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Stupid Question (sorry--sent it in an email first. still new to the forum)

Started by Kristinemac777. Last reply by Kristinemac777 Jul 10. 5 Replies

So I'm getting hungry a lot more quickly these days and I've started getting seriously nauseated when I don't eat something (and I'm not talking waiting a long, long time). Typical? Should talk to my…Continue

Liver releasing glucose?

Started by Dexter. Last reply by Leigh Ann May 30. 1 Reply

I have noticed a trend in my eat to your meter plan. My FBG is around 120 when I first wake up. I will have a simple breakfast such as cheerios and almond milk with splenda. 1 hour later I am 260. I…Continue

Unsupportive Spouse

Started by OBX OMA. Last reply by trauts May 26. 8 Replies

OOPS, I sent a message and could of added a discussion topic. Sorry about that.Someone responded about a separate fridge - sounds like a good idea. (like the ones you get for college). He has his…Continue

Daytime sleepiness and diabetes?

Started by Kate. Last reply by trauts May 26. 8 Replies

Just before I was diagnosed as diabetic, I started having these episodes where I "lost time"--at work and at home, normally between 1 - 3 pm. Sometimes later. I kept asking my mom who is a diabetic,…Continue

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Comment by Allen on September 29, 2011 at 3:22pm
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Comment by Allen on September 29, 2011 at 3:17pm
Joe_h,
health insurance is out of the question for the foreseeable future, there is just no way I can afford it. This new doctor seems to be that type of doctor that wants to blame the inflicted, and ignore other factors that contribute to type 2 diabetes. For example nutritionally deficient food sources, BPA, and other stuff.
Comment by Allen on September 29, 2011 at 3:11pm
Natalie,
I was taught from the get-go to test often, and was surprised the new doctor recommend only two tests per day. To be honest I would rather spend 100 dollars a month on test strips and not have to buy a new medicine which would be twice the cost as test strips. I mean after the samples are gone I won't be able to afford them. I tried to get a hold of my county health clinic doctor for advise but I was unable to.
Comment by Natalie ._c- on September 29, 2011 at 1:00pm
Allen, 2 tests a day don't mean a bloody thing. BG is a constantly moving target, and those 2 tests might be 100 and 89, and you'd never know that you'd been at 280 at your highest, and 54 at your lowest. While there are a lot of Type 2's who really don't know or care about their BGs, when you ARE the kind of person who does care, and wants to take the best possible care of himself, it's so frustrating to have a doctor who will settle for the minimum! :-(
Comment by Joe_h on September 29, 2011 at 11:14am
try finding insurance that'll pay for more testing. I get low B12 levels as well and improved my levels w/ a B12 vitamin for $12. just my experience your results may (and often do) vary. 7.1 is a very good A1C. keep up the good work
Comment by Allen on September 29, 2011 at 11:11am
Christalyn,
I'm seeing this new doctor who put me on this treatment plan. I just got a new job where I am on my feet most of the day,, and have been experiencing lower BG levels throughout the day. I lowered my Lantus last night to 20, and woke to a glucose level of 170 which is high but I have seen this number before. I took the new drug sample the doctor gave me with my metformin this morning.
As for the B12 shot my blood work showed I was deficient. I eat a lot of meat and vegies, fruit, I just don't know about the B12 shot.
Comment by Allen on September 29, 2011 at 10:52am
Joe_H, my sugars were fair nothing stellar.The Doc I saw yesterday is supposed to be one of those endos, and supposed to know her stuff. My A1C is up form the beginning of summer from 6.9 to 7.1, I was disappointed since I thought I was on a downward trend. I usually test 8,9,ten times per day but, this new doctor said I should only test 2 times per day.
Comment by Joe_h on September 29, 2011 at 8:14am
allen no idea if that's a good plan first off I'm not a doctor and no idea what your sugars are at - how often are you testing & what's your A1C. think in the long run you need insurance to help pay for whatever treatments you need and doctors visits

check out this link for insurance options hope that helps
http://www.diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/hea...
Comment by Christalyn on September 29, 2011 at 2:52am
What is the B12 shot suppose to do for diabetes? Who told you about this treatment or did you compile this yourself? What are you doing in the way of exercise and food management? Yeah this is hard because I am doing the same thing. When I didn't have a gym membership I would walk for 2 miles a day in the morning with my mp3 player. Food has all ways been hard for me. I have started a vegetarian regiment for the past 3 weeks. It is hard too.

With this "treatment" that you are doing, I just don't see how it will be effective with out more effort on your part in the control department.
Comment by Allen on September 29, 2011 at 1:30am
Ok I have new stuff to to treat my diabetes, and was hoping for a little insight on some new treatments.I don't have insurance, so I take a handout when possible. This treatment plan will only be for a couple months because I can't afford it if I had to pay for it. (does that make sense?) Anyway, first thing I was given was a B12 shot and will have to continue with that for 3 more weeks. The next thing I was told to cut my Lantus from 30 to 20,and take 15mg actos for...looks like they gave me a little over a months worth. I called the pharmacy and they said this medicine costs 220 bucks for 30 days.( I could never afford this medicine after the free samples run out.)
Anyway should I change my meds around like this even if it will be for a short while?
 

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