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11/14/12 8:56 P

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I'm scared too. My family history with diabetes is a sad on also, to many family members on dialysis, Mother died form complications and spent the last 30 yeast of her life (most of her Life going to the Md for 1 thing after another My brother nearly died last month he is now getting serious about controling his diabetes. I was diagnosed 11 moths ago. been on insulin about 4 months tracking everything and trying to find the right dosage to get me under 200 post meals so far not much luck.

Good luck and congrats on your efforts.

Wed. OCT. 10th- Checked my AC1 went form 9 nine months ago to 6.6 finally some good news. All the tracking and work was not for-not after all
My glucose # are still high, Fasting # first thing in he mornings still to high any ideas?


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10/17/12 11:09 P

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I hated giving myself insulin too. And then my kidneys stopped working right. My vaugus nerve was already messing up my digestion. And I kept eating sugar too.

When the Doctor said I would have to go on dialysis if I did not get it under control I freaked out, I know about dialysis, I have seen it, my sister had to give her son one of her kidneys so he would live, NO one is going to give me a kidney. Many die waiting for one.

So I got serious, started taking my insulin regualrly, stopped eating sugar and started exercising. I am losing weight and getting healthier and now my blood sugars are in the 70's -90's instead of 3-400 . I still hate the injections but I would hate dying more.
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10/12/12 8:31 P

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Thank's I finally had some good news from my DR. That helped me have a better attatude. they increased my insulin dose again but my AlC went down almost to normal from a 9 to a 6.6 I guess all the wieght loss and carb counting did help after all. Thank you for the encouragement. I'm going to keep this under control and your right education is the key.


Wed. OCT. 10th- Checked my AC1 went form 9 nine months ago to 6.6 finally some good news. All the tracking and work was not for-not after all
My glucose # are still high, Fasting # first thing in he mornings still to high any ideas?


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10/7/12 11:48 A

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I understand that you are scared, and that all this medication is overwhelming. I have MS as well as DM2. Just the thought of having to take shots is blowing my mind. Haven't agreed to the MS shots yet, and Novolog or Lantus aren't on the table yet for me, but I know that at some point in time, I'm going to have to give in.

The most important thing is to do what is best for your body. A friend of my mom's died at age 49 from uncontrolled diabetes and kidney failure. My cousin's wife is having to go on dialysis, and I know she wasn't as diligent about her diabetes as she should have been. Just realize that your pancreas isn't producing the insulin that your body needs, and do what is necessary to take care if it. Have you talked to your Dr. about maybe getting an insulin pump? If your insurance will cover it, that is.

As Mojosound said "Take control. We are here to help."

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10/6/12 8:00 A

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There is no good in hating this. This is not that bad. The complications of diabetes can be much worse then a few pokes a day. I have been on Lantus for over 10 years. It works. At my height I was taking 52 units per day. I was also taking Novolog at every meal and testing before each meal and two hours after to make sure that I did not take too much of the Novolog. I learned more about my body and more about diabetes and became the master over this. You can too. Don't be scared. Take control. We are here to help.

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10/5/12 10:19 P

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9 months ago I was told I was type 2 and if I lost weith and excersized I could possibly reverse it. I got real serious stated excersizinf cut my carbs and fats andlost 48 llbs. Turns out I am actually type 1 and my glucose went up nomater what I did now I'm on insulin and scared out of my mind. today then increased my nonlog from 5 unit to to and my lantus to 10 to 20. I hate this.

Wed. OCT. 10th- Checked my AC1 went form 9 nine months ago to 6.6 finally some good news. All the tracking and work was not for-not after all
My glucose # are still high, Fasting # first thing in he mornings still to high any ideas?


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