how to be diabetes educator

Does anyone else just take it as soon as they get up if they forget? then take a little less at bed time that night? I have kids and some nights just pass out and forget but I also only sleep 5/6 hours a night so it’s not to long without I guess,  I have a question,trying so hard to keep my numbers down, the doc upped my meds,the he said injections were next,my numbers are not coming down, I’m doing everything he has asked, gave up carbs,except the good ones, walk,exercise ,what else should I be doing,I don’t want to go on insulin, Forgot to take my Lantus last Tuesday night & had an Asthma attack in the a.m…..got SoluMedrol (steroids), and it sent me into DKA. Yahhhh, not fun。
I’ve done that and fortunately did not have any problems but the thought of the possible fallout was nerve wracking, didn’t leave the house and must have tested 20 times, now have alarm set on my cell, Have not done it yet but live in fear! I am bad enough over my readings even with my phone alarm set. Only have to be out of the room and get distracted. They want 6x daily right now. I really don’t want to forget but always loose track of time. Wondered if it happened with Lantus if I could do a half dose when I realized and another half dose next time and then back to norm following. Would that be better than nought?
My lil one was diagnosed last April he’s 5 and he’s has lantus at night it’s so scary but we’ve got there now injections 3 x a day check every 2 hours hypos and hyper, I agree about the not remembering. DO I or don’t I give another shot ? Or, out for lunch, forgot my Humalog. Take it late or forget about it just this one time? I LOVE this site. It brings up REAL problems and glitches in living diabetic, Me currently…and I do NOT wanna get outta bed and go allll the way downstairs to get it lol, Every single time I forget I go into DKA I absolutely hate when I forget!!! I almost never forget though, I have been a type one for 18 years now, Iv been a type one for 47 years and have just gone through the menopause . It’s a pain to be honest, cos u have no control over ur hormones and the affect they have on ur bloods. U can eat the same food and take the same amount of insulin and have completely different results! Personally I haven’t taken anything in particular for the symptoms of menopause but I do take a multivitamin and cos liver oil. I suppose I was one of the lucky ones and just got hot flushes and after having four children, a prolapsed bladder . The only thing I can say is like the diabetes , just take it one day at a time, I do have highs and lows, all of which can be explained after. Everybody is different so what works for one won’t necessarily work for the next person, if things really get on top of you, talk to ur doc, they might be able to recommend something for u, but like I said just take it day by day and there is light at the end of the tunnel .
Soy and lentils. Both are estrogenic and help with hot flashes. Tofu is almost 0 carbs and high in calcium.Cheaper than meat too.
Lentils also are high in protein, fibre and iron. They naturally boost your serotonin, which is a natural mood booster.
Caffeine can trigger hot flashes. Up to you if you want to give it up. I won’t and somehow a hot flash I chose is easier to bear.
Talk to your endo and gyno about hormone therapy’s risks and benefits for you. If the big M is really playing hell with your diabetes then it might be a reasonable trade off but a doctor needs to determine the balance between the risks and benefits, Yup! Type 2, A1C a week ago was 6.1! Yay me! Congratulations from my Dr…just before I tanked! 70 bg, shaky, headache-y, wanting to overeat. So, just when you think you have a handle, hypo raises it’s shaky head, So far so good for me! I’m very new only a couple months in. I changed everything I eat so we’ll see. I’m still in experimental stage.
it’s just kept tryin t go high!! I think it may be starting tae subside noo- just in time fur me night time hypo! Ha ha! Happy days!! Keep on swimming, keep on swimming!! Hoop dus fine xjx, I think once you wrap your head around the lifestyle it becomes your life. The best thing for me was going on multiple injections. I traveled a lot thru time zones and done well. 34 years and counting, type 2.No complications. One heart attack after my son died, my heart is normal thanks to prompt treatment and follow up insulin has given me a way of dealing with birthday dinners and eating out.Don’t be afraid of it, The tighter the control, the greater the chance of hypoglycemia. I get so tired of telling non diabetics why I carry peanut butter crackers or a box of raisins with me…And I don’t want that double white bun (ack!) because I’m saving my carbs for a small slice of cheesecake later. My A1C was 6.2 and holding steady. I’ve lost 35 lbs in the process, eat cleaner and while I may never run a marathon (running has never been a thing for me), I do a tremendous amount of walking.
I’ve been a Type 2 diabetic for 17 years. For the people with Type 1 or 2 diabetes the best thing you can do is stop eating man made processed foods. I did two years ago and lost 145 pounds got off insulin (135-units a day) and all other diabetic meds. I eat fresh fruits and vegetables good protein, high fats and whole grains. Exactly what was put on this earth from the beginning for us to eat not the CRAP that most people eat every day. But what a person with diabetes; eating right is only half of it exercise is the other half and both needs to be done every day, I really dislike seeing posts like this. I don’t fall into this category and many others do not as well. You can control your bg if you choose…sure there may be a high or low here or there, nothing is perfect, but it certainly isn’t what this post describes..mat least for me. I have a great life as any other person without Diabetes!

Michelle Cervantes

Michelle Cervantes

Hi, I'm Michelle and I am a committed campaigner for the promotion of healthier lifestyles. I love my mom, I've tried to have a healthier lifestyle for my mom. Everyone should be happy and healthy life

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