Diabetes-gaf - Warnings and Encouragement

ChazAshley

Member
Hey Gaf Family - wanted to share my journey to both act as a warning and encouragement for those who need it. Some context - I weighed 190 before all this - and I am Asian.

So I would say it began around December last year - for some strange reason, I kept on losing about a pound a week. Normally, I would chalk it up to not going to gym and losing some muscle mass - it always happens to me, especially in the winter where I don't feel like going out anymore.

Come January and Feb however, my weight loss continued to happen, to the point where I had lost around 15-20 some pounds. Which on paper is cool because I've been wanting to shed that much for years now. It wasn't until sometime around March where the weight loss CONTINUED and then I realized that something was wrong.

Can I also mention other symptoms that started to pop up? Random tiredness bouts - blurry vision - and the dreaded, going to pee more often than not. I had fears because about a year ago my doc did say I was in the prediabetic range. I took that very seriously and started exercising - but again, come winter I guess my lack of working out + my sweettooth pushed me over the edge.

March I was diagonosed with Diabetes type 2 - My A1C was 11.2 (!!!) (normal range is 5) and my glucose level at the time of measurement was 250 (normal ranges should be 90s) something. (!!!)

Totally freaked out - kinda got discouraged because I turned 40 this year and it was a reminder of how frail our bodies can be sometimes.

Now for the encouragement.

I took things super seriously - took the prescribed Metformin (started at 1000 mg per day, went up to 2000 after a month) - Got a gym membership and would go at least 3 times a week. Mainly weight training with some running on the treadmill.

Diet wise - my friend recommended the Whole30 - (basically keto with slightly more restrictions) Super went hardcore and strict on the diet. Seriously, I think my only 'sugar' was a piece of gum here and there.

A little after a month, went in for another blood check. It went down to 9.4!! Still high, but good sign that the diet and exercise was working.

2 months after that (same regime) - came down to 7.6!

and then finally - after 3 months, my blood levels came down to 5.4!!

Now here's the kicker - after my levels came down, I took a couple of trips overseas and that threw my diet out the window. (It is IMPOSSIBLE to do whole30 in Korea) - so I was really worried about my levels at the time. But I think a combination of walking everywhere in Korea with a decently heavy backpack + trying to find a gym in the hotels that I was ate kept me in check. But still, after coming back - I stopped my whole30 and ate normally. I was pretty anxious at what my levels would be after the next 3 months.

Current weight: 167 - eating 'normally" but making sure I don't hunker down on super sugary stuff.

Got my results back a few weeks ago - they went down again to 5.0!!!!

This is not meant to be a brag thread, but more of a, do not give up, don't be discouraged, get friends to encourage you and keep you accountable, be set on making life changes, make small attainable goals to encourage you with the small victories, and you can do it thread.

Additionally - I highly recommend and encourage any one who may have similar symptoms to go get checked. I know that there's a fear of the truth and you don't want to face it - but seriously, just go, get the numbers - face reality and get to work! If I could do it, YOU CAN. Note: I'm not a doctor nor an expert on this. And i know everybody is different. So please go to your docs!!!

Would love to hear your stories!
 
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Eating carnivore or *very* low carb keto, and preferably *with* intermittent fasting - either OMAD or eating all your meals within a four hour window, will reverse it for most anyone. (type 2)

Diabetes is a disease of the agricultural revolution and the persistent high blood sugars that comes from eating such a sugar/carb-rich diet. It's a diet that is prevalent due to all the "food / taste science" and marketing that have flooded the "food" supply with non-foods. The human body has not evolved to assimilate such an onslaught of poison.

There are essential proteins / amino acids, essential fatty acids, and essential vitamins and minerals, but there are NO essential carbohydrates for human function.
 

PhaseJump

Banned
Been type 1 for 25 years. Running high blood sugar with A1C around 10 or 11, trying not to crash while working like an animal.

Got a blister on my foot from wearing work boots last year. It got infected, it went necrotic and ruptured inside along the bottom of my foot and was like being ripped open. I had to get a picc line put in my arm for IV antibiotics and stay off my feet for 5 months, as I was recovering I had swelling in the back of my eyes causing blindness , it went away after a few weeks but I have checked out my vision multiple times and required laser work to stop retinopathy.

