Born Again Diabetics

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Born Again Diabetics

This is a group for all of us who at some time in our lives took a break from our diabetes care, but we are now "born again" and ready to face diabetes head on!

Website: http://thisismysos.blogspot.com
Members: 117
Latest Activity: Jun 5

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Started by Useddys. Last reply by Useddys Nov 9, 2010. 3 Replies

What do you do to get back on track?

Started by Suzanne~. Last reply by Eric Nov 7, 2010. 6 Replies

Latest A1c

Started by melody lomax. Last reply by Eric Nov 7, 2010. 5 Replies

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Comment by MarysMom on October 18, 2011 at 2:58pm
Hello Brothers and Sisters. My little daughter Mary has been a Type I for 4 years now. She is 9. Just looking to connect with those that Love our Lord Jesus.
Comment by Yolanda Gordon on April 1, 2011 at 1:23pm
Hi Everyone, I am new to this group. As I am looking through all the groups on this fantastic site I saw this and thought that is exactly me, a Born Again Diabetic!

I have been Type 1 since 1997. For the first 6 years I tried to take care of myself. About 5 years ago when I lost my health insurance things really changed. I had to skimp on insulin to make it last a long time. I ended up losing weight. I then had to start buying it at Walmart because I had no prescriptions and thank god for their insulin but it takes longer to work and is hard to work with. Long story short. I would still take insulin morning and night but wouldn't test my Blood Sugars. I ate whatever I wanted and never felt good. I knew my BG was super high all the time. This past summer at the county fair with my family I ate ice cream, and some funnel cakes and I could feel my already super high BG going up higher. I felt like I was going to faint and die at the same time! In all these years I have never felt that bad. So, I started slowly to check my BG here and therd, tried eating better etc. By the winter I was having BG's in the 300 ranges and then I found this web site in February. I then learned about DR. Bernstein and his diet and for now starting my 3rd month have been low carbing it. I now have BG;s in the ranges from 90's-170. I never ever ever want to feel what I felt this past summer. And that alone keeps me motivated to stay on my new life path. Born again I am and so very proud of it.
Comment by Eric on November 7, 2010 at 10:24pm
P.S. Dee,
Wild mood swings are also a symptom of high blood sugars....there have been MANY times where I've felt my mood declining rapidly, quick to anger especially,
and sure enough, my sugars were elevated. I don't usually start feeling uptight until my sugars are above 300 or so, but it happens every time, on cue. I suspect it's the body's way of trying to send a signal, saying "Something's not right here! Pay attention!" Just don't let it lull you into taking your anger out on others, especially family members. Recognize why it's happening, and bring those sugars down!
Eric
Comment by Eric on November 7, 2010 at 10:15pm
Dee,
What you are experiencing is NOT normal...it sounds to me as if you are in extreme Hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and this is making you sick. Lack of care (hyperglycemia) can also cause your nerves in your stomach to malfunction, causing gastroparesis (delayed emptying of your stomach) and you will throw up constantly from this as well. I have been through this and I know. PRIORITY 1 is get your sugars under control!!...my docs told me the gastroparesis was permanent, but once my sugars were under control, it actually stopped happening.
Good luck to you, hon.
Eric
Comment by Mari&Denny on September 20, 2010 at 6:58pm
i hadn't even checked my sugar is over a year, or two... and stop taking my shots for MONTHS!!! before that i was only taking two shots a day (i'm type 1) my feet have been giving me problems for some time now and in the past week it has gotten worse, as well as blurry vision at times... so for the past 4 days i have been a born again diabetic and i am sticking with it!!!!!!!!! when i tested for the first time in years my sugar WAS TO HIGH TO EVEN READ!!! then i brought it down to 593, then once i knew it was that high i knew how much medicine to take and i brought it down to 87 but sadly it dropped to 60 something in a few hours time and i had to eat 3 cupcakes and bring it back up to 110. shew what a day that was but now that i know my sugar had been running to high to even read these past few years i decided enough is enough and I AM WORTH IT and so are all of YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TAKE CONTROL OF DIABETES DO NOT LET DIABETES TAKE CONTROL OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment by Dee on July 29, 2010 at 6:45pm
As you all know that I am trying very hard to start back taking care f myself, I haven't done great this week . I have been sick with a virus, with throwing up and the runs. So I haven't been hungry. I know that being sick will mess with your bs readings. What I want to know that as I try to get back on track, my moods are all over the place. I feel like crying alot or I am angry is this normal?
Comment by Bong on July 21, 2010 at 4:45pm
my heart full of joy to be part of the born agian diabetic group,im a filipino missionary to the island of Dauis Bohol,Philipines.
reaching the needy one in the island and do feeding program,its great blessing
Comment by Dee on July 21, 2010 at 4:05pm
Bernard, I didn't think about doing it that way, one meal at a time . That's a good idea. I found the book on Amazon, but didn't get to order it then, we had a huge storm knocked the power out. I will order it after I check my e-mail. Thanks. Doris, sorry to hear about your dad and that he isn't doing well. I will try to find your blog and read it. Had a little trouble with my hubby to last week, men!!!
Comment by Doris D on July 21, 2010 at 3:28pm
Hey Dee, my dad is also fighting 2 kinds of cancer. Like Susanne said you will have to take time out for yourself. Had to many times in the last 2 years. he's not doimg so well now and last week I had this problem with my husband. (Read my blog for more) JUst remember we're all here for you.

Bernard your weakness is Ice Cream? Mine (belive it or not) is peanut butter! Funny how we do that stuff huh?
Comment by Bernard on July 21, 2010 at 3:03pm
Dee, maybe if you focus on better eating for just breakfast or lunch that will help. Force yourself to eat healthily then until it becomes a habit. Then gradually work on other parts of the day. You can't change everything at once, so be successful for part of the time and then build on the success.

I've found ice cream is a huge weakness for me. For the most part we don't have it in the house, that helps me avoid it a great deal. Food is a terrible temptation already, coupled with diabetes it's really a curse.

I'm with Suzanne, when you're looking after your Dad it's hard to focus on yourself. I hope he continues to do well.
 

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