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diabetic

Discussion in 'Tilted Food' started by ralphie250, Jul 27, 2019.

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are you diabetic

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  3. im not but know someone who is

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  1. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Location:
    Jonesboro ga
    so i went to the dr a few months ago and they keep getting on my ass about my sugar. bla bla bla....... put me on some medicine called metformin. that stuff made me shit like a bear... so i quit taking it. fast forward to last month. i had an injection in my back. and of course they ask you 100 questions and there it was..."are you diabetic" my answer was "depends on who you ask. if you ask my dr or my wife i am, if you ask me, im not".

    proablly not a good answer. the nurse said ok not a problem, we can test it now with the blood from your iv..:eek::eek::eek:. well fuck.... so i guessed it would be 77, my wife guessed 150. now with this said it is 8:30 am and i am fasting for the injection.... well the number was 199. so then i had to hear it from the nurse :rolleyes::rolleyes: and my wife just looked at me with that look, yeah you know the look...

    not a good day....

    then my wife starts asking me questions like "honey have you noticed that ot takes your cuts and scraped longer to heal" "why do you think that is......."

    ok so at this point im like ok whatever. i dont feel like i have diabetes (not sure what that feels like)

    so at this point my wife made me make another pcp dr visit and change my meds....:confused::rolleyes:

    I have no idea why i have a hard time admitting that i am diabetic. im like the heathiest fat guy you know.

    i dont eat breakfast, i dont eat lunch, and i eat dinner anywhere between 6 and 8 pm. not the best schedule i know. i dont eat alot of bad things. very seldom do i eat out, my vise is coffee. but its just creamer. i dont put sugar in my coffee. i drink alot of water, and i have cut my sweet tea intake in half over the last year.

    now she has me scheduled for an endocrinologist visit:mad::mad::mad:.

    suggestion?? do you have it?
     
  2. MeltedMetalGlob

    MeltedMetalGlob Weirder Than Normal Donor

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    Who cares, really?
    Sorry to hear about it, Ralphie. I think diabetes can be hereditary, but if it doesn't run in your family then it's a mystery how you got it.

    I'm surprised I don't have it myself; up until a few months ago I'm pretty sure I ate the equivalent of a few bags of sugar every year. Only recently I started to cut back, but it's slow process. Had a physical last month and they said I was in good shape.

    If it's any consolation, keep in mind that it's not the end of the world.

    Not by a long shot.

    Remember that you want to be there for your girl's wedding down the road. :)
     
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  3. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Location:
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    im not sure about the hereditary part. i know my moms side never had it, but for some reason i think i remember hearing about it on my dads side. maybe i should call him and ask. give me a reason to call him. lol

    yeah i need to be around so when she has her wedding when shes 50 im here. :p:D
     
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  4. fflowley

    fflowley Don't just do something, stand there! Donor

    Ralphie I don't have it but you do, based on that elevated fasting blood sugar.
    Try to think about dealing with it as a long term project.
    There's medications, changes in diet and lifestyle, etc. It's a lot to digest and learn about and you won't be able to do it all at once.

    It is important that you have a Doctor you can communicate with and work with.
    When you got the runs from metformin (many people do) it would have been good to call them, let them know and make changes from there.

    You can do this.
     
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  5. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Location:
    Jonesboro ga
    You are right I have a tenancy to not communicate..... I hate change but I guess I need to accommodate it

    Sent from my VS996 using Tapatalk
     
  6. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Location:
    Jonesboro ga
    and apparently my A1C is 7.5
     
  7. Cayvmann

    Cayvmann Very Tilted

    My little brother went on a keto diet and resolved his diabetes, which is rampant in my family. Even though I was not diabetic, I decided to head it off at the pass and went on keto also, and have lost 50 pounds in about a year. I feel a whole lot better, and my feet are thanking me. Keto is hard to start, especially cutting out sugar altogether, but it's not impossible. I follow Dr Ken Berry on youtube for information. KenDBerryMD

    Some people can count carbs and lose weight, but for me, it kept me thinking of food 24 hrs a day. Good luck
     
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  8. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Location:
    Jonesboro ga
    ive herd of the keto diet but i know nothing about it, i may try to educate myself.

    im learning that education is important with this.
     
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  9. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Location:
    Jonesboro ga
    Well im learning alot. this new med sucks also. it fucks with my stomach also, but i dont know if its working or not. my sugar is constantly in the upper 200's every morning.
     