Basically, for type 1 or type 2, if you have too high a blood sugar, your eyes get blocked up and starved for oxygen. They grow new blood vessels like weeds that overtake your ability to see.

Thanks, Obama.
 

Mikado

Member
Shit's no joke.

A friend of mine, one of the few bosses I ever had who I actually respected and an amazingly talented programmer recently died at his desk after falling into a diabetic coma.

Nobody knew he had diabetes including him.

Dude worked out all the time like a fiend, was swole af, and overall didn't fit the profile when it comes to diabetes risk based on diet or activity.

But he worked all - of - the - time. To the point that aside from going to gym he wouldn't take a break for days. Never got checked out when - presumably - the first symptoms started to show.

Not sure what the takeaway here is but if you live in a place where it's possible to see a doctor (ie not Canada) make sure you keep up with your health - because nobody else will do it for you.
 

MachRc

Member
Im glad you did the metformin and exercised and pushed your way out of this.(fighting@! lol)
My ex started off with type 2 after my 2nd child(gestational) , and would not take more than 1 month of metformin with reduced diet and exercise(hypochondriac).

Even with my constant begging to keep trying, she changed doctors 3 times, until someone said, sure youre diabetic 1.5 and gave her insulin which ofcourse dropped her blood sugar level.
Then after a month made me get her a Medtronic pump and glucose reader, and made the whole family stop eating sugar, bread, rice, anything with glucose. SHe turned into a fucking food Naz*

SHe then became a anti vaxxor, started pushing for alkaline water all the time(if it make you feel better more power to ya), healing crystals for thyroids, ancient eastern medicine, and other quack medicines.
Then started depriving my kids of milk, and even peanuts.


fucking crazy times.
 

ChazAshley

Member
That's awesome. Congrats on sticking through the commitment. Seen a lot of people that don't, and they have a pretty rough go of things.
Me too, still know a couple of friends who don't even take the meds, keep drinking and smoking too. It's sad.


My old man has diabetes and I've always been a little fearful that I might end up the same one day. Fortunately it's type one, which is considered the lesser diabetes and much less stressful.
Type 1 is the one that needs Insulin right? Does he take shots?


I am pretty sure I have diabetes, but I haven't been diagnosed. My whole family is diabetic. My mom did an at home test on me and my blood sugar was like 220.

My skin is really dry, especially on my feet. And I have to pee a lot.
Seriously get checked out - get an A1C - if you got insurance it should be covered - (if not, it's super expensive which sucks)

Other symptoms that I have were (and still to some extent)
- dizziness at random parts of the day (due to spiking and low blood sugar)
- constant thirst (this is the worst one, i hated this so much - i'd literally drink a gallon of water before I realized I had diabetes) - Exercise helps out with this the most imo.
- cuts/bruises taking longer to heal up.


Eating carnivore or *very* low carb keto, and preferably *with* intermittent fasting - either OMAD or eating all your meals within a four hour window, will reverse it for most anyone. (type 2)

Diabetes is a disease of the agricultural revolution and the persistent high blood sugars that comes from eating such a sugar/carb-rich diet. It's a diet that is prevalent due to all the "food / taste science" and marketing that have flooded the "food" supply with non-foods. The human body has not evolved to assimilate such an onslaught of poison.

There are essential proteins / amino acids, essential fatty acids, and essential vitamins and minerals, but there are NO essential carbohydrates for human function.

This 100% - and the hardest change for this is that you NEED to cook for yourself. You need to know what you're eating and take the effort to read the ingredients. Sugar is everywhere and the worse offenders are sauces. High fructose corn syrup everything. I believe if people get into the habit of cooking for themselves more (even those subscription models where deliever it to you) , you just need to get past that first hurdle of needing to cook. That and getting used to eating leftovers :)

Been type 1 for 25 years. Running high blood sugar with A1C around 10 or 11, trying not to crash while working like an animal.

