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Hi i am new here, Well new to any Diabetics forum.

(sorry if my spelling is not correct)

A little about me... My name is Lisa i have a beautiful 4 year old girl, and a loving husband of 6 years.
lol 1 dog (bear) 1 cat (ZZ) and 1 fish (Fish).

I have been what was called (borderline diabetic) years ago when i was a kid. Diet controled. I have been told they dont call it that anymore-no such thing.
From about 8 years old to 28. Then i got pregnate and had gestasional diabetes.
After that they put me on depo shot and i have Hypothyriodism, From radeation treatment 1 month before i got pregnate.
I gain tons of weight was up to 330 pounds.

they just got my thyroid under contol after 4 years.

Ok so here i am and my fasting sugars 12-18 hours are
275-320 Now if i eat then it is anywhere between 370-425 (that is with medication) Pill form.

The clinic i go to the doc says 6 months ago if i lose wait my sugars will go back to normal.

I have lost 98 pounds and the sugars numbers are still the same.
Yes i know that 220 give or take a few is still alot of weight but i have not weighed under 200 pounds since i was 16 i'm 32 now.

And they still keep giving me this glimepiride 4mgx2 a day.
It only lowers my sugar by 25-50 points.
I cant take metformin it makes me physicaly sick. :yuck:

i dont know what to do but they need to figure it out.
I am guessing by the highness of my sugars that i am probley full diabetic now. So why wont they do any thing about it? They just keep saying lose more wieght it will go to normal.

220 for 16 years and i didn't have this problem.

Any comments (lol besides lose wieght) or ideas please feel free to post. Thanks, Lisa
 

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I'm sorry that you have had such a hard time. I am new to diabetes period so I don't have any advice. But I will pray for you that it will get under control.
 

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Hi i am new here, Well new to any Diabetics forum.

(sorry if my spelling is not correct)

A little about me... My name is Lisa i have a beautiful 4 year old girl, and a loving husband of 6 years.
lol 1 dog (bear) 1 cat (ZZ) and 1 fish (Fish).

I have been what was called (borderline diabetic) years ago when i was a kid. Diet controled. I have been told they dont call it that anymore-no such thing.
From about 8 years old to 28. Then i got pregnate and had gestasional diabetes.
After that they put me on depo shot and i have Hypothyriodism, From radeation treatment 1 month before i got pregnate.
I gain tons of weight was up to 330 pounds.

they just got my thyroid under contol after 4 years.

Ok so here i am and my fasting sugars 12-18 hours are
275-320 Now if i eat then it is anywhere between 370-425 (that is with medication) Pill form.

The clinic i go to the doc says 6 months ago if i lose wait my sugars will go back to normal.

I have lost 98 pounds and the sugars numbers are still the same.
Yes i know that 220 give or take a few is still alot of weight but i have not weighed under 200 pounds since i was 16 i'm 32 now.

And they still keep giving me this glimepiride 4mgx2 a day.
It only lowers my sugar by 25-50 points.
I cant take metformin it makes me physicaly sick. :yuck:

i dont know what to do but they need to figure it out.
I am guessing by the highness of my sugars that i am probley full diabetic now. So why wont they do any thing about it? They just keep saying lose more wieght it will go to normal.

220 for 16 years and i didn't have this problem.

Any comments (lol besides lose wieght) or ideas please feel free to post. Thanks, Lisa
Hi Lisa! I'm pretty new here too and have found the info posted and advice very helpful.

I've been dealing with Type 2 diabetes for over 5 years now. Congrats to you for losing 98 pounds! Thats amazing and shows your dedication to your health. Great work!

My advice for you is...change doctors. Go find someone that is going to work harder with you to find a treatment plan that is going to work. Don't accept anything less.

From my experience, you have to try a few different types or combos of medication till you find what works for you.

Go find a doctor or a practice that will work with you. That type of support plus all the effort you are already putting in is a recipe for success.

Good luck!
Keith
 

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Welcome to the Forum

Here at the forum you will find the kind of support that is just not available anywhere else in this world of ours. I feel bad for the problems you've had to go through, but, as you read posts from others, you will soon see that your experiences are worse than some, and, not as bad as others.

I welcome you, and I am confident that the forum will become your first place to go to when you need a shoulder to lean on, and an ear to bend. This is a very positive place for anyone suffering from diabetes.

