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Re: [IP] Frustrated, need to vent!

Your right and I apologized. It's kind of the state I am in right now. 
Of course its not an excuse to flip out.

Here is the nutritional label for Glucerna

I am drinking a generic version and it actually has 40 less calories, 23 
g carbs instead of 29 and both have 10g protein. This one also has 
better vitamins in it although I am taking mega doses of D, b6 and B12, 
by prescription.  I did ask my CDE how many units of Novolog would cover 
those carbs. She said to try 2 or 3.

I also drink a soy protein powder or mix it in with whatever i am eating 
or drinking when I can afford it. Right now I am out until the 1st.

You have hit the nail on the head I think that my high blood sugars are 
causing a lot these problems. I just can't get them down no matter how 
much insulin I throw at them or they are up and down from very high to 
pretty low several times a day. I also agree with you that weight loss 
will make a big difference.

The thing is if this adrenal tumor is throwing out the right chemicals 
norepinphrine which is proven one in me, it causes a release of stored 
glucose from your liver sporadically. Likewise, my cortisol being off 
will also greatly affect my glucose control.  In all reality, I don't 
care what it's called, I just want a solution.

The problem with me needing a pump is I am taking Levemir which is 
theoretically supposed to last 24 hours. But in 10 hours I spike back 
up. So I take it every 12 hours. With my stomach emptying unpredictably 
it is hard to manage my blood sugar, and the higher my blood sugar the 
less my stomach works.

I read the chapter in that book you recommended on Gastroparesis a 
couple of years ago. It helped me understand what is going on. However, 
my blood sugar average has gotten much worse since I read that so I 
don't know how much help it really is, other than understanding whats 
going on inside of me.

My family doctor suggested my blood pressure could be due to autonomic 
dysfunction, which gastroparesis also falls under. Like I said, I don't 
really care what it's called I just want to be able to do things like I 
used to be able to do.

Again sorry to be such a pain.


On 1/25/2014 11:03 AM, Valerie Adams wrote:
> I'm also sorry to hear of everything you've got going on. A lot of your
> troubles sound like dominos to me, one problem adding to another. It sure
> sucks. Before jumping on those who are trying to help though, you need to
> be a little patient with us. You simply can't expect everyone to study
> your links before wanting to help. Many of us have struggled with certain
> aspects you've got so we're anxious to jump in and try to help. I would
> think that's better than receiving silence to your post.
> I don't know much about Glucerna but I do know that many of those drinks
> are high in carbs. I know for a fact that losing weight with an ultra low
> carb diet is nearly effortless, and doesn't require exercise to experience
> great results. When I read Diabetes Solution by Richard K. Bernstein in
> 1999, I started following his plan. I lost 38 pounds in three and a half
> months, without a bit of exercise.
> Since you can't eat many foods, I'm wondering if you've tried a quality
> protein powder which can be mixed with Almond or Soy milk (or whatever
> kind of liquid you like. Hell, I've used vanilla powder in diet root
> beer!). If you're getting enough protein and few enough carbs, your body
> can't help but begin to burn fat, and a very low carb diet will enable you
> to do that quickly.
> Once weight begins to drop, your insulin needs will drop. Plus, low carb
> diets less insulin, and are easier to manage, blood sugar-wise. When your
> blood sugar begins to normalize, and weight begins to drop, I'm guessing
> you'll feel good enough to want to start exercising.
> As you already know, high blood sugar is probably the culprit for many of
> your other health issues. That would be one of the first things I'd want
> to address, and I'd want to do it very quickly. While a pump can be
> helpful, it's only a tool, in my opinion. I've managed a below 6 A1C on
> daily injections.
> Good luck,
> Valerie
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