Hi, new here

TOOTSIE45 - 10:10AM PDT, Sep 7th 2012

tootsie45
Long Island, NY

Hello all,

I was diagnosed in may with type 2, I am on 1000 mg of Metfornin in the evening and Glucatrol 10 mg in the mornings, my BS numbers are still running high around 140-180, sometimes 110-120 but not on a regular basis. I have an appointment with a new doctor in October which is the earliest I could get. Not happy with old doctor, had to ask for meter and all she said was to watch my diet, no recommendation for a diabetes educator or nutritionist. I have close to 150 lbs. to lose so her advise was no help to me. I tried a Atkins like diet, for close to 2 months and only lost the initial water weight and no more.
I joined CK yesterday and will up my carb level and count calories. It's been a frustration, overwhelming and depressing couple of weeks but I will not let this disease get the best of me.

Tootsie


VNEISWONGER - 9:33AM PDT, Sep 9th 2012

vneiswonger
Clarion, PA

Good for you about not letting this disease get you. I always say just because we have diabetes doesnt mean that it has us.
I agree with you about the dr. My AM numbers run anywhere from 109-130, depending on what I eat the night before. I have seen a dietician and she reccomended that I count carbs instead of calories. 1. Its much easier, 2. She says that if you watch your carbs your calories will take care of themselves. I have lost 40 pound sincethe first week of June 2012. I wont say it is easy because obviosly it is not or we would have lost these pounds long ago.
When I started seeing a DIABATOLOGIST(he specialises in diabetes) he checked my numbers and reduced my calorie intake and put me on Byetta. It is a injection to help your insulin work better with your body and it also helps curb the appetite. It comes in 5 and 10 milligrams.
As far a meter goes you can go into your drug store and ask your pharmasist for one, then all you will need to do is get a perscription for the strips and lancets. Ask around if you know anyone with diabetes to see what kind of meter would work best for you.
THE MOST IMPRTANT THING IS TO EDUCATE YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY. tHIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT IS BEST TO DO ALONE AT FIRST. LET YOUR FAMILY KNOW WHAT KINDS OF FOOD YOU CAN EAT AND ASK THAT THEY NOT LEAVE SWEETS OUT WHERE YOU CAN SEE THEM BECAUSE AT FIRST THAT WILL BE THE HARDEST RESISTANCE.Ask them to read up on this also, it will help them understand what you are going through.
Good Luck and remember we may not be medical experts but most of us have been dealing with htis for a long time. I am 10 + years and I dont feel that the diabetes has me in its clutches like it did say 8 years ago and I am always on the lookout for new articles on new products to talk to my doctor about.
Ok I know you dont want to read a book so I will close thjis out and wait to read your next post.
Vicki the bookwitch


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