And GREAT BIG KUDO'S for your huge weight loss. That should have been enough to make a change in your numbers. But, if you don't complete the task and lose the rest of the weight, I can see that more than one pill a few times a day in your future. But, 220 lbs is still quite a lot of excess weight to carry on your body. Use the same commitment that brought about the loss of 98 pounds, to drop another 70 to 80. Afterall, you're more than half-way there, and that is a super thing to build on and be proud of.

Also, watch what you eat, Kiddo, that will help those numbers go down over time, too!

You showed tremendous willpower in the initial weight loss, and to finish the work could mean freedom from diabetes.

No one knows for sure, but, that would be a great prize at the end of the weight loss rainbow...

My prayers and thoughts for you,

Pastor Paul
 

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Hello Lisa and welcome to the forum. There is a wealth of information to be found on the forum. I want to say "congratulations" on your weight loss and I wish you continued success. Your blood sugar readings are rather high and I would be pushing my doctor for more help in the medication area. In my opinion, it could take some time to drop another 60-70 pounds and you don't want to be running around with high fasting or post meal readings in the meantime. I would look into getting a new doctor who will work with you to help you obtain decent blood sugar readings and ask your doctor to run an A1C blood test. Your numbers are high enough to be considered having diabetes, but your doctor should make that final call. When I was diagnosed, my fasting blood sugar was about 125-126, just enough to be considered a diabetic, there was no pre-diabetes or borderline diagnosis made by my doctor. Ask all the questions that you want, we will try to help you.
 

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Hello and welcome, Lisa.

If you are able to find a new doctor, you should make the change as soon as possible, and look for an endocrinologist (they specialize in glandular disorders, which includes diabetes). You are not getting the cooperation you should from your medical team.

You are full-blown diabetic, and have been for a long time. While the weight loss is wonderful and it helps our insulin resistance, it is not a cure for diabetes. The Glimepiride is constantly pummeling your pancreas to make more insulin, when what you need is something that will give your pancreas a rest before all your beta cells are gone completely, never to return.

I weigh 220 lbs. my own self. Losing a bunch more weight would be nice, but it would NOT restore me to a non-diabetic state. Please start shopping for a new doc as soon as possible. My guess is that you could go on insulin therapy for awhile at least, until you can get these numbers down to where they aren't endangering your sight, your kidneys and other vital functions.
 

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Shanny has said it very well. You have not failed just by going on insulin. Been there! Done that! After being on insulin, my control is so much better.

I have changed a few doctors, but that is because I am proactive about my health and will not put up with ho-hum not caring doctors.

I have been put on metformin to reduce my insulin resistance and this is the extended release version. I only had about seven days of (pardon the facts of life) gas and gas pain and am now getting the best numbers I have ever had.

The numbers for your blood glucose readings are much higher than they should be. Your diabetes loves you. It has been given the green light to play havoc with your body. Neuropathy, retinopathy, kidney problems, foot infections leading to amputation, heart problems, and even putting your liver as risk are some of the problems your are facing. Some damage may have already been suffered.

If I sound a little harsh, it is because you need a wakeup call to get your numbers under control. If it takes a different doctor - so be it.
 

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Shanny has said it very well. You have not failed just by going on insulin. Been there! Done that! After being on insulin, my control is so much better.

I have changed a few doctors, but that is because I am proactive about my health and will not put up with ho-hum not caring doctors.

I have been put on metformin to reduce my insulin resistance and this is the extended release version. I only had about seven days of (pardon the facts of life) gas and gas pain and am now getting the best numbers I have ever had.

The numbers for your blood glucose readings are much higher than they should be. Your diabetes loves you. It has been given the green light to play havoc with your body. Neuropathy, retinopathy, kidney problems, foot infections leading to amputation, heart problems, and even putting your liver as risk are some of the problems your are facing. Some damage may have already been suffered.

If I sound a little harsh, it is because you need a wakeup call to get your numbers under control. If it takes a different doctor - so be it.
Pretty much everyone agrees that your doctor needs to get on board or you have to take control and find a new one. The problem isn't one that you can't manage, but you need the proper support.

I am also using the extended release metformin (Glumetra) and though also experience "belly badness", it's not nearly as bad as the regular metformin was.

Good luck!
 
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