I was diagnosed insulin-dependent T2 last xmas. My problem is, I am much more sick than well. My home and marriage are falling apart because I'm so rarely functional. My symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, extreme weakness (cannot lift head from pillow),shortness of breath, heavy feeling in my chest, and my feet become swollen at the ankles and very painful. My glucose is about 180 when I feel this way, again which is most of the time, which my dr seems to feel comfortable with. I'd say 5-6 days out of 7 are sick days. Sorry so long. Has anyone else ever had this problem? Thank you so much.

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Hey there honey, hope that they're getting your health sorted, that's so scary, I am glad you took the advice to go to the ER and I seriously hope that you are feeling a million times better.

Re; your husband kicking you in the back OMG!! I just want to give you a big hug, 'cyber' hugs will have to do. x x x
Hi everyone, I am very grateful to all of you. Thank you Sareln for saying my symptoms were troubling to you. That's why I got up and took action. I am eternally grateful.

I got home late yesterday and my diagnosis is that I've got congestive heart failure due to a very leaky valve (hence all the swelling) I took phen-fen (some will remember it) back in my early 20's, and it did a lot of damage. I was on it 6-8 months. I thought that wasn't a long time, but the dr says that was a eternity. I am hugely relieved to know WHY I haven't been functioning well or at all, I am running on a little over 40% heart function! So that's why my house is a mess!

Anyway, I have a nice cardiologist, and he actually completely changed my diabetes med regimen around in the hospital. Boy does it feel good to have tightly controlled blood sugar! Anyway, I will post again soon. I wanted to make sure I showed my gratitude to all of you at Tudiabetes. I feel ready to be very proactive about my health! Thank you so much again. Rachel
i'm so glad that you're ok sweetie. take care.
Good to hear from you, Rachel, and to know you are feeling positive. Don't let anything derail you from that and if you need support, here we are!
Glad you are feeling better and got some answers. Take care!
That is wonderful Rachel. Not wonderful that those things have happened to you, but wonderful that now you are getting the treatment you need and you feel better. Just remember that job one is to take care of you (emotionally and physically), not to clean the house or cook the meals.
Rachel, I am so glad you went to the ER and that you are now home and doing better. Keep us posted on how you are doing. Hang in there girl things will get better. You are on the right road. Will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!
That was a great update Rachel! I hope you continue to better and new regime works for you!
Good to know you are feeling better, and problems are identified!
Rachel, so glad you know whats going on. We have you in our prayers and thoughts. But what about the husband, is he treating you with respect? There are actions to take when one harms you. If you need, you can message me anytime and I'll respond anytime for you. Patti
I am really curious as to what your D regime is now after docs changed it while you were in the hospital. When you are feeling up to it please let us know what they changed it to.

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