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Old 03-27-2012, 21:00   #1
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Hello i was told i had diabete's around 1996 and was not given alot of info about it at the time. So i just went on living the way i had done before i was told. But then things started to happen like blurred vision that would last for awhile then go away so i didn't really think about it to much. Not to long after this was going on i started to get a strange burning but numb like pain in my legs that is now Peripheral europathy, i havn'y been able to feel my feet properly for years now, my legs aint to bad or my arms and fingers but it is still there. I went to a diabete's educator but sadly i felt she wsn't really to good, it was so long between visits i started to learn about diabete's from the net. Anyway fast forward a few years, just before last christmas i had a Vitrectomy whuich i was under for two and half hours cause my retina/eye hemorrhaged due to Retinography in the left eye and scarred everything pretty bad. The doctor flattenedout the retina and got it back the way it should be but i still have bleeding in it and i can't have any more laser done to that eye. my right eye has been bleeding on and of as well but we are keeping on top of that with Evastin injestions in to the right eye, so hopefully that will help alot. I am now waiting to see the diabete's people at the hospital i am going to now to try to get my liver and kidney's a little better as they are leaking a little as well, but i am takinf meds for that. So i suppose if i had tried to learn more about it when i was told i had diabete's i might be in a little better position, but the mail thing is diet and remain positive..

So hello to all and looking forward to joining in and learning and helping where i can..

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Old 03-27-2012, 21:03   #2
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Sorry forgot to add this. I did syart of taking tablets after being diognosed but soon started on Insulin as the tabs were not really helping me at all. Tried a few different insulins that messed me up a little but now i have found one thats helping more npw and making me alot better as well

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Old 03-27-2012, 21:18   #4
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Hi, and welcome. First thing I'd do in your situation is read Blood Sugar 101 as fast as you can take in all the information she has on there...she's quite the researcher and keeps it up to date.

Sorry you've had such a rocky road to travel, but at least now you are on the right path and still have time to correct your errors. We'd like to help and will, but we need more information...like your weight (you don't have to tell us, but that you are happy with it or not if you choose.) What are you currently doing diet wise for yourself, what dose of insulin you are on, what are your blood glucose readings telling you? How often you test, etc.

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My weight is around 99 to 100 kilo's which i am pretty happy with, i walk alot every day so as to keep it around that, i know i could lose some more and i am trying slowly. Diet wise i dont really have set meals throughout the day as i sleep during the day and work nights. Usually sandwitches 3 rounds but i eat them throughout the night not all at once. I am a little bad with getting my self a flavoured milk every night when i know i shouldn't but i dont go crazy on it. With my insulin i was on novamix30+ but that was no good for me, So now i am on Actrapid and i have found that to be really good for me even tho it is a older type insulin but it works for me. A educator at hospital wanted me to try the new insulin that has not long come out, but i am happy on the one i am on for the moment..

my blood sugar levels have been hovering 8.8 and 7.6mmol which aint been to bad compared what it used to be , but working on lifestyle changes all the time and not having a routine makes it hard.

I chaeck mine as well up to about 6 to 9 times a day.

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If you'd give up the sandwiches and find some low carb options that you like and give up that flavored milk you'd see an amazing lowering in your #'s and weight. Can you take other foods with you to work? Do you test your wake up # and before and after meals to see what they run? Test at 1 hr and 2 hour after eating and see just what the milk and sandwiches do to you.

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Yeah i do check em before and after, suprisingly there aint a great jump in the levels as i do alot of walking on my job, and really to the point where i can be walking that much i have actually had low levels coming on. So i do balance it out. But i am starting to take water more now doue to the reflux i am getting..

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Welcome to the forum. I agree with Pat about cutting out the bread and sweet drinks (and other simple carbs you might not have mentioned.) You'll see your numbers go down as well as the amount of insulin you need. Many people report an easing of symptoms once they get their blood glucose in a more normal range.

Fingers crossed that the Avastin works well for you.

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But i am starting to take water more now doue to the reflux i am getting..
My reflux disappeared immediately when I dropped all bread, rice, pasta, potatoes etc. And the memory of the reflux and indigestion is a very effective deterrent on the rare occasions I am tempted by a bakery or cake shop.

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My reflux disappeared immediately when I dropped all bread, rice, pasta, potatoes etc. And the memory of the reflux and indigestion is a very effective deterrent on the rare occasions I am tempted by a bakery or cake shop.
Same here!




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