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Old 07-24-2002, 11:41 AM   #76  
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Hi Marlene, thankfully I'm not on insulin yet(I'm covering my pancreas up as I write this, don't want it to get any ideas!) I've been type II (diagnosed anyway) since the end of February and am taking 2000 gms of Glucophage XR everyday. I wanted the extended release and not the regular dose. I lost 25 pds in the beginning but am in kind of a rut right now. Finding the motivation to lose more!. The restaurant was terrific last night and there were only 3 pieces of cheesecake that we all split that were devine. I took my dinner and split it in 1/2 and brought the rest for lunch today. It was 9:45pm by the time I got home, so no walking last night, but I'll be on the bike or walking tonight, for sure. Weird thing again. Sugar was only 100 at 10pm last night? after a couple of nachos (nephew's appetizer) a small slice of bread, a cup of mashed potatoes (real, but too much pepper) and the cheesecake sampling? yeah!!!
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Old 07-24-2002, 04:26 PM   #77  
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gee that does seem to be low have u asked ur doctor about it cause i take 1 glucophage in the am and 2 at night sometimes mine is around 120 at night or so what is it when u wake up in the am??? then is when u want it around 100 let me know and u did super with ur dinner out and all
my husband is taking me out to dinner tomorrow night but where we are going they have a salad bar so i will eat that and very little meat at least that is the plan...lol
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Old 07-25-2002, 12:21 PM   #78  
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intially my fasting am bg's were about 115 but my gyno wanted to see them more around 90. I guess my body listened to her and I'm in the 85-99 range now. The lowest I've been is 76 so I don't think I'm in any danger of low issues. My concern is working on not getting big spikes from 110 up to 180 or 190 and then back down to 110. That concerns me. Don't want to abuse the pancreas that much.
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have u tested ur sugar right after u have eaten??? then mine shoots up past 200 and then it should take about 2hrs for it to come back down to normal range.... so what have u done interesting this week? i go to ww in the am but i am afraid i gained a few this week so hopefully i can lose them plus for next week, have a great weekend
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I check my bg right about 2 hrs after I eat something. They say that gives you the most accurate figure and shows how your body is responding to the carbs going in. I try to not to spike up more than 50 points from a meal. Earlier in the game, I would spike up like 90-100 points, but as long as I did some kind of exercise, I would be back to down to like 110-120 2-3 hours later which is not bad. Have a great weekend! (I take 1000 of glucophage xr in the am and at dinner)
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well then it is good that u r keeping ur sugars under control and exercise does lower ur sugar by 50 pts or so so good for u
i am on my way to weight watchers this am so catch up with u later have a great day!!!!!
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Good morning and good week to all...here's to health and happiness!
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Old 07-31-2002, 11:10 AM   #83  
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Hi Judy and Rosey, how are things going???
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Old 07-31-2002, 04:29 PM   #84  
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Hey ladies..i am here..sorry i have not posted..i am at a stand still..am really struggling to get that will power back..i have not gained but have not been working hard to loose either..it makes me angry at myself as i know where i want to go..am just procrastinatiing..my sugar levels are not where they should be either..been between 120 to 145..i really need to get a handle on this..also have been incredibly busy with comany and have more comming next weekend..it is lots of fun tho and i love having family come to visit..any sugestions in getting my willpower back?? i now it has to come from me..just wishful thinking.. i hate this disease..talk soon..rosey
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Hey Rosey, do you mean your fastings are in between 120-145 or after you've eaten? I don't think those #'s are all that bad.I can stay below 140 at breakfast and dinner (approx 2 hrs after I've taken my am and pm doses of glucophage) but my bs have scared me at lunch this week. I don't even think I'm eating many carbs (who does when they are indenial) and I'll shoot up to 180-190 2 hrs after I've eaten. By the 3rd hour, I'm back down to 130 but that bugs me alot. Don't know what to tell you for willpower. I'm so thankful that I can have a sweet in the evening and not spike up much and that makes me feel like I'm still one of the "boys" so to speak but I live with this underlying fear that it won't last for long and I'll be on more drugs or insulin in a couple of years and I just can't stand the thought of that. I just keep reminding myself, 20 more pds Pam, and your levels will be so much better! I just got a new bike and tried it out last night. Going out again tonight. The last couple of weeks, I've only exercised 3 nights, so I'm trying to get back into the habit of at least 5 nights. My dinners have comprised of a bowl of Special K and a turkey or bologna sandwich. Can or do you walk much? It's always been my favorite exercise. It's because I dropped some weight off that I've been able to ride a biker easier and have enjoyed it more.