Got a blister on my foot from wearing work boots last year. It got infected, it went necrotic and ruptured inside along the bottom of my foot and was like being ripped open. I had to get a picc line put in my arm for IV antibiotics and stay off my feet for 5 months, as I was recovering I had swelling in the back of my eyes causing blindness , it went away after a few weeks but I have checked out my vision multiple times and required laser work to stop retinopathy.

Basically, for type 1 or type 2, if you have too high a blood sugar, your eyes get blocked up and starved for oxygen. They grow new blood vessels like weeds that overtake your ability to see.

Thanks, Obama.
This is what freaked me out the most, the long term effects.


Shit's no joke.

A friend of mine, one of the few bosses I ever had who I actually respected and an amazingly talented programmer recently died at his desk after falling into a diabetic coma.

Nobody knew he had diabetes including him.

Dude worked out all the time like a fiend, was swole af, and overall didn't fit the profile when it comes to diabetes risk based on diet or activity.

But he worked all - of - the - time. To the point that aside from going to gym he wouldn't take a break for days. Never got checked out when - presumably - the first symptoms started to show.

Not sure what the takeaway here is but if you live in a place where it's possible to see a doctor (ie not Canada) make sure you keep up with your health - because nobody else will do it for you.
That stuff freaks me out - had a friend who told me that his aunt basically died in her sleep - not even realizing that her blood sugar was too low. I mean, c'mon man.
 

ChazAshley

Member
How tall are you OP? 167 lbs doesnt sound that bad at all
5' 9"
I was 190 before diabetes. So according to the BMI charts (which i'm not a huge fan of) I was considered overweight. I would say beforehand, I was medium built with a decent stomach i couldn't get rid of. Now, I'm pretty happy where I'm at. This was also why a lot of people were surprised that I had it.
 
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ChazAshley

Member
Im glad you did the metformin and exercised and pushed your way out of this.(fighting@! lol)
My ex started off with type 2 after my 2nd child(gestational) , and would not take more than 1 month of metformin with reduced diet and exercise(hypochondriac).

Even with my constant begging to keep trying, she changed doctors 3 times, until someone said, sure youre diabetic 1.5 and gave her insulin which ofcourse dropped her blood sugar level.
Then after a month made me get her a Medtronic pump and glucose reader, and made the whole family stop eating sugar, bread, rice, anything with glucose. SHe turned into a fucking food Naz*

SHe then became a anti vaxxor, started pushing for alkaline water all the time(if it make you feel better more power to ya), healing crystals for thyroids, ancient eastern medicine, and other quack medicines.
Then started depriving my kids of milk, and even peanuts.


fucking crazy times.
Coming from an Asian background - definitely had tons of eastern medicine suggestions. Onion peel soup, cinnanmon, etc. I will say that the first month, since I was willing to try anything I did take Cinnanmon pills and tried the onion peel. Doctor basically told me, "it doesn't hurt and if it silences your family, go ahead" - can't say if it contributed to anything - but my non-scientific observations basically include:

- The days where i exercised, my blood sugar would stabilize.
- Mornings where I did not take my metformin, my glucose would be on average 10 points higher.
- Tiredness and dizziness came more from the sudden spikes and not so much the low sugar.
- Constant thirst symptom seriously gets better after excercise.
 

ChazAshley

Member
Nice thread. Would love to know the diet regime to keep type 2 in control.

I don't want to come off as a massive promoter for whole30 or anything. But, my friend suggested it a few years back. I've done it a couple of times and have enjoyed the results each time - it really does help reduce my apetite and cravings pretty much disappear. Bonus - foods that didn't taste great before, would actually taste good. For example, I don't even use salad dressing anymore - I strangely just love the taste of any leafy green. Take that as you will:

https://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/

This should get you started. Since this was my 5-6th time doing it - I changed it a little, had legumes and cheese. But pretty much nothing else. Like stated earlier, the biggest hurdle is to grow a discipline of cooking and knowing what you're actually eating. I will say this though, once you get past that hurdle - it's worth it. Plus you gain a good life skill in general.
 

