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post #31 of 40
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Hello, yes I'm here .

I kept coming in to update the thread then would get called away.

I know i should have gone to the ER by now, but I haven't. I don't really know why.

I'll go soon though, thanks for all the well wishes!
post #32 of 40
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Originally Posted by fastnoc View Post
Hello, yes I'm here .

I kept coming in to update the thread then would get called away.

I know i should have gone to the ER by now, but I haven't. I don't really know why.

I'll go soon though, thanks for all the well wishes!
It's scary to face this. Trust me, I know. I was in denial for the longest time, but my sugars never went as high as yours. I see how the disease is destroying my mom and she is VERY compliant with testing, diet, etc. And I STILL was turning a blind eye to it ( no pun since D can take your eyesight.)

But you have to. It's as bad as ignoring chest pain... IMHO.

Your fellow cat lovers on this site, especially those with some first-hand experience with the disease, are here for you.

Besides, you have two little ones to worry about now! So be well for Wil and Sissy!
post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by fastnoc View Post
Hello, yes I'm here .

I kept coming in to update the thread then would get called away.

I know i should have gone to the ER by now, but I haven't. I don't really know why.

I'll go soon though, thanks for all the well wishes!
I'm not someone to give advice because a year and a half later, I still haven't come to grips completely with my diabetes. But just trust me when I say that when you get some medication and get you're numbers down to manageable levels, you will feel a million times better.

If you don't want to go to the er (and I can understand that), get an appointment as soon as you can after the holiday is over. In the meantime, watch what you're eating and restrict the carbs. And keep checking your numbers. If they get higher or stay consistently high, you might want to reconsider the ER.

post #34 of 40
Did you get to the doctor? Unfortunately this is not going to go away, and the more you delay treatment, the more damage that is done to your body.
post #35 of 40
Thread Starter 
Ugh, i know you're right. I honestly don't have an answer as to why i'm not going.

I think this whole thing is just overwhelming. Everything was perfect.
post #36 of 40
GO! Everyone hates the doctors. I have to go for a mammogram and i hate the thought but i'm still going.

Honestly it's something that can be controlled with either insulin or pills, or even better diet.
post #37 of 40
Diabetes is definitely a KILLER. I lost my brother in February due to diabetes over the years. He was on dialysis for over 7 years and even lost limbs due to it. So it should be taken very seriously.

I was diagnosed w/diabetes over a year ago and was able to control it w/diet. Now, I am full blown and taking 5 insulin shots a day. Sometimes the levels are still high in the morning (250-350), but am scheduled to see a endo specialist the first of August. I have even lost some sight due to the high levels. I ended up in the er the middle of May w/levels over 500.

Yes, it is overwhelming. So please, please get it seen about immediately!!
post #38 of 40
Well, the scare-you-straight fact my sister always uses in her classes with the particularly recalcitrant patients is: You won't be able to have sex if you don't treat your diabetes! Uncontrolled diabetes (which is what you are volunteering for by not going to the doctor) often results in ED. http://www.diabetes.org/type-1-diabe...ual-health.jsp
And there are always a few in the class who stand right up and tell you from firsthand experience that that's true and all the things they've had to do to fix it.

Not that that should be more important than massive heart disease, loss of limb, or death, but for some reason that particular symptom seems to get through when the others don't.
post #39 of 40
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Well, the scare-you-straight fact my sister always uses in her classes with the particularly recalcitrant patients is: You won't be able to have sex if you don't treat your diabetes! Uncontrolled diabetes (which is what you are volunteering for by not going to the doctor) often results in ED. http://www.diabetes.org/type-1-diabe...ual-health.jsp
And there are always a few in the class who stand right up and tell you from firsthand experience that that's true and all the things they've had to do to fix it.

Not that that should be more important than massive heart disease, loss of limb, or death, but for some reason that particular symptom seems to get through when the others don't.
Yeah, that hits guys where they are vulnerable! Sorry!
post #40 of 40
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Originally Posted by AddieBee View Post
Yeah, that hits guys where they are vulnerable! Sorry!
It's not meant to be inappropriate; that's really the last resort my sister uses with her patients, and it works like nothing else. She will tell someone, your blood sugar has been an uncontrolled 500 for a week, you might die, and they don't care, they think oh, it won't happen to me, I'll be fine. She tells them that, and suddenly the statistics are a lot more real and they finally do something about it. Not sure why it's scarier than death, but it really worries me, and I thought I should pull it out of the arsenal.
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