I am using two type of insulin - NovoRapid for every meal and Lantus - for night.
My control is not very good. That`s way I decide to join diabetes forum.
This is important.
-Learn how to count carbohydrates if you weren't taught to
-Exercising(at least 30 [email protected]
times a week),
-Cutting out sugary foods (like candy, pastries, regular soda, etc.),
-Cutting down on white
flour foods(like bread, rice,, etc.)(use brown instead)
-Cut down on starchy foods(like potatoes, corn, peas)
-lose weight, if needed
-I found cutting down on my portions of most foods and 5-6 small meals a day worked better for me. I do realize this is not convenient for many People.
-Test your blood sugar when you awaken, before each meal and 2 hours after and before bedtime, when ill(especially, if you have a fever), if you feel weak, shakey or really tired, blurry vision, etc.
-Rotate Insulin injections at each injection. I know People get their favourite spots(like I did)
but that's not
a good thing.
-Drink your 6-8 glasses of water a day(it helps rid your body of toxins, helps your kidneys and keeps you hydrated, etc.)
I and many others, use Lantus Insulin also. I would say that 3/4 of them take Lanus in the morning and evening(usually 12 hours apart). Like if I woke up at 9:00 a.m. and took my Lantus around 9:30 a.m., then I would take my Lantus again at 9:30 p.m. (Taking the Lantus injection an hour or 2 before or after the expected second injection does not give me worse control, because of the overlap but it may make a difference for others). I am not Insulin resistant.
*Eating foods like pizza, Chinese foods (at restaurants), etc., is not recommended and only infequently even if you are in control of your Diabetes and know how much Insulin to take when eating these foods.
** Start out with stretches always and 10-15 minute exercises for the first week.
***Sweet foods of course you need when you are on Insulin sometimes if you are low on sugar. Usually 15g of carbohydrates
Anyways, that is a few things that you should know, if you don't already.
If you are diabetic in city then is OK. There are out-patient clinic and you can see diabetes doctor once for 2-3 months. If you live in country side or in small city`s you are under control your family doctor.
Alas, this is true in most countries. Although, don't get the wrong idea. Just because you live in the city, doesn't mean you will be always healthier. If you are not motivated to be in control of your Diabetes, then you will not be in control. Living in the city has it's unfortunate draw-backs like TOO MUCH Convenient, Fast, Fattening, Sugar and Cholesterol Raising Foods. People coming from other cities, towns, Provinces, countries even to use our Hospitals and Doctors because they feel they want better or are lacking in their own areas. So the waiting list gets longer for some(that's one reason).
Hey! are you here for Diabetes info or English lessons.....or both
Well, if you Insist!
HI I`m on this forum. I have diabetes for 7-8 yers.
I came from Poland and my English is not very well. So when I make mistake don`t be mad - correct my
HI! I'm new on this Forum. I have Diabetes for 7-8 years. I come from Poland and my English is not very good. So when I make a mistake, don't be mad - correct me.
Just kidding. I'm sure we can make out what most People are trying to say in English here. I give you all credit for learning the language. Your English is quite Good actually. Ricky is correct. We won't get mad. We ALL make mistakes....even me
I think I
have said on here, "Correct me, if I am wrong".