first of all thanks go out to the community for the warm welcome.thank you to all who are reading and especially for those who are commenting...i came to TuD to write a blog and vent while i'm doing it,everyone else is already sick of hearing about it and i need to do it! i didnt expect to find such a warm community and already an offer to let me vent.i think this is going to be a good experience.
i'm amazed at how un-informed the population is about diabetes in general...i'm disgusted that i was the same way just 6 short months ago.my dad is a type 2/pre-diabetic or whatever his doctor decides for that visit.my grandma also T2 died several years ago after suffering just about all the comps...blind,amputation,dialasis...she was my moms mom! i had the betes coming from both sides and i still didnt know shit. i dont think it would be such a big deal if diabetics weren't such a large demographic...then you have the 5-10% that are type 1...when i say "no,i'm type 1" people look at me like i'm stupid,like i dont know what i have!! one lady actually told me "you know just because you take insulin,that doesnt mean your type 1." another person in the health care professions wanted to quiz me.."what makes you a type 1?' she asks "because my Pancreas is broken?"
i take lantus and novolog i use syringes...i look forward to having Ins. that will pay for the pens but i'm not sure i'm sold on the pump. i like my base, like randy commented about just running on his base. i did the same thing until i started seeing my Endo.he lowered my base dose so i would start to get used to using the rapid. i am curious about the pumps.
i eat a 75g carb per meal and 2200 cal daily diet: whole and plant based mostly..i think it works well for me..i get a lot of exercise too...i do get a fair share of low's,balancing the insulin with exercising and when to eat a few extra carbs has been tricky...i also get the overnight low's,waking up drenched in sweat and shaking...serious shit!!!!
my multi-vitamin claims to have 25mg ALA,that doesnt seem like much? i take a lot of Gabapentin for the neuropathy, about 1500-1800 mg daily with about the same dose of Ibuprofin will bring the PN down to a dull roar. the PN drives me f***in nuts! it's always there and the feeling is always changing..it will burn then stab then itch all over all at the same time...it's insane!! it's like it has a mind of it's own...the PN isnt so bad when the BG is under 150...i'm tired,might actually sleep:)