I believe we all get to the point at some time with this disease that we are fed up. I think my time has come now. I had my Endo appointment today and things didn’t turn out as good as I wanted them. I stick my finger 4 times a day and now she wants me to do it at a minimum of 6. And to top it all off, my meds were increased as well. I am now taking a new regime (for diabetes) of 10 mcg of Byetta, 10 milligrams of Glipizide twice a day and 500 milligrams of Metformin a day. To me, this is a major increase. It all was almost doubled. I don’t see how my numbers could be so bad. I literarily count every single carb that goes into my system. I even carry a book that has all the food carbs in it so I don’t mess up. I use measuring cups and a scale for ALL my meals. Is it because my body is getting to the point where I will be on insulin shots? It is very frustrating at times.

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Comment by debb on October 7, 2008 at 5:06pm
hey jeff,
sorry to hear about the double up. i'm waiting to hear if i will be excepted for gastric bypass. if i'm not i suspect that i too will be on insulin shots. if i keep my intake down during the day my numbers are almost always around 120 or less. but my waking numbers are always 136 or higher. i have even woken up around 3 am just to check and they are over 136, so i don't think it's the dawn p effect.
i sure hope that this will help you get better control on your numbers. i read the other day that we shouldn't be afraid to go on to insulin shots, but i think for us t-2's, insulin shots are the final thing to make us believe that we really have diabetes. silly, i know, but if you think about it it's true. we always say we have diabetes but we don't have to do insulin shots. it's like we admit we have diabetes and then take it away. our own brand of denial maybe? i share your frustration.
debb..............
Comment by Marie B on October 7, 2008 at 5:24pm
the beast (d) wants you to feel like it's your fault - it's not! Going on insulin does not mean you have failed in any way. do the extra tests, you will know what is happening with your body. I wish you well, friend.

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