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Old 01-17-2015, 16:43   #8921
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Had a 5.2 latethis morning after having coffee and slice of lowcarb bread, so no real fasting number.

This Wednesday participating in a stock market discussion club, when I suddenly saw large gray ribbons in my right eye moving up and down. Left the meeting and after about 20 minutes the worst disturbances had disappeared so I went back and attended the discussion again. The next day it got worse so I contacted a nurse on the phone in the evening and she said that I should contact the eye reception. Did that yesterday and examined by a doctor the same day.

The result: vitreous detachment. The the vitreous membrane separates from the retina. Obviously common when you are aging and there was no damage on the retina, which of course was good, but I have to keep an eye on it(!) if gets worse. The spots and gray lines will also disappear, because the eye can adapt to it. As far as I understand those problems are a bit less related to diabetes.

Well, it happened on my 68 birthday, so obviously I am an old man, but I keep my feet on the ground although not 25 anymore I at least feel like 64
Scary!

I hope it goes away, and stays away.

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77 / 4.3 this morning. Rendered my Doc speechless yesterday, she gave me a hug A1C 4.8, weight down 59 pounds, choles. 147, trigl 88, hdl 34, ldl 82, vldl 18, cho/hdl ratio 4.3 BP 112/70 pulse 66
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The result: vitreous detachment.
So sorry, Hans - I know you'll take good care of this and have a good recovery. And happy birthday!!!




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75 (4.15) this partly cloudy morning, 81 (4.48) at bedtime.

So I had the echocardiogram yesterday, no results until next week. Then the PCP appt. He really ticked me off this time! No ideas or anything re what made me pass out yet. (My friend who is also his nurse, told him I tripped, so he didn't think any more of it.) Then as we were going over what meds I am taking, he asked if I had dropped the met to 500mg/day and I said no, as when I tried, my numbers started creeping up into the 90's and I don't like them there. He said OK.

A bit later as he was checking the swelling that I had in my ankle (which resolved after dropping the Norvask) I broached the subject that I didn't really trip, I didn't know how I went down, suspected fainting. He looks at my chart and says your A1c is too low! Huh??? He says studies say low A1c are dangerous and I should definitely cut my met to 500!! WTF???? He's going to blame my A1c??? (The printout says the goal A1c is 6-7%, not for this old lady!!) My last one was 4.7% which averages out to a bg of 83 (4.59) which to my mind is perfect!! (Normal A1c varies depending on where you look but is something like 4% to 5.6% or 4.5% to 6%.) My # is in normal range no matter what. I checked my bg right after I got myself up off the floor and cleaned up a bit and it was 84 (4.65). So he is brushing this off as a bg issue? I wonder how many other patients of his he has to caution for being "too low"???

I sort if rolled my eyes at his statement about the studies and he saw and shrugged his shoulders. I'll try going down to 500 for a bit and if the same thing happens I'll go back to 1000mg/day. He really got on my last nerve this time! I was already hurting as it was since I took no pain meds at all before echo.

Before all this, I found out from my friend that when she took my garbage up to road after she dropped me off, she slipped on the ice and dislocated her shoulder!! It popped back in and after a bit she was able to get home, but I really felt bad after taking up all her Sunday afternoon!! She told her co-workers what happened and when I was leaving I noticed everyone was staring at me. It was the bruises, but when I said Ann had helped me they all said Oh you're Barb!? Yep, guilty as charged! Then the dr came by and said "don't believe a word of it, they were drinking and got into a fist fight!!" Huh? Sometimes his sense of humor is very odd!!

@Vicky awesome results!! Yay!!

@Hans that must have been very scary! Take care my friend.

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Methinks that doc of yours might benefit from a slap upside the head! 'Ignoramus' comes to mind!




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Thank you everyone for the kind words. Well, it could have been worse. No damage on the retina and it was a kind doctor, who could explain everything about my eye problems.
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Oh and I forgot to mention. The crud I had between Thanksgiving and new Years turned out I had a sinus infection!! Who knew? There were traces of infection found on the head CT scan and my PCP asked if I wanted antibiotics. I refused, the crud is basically gone now, why mess with meds at this point??

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Wow Barbara, your Doctor is just going by the ADA recommendations that were put out in 1980 and have never been changed but that is apparently true of most doctors. They assume that all diabetics are on insulin or drugs forcing the pancreas to make insulin whether needed or not. Their biggest fear is that people will go hypo and die so they decided that higher bg is better. Your Doc. is only about 30 years out of date but he is not alone. Dr. Richard Bernstein would agree your A1c and numbers are great. Funny how different Labs have different cutoff points for high and low. My lab shows A1c should be <5.7.
Sorry it's getting in the way of determining what may be the reason for passing out. I used to take my doctors word as the absolute facts but after doing my own research I won't let any doctor give me bad advice. I'm getting more like Shanny every day.
Sure hope you get some answers and feel better soon.

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111, a bit perplexing. Yesterday was very LC I'd say 20-25g and 5g of those were from the cream in my BPC and 2 sticks of sugarless gum. Had a late lunch. Dinner was a late snack of sharp cheddar cheese, no light beer, just water. A test shortly before bed at 12:30 was 85.
I bet your liver kicked in. (Dawn phenomenon doesn't only happen at dawn. When I sleep in, I can bet I will be higher.)

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Beautiful day here hiking with my friend and her dog. FBS 56, then 58 two hours after breakfast. Bedtime it's 69, but a snack should get me through the night.

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A 106 (5.9) this afternoon. One night of graveyards down, three to go.

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