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Old 12-28-2011, 18:06   #31
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You learn so much at this site. I was under the impression that if I lose weight I can get rid of my diabetes 2. I see that you are saying it will be controlled but never gone. I will always have the condition is what I am getting from this thread. Correct me if I am wrong. Thanks all.

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Old 12-28-2011, 18:43   #32
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I had to take a company required physical in September and everything was fine except my fasting blood sugar, which was 243.

Since then I have dumped most of the carbs from my diet, walk about 2-3 miles a day, even go to the gym when I can. On Metformin as well and am down about 20 pounds.

I've got 3 kids under 15, so I want to be around for the long haul.

My morning blood sugar fluctuates between 100 - 120-- though the past two weeks it has been edging higher

this morning it was 146 and then down to 80 after I went to the gym.

How long does it take to get blood sugar under control?

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Old 12-29-2011, 12:47   #33
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For the first few months I tested fasting and two hours after every meal which helped me to kick out the things that put me over 7.0, I still had some higher readings but the trend was down and it is only by self educating with testing (and the great advice I gained on this forum) that I was able to achieve it. It certainly doesn't happen overnight - I have seen more improvement since September as my numbers seem to be coming under tighter control - that may just be me more used to what I can and can't eat though... I used an app to track the data on my phone - OnTrack.
That is fantastic. I spent a bit of time first, cutting back drastically, i lost quite a bit of weight, then i got annoyed with it (illness) and started a few binges, but I now know it doesnt help. I need to clean up my act and stay with it. thanks for all this wonderful info.

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Old 12-29-2011, 12:55   #34
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From what little I know, that dizziness can be caused by:

1) alcohol poisoning

2) an ear infection

3) an extreme deficiency in Omega-3 fatty acids which may be part of the cause of type 2 diabetes

4) brain damage

But I am a guy, so for women see:



Dizziness - eMedicineHealth: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Dizziness (Dizzy, Lightheadedness) Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Information on MedicineNet.com

or google "dizziness causes in women"

Women are really different, like "the last neurologist said it was silent migraines". REF: Viewer Comments and Reviews: Dizziness - Causes - Patients Share Their Knowledge on eMedicineHealth

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You probably right about the Omega 3 as well. And it might be something to do with my ears which was explained by you and another member. i seem to be having the same symptoms.
I so value all the info I get from this site. thankyou so much.

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Old 12-29-2011, 13:08   #35
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Tish, if you are having spells of the room spinning and not being able to lift your head, you need to check in with your doc.

Has your bs stabilized or are you still having big number swings? Have you tested during one of these spells to make sure you haven't gone low?
hi yes i have. my numbers seem to be fine. blood pressure too 117/84. but it may be something spunky said or colajim which is to have my ears tested. my bs is on 6, so it may very well be something entirely different. thanks so much for the support.

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Old 12-29-2011, 13:37   #36
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Feeling dizzy is different from having the room spin. That was happening quite often to my son, so he went to the doctor and was told it was vertigo. My son said the doc explained there is a flap inside the ear, which is supposed to fall in place and cover an opening in the ear when you move your head certain ways. But there is also liquid in the ear, so sometimes when my son would turn his head, instead of closing, the flap would 'float' in the liquid, which would cause the sensation that the room is spinning. He told my son there is nothing that can be done about it except when it happens, to try and turn your head in such a way to get the flap back in place.

A while after my son told me about this, I turned over in bed one day and the room started spinning, so I turned back over in the opposite direction and luckily the flap must have fallen back in place, because the spinning stopped, so after that I started turning over more slowly in bed. I believe my son has also been turning his head more slowly because he hasn't complained of vertigo in the past 4 years.

I sure hope this helps you out, it is a frightening experience, and there is no way you can walk or stand or even lift your head until it passes. All doctors don't know everything, so you might want to go to your doctor or an ear specialist to see if they can be of any help to you.
Hi Spunky, you may be so right. you describing all the symptoms I am having. if I turn my head fast, that is exactly what happens. My doctor spoke of a '3rd' ear, probably the flap your doc mentioned and I have to go see him again early in the new year about it. He said I should go for a brain scan too, which I thought was a bit drastic. but according to your description, it is more likely. thanks so much. It has helped so much. I was worried about going for a brain scan. compliments of the season.

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Old 12-29-2011, 14:21   #37
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It sounds like u r doing well keeping yur sugars down. Aim for 4-7 before meals and 5-9 2 hrs after. Remember that it isn't just sugar it's I really carb I take that causes problems. Keep testing often because different foods affect each of us differently and testing us the only way to learn. Treats are allowed in moderation but I would wait until u get everything normalized before experimenting with sweet stuff. Have u started exercising yet? That is very important to controlling bgs. Remember diabetes can be managed with just a few small changes. ��
Hi Clark1979. thankyou. yes I seem to manage the bs. I ate popcorn one evening and it shot up to 12. I was shocked. but generally, Im trying and managing ok. the next highest were 7.9.
I indulged a little with trifle and cheesecake now over the festive period, but in small dosis. I do walk for half n hour to 40 min, 4-5 times a week. I think of diabetes as a nuisance as it takes up 24hrs of one's day

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Old 12-29-2011, 19:44   #38
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I second, third, fourth everyone who said to see the doc about the vertigo.

I also get vertigo, specifically "benign paroxysmal positional vertigo," which is a fancy way of saying I occasionally have the sensation that the room is spinning, but it only lasts a short while, has no apparent cause, and is not associated with an illness.

This isn't me trying to diagnose you. This is me saying don't worry that vertigo always means something bad; it doesn't. But DO get it checked out, because you can't be sure.

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Hi Tish.
I was dx in June 2011. Hair thinned quite a bit before that but seems stable now. Not back though but only a few months so we will see.
I do have slight balance issues but luckily not spinning. It might be in the ears as I have tinnitus which has got louder since dx and maybe the same sort of issue.
Hope you are doing well in the new year.

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