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Old 02-27-2013, 14:11   #1
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My name is Chris and I have Type 2 uncontrolled blood sugars. I was diagnosed in 2000 and have been fighting this since. Allot of my problems with trying to control my blood sugars was do to ignorance and stupidity. I have developed some complications which required me to be put in the hospital. These complications are my wake up call. Glad I found this forum and hope to find information that will help in my journey to good blood sugar control.

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Old 02-27-2013, 14:27   #2
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Welcome Kaptain Morgan. Tell us what medications you are on and what your diet is like right now. Be specific with the diet, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and what snacks you have been eating. Carbohydrates to a Diabetic are like throwing gasoline on a fire.

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Old 02-27-2013, 15:22   #3
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Hi Chris - so sorry you've had the hospital experience. How can we help?

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Welcome! Do tell us more about what you eat every day and we can give you guidance to bring those BG numbers down and avoid more complications.

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Old 02-27-2013, 20:05   #5
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Welcome KM...glad to meet you and hope you are doing better now! We will need more information to really help you, but one good source is Blood Sugar 101 . We always seem to suggest it to newcomers and it's a fabulous source of valid information for all of us all the time.

Come back and fill us in on your meds, your diet, if you like your weight now, and nosy sounding personal information like that and ask every question you'd like.

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Old 03-02-2013, 02:15   #6
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Thanks for the replies. I guess the best way to put it is I have tried so many different approaches in the past 10 years that I have gotten do discouraged that I just gave up and stopped everything just over a year ago. But now that I have been released from the Hospital this is what I am taking now.

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Diabetic Neuropath
Weakness in legs
Sore Right Hip - Limp
Torn Rotator Cuff - times 2


2000 Cal per day meals. The Calories may vary depending on the meal but never exceed 2000 Cal per day. The evening snack is usually less than 500 Calories

Breakfast - 8:30 - 500 Calorie Meal
20 Units Lantus
15 Units Nova Rapid
100mg GabaPentin

Noon - 12:30 - 500 Calorie Meal
15 Units Nova Rapid

Supper - 4:30 - 500 Calorie Meal
15 Units Nova Rapid

Snack - 8:30 - 500 Calorie Meal
100mg GabaPentin

After two weeks there is really no change. Another thing I notice is I have swelling in one foot which is quite noticeable.

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Old 03-02-2013, 02:18   #7
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Oops I should mention that my BS range 15 to over 29 and sometimes does not register on my meter.

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Old 03-02-2013, 02:47   #8
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What is your diet like? What do those calories consist of in terms of carbs/protein/fat ?

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5/23/11 .. 6.2 . . . . . . . Low-carb/high healthy-fat diet
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We really can't comment unless we know what those meals are composed of...

I found that calories simply didn't matter when I ate the right foods and the swelling went down immediately.




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Old 03-02-2013, 04:32   #10
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Whoah Kaptain Morgan!, I don't know squat about blood sugar, but I know from 6 weeks of testing with a meter, I can control my blood sugar level. I think the folks on this website can help you. Listen to them.

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