PhaseJump

Banned
Another super fun and exciting thing to worry about as a diabetic is the nerve damage. My entire body is on fire right now, has been for about a year straight. My new doctor gave me a flu shot and pnemonia shot back to back, and I had a reaction to it. Now I eat pain killers just to get any sleep.

With the neuropathy and circulation issues that will come long term anyway, hands and feet feel like they "fall asleep" and won't wake up on you, numbness. Now after the vax reaction, it's a sensation of random hot needles being poked and stabbed into every joint. Knuckles, wrists, knees, ankles, etc. Every few seconds, 24/7.

If you really want to go down the rabbit hole of worrying about inevitable nerve damage from poor control, look up gastroparesis.

Young diabetics aren't properly warned about what comes to them, since when you turn 25-30 years old your body naturally stops healing right anyway.

 
Wait what? I was unaware these were symptons of diabetes.
Here is full list:

  • Urinate (pee) a lot, often at night
  • Are very thirsty
  • Lose weight without trying
  • Are very hungry
  • Have blurry vision
  • Have numb or tingling hands or feet
  • Feel very tired
  • Have very dry skin
  • Have sores that heal slowly
  • Have more infections than usual
I bolded the symptoms I have. The blurry vision is one that's hard to tell if it's a symptom or not. I already had shit vision, since I was a kid. The tingling hands thing is maybe unrelated too, since I may have carpal tunnel
 
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ChazAshley

Member
I work in health care and I don't think most people realize that uncontrolled diabetes will eventually ravage every organ in your body. Enjoyed your write up, congrats

Thanks - not blaming anyone - but if people knew more of the symptoms of Diabetes other than the memes that fly around - I think people would begin taking it more seriously. Nerve damage being the biggest one.
Can I have a normal life as a diabetic?

That's the question I kinda asked - how much of my life would change from this. Just to give a little insight on what I went through - took it super seriously the first month. Researching everything, questions, etc. I would measure my glucose pretty much 2x-3x a day - recording everything.

I would say how you respond to it the first few months really sets the tone of how you're going to adapt to it. Now, I check my blood sugar every once in awhile (especially eating something super sweet) - still go to the gym - take my meds - and just try to portion out as much as possible. I will say this, I still feel the effects of blood spikes - such as random body pains, slight dizziness, blurry vision, and thirst if I don't discipline myself. It's like a natural defense mechanism to not go overboard just because my A1C is in a healthy level right now.

One blessing that's come out of this is seriously getting back into exercise even though you don't want to. I've honestly haven't been in this much shape for YEARS now.
 

PhaseJump

Banned
what kind of stuff have you seen?

I bet common kidney failure and dialysis, ulcers and sores on feet and legs, limb amputations.

A lot of homeless people with diabetes are fucked and falling apart by the time they're 40-50. People eat over the counter drugs like tylenol and ibuprofene as if they are candy, while they completely destroy your liver and kidneys. Arguably a huge reason those kidney wards are filled in hospitals regardless of diabetes.
 

Dthomp

Member
My old man has diabetes and I've always been a little fearful that I might end up the same one day. Fortunately it's type one, which is considered the lesser diabetes and much less stressful.

You have that backwards friend. I've been type one since I was 5 years old (Currently 41) Type 1 is insulin injections (Or pump) daily with no way to ever lose the disease. Majority of type 2 diabetics can rid themselves of it with simple lifestyle changes. Type 1 is literally stress all the time, it generally is the leading cause of depression in most diabetics as it's just hard to deal with something you will have until you die that can be the cause of your death at any time due to a miscalculation.

They really need to rename Type 2 from diabetes, as many don't realize how awful type 1 really is since type 2 is the dominate type (Due to American eating habits and laziness).
 

Dthomp

Member
I am pretty sure I have diabetes, but I haven't been diagnosed. My whole family is diabetic. My mom did an at home test on me and my blood sugar was like 220.

My skin is really dry, especially on my feet. And I have to pee a lot.

Check your sugar again, for a regular non diabetic it should be in the 90s, 110 MAX as your pancreas should be producing the insulin you need to stay in range.

