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I am a type two diabetic. It is progressing quite rapidly. My a1c's are rotten. I am taken 30units of lantus in pm. I take 3 Amaryls, 1 avandia , 1 prevacid, 1 atcand. 1 zeita. Since I started taken …

I am a type two diabetic. It is progressing quite rapidly. My a1c's are rotten. I am taken 30units of lantus in pm. I take 3 Amaryls, 1 avandia , 1 prevacid, 1 atcand. 1 zeita.

Since I started taken diabetic medicine, my cholestrol has gone up and up. I work from 2:45 - 8:15pm. Which is one of the problems, I eat supper late.

I work out 3 - 4- 5 times a week. And I mean hard.

I am sick of all this. I fight depression on a regular bases. I have started taking something to help me sleep and that has helped my numbers.

I am doing better now that spring has come and I can play in the dirt. I love to garden. I love to sew and do all the momma things. I love to cook. At least until I became diabetic.

Since menopause has been gone the migraines have gone. So life goes on one day at a time. I am the cheerleader at work. The one who champions every one. And sometimes I get tired. But I love my job.

I have to work on being positive. I am very spirituial. I do Reiki. And I hand make most everything. I love life for the most part. But taking the pills every day, is getting rough. And the shots and the whole scenario.

I will surrive. I am old school tough. But there are days I flirt with the idea of not doing it any more. And as long as the positive outweigh the negatives, I am okay.

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Comment by Manny Hernandez on May 17, 2007 at 4:01am
I am with you, girl.

When did you become diagnosed?
Comment by Scott Strumello on May 17, 2007 at 6:51am
This disease is terrible for self-esteem, and its even worse for Type A personalities, because "control" is a misnomer, we can only make ongoing adjustments to manage it, but we don't really have control over everything that influences the numbers.

If you are making your best efforts and your results aren't where they need to be, try not to take it as a personal assessment. The numbers are meant to tell you where you are, nothing more. But you should use the results as an assessment of how well your prescribed treatment plan is (or is not) working. Many people stay with the same doctor for too long, but you should feel free to say "you're fired" and try someone else if you don't think your prescribed treatment is delivering the results you'd like.
Comment by Ladylace on May 17, 2007 at 7:15am
I was diagnosed about 7 years ago. And yes I am a Type A personality. And you are right, it may be time to say " your Fired" My dr. is supposedly the best in the business. Doing all these research studies. And a phone system that you cant get through on. I fax him when I have a problem. And 24 hours latter, I usually get a phone call. I think there is so much going on in his office, that patients are secondary.I have been on the same meds for a while. They are not working. And we all know that there are days you do everything perfect and the numbers are bad. And the day you do everything wrong and the numbers are good. IT's broken. And our bodies, especially women change daily. Through in the daily combantants of diabetes. Then add in hormones. And it can be a roller coaster delight. lol. I have been given an ipod for mother's day. And so now I will start walking. I will not quit exercising. But together maybe it will make a difference. Somethings gottat give.Thanks for the advice guys.
I have consdiered doing the pump What do you guys think? I am not real sure of that yet.
Comment by Jeff Rochlin on May 31, 2007 at 10:10am
I'm sorry you are having such a struggle! I can relate to many of your feelings... All I can offer is to hang in there...

I am also Type 2 and after trying oral meds without a great deal of success for a few years (I also gained a ton of weight while using them) I moved up to injections. IKt dramatically improved my A1C's and my control (I started out with an A1c of 12.7 when Diagnosed and had it down to around 10 when I switched to shots... That got me down to around 7)
I switched to a pump a year and a half ago because it was getting more difficult to keep on track with injections while living the "Type A" life. I found myself not having a shot with me when I was out at meetings or business lunches and was taking correction shots instead of proper boluses.

The pump has been a great convience and with it my A1c's are approaching the 6 range. As with everything else in this disease, it isn't without work. But if you are into being actively involved in the management of things (carb counting becomes much more of a must with the pump) it can make a real difference!

Good Luck!


Comment by C Irons on June 3, 2007 at 5:24pm
I was diagnosed two years ago and still am lucky enough to control it with diet & exercise alone, so I'm not really in a postion to offer any advice for folks already on medicines - that scares the hell out of me - I'm rooting for you.


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