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Old 05-09-2015, 16:32   #1
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I sit here LMAO because the doctor's can't even agree what my a1c should be. I haven't been able to lower my a1c lower than 7. I probably have too many excursions to the low and high ranges. This is what I believe causes damage to nerves and blood vessels. I'm still trying to wrap my head around to why the heart attack (although a 100% blockage doesn't occur overnight, well at least the plaque buildup probably started as a young child). My dad's family was plaque with heart disease and heart attacks in the men, the women survived well into their 80's. Anyway back on track . . . I tried everything to not get heart disease and I got it anyway. I do not believe one bit that my heart disease is diet related . . . so it's so hard to follow doctor's recommendation on diet and not get so discouraged and depressed. I'm not smart enough of intelligent to fight them on it. I tend to smile and nod and go on my way and not "rock" he boat.

Retinanologist says my blood pressure and BG is not low enough. Although months ago when he retinopathy was controlled, 7.1 was good enough according to him. So I sent the Endo a IM via my chart, to advise him that the eye doctor said it's not low enough. Cardiologist wants it lower than 6.5.

I have to hand it to the Endo, he always answers back even though I'm not going to like what he says. So he thinks 6.5 to 7.0 is good enough.

So I'm back to being non compliant and do I want. What do I know. I didn't, don't fit the regular heart attack victim. And since I have no symptoms of having a heart attack, I still don't know when to call 911 and I fear just sitting here having a heart attack and not knowing. I guess when God decides the end of my life comes, it will happen.

Sorry if this is a bit depressing but it really is. I would loveto be able to sit here and escape diabetes for a few moments.

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Roxanne0312, endocrinologists are some strange folks! I was finally forced to leave mine because the office continued to order me to let my A1c rise. Their scale seems to be for ages 70 to 75 to have an A1c between 7.0% and 7.5%. For people between the age of 75 and 80, they are recommending an A1c between 7.5% and 8.0%.

Then they look at the number of blood glucose readings below 70 mg/dl and recommend even higher A1c's if there are readings there. The last time I saw the endo, I had 4 readings between 65 and 70 mg/dl and one reading of 56 mg/dl and was informed that my A1c should be above 8.0%. They are so afraid of episodes of hypoglycemia that they would rather you develop diabetes complications than have excursions below 70 mg/dl.

At least I now have a nurse practitioner that wants A1c's to be below 7.0% and she works with another nurse practitioner that specializes in diabetes and both encourage A1c's below 7.0%.

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My goal is a normal one. First 6.5 then lower, baby steps.

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Getting the same song & dance over here too, and we absolutely don't blame our WoE for OWC's 2012 heart attack either. For one thing, he'd had a complete cardiac workup in 2008 preparatory to his hip replacement. So his arteries were clear in the fall of 2008, and they completely clogged up by the fall of 2012?! Doubtful!

His MI occurred on his 78th birthday - how's that for irony?! So if we live long enough, sumthin's gonna get us - it's just a matter of what. Like 'they' say about men - if they live long enough they'll get prostate cancer - it's just a matter of time. Well guess what? OWC still has a healthy prostate, so I guess their law of averages pushed him to the heart attack.

These medical projections are just too weird!




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My Dad used to say that an Expert is someone who learns more and more about less and less until he/she knows everything about nothing at all.

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