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Hey pamela..thanks for the kind words..i just have to learn that i cannot eat like iused to..and i have been diagnosed for 1 ans 1/2 years now..you would think i had it down by now..i think the thing is that i just feel deprived and am used to using food as areward and to medicate myself when i feel bad or upset or angry..and when i cannot have it it makes me mad like a child i suppose..and sometimes i just eat like i want anyways..and then feel gulity..i am suppose to test before every meal and before bed..so in the morning..it is usually about 120 sometmes if i am really working at it it has been 108..i have not tested 2 hrs after i eat so i will do that tonite and see where it is at..it has been as high as 140 before lunch or dinner but is always lowest before bed..usually about 108-120..its never the same..but evenwhen i am bad with my food choices it has never been over 165 that i know of..i think i will experiment and test after eating to see where i am..i take 1500mg of glucophage ex at nite after dinner..am also taking blood pressure meds..and colesterol meds..am suppose to be on a fat free diet too..so with lo carbs..nosugar..nofat..the choices are limited and boring..and i can eat that way for several weeks and then i just have to splurge..i am real lax about exercise too.. i can do walking and exercise tapes etc..i just dont..talking about all of this really helps and i realize and know what i am suppose todo so i just need akick in the butt and get back on track..so what is a bad sugar level?? i donot think mine are all that off..but my doctor said all diabetics will one day be on insulin..that the pills are only a bridge..i dont want that so have all the reasons inthe world to get it right..so i am trying to change years of bad habits and maybe i should be just patient with myself.. i guess if it was easy we would all be thin and healthy..and none can make me do this but me..but it helps to vent a little..it reminds me of my goals..anyways i will check my bs after i eat and see where they are at and get back withyou..thanks for listenng..i guess you can tell that i am frustrated..bu mostly at myself..rosey
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I hear you Rosey, loud and clear...I'm on 2000 xr of glucophage a day and can still spike really high if not careful...I truly don't think you numbers are all that bad (especially if your eating many things you shouldn't be) I mentally challenge myself everday. I keep saying I just trying to lose weight. I'm am not eating any different than anyone else who's dieting (ok, hate that word) or just trying to be healthier. This is no different than people who don't have diabetes. If I want spaghetti or some carb's, than eat them, but I try to use only a WW frozen dinner then to keep the carbs portion reasonable. I've always liked wheat and multri grain bread, so that's no big whoop. I just hate the fact that I feel so "focused" on food...so what, I was fat before, ate almost the same food I eat now (except smaller portions and cutting back more on the sugar/fat crap and no white bread when I order a Subway sub -now 1/2 of one instead of a whole) went around hungry, ate when I needed to etc, didn't give things a second thought..but now it's like you've got to think of everything ahead of time, the consequences of eating too much. I panic when I see numbers over 160 (even though they come right back down) I hate when I feel shaky from either feeling a little low or high etc...I just want to go back and start over and you can't!
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Hey pamela...i did experiment last nite..i tested before dinner..bs was 121..then ate dinner..hamburger steak(no bread)..about a cup of potatoe salad..and ice tea..2 hours later the bs was 142..i had some nosugar added ice cream and a little chcolate sauce about 9pm and tested at bedtime again..it was 115..then before breakfast this am..it was 139..and before lunch 122..my bs always goes up in themorning whither i ate after dinner or not..if i am really watching things the bs stay around 108..but lately they have been running from 108 to 145..i feel best when they are around 120..if they go below 100 i get shacky..cranky and headachy..if they are up around 145 i am sleepy and dont feel like doing any thing..you are right tho i focus more on food now than i ever did..what to eat and when and how much and do i have anything on hand etc ..i hate it and there is nothing i can do about it..no cure..maybe it was a wake up call for me..as the way i was eating before would have eventually killed me..so i am learning..but donot like it..i have alot to lose and i keep saying one day at atime..but lately have been really frustrated..so i continue to try..and thats the best ican do..do you think my bs levels are to high? my doctor was pleased with my progress..anyways thankyou for being there..you really understand..if i can help you too..just ask..i realize that i am the only one that can do this..it is my journey to make but it helps to talk about it..take care..rosey
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rosey it sounds like ur doing everything right so keep up the good work everything will setlle down once ur body gets used to the adjustments. keep on keeping on
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Hi Ladies

I have been reading your posts. You both have so much good things to say - I have been diagnosed since January of 1997 and still have trouble staying focused. It is the hardest thing to keep focused when you have large family who expects you to still cook all the things they loved when growing up and you made for them. I have to admit I am one of those taste as you go cooks too. I have trouble maintaining my bs too. In the mornings it is usually around 130 or so and that is usually fasting - not really physically capable of exercising to well so do not get much help from that. And still have not got the meals co-ordinated to set times as both my husband and I work outside the home. I have been known to spike up to over 400 right often. I am on the insulin pen, actos and glucotrol xl. Just reading your posts has really helped this week though. Will continue to read them and take strength from them - have actually stayed around 103 this week but feel just a little shaky that low - just got to used to it I guess.

Thanks again for being a really wonderful incentive.
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