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This is my first blog on this forum. For the last two weeks or so, I have really been trying harder to get my numbers under better control. I think once I admitted to myself that I am scared to death of going too low, I was able to deal with that fear. I've seen my son, who has Type 1, pass out once and come close to passing out two other times. It makes me afraid that it would happen to me, especially if I was the only adult home at the time.

 

But, to back up for a second, I have been diagnosed with diabetes Type 2 since September 2001. I am now 43 years old. At first, I was just doing metformin and diet and exercise and that lasted about 6 months. For the last two years or so I have been on insulin. I use Lantus and Humalog and that has recently switched around some also due to my now exercising. We joined the YMCA about a week ago and I have gone about 4 times this last week. I have had more energy this week, but energy has been a problem for years. My last A1C was a 9.8 which is horrible.

 

Since starting to eat better and exercise, I have stepped down on the Lantus to only 28 units from the high of 38. I have been thinking that perhaps I will change things up to where I am giving half of the Lantus at night and half during the morning. I have been having to get up in the middle of the night and the suggestions was made on this forum that I half it, which I think is a pretty good idea. I hate having to get up in the middle of the night all shaky from being low.

 

I am hoping if things continue to improve that I will be able to get off the insulin entirely, but not sure if that will happen or not. I have been neglecting taking care of myself for the last four years and focused on my career and everyone else except myself. I am at the heaviest I have ever been which is 216 pounds. When I graduated college I was around 190 and that was a pretty good weight for me. I am certain I would have less of a problem with my diabetes if I get my weight down. I am mainly doing the elliptical machine at the gym or the treadmill, but also doing some weight training.

 

Anyway, that's my story. Thanks for reading. . .comments welcome.

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