Hello everyone, I'm so excited to have found you.!

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Hello everyone.... I 'm so excited to have found this site. I am 55 years old and have just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I was borderline for years, including this feb..... in March my FBS had jumped to 20's.... 29.9 being my highest. The oral medications didn't come close to lowering my sugars... I am now on 5 injections of insulin a day.... I am on 47 NPH daily divided between breakfast and supper, and 13 Humulog divided between breakfast, lunch and supper... I was on a lower dose up until this week.... my sugars seemed to be controled , then I had a strech of extreme stress ( lost my daughter and grandaughter ) , and whoop , my sugars went through the roof again. Does stress affect your pancreas ?

I'm a little frightened . I'm excercising ( which seems to make my sugars go up ) and dieting.. ( no sugar, no pasta, no rice, no bread etc.... ) unfortunately I also have Crohn's disease so what I'm able to eat to make my Crohn's bearable is not acceptable for the diabetes, and vice versa... frustrating.

Anyway... I'm very happy to be here.... and look forward to meet some of you ...

Love and prayers to all of you who are battling this disease.
Posted about 9 years ago
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Hello, welcome to the sisterhood! So glad that you found us. Not that I am biased, but this is the best support group of ladies. There is so much knowledge that they share. We have ladies that have practically had diabetes for their entire lives. Very inspirational and encouraging to know that we can make it. I am a type 2 also. Diagnosed back in 2004. I take metformin, amaryl and the victoza injection. I can say that stress really affects your blood sugars. I am very sorry that you have been through so much. Thank you for your expressions and please browse around the website. There is a lot of information available. Give the sister match program a spin. Perhaps there is a PODS meeting near you. Diabetes Sisters gather together to discuss accomplishments or problems with each other. Never any judgements, just great information/suggestions. If you would like to know if there is one in your area, please send an email to joan@diabetessisters.org and I can check into it for you. Just let me know where you live and the largest city.

Take care. Thanks
Posted about 9 years ago
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4angels,
It sounds like you have a lot on your plate with crohn's and diabetes! Stress does make your blood sugar go up because of the stress hormones. Have you met with a dietician yet to see how to work out a meal plan? You should be able to eat some carbs ~45 grams per meal for 3 meals a day without sending your blood sugar too high. I know with crohn's you probably can't eat a lot of veggies either. I'd really get your doctor to write you a script to see a dietician. Are you in the USA?? It sounds like you might be in the UK. Best of luck to you!
Posted about 9 years ago