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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!

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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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