When I eventually went to my GP with my frozen left shoulder he did tell me that these injections were a possible treatment option but he didn't want to do them because of their impact on BGs. Hence the decision to let me undergo surgery…"
"My fault. I went to the orthopedic doctor and didn't tell him about the diatetes since I don't take medication and I didn't know the shot would do that. I'll tell him when I go back in case I need another shot. Shoulder feels…"
"What is your actual shoulder problem, Carol? Not frozen shoulder, is it?
I had frozen shoulder in my left shoulder for about a year to 18 months before I went to see my GP (general practitioner). I had physiotherapy to start with, but it had got to…"
"Hey Carol! Cortisone shots should raise your blood sugar... The shots are really hormone shots (of cortisol) which is one of the bodies stress hormones. Aside from being very anti-inflammatory, they also raise blood sugar, sometimes substantially.…"
"Over my 53 years as a type 1, I've had numerous cortizone shots. Some were related to diabetes and some weren't. I don't recall, however, any reactions that affected my BG. These are the kind of things about which I would consult with…"
I am not going to point any fingers because I may find myself in a mood (my be this Tuesday night) for some bonus food as a treat. My question is this. How did it affect your levels when you got up the following morning (Saturday)? Tonight is a new night so good luck.
I am a vegan so i do not eat dairy or meat related products. So for breakfast I have a little under a cup( cooked) of hot whole wheat cereal. sometimes I eat a tofu product for protein with my hotel or cold cereal( with soy milk). Than it goes down hill because i have a diet pepsi !
when my grandkids are here they only see the on top of it nonnie. my oldest grandson is 7 and he asks a lot of questions about my diabetes. ( his other gramma died in june from complications of diabetes. she was in her 70's and had lost her husband the year before and i think she just gave up.) so i answer his questions and explain to him that i'm working on getting better control and eating the right things. he worries that i will die from it too. so i let him be very active in my diabetic life. it does help the good girl be good and keeps the bad girl at bay.
thanks for the kind words, i know i'm not alone and it helps a lot.
Hey, Carol. I guess one hadd family troubles at times. My youngest son, Mason, lost his wife a year or so ack. She was going to take the grandson to school, Mason had worked the night shift and had just laid down. His son burst into the bedroom crying something was wrong with momma. When Mason went downstairs, he found her slumped behing the wheel with the key in the ignition. She never regained consciousness and died 8 months later. So, he is going through an adjustment. I worry about him constantly.
How we live our live between birth and death determines the "quality" of our individual lives. Not the measure of what we have or the lack there of.
Carol, would you like to continue this on email? Mine is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Carol. I added insulin to my metformin two months ago. now my morning sugar is about 110. Before I started meds, my morning (dawn effect) was 140-150 and the remainder of the day I was in the 200's. When I added metformin my highs dropped to about 170 and my morning sugar was 1bout 130. No doubt inn my mind that the metformin helped me. My A1C dropped to 6.4.
I'm using NPH insulin along with metformin and since starting my dawn effect is gone. my mornng sugars are 108! The rest of the day is still a bit frustrating. The graph looks like a bow tie. Sugars peak around lunch and after supper (180-200) and bottom outs in the afternoon when the NPH peaks around 140-150.
I like my doctor at the kerrville va. she has taken exceptional care of me, so I'd like to keep her as long as possible. Originally, I was with the Temple VA....boy, oh boy could I tell you tales about that place........
when I'm not working and have nowhere to go, I enjoy playing the guitar. I'm not great at it but the song is recognisabel lol. how about you. what do you enjoy doing?
I have two sons. the oldest is in jacksonville, florida and the youngest is in san diego california. I have two grandaughters and a grandson. how about you?
Oh! before I forget, metfornin is derived from an orchid that was used as an herbal diabetes medicine in europe for centuries. I thought it was interesting.
catch ya later carol.
best wishes on your new hobby :) (diabetes)
Good morning,.Carol. One thing I found when I was newly diagnosed is rapid changes in BS caused me to feel hungry. By cutting out foods that caused spikes my appetite became more manageable. After a week or so, you can gradually add anything you miss back into your diet in moderation. You might try the mediteranean diet to contol BS and insulin levels. It allows more of everything and helps with appetite. Whatever you do just use your good sense and moderation. I'm sure you will find what works and is most comfortable for you.
You might want to go ahead an start the metformin. It takes a few weeks to be fully effective and You will discover it helps with the dawn phenomenon. It will also clip the tops of your peaks.
Also, my doctor recommended a book called Type 2 The first year by gretchen becker.(she is a memeber of tubiabetes) I found it to be invlauable. it covers everything from the pyschology physiology of diabetes and exploers the pros and cons of the various diets.
Well, these are some of my experiences I thought would be helpful, but in all circumstances use your own judgment and you will get on top of this disease.
this is one of the best sites I've foound. Everyone is helpful and ready to offer assistance. All ya gotta do is ask.
Ooh, good question. Salad dressings don't normally have an effect on my blood sugar levels, but the fat in them is not great. I am on Weight Watchers, too, so I am careful about salad dressings. Have you tried any of the spray dressings? There are several brands. I like the Wishbone ones. I've used the Italian and the Caesar. Yum! They are just 1 calorie per spray, so you spray what you need and don't leave your salad soppy. I have also seen other brands and many other flavors on the dressing aisle at the supermarket. I've even used them to spray a few spritzes on the spinach I eat on my turkey sandwiches to save calories in place of light mayo.
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