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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;)
 

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Welcome to our community Lucas! Which kind of diabetes do you have? Type 1 or Type 2? Are you using medication to control your blood sugar or are you using insulin? How good is your control? Ask all the questions you want. We are here to help!

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Welcome to the forum Lucas1980 ,nobody will get mad me to my english is not perfect has long we understand what ypu are writing (haha) Tell us more about you what type are you I or II ,do you take medication insulin and how is the health system in Poland Bye Ricky
 

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Hello Lucas. :)

Welcome to our Community. We hope that you are doing Good with your diabetes control. We invite you to make comments, ask questions, participate in discussions and so on.
 

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I start almost 8 years ago with typu 2 (there was a time where I don`t take any medicines only proper diet) and now for last 2 years I`m on the insulin
 

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Are you using medication to control your blood sugar or are you using insulin? How good is your control?
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.

how is the health system in Poland
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.
 

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Hi Lucas: :)

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) :D 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.


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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:eek:


Well, if you Insist! :D

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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 :eek:....several....many.....countless....:D

I think I have said on here, "Correct me, if I am wrong". ;)
 

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witamy Lukas! jak się masz?

My best friend is Polish, just like you. We live in Belgium though.

Welcome here. Hope you enjoy reading the posts. Take good care!
 

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Hi Lucas: :)
-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
-Test your blood sugar when you awaken, before each meal and 1/2-2 hours after and before bedtime, when ill(especially, if you have a fever), if you feel weak, shakey or really tired, blurry vision, etc.

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 second injection does not 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.

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 reason).

Hey! are you here for Diabetes info or English lessons.....or both:eek:
Well, if you Insist! :D
Yeah - proper diet. That`s a real problem. Pizza, candys, chocolate etc., I still fight with them. And my weight - I have just started another round

I use Lantus Insulin once, in the evening. But unfortunately this Insulin is very expensive.

Yes, I know that if I live in big city it dosen`t mean I wiil be healthier. I wrote this to show how it is in Poland. And I see this situation is around the whole Word.

Both :)

witamy Lukas! jak się masz?

My best friend is Polish, just like you. We live in Belgium though.

Welcome here. Hope you enjoy reading the posts. Take good care!
Thanks for greetings. I wish to say "hello" in your language.
 

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Yeah - proper diet. That`s a real problem. Pizza, candys, chocolate etc., I still fight with them. And my weight - I have just started another round.
Ya, I had a similar fight with cigarettes. I WON!! :D So which is stronger? You or the food that's going to kill you? I would hope that you are stronger.

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I use Lantus Insulin once, in the evening. But unfortunately this Insulin is very expensive.
Lantus does not cover most People for 24 hours as it was intended to. Instead it covers a Person usually between 18-22 hours, in the background. That is why most People split the initial evening dose into 2 injections. One in the morning and one in the evening. You could ask your Dr. about this and perhaps in your case add a few units to one or both injections. It may give you better control.

How much does Humalog and Lantus cost in Poland? The newer Insulins and other drugs have gone up in most countries. We don't pay for ours but I noticed if we did, it would be $40.00 for Humalog and $76.50 for Lantus.(it would be a bit cheaper if you paid it out-of-pocket since Pharmacy's tend to charge the Insurance company's more).

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Okay then. :D
 

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Ya, I had a similar fight with cigarettes. I WON!! :D So which is stronger? You or the food that's going to kill you? I would hope that you are stronger.

How much does Humalog and Lantus cost in Poland? The newer Insulins and other drugs have gone up in most countries. We don't pay for ours but I noticed if we did, it would be $40.00 for Humalog and $76.50 for Lantus.(it would be a bit cheaper if you paid it out-of-pocket since Pharmacy's tend to charge the Insurance company's more).
Yes, I have hope that I win this fight. But when evening coming it`s really hard.

Humalog is refund by the National Health Found and it cost ok 5-20 zł (from 1,4$ to 5,5$) and Lantus is not refund. Full cost is 190-250 zł (from 52$ to 69$).
 
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