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Type 2 Life

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by emptyplate, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hope you get well soon . Thank you for your prayers . Good luck with your move and hope you’ll be happy where your going .
     
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  2. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I feel a lot better in myself now. Blood sugar was 9.9 this morning.
     
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  3. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Hope you're even healthier, today. :)
     
  4. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Welcome @Q007.

    How are you today?
     
  5. Q007

    Q007 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's very kind of you to ask, oh I can't bring my BG down still. On protein but one bite of carbs sends it up. Had a home made cheeseburger and bgs were 15.5 an hour after eating. Sending my kind and warm regards back to you. Qxx
     
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  6. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    You may have to reduce protein and carbs so less for insulin to process. Try for a few days. If your insulin dependant expect to reduce units too.
    Ps your type label is still saying type1 Hun. Ask admin to help you make its change more permanent?
     
  7. aealexandrou

    aealexandrou Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There is no easy way to say this. You have to take the 2 or 3 days of discomfort that comes with coming off sugar. Until you stop your weetabix and cornflakes or whatever other processed carbs you take you will never reduce your T2D and or other insulin related symptoms you may suffer. They will only get worse. It is not about moderation, that's a myth. It is about drastic and difficult lifestyle changes, particularly to your eating habits.
     
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  8. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    @JohnnyBaker87 I know your Autism traits can work against you making changes but maybe try a version of low carbing that's comfortable for you til you're settled into your new home?
    You know we are here for you if you need support. Just tell us what you need, when you need it so new posters can also join in too?
    Hope you are feeling much better lately. :)
     
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  9. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Rons not been coping as well as I thought he was . He’s been suffering with bouts of depression. Yesterday was the worst so far. Never spoke , didn’t eat all day. Slept all afternoon didn’t get up until 7.30pm . Which was when he had some porridge . It was only lunchtime today that he spoke to me . I’ve asked him if he wanted to see someone to get some help but he’s not sure what he wants to do .
     
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  10. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    How are things @tina_marie?

    I'm just holding my breath til next week's operation.
     
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  11. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Rons in a lot of pain. He’s not sleeping . Walking is very painful so he’s resorted to using his power chair more even to get around the garden . Specialist at derby is refusing to see him until Ron can find out what causes his chest infections . Yet every time a chest x Ray is booked he has a relapse and ends up in bed . Some times for hours other times for days . Even if he gets up it can take a week or more to recover , only for it to happen all over again . I can fully understand why he’s so depressed , it would get anyone down. Even if he were to just sit all day his body closes down . On good weather days he will sit in the garden with a coffee , I leave him to his own personal space . He knows he needs help but feels like he’s been chucked on the scrap heap and forgotten about .
     
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  12. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Can an x-ray be organised so you can be with him? So they can see how unwell he can get. I used to fear going into hospital but not now. I've gone by taxi to a&e as I felt on deaths door. On admissions I've been in good hands and helped in times of my gp practice being closed or advised by 111 or my gp for a chest x-ray.
    The best place for me when very ill was hospital until I was patched up.
    Luckily winter gone was an ill-free one. Thanks to flu jab, I guess.
    If Ron could brave it to hospital on such days I'd like to think he would be looked after.
    Although I know winter months are hectic at any hospital.
    When can he have his x-ray now?
     
  13. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I’m always with him , but he needs to have them done on the same day he rings up . Unfortunately you have to book appointments and there’s no knowing if it’s going to be a relapse day or not . Hcp don’t understand this . They just think no matter what he can drag himself in even if he’s unconscious. It’s like saying tomorrow I’m going to have a hypo , you just don’t know . He now needs me to be with him all the time as he can hardly walk now . His health over the last two years has gone down hill. He can’t even go to the shops on his own as lifting anything puts him in pain . There’s still a lot of negative feeling to those with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia.
     
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  14. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I felt that negativity. Just asking a few old trained nurses. They don't acknowledge its huge impact.
    Ron with the type of diabetes that's apparently self caused (in the blinkered) and his new modern health problems. He will be very misunderstood.
    Fibromyalgia is getting more good press though in forums, and CFS.
    It will be a slow process.

    Myself I fully understand type2 and how it can develop but normally its always underlined in our genes so lifestyle (drugs or lack of healthy cells) can make symptoms dangerous.

    You both have my support.
    I know I've been preoccupied recently but hopefully not for much longer.
    My op won't cure my type2 but it will significantly reduce my insulin need to control my bgs. Longterm.

    Luckily Ron isn't on insulin. He would be in a deeper hell. His current conditions wouldn't appreciate the weight gain.

    I'm hoping to be nearer the 15st mark in a year's time. Still heavy for many but light for me.
     
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  15. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    We’ve had to recently change the lighting to blue bulbs as he can not tolerate bright lights nor loud noises like music . I’ve also read that people with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue have trouble controlling blood sugars . Which would probably explain why his levels are high .
     
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  16. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I wear sunglasses when my sugars are high, to prevent damage from light in enlarged pupils.
     
  17. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm so sorry to hear about poor Ron's suffering and mistreatment by the hospital. I am praying like crazy for him. My own diabetes management is very poor and is related, I bel
     
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  18. tina_marie

    tina_marie Don't have diabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Were at the doctors now . Gp has put Ron on antidepressants.
     
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  19. JohnnyBaker87

    JohnnyBaker87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting referred back to the diabetes community clinic as hba1c is 8.8%. Blood sugar was 20.4 this morning.
     
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  20. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Wow @JohnnyBaker87. What have you eaten today?
     
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