Thank you everyone for the welcome comments. I was on tudiabetes before but I left for awhile....
Anyway I'm back now and I am trying to come up from hitting the lowest point in my diabetes.
I came back in January to the US after a month and a half abroad . Classes started in one week and I figured I had plenty of time to get back into the time zone here. Unfortunately, I got sick and getting back to this time zone didn't happen as fast as I wanted and BG's were up(I've been abroad before so I know how long it takes me to get back into the swing of things). I then got a sinus infection that felt like hell. I didn't have any of the normal symptoms jut massive painful head aches and I couldn't breath through my nose and my BG's would NOT come down. I finally got the sinus infection under control (after 2 months of pain) only to see that although the sinus infection was gone my BG's were not going back to normal. Another month of highs and I was finally able to see my endo. and get Levemir and Symlin which started to do the trick. For three months I was above 200mg/ dL using between 60-80 units a day and atleast 80% of the units of insulin was used to just bring my BG's down and the best I would get would be 200mg/dL. I have to add that I was an engineering major finishing up my last semester. So between getting sick, having a sinus infection, high BG's, lack of sleep, lack of exercise (because I was so sick), studying for math, physics, design I gained a little over 10lbs. By the time the semester was over I wasn't even proud of the fact that I finished and that I got my AS in Engineering and my AA in Math and Science. I was still tired from everything that had happened and me and I couldn't stop thinking about how much weight I had gained.
The thought of and the fact that I had gained so much weight made everything even worse. I stopped caring, I was done and I didn't want to fight, I didn't want to check my BG's, eat the right things or work out. I would give myself insulin here and there just to make sure I wasn't going completely high ( and by that I mean staying between 200 and 300 mg/dL). One month of pure torture brought on by myself.
I don't know what happened or what made me say "enough is enough I need to get a grip!!!" Whatever it was I'm glad it happened because I want to be healthy and happy and not depressed and tired all the time. So I'm going to try, I'm going to give it all I got and I'm going to dig myself out of this hole...
So wish me luck............................................. I have to say I'm a little scared, weird right?

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Comment by Theresa on July 2, 2011 at 5:18pm
You can do it. You just have to make the decision and make the management part of your life. God Bless You.
Comment by Kathyann on July 3, 2011 at 10:20am
Welcome back Boshra! I remember some of your old posts. I've also been having trouble with high BGs. So I set a goal, I will stay under this number, then when I achieve it, I lower the number a little. Maybe this will work for you.
Comment by brokenpole on July 3, 2011 at 3:03pm
I am glad you decided to come back and not give up. I am a T2 and I have no idea what you go through with T1. But I do know the daily struggles. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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