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June 5 - Sick

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Was sick as a dog last night - thought I'd actually have to go to the ER it was so bad. This diabetes is really doing a number on me, even though I am keeping (for the most part) my carbs in line. In my case, when my glucose is out of whack, I get nauseous rather than the shakes.

Hated to call in today and miss out on an eight-hour shift, especially since work has made a big deal about my calling in, even though I've only called in three times this year. I WOULD have seen the doctor Tuesday if work hadn't messed it up. HR personally entered the request for the day off then they went and scheduled me to work. So now I won't be able to go in before Tuesday.

I am hoping this new doctor will adjust the meds. I think the last doctor put me on high-blood pressure unnecessarily just because my readings were up a bit. At my original doctor, they always took a second reading to be sure it just wasn't "white coat syndrome".

I'm really tired of feeling yucky 90% of the time. I'm used to being able to do whatever I want without all these restrictions. I haven't even been able to go to the rec center regularly because of the foot and stomach pain that seem to always be present.

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    Wow, I'm sorry to hear that you're not feeling well. I was recently diagnosed with diabetes and tried the Atkins diet and it took my blood sugar too low. I called out of work for three days because of sugar levels, so I could say I almost know how you are feeling. It's a shame that others in the workplace don't. I ditched the Atkins diet and now I'm back on the SparkPeople website with a diabetes food plan. Also, it tracks my carb intake which is a beautiful thing along with other nutrients. I hope you feel better.
    1448 days ago
    sorry you are feeling so yuck love and wished there was something i could do to help you.keep on keeping on. emoticon emoticon
    1449 days ago
  • BETRHO48
    So sorry about your health problems.

    If you have high blood pressure (or think you do), you might find it helpful to buy a blood pressure cuff and learn to check your own blood pressure at home. When you take it, you won't have to worry about "white coat syndrome."

    Measuring blood pressure isn't as challenging as managing your blood sugar when you have diabetes. That can be really tricky. Sometimes getting some instructions from a dietitian or diabetes nurse specialist can be really helpful. We have both dietitians and diabetes nurse specialists in our clinics and hospital.

    In the meantime, I'll be praying for you to feel better and get your health under control.
    1449 days ago
    Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. I know how it is with work and some times they don't understand till they stand in your shoes. My job used to be the same way but thank God over the years they have come to understand that we all get sick & have illness that control by medicines that aren't measured out correctly or our bodies just rejects them for whatever reason. With my bp it takes time & I am kinda light headed & dizzy so getting behind a wheel can be not only hazardous to me but those around me. Stay home & feel better.

    God bless,

    1449 days ago
    Oh, sorry your meds are out of whack! It is tough when things aren't in balance. Just do the best you can!
    1449 days ago
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