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I just found the forum, having recently been advised that I am "pre-diabetic". This is certainly a wakeup call and I'll admit that I'm in denial. :eek: Nice to be here.

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Hello Sarah, welcome to our support group! Feel free to ask all the questions you want. Tell us more abouy yourself. Welcome aboard!

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Hi Iam in San Antonio nice to see ya
 

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Hi,I usually go by Tren.I guess its hard to answer that question about how long I been a diabetic.I was diagnosed with type 1 when I was 7.When I was ten it sum how went away and i didnt require insulin anymore.That is until about 3 months ago when I woke up and couldnt see.The hospital said my bs was over 700.Now they treating me for diabetes again at the age of 25.Drs said I probally had it for a while because I have reduced kidney and heart function.Iam confused and all the insulin iam on isnt really controlling my blood sugar.My fasting bs is usually 200 or higher and i inject up to 8 times a day.Any suggestions? P.S. I also get home health 3 times a day.
 

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Hi,I usually go by Tren.I guess its hard to answer that question about how long I been a diabetic.I was diagnosed with type 1 when I was 7.When I was ten it sum how went away and i didnt require insulin anymore.That is until about 3 months ago when I woke up and couldnt see.The hospital said my bs was over 700.Now they treating me for diabetes again at the age of 25.Drs said I probally had it for a while because I have reduced kidney and heart function.Iam confused and all the insulin iam on isnt really controlling my blood sugar.My fasting bs is usually 200 or higher and i inject up to 8 times a day.Any suggestions? P.S. I also get home health 3 times a day.
Welcome Tren! Sorry to hear that you are having a hard time controlling your blood sugar. How many carbs do you eat per day? Tell us a little more about how you care for your diabetes and maybe we can help you with some of your problems. I hope that you can find the time to visit often. Take care.
 

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Welcome Tren! Sorry to hear that you are having a hard time controlling your blood sugar. How many carbs do you eat per day? Tell us a little more about how you care for your diabetes and maybe we can help you with some of your problems. I hope that you can find the time to visit often. Take care.
Thats the issue.The dr tells me dont worry about carbs because iam type 1 but it dont make since to me.But i eat alot of salads and grilled food.i honestly dont know what to do.Iam on humolug 15units up to 6 times a day.Humulin R when ever my bs go over 300 which is very often and humulin 70/30 70 units in morning and 35 units at bedtime.:(
 

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Thats the issue.The dr tells me dont worry about carbs because iam type 1 but it dont make since to me.But i eat alot of salads and grilled food.i honestly dont know what to do.Iam on humolug 15units up to 6 times a day.Humulin R when ever my bs go over 300 which is very often and humulin 70/30 70 units in morning and 35 units at bedtime.:(
Has anyone ever mentioned about you getting on a pump? Cutting your carbs down will help you with your blood sugar readings and I don't understand why your doctor told you not to worry about carbs.
 

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Tren? I don't know anything about using insulin - I'm still on just oral meds - but I do know that the fewer carbs you eat, the less insulin you'll need. Your meals of grilled meat & salads sounds like good choices.

Others here, like Breeze, are much better qualified to discuss different kinds of insulin and how they should be used. I hope you'll visit often so we can give you some support in this turn of events that's happened to you.
 

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i dunno

Has anyone ever mentioned about you getting on a pump? Cutting your carbs down will help you with your blood sugar readings and I don't understand why your doctor told you not to worry about carbs.
Me neither.Iam a medical assistant so i have some diabetic knowledge.I mean I know i cant completely go off insulin because iam type 1 but certain things can be done and I think all that insulin is excessive yet i rarely get bs reading under 300.Iam seeing my pcp right now.Had a endo appt today but it got canceled by the dr for some family crisis.Besides that Iam on medicaid.Which here for some reason only covers 3 scripts and iam on 3 insulins by there self not to mention my asthma,anxiety,adhd or bipolar meds....oh and my pen needles and syringes which all have to come out of my pocket.Thankfully they dont count my testing supplies as prescriptions...
 

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Worst part is my energy level which is virtually non existant and I have a husband and 3 special needs kids ages 7,2 and 3.And now I cant work because I have low energy and always sick because of either my blood sugar or the insulin.I really think iam on too much over 200 units a day which leaves me feeling drainned yet my bs stay high
 

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I just found the forum, having recently been advised that I am "pre-diabetic". This is certainly a wakeup call and I'll admit that I'm in denial. :eek: Nice to be here.

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Hi Sarah!

