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Diabetes care is specific and the information below may not apply to you.
People posting to this list likely have diabetes, but probably do not have a medical background.
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Support-Group Member Asks:
I'm getting kind of scared. I don't know how long I should let this
go...but, my sugar level has been around 200 or 220...I'm faithfully
exercising (for the last couple days). I don't have insurance...I'm not
on medication or anything. I'm hoping it will start coming down soon. Can
you tell me what some of you eat on an everyday basis? Do I have reason
to be afraid? I want to get this down on my own, without mediciation. Is
it possible and how long does it take?
Support-Group Member Responds:
I don't mean to scare you any more than you
already are but, yes, bs numbers at 200 or more
ARE a reason to worry. Exercise alone will not
help and if you have already been watching your
carbohydrates and exercising and the numbers are
still at 200 or more, you may need more help! BS
at that level will start to cause damage to your
body. You should probably check with your
doctor-----maybe he/she will have some samples of
medication to try you on.
I, too, have been trying to hold off on taking
medication for diabetes--but believe if my number
creep up to 200 or more, I won't have a choice
Please don't wait too long.
Another Support-Group Member Responds:
One thing you could do is check around at your local diabetes clinics and
see if they have any trials going on. These usually involve already
approved medications for diabetics, they are usually studying amounts or
combinations. Not only do they give you monitors and medications, they
most often Pay you!
Exercising for a couple of days is not going to give you the results you
desire, it takes time, I have been going to a fitness center almost
everyday now for a month and a half, doing 30 minutes of cardio training
(i ride the bike for twenty minutes then walk on the treadmill for 10) I
am just now seeing a small drop in my blood sugars.
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