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Doing All The Right Things,But.....

Monday, February 04, 2019

I have been working my butt off and strengthening my mind. I have made tremendous progress despite my health problems. Yet it is days like today when I feel that I am going backwards. This morning my blood sugar reading was 446! I met with my Diabetes Nurse and my Dr. this morning. My Diabetes Nurse thinks that my pancreas has pooped out because of all the stress placed on my body with all the illnesses I have had for the majority of the year last year and also recently having the flu. I am to increase my insulin 2 units every 2 days, but not to exceed 10 units in the next two weeks until my blood sugar reading reaches 130. My next appointment is on the 19th.

I have been eating healthy for a couple of years, I also ditched my Mountain Dew habit. I only drink water or tea. I exercise daily, with the exception of when I was ill with my infected kidney stones as I was in the hospital the majority of the time over 4 months last year and recently when I had the flu. I have also lost 70 pounds over the last year. So the high blood sugar readings are like a slap to the face.
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    Being ill can be so stressful and challenging. I sure hope things get better for you on that front soon. Congrats on the weight loss and other improvements you've made toward improving your health. emoticon
    896 days ago
    I'm, by now, becoming used to my genetics sabotaging me! But what the heck! It is what it is and while there are meds to help us treat what we can't change, hands-on meds it is. Thank goodness for medicine progress. At least we can still enjoy life a bit more emoticon

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    898 days ago
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    It's tough, but if you weren't doing so much to take care of yourself, it could be so much worse. Really hoping the increased insulin shows results quickly!
    902 days ago
    ***SIGH*** All I can say is, yes, it is hard to do the right things and not see progress. BUT just remember, it'd be worse if you didn't continue your healthy habits. Just don't give up. Sorry things are just so tough!
    903 days ago
    Not a expert or anything like that, but just an observation from someone with a family full of diabetics.

    Review your food diary on days when your blood sugar spikes. I know every food has a set amount of carbs, but some people seem to react different to them. Two grapes will raise my Dad's Blood sugar, but my BinL can eat them all day, An orange will spike BinL sugar, but my husband ate one everyday. Even a little pasta sent husband blood sugar through the roof.

    Hope you get your blood sugar under control, and your next A1C is great! emoticon
    903 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13668887
    {{{hugs}}} Some things are beyond our control so we simply manage them as best we can. Be strong but practice self-care.
    903 days ago
    I know what you feel. I was so mad the other day - feeling like what is all this denial about and I'm still not seeing the results I want. So I had a binge day and then I really felt horrible. So I reset by reviewing my resolutions and deciding that I really need to make a committment to one habit - tracking and measuring. The following week I saw success. I don't really call it success until it happens for 2 weeks - so I have to see what this week brings. But it made me feel like oh the scale does move. It's not broken.

    903 days ago
    Be kind to yourself. If you weren't taking care of yourself, it could be much worse. Your body is showing the stress of being I'll & perhaps not fully recovered. Be extra careful and know that you will see positive results at some point.
    903 days ago
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