Welcome to the forum from your neighbor in San Antonio! Sorry I am late welcoming you, I was out of town for a few days. Glad you found us here. There are so many helpful people here and tons of great information to be shared. Looking forward to getting to know you :)
 

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Thats the issue.The dr tells me dont worry about carbs because iam type 1 but it dont make since to me.But i eat alot of salads and grilled food.i honestly dont know what to do.Iam on humolug 15units up to 6 times a day.Humulin R when ever my bs go over 300 which is very often and humulin 70/30 70 units in morning and 35 units at bedtime.:(
Well, you do still need to worry about carbs. Your carb intake is directly related to how much insulin you are going to need to control your blood sugar. I hope you are seeing an endocrinologist and have seen a good diabetes educator to learn about carb counting. The amount of insulin I take is directly related to how many carbs I am consuming at a time. Sorry I am getting in on this conversation late as I was out of town. I will try to catch up :)
 

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Worst part is my energy level which is virtually non existant and I have a husband and 3 special needs kids ages 7,2 and 3.And now I cant work because I have low energy and always sick because of either my blood sugar or the insulin.I really think iam on too much over 200 units a day which leaves me feeling drainned yet my bs stay high
I agree thats a lot of insulin to taking and still not have control of your diabetes. It is imperative that you get some diet counseling from a diabetes educator on carb counting and the effect carb intake has on your blood sugar. It isnt just sweets and candy that causes your blood sugar to be high. It is all carbohydrates. Different carbs have different effects. Simple carbs such as white bread, cereals, rice, white potatoes, most fruits all have impact on your blood sugar. The more complex carbs, sweet potatoes, whole grain breads and pastas still have impact, but to a lesser degree. As an insulin user, you need to balance your carb intake to your insulin to make sure you are not consuming more carb than you are covering with insulin. If you are taking that much insulin and are *still* high...then you are eating way too many carbs. I use a pump with humalog insulin. When I eat a meal, I count the number of carbs I am going to consume and bolus my insulin in the correct amount to cover that meal. My insulin usage varies depending on what I am eating. For instance...I used quite a bit of insulin over the last three days...but I was on a short vacation and was eating a lot more of the things I dont normally eat.)can we say buffets at casinos?) But, my blood sugar never went over 140 so I did pretty well all things considering. I also live here in SA and there are many good endocrinologists here. I really hope you can get in to see one soon. Please feel free to ask any questions....everyone is here to help where we can :)
 

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I agree thats a lot of insulin to taking and still not have control of your diabetes. It is imperative that you get some diet counseling from a diabetes educator on carb counting and the effect carb intake has on your blood sugar. It isnt just sweets and candy that causes your blood sugar to be high. It is all carbohydrates. Different carbs have different effects. Simple carbs such as white bread, cereals, rice, white potatoes, most fruits all have impact on your blood sugar. The more complex carbs, sweet potatoes, whole grain breads and pastas still have impact, but to a lesser degree. As an insulin user, you need to balance your carb intake to your insulin to make sure you are not consuming more carb than you are covering with insulin. If you are taking that much insulin and are *still* high...then you are eating way too many carbs. I use a pump with humalog insulin. When I eat a meal, I count the number of carbs I am going to consume and bolus my insulin in the correct amount to cover that meal. My insulin usage varies depending on what I am eating. For instance...I used quite a bit of insulin over the last three days...but I was on a short vacation and was eating a lot more of the things I dont normally eat.)can we say buffets at casinos?) But, my blood sugar never went over 140 so I did pretty well all things considering. I also live here in SA and there are many good endocrinologists here. I really hope you can get in to see one soon. Please feel free to ask any questions....everyone is here to help where we can :)
Well I had a endo appointment yesterday at TDI but the dr cancelled because her husband is real ill and they havent started recheduling appointments.Thats the only endo that I can find that accepts medicaid.:eyebrows:
 

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Well I had a endo appointment yesterday at TDI but the dr cancelled because her husband is real ill and they havent started recheduling appointments.Thats the only endo that I can find that accepts medicaid.:eyebrows:
I am not sure if mine does or not, honestly. I know I go to a very busy office with several different endocrinologists. I go to the Diabetes and Glandular Disease Clinic on Medical Drive over in the medical center area.
 

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Oh ok.I just went to the dr today and was put on blood pressure medication and lantus as well to add to the list of meds.
 

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Hello Sarah

I just found the forum, having recently been advised that I am "pre-diabetic". This is certainly a wakeup call and I'll admit that I'm in denial. :eek: Nice to be here.

Sarah
Hello Sarah nice to have you hear, I hope we all can make your dealing with diabetis a llittle more pleasant belive me I have heard most people say they would take diabetis over migrains, Its not that bad and we are here to help you. I just joint today after playing with my new Ipad 2 and it just poped up :)
 

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Oh ok.I just went to the dr today and was put on blood pressure medication and lantus as well to add to the list of meds.
Do you mind me asking you what meds you are on? two years for me now on just actoplus.
 
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