Thanks everyone for your comments. Though my doctor was a little busy, he took time to sit and go over things thoroughly with me to make sure I understood the protocol and how to adjust my dosage and such. He also let me air my own feelings about making the switch to insulin, which so far are pretty positive.
I think it's a good change, though not one I thought I would have to make this soon. I have no qualms about injecting myself....I used to work emergency medical services and practiced injections and iv's on ourselves and others...I had gotten to the point where I could start an IV in my own left arm, hehehe. So, I really have no issues with doing my own injections.
What concerns me the most really is what damage was/is being done to my kidneys, given the failure and all. We talked about that as well and he is going to go ahead and set me up with a nephrologist. I haven't had this doctor very long, my old one left the group. So far, I am impressed with the quality of care I am getting from him, I hope it stays that way.
Anyway, off to work on a bit more of our Thanksgiving dinner. Have a great day one and all!View Thread
Happy Thanksgiving to you too, hope you have a wonderful day with your family! My whole family is showing up at my place, brothers, sister, sister in laws, and assorted kids, plus my kids and grandkids and a couple neighbors I invited, and possibly a cousin and her husband from out of town. Going to be a busy but wonderful day with family for us.View Thread
Hello everyone, It's been a while since I posted, but I visit off and on, and have been visiting more often the past few days.
I have had my blood sugar under a decent control, with a1C of 6.8, untill about 2 weeks ago. Then my morning sugars started climbing, eventually hovering around the 200 mark. During the day I had spikes of 300 to 350. I talked to my doc about it on the 8th...he drew labs and wanted more records kept on it untill the labs came back, which he has not notified me that they have yet. Last Friday I called the office.....twice....and got no call back because my blood sugar was pushing 400. Tonight I wound up in the ER because it spiked over 500. They gave me a saline iv and 10 units of insulin, gave me instructions to call my doc in the am and schedule an appointment, preferably a same day appointment. Then they fed me to keep me from dropping too low and sent me home. My sugar is still hovering around the 300 mark.
The ER doctor thinks I am going to need to start insulin therapy to keep my sugar under control and I tend to think he might be right. Sorta scares me a little, but not as much as the damage from constantly high blood sugar scares me. I already have stage 3 renal failure and some neuropathy, don't want those getting worse. I'll do whatever they tell me needs doing to get back under control.
Anyway....just wanted to share with you all, though I am normally more of a lurker than a talker. Going to read a bit more and see how everyone is doing. Take care everyone, and happy Thanksgiving!View Thread
I get the same thing a lot of times, I get uncomfortable arounnd 130 for a high, and about 80 for a low. I felt it when I was on Metformin, and still feel it now on Glipizide. I haven't been able to coorelate it to anything in particular that I've eaten, if I get outside that range, I can feel it and it is uncomfortable.
Not sure why it is this way, but to me it seems kind of a tight range tofeel comfortable in. My a1C is 6.9.View Thread
Spent most of the weekend resting after Thursday's heart cath. It just left me feeling drained and tired for some reason. Two appointments tomorrow then a quiet rest of the week. Nothing special planned for Valentine's Day, cept the two appointments early.View Thread