Here is full list:

  • Urinate (pee) a lot, often at night
  • Are very thirsty
  • Lose weight without trying
  • Are very hungry
  • Have blurry vision
  • Have numb or tingling hands or feet
  • Feel very tired
  • Have very dry skin
  • Have sores that heal slowly
  • Have more infections than usual
I bolded the symptoms I have. The blurry vision is one that's hard to tell if it's a symptom or not. I already had shit vision, since I was a kid. The tingling hands thing is maybe unrelated too, since I may have carpal tunnel

The bolded you have are very usual symptoms of Diabetes, so I would get it checked sooner rather then later. Everybody is different at diagnosis on what their body can handle. Depending on type you could have could make things worse if you put it off (Sudden coma from high blood sugar spike for example)

I forgot to quote your other question about a normal life...yes and no would be my response. Being an old timer Type 1 I'm kind of set in my routine (Multiple Insulin Injections a day + Blood checks 5-10 times a day with finger pokes), there are newer ways to manage it that give you more control over what you know at any given time but those seem to have some of their own sets of problems same as mine. I don't know how old you are, many say it's easier to adapt at a younger age, but for me getting it young just means I am now experiencing SOME of the issues that Diabetes will do/can do to you in my early 40s.

IF you were to get it, you need to know and learn that this isn't something that you can fix (Unless it's T2) in a quick time. Drastic drops in A1C levels can due damage to different parts of your body (Especially the eyes) and in general I see too many people in Diabetic subreddits that just lose their shit over a 200 blood sugar level, this will happen....ALOT, you treat and try to move on with your day.

Lifestyle doesn't need to change much unless you are SUPER active, and then you would just need to be educated enough about insulin to take and ALWAYS carrying sugar on you (Glucose Tablets, Smarties, Soda). This was more info then I intended to give ya, if you get it...it's manageable but it can be soul crushing at times, hope it's type 2 so a dietary change can help you like OP
 

PhaseJump

Banned
I am pretty sure I have diabetes, but I haven't been diagnosed. My whole family is diabetic. My mom did an at home test on me and my blood sugar was like 220.

My skin is really dry, especially on my feet. And I have to pee a lot.

You probably need to be hospitalized and regulated.

My old man has diabetes and I've always been a little fearful that I might end up the same one day. Fortunately it's type one, which is considered the lesser diabetes and much less stressful.

Type 1 is an autoimmune disease. Your immune system kicks in and kills your pancreas cells that create insulin. You die without injections and monitoring, which allow you to metabolize your food. If you don't, your blood sugar runs high and after too long you enter DKA, which is where your blood turns acidic, you feel like you have a tension headache, you get short tempered, and you begin to get nauseated to the point of power puke everything, even water. You lose hydration fluids, then your organs shut down. In that state you require hospital IV fluids and insulin drips.

Type 2 is insulin resistance, your body makes insulin but it doesn't work largely due to the organs and tissues being surrounded by too much fat, overworking and stressing your body's metabolism. It's more common now due to everybody feeding their kids absolute garbage like macaroni all the time, letting them get fat. Normally it would only effect older people who are already falling apart and out of shape. Kids now are raised to eat themselves to death.
 
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12Goblins

Lil’ Gobbie
what kind of stuff have you seen?
Bro...it's worse than anything you could possibly imagine. Some as young in their 40s with black necrotic rotted off fingers, amputated extremeties, giant sacral pressure ulcers that you could literally crawl inside of, that piss blood and pus when you have to change the dressing. usually doped up on narcotics even though they can hardly feel anything due to the diabetes. Hooked up straight to feeding tubes that runs right through them and leaves them in a puddle of their own stool pretty much all day. For half the week they are hooked up to a dialysis machine that drains any energy they might have left. And that's just some of the problems, not even going into how it affects the brain. It's a living nightmare, and it shocks me when I see people brush off their diabetes because of how commonplace it is in our society
 

PhaseJump

Banned
Can I have a normal life as a diabetic?

