So as some of you know, i was barely diagnosed with diabetes, the physician i seen before until recently was unsure of which type i was.The doctor i seen today determined im Type 2, I am 22 years old but have a history of diabetes in the family. So today i had an appointment with my new Doctor, which i really like he explained everything really well and everyone was really nice. I have been taking 500mg of metformin twice a day, but i would usually forget to take it at night. He tested me for my A1C level and i was at a 12.
he wants me to be at 7 !!!.. i said how am i going to do that? he upped my dosage of metformin to 2 (500mg) Twice daily and added glypizide in the mix... he said he would like to put me on Insulin but he will give me a chance first to see if the pills work. Which is good because i dont know if im capable of giving myself shots daily.. :( ouch.
He kind of gave me a reality check into this whole diabetes thing, i didnt really want to know much about it before because the less i know i won't be bothered with it later. He says i need to eat healthier and im going to meet with a nutrionist and set that up, he also wants me to check my blood 2 to 3 times a day, i was only checking it once a day. He said if i get really low blood sugar to get a candy or glucerna tablets and eat it and wait 15 mins. that was something i never knew about. So now im kind of embracing this diabetes, i know i need to better my life and take care of myself because this disease can do major damage.