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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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