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10/7/2013 Labs came Back, Fighting the Tears, Another obstacle

Monday, October 07, 2013

Hi. It is me. First the bad news, I am diabetic now. Ok, the scoop: My cholestrol is too high, nothing new but working on it. Next, my blood sugar (fasting) was 109 which is awesome and would not know by looking at it that I was diabetic. However, they did an AC1 which averages over three month. I was 146 6.7% once you hit 6.5% your are diabetic. I am to monitor my sugars only for a month to see where I am at with my numbers. There is NO CURE but what I can do is manage it by diet and put it into remission (we hope) (they hope). The only known cure is gastrointestinal bypass surgery. I am a candidate for it and may need it; however, I may not be able to have as my heart may be too week. There are also other side affects to consider too. I went special diabetic nurse and spent hour and half. She showed me how to use and again, my fasting was 109 :-) yay, so I am doing good so far. Tonight after dinner (two hours) I was 134, again this is good too. If you are diabetic and you are 180 or less great, but my doctor wants me 150 or less and fasting 120 or less. I am that so far. We will see tomorrow!

Wow, finally got return button to work... One thing they want me to do is talk to my cardiologist about the surgery, and in mean time, will work hard had trying to get weight off. Bottomline is the surgery is for people where diet and exercise does not work.

Ok, I am emotional. This is another thing, obstacle to deal with and just another sign that my body is going poof, my life being shortened. I am not sure how to take all of this in right now. I am trying to digest it all.

I am committed to really really continue trying. Oh, my fit bit, believe it or not, the calories adjust with exercise, so sometimes I get way more. I have found that or am learning that the lower calorie is ok. I am doing all of this under my physician and cardiologist care.

For any one who may read this, PLEASE, if you are at risk for being diabetic, do everything to prevent it.

Tonight, I posted a prayer to the Lord. I thank him for getting me through some pretty tough times. Now I am asking him to heal my insides and to help keep me strong and get me through this.
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    Prayers go out to you.
    You can beat this with a plant strong diet and exercise.
    Don't give up. emoticon
    1467 days ago
    Nadine you are an awesome and amazing woman I knew that day hang in there don't get down and out about it something we can't change somethings we can what we can we do so keep pushing and what we can't turn it over to GOD he can fix the rest.....believe and trust in him and the knowledge that HE has given the doctors I love you girl....stay focus and stay strong we are more the conquerors through Christ who strengthens us hold on to that my sweet sister

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    Adding my prayers to yours. Hang in there, Nadine.
    1471 days ago
    emoticon DIET AND Exercise may not "Cure" the Diabetes and Cholesterol Issues, but it sure will make them more Manageable! There is a LOT of Good Days ahead of you, But you will have to Work Hard to Earn Them. I believe you can Do It -- With A Little Help from your Friends, Cardiologist, and Physician.
    emoticon Not to mention, Your FitBit!! It is an Awesome Little Tool!
    1471 days ago
    You can do this. You have lots of real people giving you real support here. Don't isolate yourself while going through this. Tell us how it's going...the good, the bad and the ugly. Sharing your journey will help you keep on it I believe!! You are cared about. Will put you in my prayers too.

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    1471 days ago
    God is in charge & prayer is the answer to our problems. I am putting you on my prayer list. I pray often & have faith that it's a positive thing. God is good. Thanks for sharing your frightening news & journey with us. Keep on doing your best my friend. The more you change your life & live a healthy life style, the healthy you will be & that better you will feel. Love ya,
    1471 days ago
    emoticon I pray you are able to do all that needs to be done to take good care of yourself and have peace in the process!
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    I am sorry but you can totally do this and information even if seen as bad news is
    ALWAYS helpful. NOW you know and you can DEAL with this and lots of people reverse it !! I too am an emotional eater and you do NOT have to be.... just decide that you are going to do BETTER !!

    (((HUGS))))))) ....... I am here and praying for you !

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  • LINDAM.1
    I am trying to keep my A1c down but ice cream and cake is almost an essential to hubbie . His father was diabetic. I asked for a small thing from ENT deviated septum. he said no why did I not do it before open heart surgery. They get picky. gastrointestinal bypass surgery is not a small thing. emoticon
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    You've got this! emoticon emoticon
    1471 days ago
    Hang in there honey... Will pray for you. YOu can deal with this too and overcome.
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