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    @Bunny your post speaks to what I said about regulation-- diabetes has actually been know to 'set in' because of big changes that cause your body to sense trauma. On a smaller scale, being regular in everything is more important for diabetics, but is not a bad idea for anyone really.
    You're totally right.

    My doctor actually suggested losing large amounts of weight is safer to do slower. I gain and lose and gain and lose. when i was sick with cancer i gained back 25 pounds bc they said eat anytime you want bc you're gonna lose during treatment and surgery and i did. but Now i have to watch what i eat bc the gaining and losing seesaw makes my diabetes out of control sometimes. thankfully Now i hardly ever have trouble unless I'm hit with really bad news and my sugar plummets.
    (05-30-2013, 10:39 PM)sporkium Wrote:  there are many reliable, efficient, inexpensive and painless methods of committing suicide - however - as with any endeavor, proper planning is essential to achieving success... but that's for another thread.

    True, thankfully, it was a lack of proper planning that kept me alive both times. Now I don't want to die, and I don't want to live like a cripple either, which is why I need to care more about taking care of my diabetes.
    (05-30-2013, 11:05 PM)Wildcard Wrote:  However diabetes is also the kind of thing that you can't fuck with. You do what you must to stay aright and if not, you could very well die.

    I was thought to have had the beginnings of that. My wife said she could "smell it on my breath". She wanted to take me to the hospital, but I just took a bunch of fast acting insulin (not as much as my first suicide attempt). But I started to feel better, so I guess I didn't have it. But that's when I first learned Ketoacidosis existed, since she thought I was suffering from it.
    (05-30-2013, 11:44 PM)Bunny Wrote:  I was not a diabetic until the last couple of years in my life. i was overweight through my teen years and dropped a large amount of weight years back. i still became a diabetic even after completely changing my life. i do not eat or drink anything with sugar. i drink Alot of water and crystal light. i also walk about 5 miles a week. and i try to watch my carb intake. I'm not insulin dependant. i take one small pill a day. sometimes diabetes just happens even if you are eating right and exercising. i lost 80 pounds in 9 months and started having blood sugar problems then. i always thought it was just a big people disease. not true.

    Agree 100%. I was at the peak of my diabetes care, doing everything right, but there is a such thing as too low of a blood sugar level. These symptoms are more noticeable: Dizzyness, feeling faint, feeling what I call to be an "internal burning". That's nasty to feel that way. I was under the impression when I first started to take care of myself that low sugar is better than high...incorrect. You have to keep the level balanced. Too low also wreaks havoc on your organs since it putts a major tax on them. But I guess too high of a blood glucose does too, since too high of a blood level was described to me as: "think of the sugar as little shards of glass going through your organs" .
    I fucking hate Diabetes. Like today. I didn't eat anything wrong, I had 2 sugary soda's all day (the rest were diet & water) and my blood glucose is 593... I HAVE to get back to the gym. Exercise is SO important in Diabetes control.I took my fast acting insulin now and my Janumet (Januvia & metformin) earlier in the am. I HATE having to rely on pills to control my life...
    (This post was last modified: 06-09-2013, 07:03 PM by LZA.)
    You hate to rely on medicine but you also hate to maintain a strict diet and exercise routines-- trust me I am not throwing stones at you, I can see the dilemma.

    My dad is the closest person to me with diabetes and I have seen his struggle much more closely so I tend to refer to him a lot when the subject arises mainly because I have been impressed with his will to live healthy since his diagnosis.

    Doing very simple things like walking one mile per day-- taking the stairs when you can rather than an escalator or elevator and ridding your life of sodas (diet or otherwise) because not just for diabetics but for everyone that is the better option.

    I see my mom (who isn't diabetic but hypoglycemic) who has rid her life of sugar just because my dad can't have it and it gives me strength when I have to exercise my own willpower-- incidentally, I have no will power. srsly

    If I were diabetic I would perish quickly with Rocky Road dripping from my chin and a huge smile on my face.
    If I looked at it honestly, I'd say you're 100% correct...I tried the straight & narrow, was doing good for a while. Then I got sick & said F-it
    (This post was last modified: 06-10-2013, 11:46 PM by LZA.)
    Controlling your blood glucose level is fundamental to forestalling long haul confusions, for example, nerve agony and kidney sickness, practice has such a significant number of advantages, however the greatest one is that it makes it less demanding to control your blood glucose level, in either case, exercise can decrease the glucose in your blood...

    Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things
    (09-29-2018, 12:13 AM)Charlie Wrote:  Controlling your blood glucose level is fundamental to forestalling long haul confusions, for example, nerve agony and kidney sickness, practice has such a significant number of advantages, however the greatest one is that it makes it less demanding to control your blood glucose level, in either case, exercise can decrease the glucose in your blood...

    Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don’t get so worked up about things

    I've re-read my old "hazy" posts. It appears after all these years I'm finally taking it seriously, but am still in the same boat due to inaction regarding my health.

    NOt only sugars but carb cutting helps. Exercise is HUGE, and I'm still on diet soda, but water is a diabetic's best friend (pretty much anyone's best friend.)

    I tried just insulin, but I was chatting on IRC, but that's a temp fix. DIET is the #1 key since the body will get resistant to insulin then nothing will help.

    Looking into Atkins or Keto diets, but DIET is the number one thing to focus (IMHO).

    My intentions are to get to a habit where diet and exercise will control my blood sugar, and I won't have to use as much insulin.

    I thought my body didn't produce enough insulin on its own. What's happening is my sugar is so high, my body produced too much insulin and is becoming ineffective. MOre insulin is working now, but I'll eventually get numb to that too... Got to tune up my diet.
    Take your insulin or pills when you should.

    Pursue your supper plan.

    Get customary exercise.

    Check your glucose levels frequently and make changes with the assistance of your diabetes social insurance group.

    Visit your specialist and diabetes human services group routinely.

    Learn however much as could reasonably be expected about diabetes.
    Just a few notes... Since my last post, my weight was 175 and my HGA1C was at a record 15.1...My new doc said she's never had a patient that high (since I was sober when she said that I appreciated the irony).

    As of now, my HGA1C is 8.1 and my weight is 220 pounds (almost 16 stone). Normal a1c's range from 4-6 One of my doctors is pissed due to the weight increase, but my other one said it makes sense now that my body is normalizing enough to actually add weight and says it's a good sign as long as it's kept under control. Truthfully, it's not all muscle but not fat either..My strength would be up if I didn't have my joint pains...Doc says my former athletic lifestyle is what helped me bounce back so fast

    All I'm saying is that all it takes is attention and a little work. If a crybaby sissy like me can make changes, ANYONE can. I'm going to walk across town in the snow to shovel my ex-father in law's properties (yes, even the one where the neighbors let the dog crap in the yard). Before I could barely get out of bed on a sunny day.

    If you are reading this and are diabetic, don't let it get away from you. I'm doing well but still, have bad days... My nerve pain in my feet act up and I'm going to need glasses now.

    The 2 most dangerous aspects are: 1) Diabetes fucks with EVERYTHING, and 2) it's a chronic disease where the changes can be ever so subtle by the time it hits you-you are fucked. I feel bad for anyone with it because I equate the bad days as like I'm trapped in my body as a coffin...that's motivation for a lazy bitch like me to take care of myself...

    Realy th0, the foot pain... Fine standing up, but the cruel irony is when I lay down to sleep then it's like either electricity or fire on my feet...If you AREN'T diabetic, read this and take care of yourself so you don't get it.
    (This post was last modified: 03-04-2019, 06:09 AM by LZA.)
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