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    I think I may have mentioned in another thread, I am a newly diagnosed diabetic.

    Today, I had my one month (more like 3 week) checkup. I was feeling discouraged because my blood sugars are not coming down, and I have really been trying.

    In the morning, I went and met with a nutritionist, and my husband came along as well. We made a plan, and one that I think I can try out. I even ordered a book she recommended called "Intuitive Eating", and I ordered it right on my phone during our meeting to show that I am taking this seriously.

    In the late afternoon, I met with the dr. again. She is a resident doctor, so she is supervised by a more experienced dr., and I like them both. She said that I am doing everything she has asked me to do and more, since our last visit. I can back off on taking my blood sugar so often (I was doing 2x daily). She at first was preparing me for the possibility of going on insulin, and I agreed to do it if I could use the pens. I will do anything to stay as healthy and strong as I can for my husband!

    However, the supervising dr. has backed off the plan for insulin right now. I have a 6 month reprieve, so we are going to try meds, diet and exercise. The dr. has also prescribed daily foot massage (supplied by my husband) - yippee!! I should be fair and massage his as well, but the dr. hasn't prescribed that to him, lol.

    I also brought up my concerns that my husband's pain is not being at all managed by the dr.s at this practice. (He and I go to the same family practice.) I basically said that it's not fair that my pain is managed, first by them and then later by pain management, and he has been abandoned. He has legitimate pain due to arthritis, he has had a hip replacement and may need another, and what is going to be done about this. I said that they either need to treat him or refer him elsewhere for pain management. I did not threaten or raise my voice, but I did talk firmly with them. I said that he is British and does not normally complain, but in this case, I am his wife and live with him every day, and he deserves to not be in pain every single day and have a good quality of life.

    So, they are now going to see him next week and refer him for pain management!

    I see the nutritionist again in November, and then we see where we are. All in all, a very productive day.
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    Type 2 is so much different than type 1. I know very little about type 2. It sucks either way Our son was diagnosed at age 10 as a type 1 and keeping his A1C's down have always been trouble because hes a teen and acts like one. I hope you are able to find that perfect medium in there and live a long strong healthy life <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shayna View Post
    I think I may have mentioned in another thread, I am a newly diagnosed diabetic.

    Today, I had my one month (more like 3 week) checkup. I was feeling discouraged because my blood sugars are not coming down, and I have really been trying.

    In the morning, I went and met with a nutritionist, and my husband came along as well. We made a plan, and one that I think I can try out. I even ordered a book she recommended called "Intuitive Eating", and I ordered it right on my phone during our meeting to show that I am taking this seriously.

    In the late afternoon, I met with the dr. again. She is a resident doctor, so she is supervised by a more experienced dr., and I like them both. She said that I am doing everything she has asked me to do and more, since our last visit. I can back off on taking my blood sugar so often (I was doing 2x daily). She at first was preparing me for the possibility of going on insulin, and I agreed to do it if I could use the pens. I will do anything to stay as healthy and strong as I can for my husband!

    However, the supervising dr. has backed off the plan for insulin right now. I have a 6 month reprieve, so we are going to try meds, diet and exercise. The dr. has also prescribed daily foot massage (supplied by my husband) - yippee!! I should be fair and massage his as well, but the dr. hasn't prescribed that to him, lol.

    I also brought up my concerns that my husband's pain is not being at all managed by the dr.s at this practice. (He and I go to the same family practice.) I basically said that it's not fair that my pain is managed, first by them and then later by pain management, and he has been abandoned. He has legitimate pain due to arthritis, he has had a hip replacement and may need another, and what is going to be done about this. I said that they either need to treat him or refer him elsewhere for pain management. I did not threaten or raise my voice, but I did talk firmly with them. I said that he is British and does not normally complain, but in this case, I am his wife and live with him every day, and he deserves to not be in pain every single day and have a good quality of life.

    So, they are now going to see him next week and refer him for pain management!

    I see the nutritionist again in November, and then we see where we are. All in all, a very productive day.



    Hi @Shayna
    Did it ever make you itch?

    When you first got it?
    Last edited by turnery; 01-07-2018 at 11:18 PM. Reason: putting the @ on the member name I was talking to so that they could see it.

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    Hi @turnery,

    I am on antihistamines, so I don't experience a lot of itching unless I have a severe allergic reaction. I asked my husband, who is a long term diabetic. He said that diabetes itself doesn't cause itching, but the itching could result from changes in your perspiration concurrent with your medicine, etc.

    Also, sometimes itching can be an early sign of neuropathy, especially in the hands and feet, so I would mention all of this to your dr.

    If I may ask, what was your last A1C?
    There are givers and takers. The takers eat better. But the givers sleep better.

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    @Shanya I do not know what it is
    I have had blood work and at this time I’m not diagnosed
    but I was looking into the symptoms to educate myself
    For the now and future do there is no better way than to talk to people with experiences.
    I hope you don’t mind.

    So the diabetes is not going to cause one to have itching on the feet or legs ?
    Just to be clear what I’ve read you say
    Thank you very much

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    Because diabetes is so deabilitating to my husband's feet we going out that it is better for him to go to the specialist about once a month. Theybgilr hid nails to the right and file the sole where hue ptressute spots are healing. The Dt can tell if that aupporta. B and ages are working the best part no infevtiomns have comt up

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