Hi, Taipan. We are a nosey bunch here, so we won't let you get by with just saying 'hi'. We would like to know more about you and your diabetes, what type you are, how you have been handling it, etc. Glad you found us, welcome aboard.
doing good today, fasting #s were 160 this morning (victory for me) down from the 240+ i've been getting the past few weeks.
been holding it at bay till recently (5+years) with exercise, diet, and meds (januvia)
then blamo! sugars rocketed up and up with post meals numbers at 500+ (imagine the pucker factor) A1c came back @ 9+! after years of hovering around 4-5...
doc said lil old mr pancreas is unhappy (i'm blaming the januvia) so was prescribed Lantus and am on my 3rd day.
so i found this site with my ipad and am starting on the long road...at least i'm past the 1/2 century mark...lol
so a lil background since i'm a noob here:
was diag about 6 years ago with preD, so got on the program with low carb diet, exercise (at least an hour a day of various but minimally treadmill and dog walking), and of course was prescribed the next class action drug (metformin caused to many grastric issues) then as i mentioned above, blamo! skyrocketing #s with no change on general plan
so just getting into this stick myself with a needle daily thing and found this site with my trusty ol ipad while i was looking for tracking apps
have a good support group around me (the D runs rampant in wifes family, sister and father [both on pumps] so it's not a thing taken lightly or blamed on anyone
professionally trained cook/chef, (sold my business and now work in mangament), and now becoming an amatuer dog trainer (border collies and flyball)
looking forward to sharing and meeting new people here (looks like a pretty good crowd...lol)
so a lil more on me...(u guys are gonna get tired of my chattiness...lol)
type 2 who was keeping it at bay but now with angry pancreas...
so as my wife says i'm going overboard with all my studies and devouring of eveything i can read about it
the only thing that gets my goat are those who say that it's my fault...i eat pretty good (have good height/weight/bmi ratios), work out reguarly but not a gym god by any means, and take my meds/vitamins daily
no it looks like i have to step my game up another notch but thats fine by me, wanna hang around at least a lil while longer (at least 'till the world ends in 2012) not having any noticeable heath issues nor any other issues but the doc and i are watching closely
so now on 3rd day with the pen (25 units to start and monitor) and just trying to stablize the sugars and such.
mentally it is what it is, just another bump in the road of life
thats about it this round so ciao for now
ps the glass is half full...always
and why do those lil needles lood so f****** huge?!
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