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I have never done this before. I hope I;m in the right place. I have had diabetes for about 12 years. Totally out of control. I take Metformin,Novalog and Lantus. My sugar are all over the place. I'm just chasing them. In the last week my sugars have been 292, 327, 217, 463,68, 158, 195 ect.. This is better then they used to be. I have been in the low 30's several times and over 600 several times. My problem is I want to eat what I want when I want. I act like I don't have diabetes. I am about 20 lbs overweight. If I do what I am suppose to do my sugars are great. I am lazy. What a time consuming process. I need to snap out of it. I don't have any other health issues. I have a wonderful husband, a great daughter and son in law and three wonderful grand kids. I don't know what my problem is. I hope that maybe this site might trigger something in me that will get me on the right track.

Hello! You are asking for help and advice to manage your diabetes better. We all have our days that we need someone to motivate us. First of all, I would LEARN. I would be sure I know HOW to manage my sugars better. Do you count carbs? Is your Lantus dosed well? You might want to read the book, Think Like a Pancreas that would help you with your insulin. Of course, you will need to see your doctor too. Secondly, when you do get some better numbers, you are going to feel very energetic and good. This is going to make you want to continue taking care of yourself. That's my opinion anyway. Will you give it a try? Learn as much as you can to get those numbers in place.

I agree with Mari 100 %
Educate yourself about diabetes, food, how insulin works, carbs, etc…
Good luck
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Another excellent book is Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution (4th edition). He teaches everything you need to know about diabetes and how to eat healthy, check and log your blood sugar thoroughly, dose your meds correctly (including when to take them), he teaches EVERYTHING and he teaches thoroughly and in an easy to understand way. Read this book and you will not only know how to be a healthy diabetic but also WHY you need to do those things.

Diabetes is not easy to control and the fact that we are not normal people means it is not logical to insist on living like "normal" people. We can be healthy and happy just like anyone, but we have to face the fact that we must do certain things differently. This doesn't diminish us or our lives or happiness, we just need to do things with more thought and care (and work) than other people.

Hi Christine, glad you posted. I think this post is one of my favorites here

You have to "start small" imo to be able to make changes that will be lasting. I also think you need some kind of reward for yourself when you are able to change.

I also really like this one:

when I joined here years ago I was always beating myself up for "bad" numbers. Now I try to figure out what went wrong, but if I can't figure it out, I simply correct and move on.

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