  10. PonyPotato

    PonyPotato Very Tilted

    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    Many many many of my patients are diabetic. I’m a pelvic floor physical therapist, but I’m also an orthopedic physical therapist. I’m sure you know a lot of the bad things that can happen if you don’t address your blood glucose levels, but here are a few that might be more important to you:

    Diabetes frequently causes vascular problems and neuropathy. Yes, it happens first in the fingertips and the feet, but did you know that it will ALSO affect your dick? You will lose your ability to have an erection OR feel anything with your penis. You also may start to wet or soil yourself. You may lose feeling in your fingers, making you prone to injuries or problems doing the kind of work you do now. Same with the feet.. constant burning sensation or numbness? Not fun.

    Many many many of my female patients with diabetes have continence problems. Most of them improve with physical therapy but if their glucose is not well controlled, it won’t resolve. We talk about that piece of things on day 1.

    My female patients without diabetes? When I ask some of them about sexual activity, they say they are not active. When I ask why, about 50% of the time I hear “my husband is diabetic and can’t get it up, so he won’t touch me at all anymore.”

    The meds are not fun to start. I know that and I have many patients who are healthy weight and still have diabetes - it’s not just a fat person problem. It’s a sugar processing and hormone problem and it can throw your other hormones (thyroid, testosterone, etc) out of balance, hence the endocrinologist suggestion. My suggestion? ASK for and SEEK the education. It is the most powerful thing you can do, to understand the chemistry of what is happening and WHY it is bad and what you can do about it. Your glucose levels fasting are double the cut off for pre-diabetes (100). That means that extra sugar in your blood is essentially turning it into syrup, making it harder for your heart to move it, harder for your lungs to oxygenate it, and causing the sticky sugar to gather in your tiny blood vessels and kill them and nerves because they can’t get oxygen or other useful nutrients. You need to address this.

    Sorry to harp on you a bit, but as a medical professional, the people who won’t address diabetes early are the ones who don’t get better or lose fingers, toes, feet, and use of their genitals because they are too stubborn to change their habits and use the meds. Insulin is expensive as fuck in the United States, so if metformin will work (at the right dosage and timing) along with lifestyle changes, you need to work on it before you require insulin! Keto can help. Knowledge can help more. Not eating much during the day is also part of your problem - regular meals are important to keep your glucose fairly consistent. Please read and ask if you don’t. I’ll be happy to explain some things to you via PM or send you resources if you wish.
     
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  11. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Location:
    Jonesboro ga
    I just learned more by reading this than i have by any other means (exccept a PM conversation i have had with a member)

    first of all, you are not harping. i appreciate it more than you know.

    metformin sucked ass, so they put me on something else, i dont remember what it is called. it starts with a Q. its a little brown pill.

    on a personal level, I love sex..... my wife is getting better about enjoying it (maybe its cause shes 38) but sometimes yes it will get hard, but not HARD if that makes any since. i typically blame it on other meds or just having an off day. i dont want it to quit working. I dont want my wife to be one of the ones that you stated.

    the tingling in my feet has been there for some time, i just never payed it any attention. Im a dumbass.....

    my appt with an endo is Sept 17th. there is another dr in the same office that everyone within a 200 mile radius loves but i couldnt see her as a new patient for 11 months and im not willing to wait that long. so i made an appt with another lady dr in the same office. i just want to see someone

    ive been looking for classes to help me understand but they are hard to find that i can make it too. but thats no excuse.

    on a side note, my pcp that i have been seeing for all this kinda pissed me off a little with the situation. after my last visit (last week) just talked about my blood work and told me how to use the machine that measures my sugar. Not once did she ever ask to see my feet, and ive learned that it is an important thing for when you are diabetic for the dr to examine your legs/feet. the more i thought about the more it made me mad, and my wife was PISSED that she didnt. so im considering finding a new pcp.

    Thank you @PonyPotato
     
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  12. deportes New Member

    To reverse diabetes you need to cut all starches and sugars. Need to eat meat and low sugar vegs. The information is all on the Internet. Ted talks, Youtube. I was developing neuropathy on my feet and a few months later is normal.
     
  13. ralphie250

    ralphie250 Fully Erect Donor

    Location:
    Jonesboro ga
    Never herd of ted talks... Is it just a website

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  14. redravin

    redravin Cynical Optimist

    Location:
    North
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