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How long have you had Diabetes?

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When were you first diagnosed? 

Do you have Type 1 or Type 2 ? 


I was recently diagnosed in June as Type 2. I had a 6.6 level and was told to start a 1,800 calorie diet and to watch my sodium intake as I have high blood pressure and take two meds for that. 

I check my blood sugar levels once a day in the mornings before breakfast. I am to try to stay within the 100-130 level and so far have been able to and have gotten down to the 80's and 90's some days. 

I am supposed to start a class on nutrition and on how to manage diabetes, not sure when I will attend those classes as I am waiting for that referral from my doctor to go through. 

It sure is a lifestyle change in a way but its stopped me from drinking a 2 liter of Pepsi every day or every day and a half. I feel thats the reason I have diabetes as I would rather drink that then water, even though I did drink water as I do now.....it wasn't enough apparently! 

Do you find that you now and then treat yourself to a few favorite old foods you are to avoid? Just a bite of something just to taste it again? Or do you not have that food or drink because it might make your sugars go up? 

I am allergic to the aspartame, phenylananine and sucrolose and that's in everything low calorie and diet! So I can't have those yogurts or chewing gum to diet drinks. It will set me off with a migraine and make me sick and I avoid those at all costs. Ive tried to get past that but when I have a reaction like that to the drinks or even yogurts, my Doctor says not to try them again, not worth getting sick over. 


Any special diet you are to follow? Anything that you have to avoid food or drink wise too?



by on Jul. 8, 2011 at 8:18 PM
Replies (11-14):
MissMackiesgg
by Owner on Aug. 9, 2014 at 4:51 AM

I was dx about 18-24 months ago. That is the blind leading the group, but there was no activity at all when I started.

NatureGal82
by on Aug. 29, 2014 at 10:58 AM
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My name is Sara,I am 32,I was diagnosed a few years ago,I don't really remember when my exact diagnoses date was though,in the begining of my diabetes my blood sugars were under control,now they suck,they are always high,never had any lows,thank goodness,but my sugars are always in the upper 300's in the mornings,they do lower during the day,somedays I really don't feel well,I get tired a lot,I do walk every day for thirty minutes though,my addiction is pasta,I drink a lot of water,no milk because it upsets my stomach and I admit I drink diet soda,no juice...I also have gum disease because of my diabetes,I am the mother of two wonderful kids and I wan't to be around for them,sometimes I get depressed because of this awful disease,I am the only person in my family who has Diabetes,I am looking for other moms to be friends with and for support,Thank You for letting me join.


MissMackiesgg
by Owner on Aug. 29, 2014 at 12:47 PM

My were high, a1c was running over 8, the doc started me on victosa in addition to my metformin and they dropped over a point. We decided to try an antibiotic since I was having a lot cysts and boils. The med worked and they have stopped. Hopefully my a1c will be down again the next time I see doc. I was extemely tired and foggy minded when mine was up. Have the doc see if something needs to be upped or if you are having infections that will make your sugar climb.

Quoting NatureGal82:

My name is Sara,I am 32,I was diagnosed a few years ago,I don't really remember when my exact diagnoses date was though,in the begining of my diabetes my blood sugars were under control,now they suck,they are always high,never had any lows,thank goodness,but my sugars are always in the upper 300's in the mornings,they do lower during the day,somedays I really don't feel well,I get tired a lot,I do walk every day for thirty minutes though,my addiction is pasta,I drink a lot of water,no milk because it upsets my stomach and I admit I drink diet soda,no juice...I also have gum disease because of my diabetes,I am the mother of two wonderful kids and I wan't to be around for them,sometimes I get depressed because of this awful disease,I am the only person in my family who has Diabetes,I am looking for other moms to be friends with and for support,Thank You for letting me join.


MissMackiesgg
by Owner on Aug. 29, 2014 at 12:53 PM

welcome Welcome aboard! I don't know much about type 1 but I am trying to get the info in here for both types. If there is anything you want to know about, I will research and try to find answers and if there is something you can add, jump right in there and add.

Quoting NatureGal82:

My name is Sara,I am 32,I was diagnosed a few years ago,I don't really remember when my exact diagnoses date was though,in the begining of my diabetes my blood sugars were under control,now they suck,they are always high,never had any lows,thank goodness,but my sugars are always in the upper 300's in the mornings,they do lower during the day,somedays I really don't feel well,I get tired a lot,I do walk every day for thirty minutes though,my addiction is pasta,I drink a lot of water,no milk because it upsets my stomach and I admit I drink diet soda,no juice...I also have gum disease because of my diabetes,I am the mother of two wonderful kids and I wan't to be around for them,sometimes I get depressed because of this awful disease,I am the only person in my family who has Diabetes,I am looking for other moms to be friends with and for support,Thank You for letting me join.


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