Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kay.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? You haven't been on in a while, and I wondered if all was well ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?
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I had a darling Norwegian Elkhound, Archie. He lived to be almost 17 years.
I have tried a few things off and on and my glucose seems to do fine. Food is not my problem now that I have learned to a degree what to eat. I just need to remember to eat and to deal with stress/anxiety better.
Over time you may learn to substitute items in recipies and cut back on the frequency with which you may eat others; there are quite a few diabetic recipie books with breakdowns on carbs and sugars and sodium etc out there and there is plenty of similar information online. You don't give up anything; you learn to eat healthier.
you've gotten a lot of good responses, Kay. you will find some of the smartest, kindest, and most amazing people here. I've been so inspired to take better care of myself after being here for about two years. Keep taking steps in the right direction, and you'll do well.
Welcome to Tu Diabetes; you've come to the right place. All you have to do is be a little patient with yourself and don't expect to learn everything all at once. You will gain the knowledge you need to manage this over time. Everybody so far has been giving you very good advice and right now I can't add to it. Everybody manages their diabetes a little differant from each other; everybody's body is different but there are a lot of similarities.
Hi, Kay, glad to be your friend! I noticed that you wrote a comment to yourself about your blood sugar fluctuating. You may get more responses from the entire community if you post this as a discussion in the Type 2 Forum. Go to Forum on the the top banner, click on Type 2, and add a discussion there. Otherwise the only people who will see it are those who just happen to visit your page.
My husband is type 2 and takes 2 500mg Metformins in the AM with breakfast and 2 in the evening with dinner. His last a1c was 7.0. an a1c of 6.0 is considered pretty good!
Thanks for warm welcome from everyone. I really need help. My GP has tried to help me but isn't really up on diabetic problems. I have changed what I eat and in the past 3 years since I found out I am diabetic I lost about 70 lb and kept it off for 3 years. It came off fast by simply eating right, but still my count ranges from 60 to 180 in no time flat. I am not sure when all I should be testing and when I should be taking my metformin. The doctor said when I get up and about 4pm but the pharmacy said at bed time so I have been doing the 4. Still I am all over the place. My A1C is 6.0 and stays there.
They put me on metformin when out of the blue I felt funny and tested and was at 600. I drove to the hospital about an hour later and was admitted. Since then my high has been 300 but seldom that just once in a great while. Usually I am at 110. I just don't know how to keep it there and when to test to know if I am doing it right. I do know 2 hours after eating but when else? Oh, my problems are that it goes up from stress and when I am sick. I don't get sick often but I am always stressed. It is just my personality.
I know I put a lot down here but I am really lost and hope to find some answers here.
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