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frustrated, no hope

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

well things continue to be stressful here. Saw my cardiologist today and after waiting over 2 hours to see him, he says everything with my heart is where he wants it, just lose weight and get my diabetes under control. Gee, thanks, Captain Obvious. Like my husband said, if I needed to quit smoking or drinking, they would have tons of resources for me. But they like to tell you to lose weight, then send you on your way. Yes, I know ways to make that happen. but smokers and drinkers also know how to make it happen. I just don't understand why overweight/obese diabetics are just sent along their way. I'm doing lots of damage to my body too. My doctor even said my diabetes can hurt my organs. Well then help me doc! I even tried to get in to our diabetic educator at the hospital where I work. My one on one meeting was fine, but the info I really wanted is in their all day class. That I really can't take off to attend. So that was a bust.

Blood sugar is 339 right now. It was over 300 this morning. I have a horrible headache and my vision is blurry. I see my endocrinologist next week, but I have no hope of his help because he hasn't given me much either. 4 months ago he told me to just lose weight. emoticon
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    So sad for you. It is awful that the medical professionals offer so few resources. Seems like you are getting good advice here from Spark friends. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    38 days ago
    Was in the same place with hubby. His diabetes was way out of control. I am not sure if it will work for you but I changed our diet. We are following WW. There are so many zero point foods to choose from. It has worked really well for him.

    Just do not give up. Take it one day at a time. You can do this!! You are in my prayers and thoughts.

    Keep Sparkling!!
    39 days ago
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    I understand where you are coming from. I have heard the same thing from cardiologist and my PCC. Get some weight off and blood sugars under control, less chance of having another heart attack. But when I become stressed carbs are my comfort food. Resources are out there but to find the time to read everything and apply it is difficult when you are working 10-12 hours 5-6 days a week. Good luck to you and hope things get better.
    40 days ago

    The doctors do not take nutrition classes during their studies for their degrees. Only 2-3 hours of it, once. And that's it! You have to attend that particular class that you mentioned, it should be the most important thing now for you. Your health!

    You can also try to find information online about it, try Dr. Fung on youtube. He's really good for diabetics. Talks a lot about nutrition as a way of treating illnesses. Also, he has some books written on the subject and you can find them at your public library for sure.

    All the best, take care! emoticon
    40 days ago
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