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Old 03-02-2014, 03:53   #11
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Hello guys. I probably should have mentioned that all the doctors involved with me in the last year suspect I was undiagnosed as a child with T1. I had heart damage in several levels: needed quad bypass, had a clot removed from ventricle, and had an aneurism removed from the heart muscle. I also had two previous strokes, which were due to bleeds not blockages. I have a large clot in my right leg that further impedes healing in my right foot. I have had HBP in the past, but now run low. My heart ejection fraction is still only at 30% after bypass. No telling what else is damaged from years of uncontrolled blood sugars. Before last year, I had lost about 50 pounds, during which time I was taking Janumet. My doctor declared me fit enough to stop taking those meds and just "watch my diet". Yeah, I hear you groaning from here.
My diet has always consisted of a lot of fruit, a few vegetables, moderate carbs, and fairly high protein. I am especially fond of red meat, but prefer the lean cuts. I do not eat pork of any kind, because it's gross. And I eat lean turkey and chicken. No skin, fat trimmed. I do not consume fried foods, except very occasionally. (Once every two weeks.) My blood sugars at home under normal circumstances, run in the 120-140 range. But in the last year I have had so many health crises that my sugar has been out of whack, sometimes in the 3 and 400's. After each hospitalization, during which they never completely seem to get it under control, I spend a week trying to get it back to normal. Therefore, in the last year I have had A1C ranging from 9 to11. Remember I am prone to infection - MRSA and Strep A & B - and when I have one of those my sugars rage out of control.
My foot ulcer has continued to improve today, very happy to see that. Even if progress is REAL slow.
I am looking forward to advice! Thanks everybody!

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I've read where high BG causes many problems. I have also read that high insulin numbers also causes many problems. If it were me I would be trying to reduce my BG to normal (less than 140 mg/dL) and maintain it there with a minimum of insulin usage. It may not repair the damage done, but it will definitely not contribute to more happening.

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That 140 mg/dl number is as good as any, it seems, but it's also a pretty arbitrary figure. If someone had chosen practically any other number up in that range to do studies against, that would be the number we'd be using. There's nothing magical about 140 and to top things off, it's probably a different number for each person anyway.

As much as we know about diabetes and it's destructiveness to ourselves, there is so much more we don't know.

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Yes it's probably a little different for everybody depending on fragility or toughness, for lack of a better word coming mind at the moment, of each ones vessels and organs, but in studies they have shown damage does occur for many above this point. I wouldn't say arbitrary.

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