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Fri Dec 07 10:57:14 EST 2012

I can't get my bs below 200. I am out of work and under extreme stress and not sleeping. The doctor wants to put me on insulin.
Asked By: sarwar  

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Type 2 diabetes diagnosed 3 weeks ago. Moderate to severe diabetic retinopathy. 5'2 ~132lbs
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2013-04-20 10:00:22.0

Hello gmignogna Thank you for bringing your concern to dLife. You are very newly diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. You did not share if the doctor initiated any oral meds or if he gave you 3 weeks to change your lifestyle. Well, to change your lifestyle and see any significant change in your glucose levels takes some time. Your doctor wants to start insulin and this is a very good choice if you need to get your glucose levels down. Do no be afraid of this. Most doctors want to get the glucose level of a newly diagnosed patient in a safe range to prevent any short term complications, and then once in better control, adjust the therapy as your lifestyle changes kick in. You are not sleeping and are under stress. What are you doing to help yourself in this area? Exercise like walking can help. Being proactive in your self-management of diabetes can increase your self-esteem. I suggest getting involved with the forums on dLife to get some perspective from your peers. You mention you are out of work. Do you have insurance? Are you eligible for Medicare or Medicaid? Contact your County Assistance Office and apply for everything you think for which you might qualify. Share your financial situation with your doctor. They may have samples of meds they can offer. Remember some of the big pharmacies have very low prices medications. I will give you a link to our forums. Good luck. FORUMS.
Answered By: Rita Juray
Accreditations: RN, MLT-ASCP, CCM, CDE
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2013-01-06 19:00:00.0

Hello gmignogna
Thank you for bringing your concern to dLife.

You are very newly diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. You did not share if the doctor initiated any oral meds or if he gave you 3 weeks to change your lifestyle. Well, to change your lifestyle and see any significant change in your glucose levels takes some time. Your doctor wants to start insulin and this is a very good choice if you need to get your glucose levels down. Do no be afraid of this. Most doctors want to get the glucose level of a newly diagnosed patient in a safe range to prevent any short term complications, and then once in better control, adjust the therapy as your lifestyle changes kick in.

You are not sleeping and are under stress. What are you doing to help yourself in this area? Exercise like walking can help. Being proactive in your self-management of diabetes can increase your self-esteem. I suggest getting involved with the forums on dLife to get some perspective from your peers.

You mention you are out of work. Do you have insurance? Are you eligible for Medicare or Medicaid? Contact your County Assistance Office and apply for everything you think for which you might qualify. Share your financial situation with your doctor. They may have samples of meds they can offer. Remember some of the big pharmacies have very low prices medications. I will give you a link to our forums. Good luck.

FORUMS.

Answered By: Rita Juray
Accreditations: RN, MLT-ASCP, CCM, CDE
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