Then my dad and I were both diagnosed with diabeties. He went and found all kinds of crap on the internet and became a fanatic. His numbers came back great though. I quit drinking sugary pop and dropped the anti-depressants. I know my numbers aren't going to be wonderful, and that is why I am steering clear of my doctor and her needles.
Normally I don't say anything about people's health decisions. My underactive thyroid was caused by surgery so I also take a daily thyroid supplement. But that's not why I'm writting this: PLEASE go to the doctor about your diabetes ... you don't have to have shots to get it under control BUT it does so much damage to your body you should at least get the numbers into the "normal" range if they're not already there. I don't know if you're over weight or not, but if you are, losing weight and watching your diet can do a world of good. I was like you and pretty much blew it off ... didn't watch what I ate (I was over weight ... way over weight), but I took my meds (pills only ... NEVER shots) and had high values because I ate whatever I felt like eating.
OK, I've lost over 100 lbs, kind of watch what I eat (but still cheat some times), have gone from taking at least 3 to 4 differenent diabetes meds a day (2 to 3 times a day), to no medications (I only test in the morning right now).
No, I'm not bragging ... this is the REST OF THE STORY.
Because I blew off following my doctor's recommendations for so long, I have mega health problems that won't get better despirte my current eating habits ... lots of problems with my legs including a pigment problem that makes it look like I've never washed them, chronic inflamation of my legs, sores that don't heal fast, numbness in my feet (not completely numb, but not 100% sensation either), and I'm having problems with my vision (not all of it old age related) and am not sure if I'll go blind or not, hope not.
There are other problems but not as chronic as the ones I've mentioned, and many of my health issues went away or got a lot better when I started following the doctor's suggestions. I don't want this to happen to you or anyone else so I figured I'd share this. And YES ... one of my biggest problems is I have a doctor phobia yet have to have a minimum of 4 doctor appointments a year now, 2 eye doctor appointments, lab tests, etc.
Like I mentioned earlier, I'm not a virgin mouth, I cheat on my diet but try to follow it, plan my cheats, and enjoy myself. Like today I'm meeting my sister and niece at Red Lobster for lunch ... I'll eat a light breakfast and snack, and light dinner and snack and eat anything on the Red Lobster menu that strikes my fancy including maybe a glass of wine and dessert if I want it. I just don't do it every day!!!
I've also started going to the gym and using the exercise bike to help with my weight loss (I still have more weight to lose) ... haven't really noticed a big difference in my BS numbers except right after the exercise I have to eat a piece of fruit or something.
GOOD LUCK AND PLEASE THINK ABOUT WHAT I SAID AND THANKS FOR AT LEAST LISTENING!!!