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Old 10-27-2014, 17:16   #1
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I'm going to be more lax on the testing. All these test and blood sugar doesn't come down is driving me crazy. I don't feel good and I think back to 11 months ago, when I didn't test anything, didn't take any meds, no insulin, no nothing. Back then I was more active felt better and was 40 lbs lighter. I have honestly giving this WOE my best shot. I will keep on eating this way because I'm used to it. But all the testing, all the pills, just makes me feel worse.

I shot off an email to doctor (it's faster than the phone) early this am, and haven't heard from him yet.

All I have ha today is bacon and eggs and blood sugar still at 175 with 20 units of Humalog. Hasn't budge. I've always said, if it works, I will do it, but when it doesn't skip it. today I will skip it, because it makes no difference. That's another thing, I've done all the basal testing, shot up with 1 unit of humalog after skipping a meal. Carb ratio is 1:6 and one unit humalog lowers blood sugar by 30 mg. Interesting enough 4 grams of dextrose raises blood sugar by 25 mg. I know all the results, and it's still erratic and now my blood pressure erratic. Just getting tired of keeping all the records, and the food diaries. I didn't work this hard when I was a Labor Market Analyst for the labor department.

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Old 10-27-2014, 21:19   #2
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Hello, sorry your dealing with stubborn BG levels. You didn't mention an exercise regime, so I would recommend a 20 min walk 4 to 6 days a week, if you are physically able to. This with a clean diet and meds will help tremendously.
I tend to be very insulin resistant when I'm inactive but find as long as my BG is below 200, a walk drop my BG significantly.

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Hello, sorry your dealing with stubborn BG levels. You didn't mention an exercise regime, so I would recommend a 20 min walk 4 to 6 days a week, if you are physically able to. This with a clean diet and meds will help tremendously.
I tend to be very insulin resistant when I'm inactive but find as long as my BG is below 200, a walk drop my BG significantly.
I do walk around the block when I can. Usually everyday, except for when my legs feel like they can't be picked up, which , unfortunately was today. usually I have an increase in blood sugar when I walk, but later drops down. Insulin resistance at the max today. I didn't mention a spot under the toe nail which looks like a hemotoma, in which i discussed with the nurse. It doesn't hurt, is not red around it or swollen. I think I got that a few weeks ago by walking around the Acadian Festival for two days. But you never know, with nueropathy in my toes, I'm paranoid and will expect anything. Also my temperature is below 98. Okay enough complaining for one day. Pity party is over

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I can, in a small way perhaps, appreciate your frustration!

Glancing at your list of meds suggests to me that they may be at least part of the source of your woes. Perhaps your doc could trade the BP med for a new one and the Gabapentin for Lyrica.

Might help, and is worth a try...

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I can, in a small way perhaps, appreciate your frustration!

Glancing at your list of meds suggests to me that they may be at least part of the source of your woes. Perhaps your doc could trade the BP med for a new one and the Gabapentin for Lyrica.

Might help, and is worth a try...
this was the second BP med in two days, but yeah going to talk that over with him when he returns from his "vacation" . I didn't gabapentin could be the problem. I'll investigate that also. Thanks so much.

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Lyrica? My mom took it for a month for fibromyalgia and gained 30 pounds! She became obsessed with food. She was concerned that other side effects (suicide) of the drug might affect her too. She stopped it immediately. There was not much benefit in terms of pain control.

Just something to think about.


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Lyrica? My mom took it for a month for fibromyalgia and gained 30 pounds! She became obsessed with food. She was concerned that other side effects (suicide) of the drug might affect her too. She stopped it immediately. There was not much benefit in terms of pain control.

Just something to think about.
i have trouble with depression, but if the gabapentin stopped working I would have to consider something, because the constant burning is awful

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Roxanne,

I sincerely hope you find a solution (and you will). Take care!

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