I am 43 years old, I was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 in 1999, The doctor gave me a test in the office and the numbers on the machine was HHH for too high to read when I was diagnosed. I believe I had diabetes much earlier than that. I really never accepted the Diabetes and have not been in control since never! I test randomly and take my meds and insulin when I feel like it or remember, I’ve never had an A1C lower than 8.9 since I was diagnosed my worst A1C was 11.1. I now have two grandchildren and I think of all the damage I have done to my body and can I fix it? Is it even worth it now? I fear I might have a heart attack, stroke and not have a chance to fix it. I’ve been living in denial and I really want to change that. I eat really bad stuff like fast food and chocolate is my downfall. I just need to find some support and know that there is still time to get the diabetes under control. I currently take Metformin 1000 mgs 2 x day (that I take everyday) and Insulin I’m supposed to be on Lantus 35 units in the morning and 25 in the evening (but I hardly take that I’m scared of having lows) and I have Humalog on a sliding scale but I hardly take that! Here are some problems that I’ve had with the diabetes:
Skin problems (I get boils that hurt very much)
My legs are so scarred from bumps that never heal right.
I’ve lost 7 or 8 teeth since I’ve been diagnosed, I have periodontal disease I will lose all my teeth eventually
I’m just really scared and I need to find a good group of people to support me through this and I found this place!
I have three kids ages 25 (girl married has 2 children), 21 (girl in college) and 18 (son in last year of HS)
Any help and support would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much for listening