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Old 11-03-2019, 06:27 AM   #831
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@BethRags I am pleased that you have had good results with the metformin. Thank you for the detailed response. You pushed through and got the job done. I bailed when I got to 50mg. Too many of my anxiety issues resurfaced and my Tics got worse. I need my sleep. I wish I could get off it though. I have tried Zyprexa but I can't remember it's side effects. Suffice to say that if there was no side effects I would still be on it.

I am immensely grateful for your support. possum.

Today's and yesterdays reading was 13. My Dr gets worried if it is over 8. I can relate to your comment having 3 breakfasts though. I am not helping myself though and I frustrate myself. Eating carbs for every meal is probably not helping. I am a true living couch potato. Living on my own doesn't help. Sorry I am having a whine. I have given up trying to go for walks due to the back pain. |

Chronic pain would keep anyone on the couch. I go to physical therapy for a chronic pain issue with my achilles tendon. So far, I can't even walk around the block, the pain is so severe.

And that hunger that results from medication - please don't blame yourself! The meds literally change our brains to make is feel like we need more food. That sensation is frustrating beyond belief.

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Old 11-05-2019, 08:12 PM   #832
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I am now realising after several weeks feeling very ill due to high blood sugars that I am the only one can stop the vicious cycle of sugar addiction.

I lacked energy and I couldn't stay awake I was so tired and drowsy I felt like I was dying. It is my choice what I put in my body and what I choose to eat determines whether I will stay ill and get worse or whether my body gets healthy.

These last two days I got my blood sugars down from 452 to 180 that's 24mmol/L to 10mmol/L.I feel so much better and more energised. I only eat natural sugars in fruit now, I have more energy and I am not so tired and the neuropathy in my feet and arm has subsided.

I have started a calorie controlled diet to begin the long weight loss journey that I am now on. I want to quit sugar or rather stop it like I gave up smoking 22 years ago,
no added sugars for the rest of my life. Keep meals healthy and small and within acceptable calories. High protein , low carbs and low fat.

So I will focus religiously on the results of my regular blood tests and try to get my numbers to where they should be.

I have to continue the good habits I am administering now and make this a permanent lifestyle change. Take control of my body and my health ,Heal, cos if I depend on the doctors it's just more of the same medications that causes side effects and need for more drugs that keep you sick for ever in a vicious cycle cos the drugs are to make profit for Big Pharma not to heal me. Big Pharma is interested in profit not ending the disease.

I have learnt enough about diabetes now to know it is curable. It is caused by fatty liver and pancreas, lose the fat and the diabetes gets reversed.

I have the knowledge now I have to use my personal power to get my body healthy and healed.No more vicious addictive cycles.Break the spell and come into a sensible and caring realistic attitude. Do not eat foods that are bad for you. Simple as that.

I have been a slave to the pleasure that my neurotransmitters in the brain registers every time I gave it a hit of sugar but one hit was never enough I always had to eat the whole box of chocolates and the whole packet of biscuits always had to have a muffin with my coffee or a slice of syrupy caramel flapjack.
High in sugar and calories.Always I preferred to eat at the pub instead of eat before I went out healthy foods at home.No more.My priority is my health and to eat healthy.
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I am still on track, continuing my calorie controlled no sugar diet, I feel better physically and now I have to get my moods
in check so I stop getting depressed. That is much more difficult.
I think exercising might help.
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Good on you Marilyn for sticking with eating well. Keep up with it.

I just got back from the gp. He said that my average bsl was 7.5 over three months which he is okay with. I had been testing myself and my readings were twice that. He explained that my meter is probably faulty. I first got it in 2011. Yay! Happy days.

@BethRags how are you faring with the Metformin now?
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Good on you Marilyn for sticking with eating well. Keep up with it.

I just got back from the gp. He said that my average bsl was 7.5 over three months which he is okay with. I had been testing myself and my readings were twice that. He explained that my meter is probably faulty. I first got it in 2011. Yay! Happy days.

@BethRags how are you faring with the Metformin now?
Thank you for asking, possum. So far, so good! I haven't had any side-effects from the Metformin except that my appetite is normal. It feels fantastic to not crave food the way I have on AP's.
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I craved sweet stuff today so I had some raisins, and the cravings passed. It's been very cold today so I allowed myself
an extra bagel toasted. I will eat less tomorrow to make up for it. Generally its going well I'm sticking to low calorie daily intake and
I should lose a good amount of weight by next visit to diabetic nurse and weigh in on December 4th.
I feel confident that I will stay off the sugar and stick to the diet.
It's all going good.
Blood sugars are mostly single figures before food 7-9mmol/L and between 10-15mmol/L after food.
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hi ,
I am a newly dx diabetic. Its all new to me!
over the past 2 months i have been on Metformin, Metformin ER, Glypizide and actos.
I was too sensitive to the metformins and had horrible GI problems. I have done well on the glypizide and only on actos 4 days.
The endo said she thinks i am insulin resistant and we will need to use Lantus soon.
My blood sugars range from 200-350 depending on the day. I have pretty much given up on sugar. And start diabetes education dec. 6. for 3 weeks for a total of 10 hrs.
I am amazed at the upward learning curve.
Any ideas or help appreciated.
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hi ,
I am a newly dx diabetic. Its all new to me!
over the past 2 months i have been on Metformin, Metformin ER, Glypizide and actos.
I was too sensitive to the metformins and had horrible GI problems. I have done well on the glypizide and only on actos 4 days.
The endo said she thinks i am insulin resistant and we will need to use Lantus soon.
My blood sugars range from 200-350 depending on the day. I have pretty much given up on sugar. And start diabetes education dec. 6. for 3 weeks for a total of 10 hrs.
I am amazed at the upward learning curve.
Any ideas or help appreciated.
warmest regards, Tams
Stay off all the sugar foods, cakes, chocolate, ice crème etc. Avoid eating anything containing white flour. Eat more protein than carbs.
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