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Old 01-07-2019, 10:39 AM   #681
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I saw the diabetic nurse today.Things have to be brought under control as my kidneys and liver are at risk.I am being referred to the diabetic nutritionist at the hospital.The nurse today offered me drugs,one was a weight loss injection and the other excretes sugar through the urine,both are heavy duty and have bad side effects.So I won't take them.I am to lose weight on my own and get blood sugars down by controlling what I put in my mouth and exercising.I am to try for a month then see the nurse again and keep seeing her once a month to stay on track we have got to get my HbA1c down by half,it is 14,it should be 7.Nurse says mine is the highest she has ever seen.My blood sugars are 459 again tonight.But last night I drank soda and pop again and for dinner today I had fish and chips,so tomorrow I will get serious about having healthy meals and no soda,juices just plain water.I have the knowledge to do this diet,lose weight and exercise,I will do it.I gave away my left over Christmas chocolate so I don't have temptation in the house.I will let you know this time tomorrow,4.39pm GMT if my sugars have come down.I am going to be posting here regularly for the foreseeable future and in the weight and diet thread.
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:45 PM   #682
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Good luck Marilyn, you can do it. Why did she not put you on injectable insulin?
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:07 PM   #683
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Good luck Marilyn, you can do it. Why did she not put you on injectable insulin?
I was on insulin before,my appetite was ravenous,I gobbled food down for England,I gained 3 stones and my blood sugars were higher than ever,I also got womb cancer.So insulin doesn't help me.It is just a vicious cycle with me insulin is.I don't know if it gave me cancer either?
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Old 01-07-2019, 04:11 PM   #684
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I'm glad I'm not on insulin. I couldn't do it. I hate checking my blood sugar (when I do). As I don't do it as often as I should.
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Well my blood sugars came down from 469 to 325 last night before bed.I had peanut butter and apple last night before bed,to stop the liver dumping glucose into my bloodstream overnight.At 4.15am this morning it came down to 253.I had apple cider vinegar last night too.That lowers blood sugars too.It is better this morning but still over double what it should be,but it is a good start as the day before yesterday it was 540.So I think I am off to a good start.I am recording quite a few times a day and keeping a dieting diary and sugar control diary.I feel much better and the sugar cravings have gone.
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White flour products make blood sugars spike,I have to avoid white bread,it has made my blood sugar go up to 360 tonight,I had some for lunch with soup.I know I haven't had any sugar today so it can only be the white flour that is at fault.All in all I ate healthier today.
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I think my metformin was doing me in. I've been feeling under the weather. Its contraindicated with one of my other meds (topamax) - i think this is why i stopped taking it before when i was taking it, several years ago. I didnt take it yesterday, after decreasing it from 1000 mg to 500 for a couple of days, and im already feeling much better. Like im waking up and feeling ALIVE, like a new woman!
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My endocrinologist wanted me off of metformin and added injectible victoza instead.
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Sounds like you are taking really good steps in the right direction Marilyn.

I never knew that insulin could stack on the weight so I googled it.....Oh My!


Must be lovely to wake up with a spring in your step unaluna.
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Must be lovely to wake up with a spring in your step unaluna.
Oh, not quite THAT good - more like, hey great, im not falling over, feeling a little steadier. I need to work towards a spring, tho.
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