Absolutely, depending on what you view as normal. Just need to be disciplined about it. Eat small portions, healthy foods only. Nail it down to a daily routine. Avoid carbs like pasta and bread. Milk is full of lactose and fat which don't hit you right away but will slowly elevate your sugar as it breaks down. Get sleep and exercise.

Don't go snacking to feel good about yourself or because you're bored like most people do. Even if you have perfect control of it from being young, it's still going to slowly wreck your body over time. It will become dehabilitating if you allow it.

It's an absolute death sentence that has become so manageable and controllable that the culture around it has gotten lazy and dismissive. All kinds of people get it when they're young, and don't know the long-term consequences because they think they are invincible.


As a type 1, there are plenty of new highly effective long-lasting insulin types, and even wearable blood testers on the market now you can tap to get a reading. Clinics train you how to count carbs based on your weight to help dial in your dosage as per how much food you eat in any given meal.
 

FunkMiller

Gold Member
Good for you, OP.

Type 2 diabetes is usually the curse of the fat asses, so congrats on turning your shit around so well. 👏👏👏👌
 
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German Hops

Member
Bro...it's worse than anything you could possibly imagine. Some as young in their 40s with black necrotic rotted off fingers, amputated extremeties, giant sacral pressure ulcers that you could literally crawl inside of, that piss blood and pus when you have to change the dressing. usually doped up on narcotics even though they can hardly feel anything due to the diabetes. Hooked up straight to feeding tubes that runs right through them and leaves them in a puddle of their own stool pretty much all day. For half the week they are hooked up to a dialysis machine that drains any energy they might have left. And that's just some of the problems, not even going into how it affects the brain. It's a living nightmare, and it shocks me when I see people brush off their diabetes because of how commonplace it is in our society
damn..

Well, I'm glad this thread exists to create more awareness for this deadly disease.
 

Azelover

Titanic was called the Ship of Dreams, and it was. It really was.
I'm sorry, I have not read everything. But I have type 2, and the thing that worked best for me was cutting the carbs off. As long as I avoid carbs I can do pretty much anything.

But you have to work with your doctor and figure out what is best for you. Good luck.
 

Tygeezy

Member
Very important to stress again and again that there are two types of diabetes. Type 1 is worse, and can hit anyone. Type 2 is both avoidable and preventable. Just live a healthy lifestyle.
Type 1 is not worse or "the bad one." They are just different processes to the same outcome. The main difference in treatment is 100 % of type 1 diabetics have to be on insulin where a lot of type 2's can take medication. Type 2 isn't always preventable either. One of my neighbors has it and is not overweight. I also know somebody that was shot and had to have some of his pancreas removed and is now type 2.
 
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Rox598

Gold Member
Diagnosed with diabetis a few months back

Rushed into hospital with a blood sugar level of 30 (normal level is 7)

Kinda went OTT after a bad breakup and redundancy this year and nearly killed myself it seems lol

Started a treatment plan and it's not fun tbh I'm already sick of pricking my finger and testing my levels 4 times a day.
 
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Tygeezy

Member
Diagnosed with diabetis a few months back

Rushed into hospital with a blood sugar level of 30 (normal level is 7)

Kinda went OTT after a bad breakup and redundancy this year and nearly killed myself it seems lol

Started a treatment plan and it's not fun tbh I'm already sick of pricking my finger and testing my levels 4 times a day.
Are you able to get on a continuous glucose monitor like dexcom g6 with your insurance? I'm assuming you're in the UK because those unit numbers would be way too low in the US.
 

Rox598

Gold Member
Are you able to get on a continuous glucose monitor like dexcom g6 with your insurance? I'm assuming you're in the UK because those unit numbers would be way too low in the US.

Yeah I'm in the UK so no insurance or anything like that.

No idea what that is they just gave me these strips and a pen to prick my finger with and a little device to read the blood levels.

Not sure what the conversion is but they wouldn't let me go home cause I was on the verge of coma and organ damage.

I've to get my eyes tested too cause that was the trigger for me my eye sight went too shit.
 

Tygeezy

Member
Yeah I'm in the UK so no insurance or anything like that.

