 4pm. Had a business meeting at 6pm, and ate a bowl of garden veggie soup. By the time I got home, Bg - 446, my eyes were twitching, had to pee, felt like ants were crawling on my skin!!!! Fraggin Freggin Frack,,, looks like I am still T1 insulin dependant Diabetic!!! From now on I will leave a vial of insulin, infusion set and reservoir at my work. I have learned to ride the waves! I do love insulin, oh you sweet vial of clear fluid, how I love thee!!!
It will be interesting to hear about your appointment!
Welcome to the family :)You just have to adjust and change of lifestyle. I have been a diabetic since i was 6 and i even joined cheer leading while in school and now i'm currently training for basic safety course which is more stressful and more activities.When i'm in training i make sure i have my meter with me, my insulin and a soda just in case i'll have a hypoglycemia attack. Programming isn't that stressful, its just you were not well at that time and you need more adjustments and awareness on how you're gonna deal with diabetes. you just have to carry your meter and insulin wherever you are and let your people know your condition so they know what to do in case of emergency. Lifestyle change, diet and exercise is a big help for us too, so be more active and don't worry too much about this,it would be easier for us to accept the fact that we are special and this diabetes teach us also the value of discipline :0 God bless you
Thanks JT, yes i will learn how to live with this.
I am also thinking of getting a diabetic trained dog, because i need to be motivated to go for walks and i know having a dog, a man's best friend, i will have no excuses to not go for walks.
Also these types of dogs can sense when you are going in a Hypo.
Since my girlfriend left me 2 months ago, i have also been lonely.
I suspect she left me because of my condition, but whatever.
It's been a rough year, too many things happening at once.
you are welcome :) you're just on the adjustment period but you'll get used to it. Been there and later on i learned to live with it. A dog would be nice so you will have company when you do your walking, and you can do more physical activities like sports. I got bored when i'm at the gym and i don't walk since i don't always have a company so i get myself in to sports :)
I'm sorry about your girlfriend, whatever her reason maybe, i don't think it would be fair if her reason is your condition, she should be the one who will understand you and takes care of you, but i know that this is a cliche but as what they always say, when God takes away something/someone from you it is because He wants you to have someone better :) God bless you and be strong :)
Thank you JT, you are right, God saw that we were not meant to be together and staying together was just prolonging the suffering.
We were too different and she did not have any empathy or understand what i was going through. All she cared was for her selfish goals which were getting married and having kids asap, but she did not want to work hard towards those goals, in life if you want something you cannot skip the steps to get there. It takes 2 to make things happen, But she expected too much from me and i was already dealing with my condition, i could not do any miracles. Diabetes is like a 2nd job and your partner must understand that.
If they don't, then they are just selfish and think about their needs first. You know i am a very clean and organized person, i am a virgo and it's in our nature. She was messy and brought disorder in my life.
I do not need that. She even hated when i injected my insulin in front of her. Told me to go do it somewhere else.
I am better off now, i felt a huge pressure off my shoulders when it was over.
Oh DW, this just makes me sad and angry to hear that your gf told you not to inject your insulin in front of her! I am so sorry to hear that! Hearing that brought tears to my eyes.
What state do you live in? I also looked into getting a D-Dog. I am in MN and D-Dog's are not available here. I always thought a D-dog would be better than a CGM, they can sense highs or lows, and bring you juice or insulin if necessary. Plus a companion to go for walks! I am way rooting for you to get a D-Dog!
I used to call out to my young son to bring my blood checker and juice at those 3 am lows in the middle of the night, sometimes he would bring me juice, and wake me up to test my bg, I think he could also sense when my bg was low or high, not just by symptoms, whenever he would wake me up from sleep to have some juice, he was always right that my bg was low. What an amazing kid. I felt like it was not fair to him to have a diabetic mom, sometimes he would not want to go play with other kids, because he wanted to stay close to me, to be sure I was okay. He lives with his father in another state now. He still texts or calls often, Mom, how is your diabetes, how is your blood sugar, did you get a cure yet? He tells me that if I don't get the cure, he will go to medical school and get the cure. I love his concern and care, but I want him to explore his own dreams and passions. You know after he left to go live with his dad, I cried so much, the loss and loneliness about did me in, this is when I developed vitiligo around my eyes, and I could not stop crying, I noticed tears and short term insulin, humulog or novolog, look the same. I was told by a Native teacher, that our two eyes cry - one eye/I for ourselves and one for others, soon both eyes are crying. My teacher told me there are two faces of truth, one happy, one sad, they are the same face. When I decided to stop crying so much, and wipe away my tears, then my arm pits started to cry - big tear drops, then white patches of vitiligo in my arm pits. I was reminded of a bible verse, although had for a long time stopped believing in God, they will wipe away all tears from their eyes, neither will there be mourning nor suffering, the former things have passed away.
Thank you DW and others for such kindness and support given on this forum, do you know that for most my diabetic life I have felt so alone, felt like I was the only diabetic in the world and that nobody understood. Some very beautiful things are going on here, deeper understanding, a shifting inside of me that gives me greater awareness, I am very thankful for this family. Who knew that an Internet forum could be so powerful and healing? ThankYou!!!