No idea what that is they just gave me these strips and a pen to prick my finger with and a little device to read the blood levels.

Not sure what the conversion is but they wouldn't let me go home cause I was on the verge of coma and organ damage.

I've to get my eyes tested too cause that was the trigger for me my eye sight went too shit.
You should be able to get it through the NHS according to dexcom's website. Talk to your doctor about it and if you're type 1 see if you can also get on an insulin pump. The insulin pump that pairs with that dexcom is the tandem t-slim x2.

https://www.dexcom.com/en-GB/access-cgm
 

Rox598

Gold Member
You should be able to get it through the NHS according to dexcom's website. Talk to your doctor about it and if you're type 1 see if you can also get on an insulin pump. The insulin pump that pairs with that dexcom is the tandem t-slim x2.

https://www.dexcom.com/en-GB/access-cgm

I'll see definitely bring it up to my diabetes doctor if I am type 1. I'm still waiting for results of antibodies to see what type I am so I'm kinda in between treatments ATM if my blood sugar is above 12 I've to take a manual insulin shot otherwise I'm on medication.
 

OZ9000

Member
Diagnosed with diabetis a few months back

Rushed into hospital with a blood sugar level of 30 (normal level is 7)

Kinda went OTT after a bad breakup and redundancy this year and nearly killed myself it seems lol

Started a treatment plan and it's not fun tbh I'm already sick of pricking my finger and testing my levels 4 times a day.
Type 1 or type 2 diabetes?
 

OZ9000

Member
Type 1 is not worse or "the bad one." They are just different processes to the same outcome. The main difference in treatment is 100 % of type 1 diabetics have to be on insulin where a lot of type 2's can take medication. Type 2 isn't always preventable either. One of my neighbors has it and is not overweight. I also know somebody that was shot and had to have some of his pancreas removed and is now type 2.
Type 1 is worse because your pancreas completely lacks the ability to regulate blood glucose.

Tight control requires you to be meticulous about your insulin and diet.

Unfortunately the vast majority of people end up with major cardiovascular and neurological complications in the end.
 

Tygeezy

Member
Type 1 is worse because your pancreas completely lacks the ability to regulate blood glucose.

Tight control requires you to be meticulous about your insulin and diet.

Unfortunately the vast majority of people end up with major cardiovascular and neurological complications in the end.
The end result is what matters. Type 1’s A lot of times have better control than type 2’s.

You have Elite athletes like mark andrews who is arguably the second best right end in the nfl with type 1. It’s easier than ever to manage with a pump and glucose monitor.
 

OZ9000

Member
The end result is what matters. Type 1’s A lot of times have better control than type 2’s.

You have Elite athletes like mark andrews who is arguably the second best right end in the nfl with type 1. It’s easier than ever to manage with a pump and glucose monitor.
Yes there are always exceptions.

The problem is most cases of T1DM are diagnosed in children and teenagers. This population often has the worst blood glucose control.

T2DM can be completely reversed if action is taken early. However if you leave it long enough, your pancreas also loses the ability to function (although not to the same degree as T1DM)
 
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jufonuk

not tag worthy
I pee a lot at night but I usually drink a shit ton of water. I am also tired a lot but I have kids and don’t get a full nights sleep. I have been test this year and I’m ok. But I will keep an eye on it. Just in case
 
Here is full list:

  • Urinate (pee) a lot, often at night
  • Are very thirsty
  • Lose weight without trying
  • Are very hungry
  • Have blurry vision
  • Have numb or tingling hands or feet
  • Feel very tired
  • Have very dry skin
  • Have sores that heal slowly
  • Have more infections than usual
I bolded the symptoms I have. The blurry vision is one that's hard to tell if it's a symptom or not. I already had shit vision, since I was a kid. The tingling hands thing is maybe unrelated too, since I may have carpal tunnel
Well shit, looks like I'm officially a part of the crew fellas. I'm pissing a lot during night-time recently, though I was diagnosed with overactive bladder months ago so I've attributed it to that. I have dry skin on my legs and do I get occasional tingling in the hands, though that isn't too often.
 
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