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Old 08-07-2013, 20:48   #11
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Oh, don't do it! I felt I had to do that this past March! Bad idea. It took me ages to recover from that. Find another doctor. Tell that new doctor how you feel and the lengths you have to go through to keep your blood sugar as low as you do. Tell the new doctor what you need and Ask if he/she will take your case.
You misunderstand. I have been eating ever lower amounts of carbs for 10 years now. 50 grams of carbs a day I can live with. 25 I cannot, and that is how low I must go to keep my blood sugars around the normal range. Even then, my morning reading will be high due to the dawn effect.

It is time for me to go on insulin, and my doc will not consider it until my diabetes is "uncontrolled." I have had a good run on Metformin - just over 12 years - but my disease has progressed, and it just is not enough anymore.

A different doctor may be the right idea!

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Old 08-08-2013, 19:31   #12
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Well! I have been trying a "new" diet the past couple of days. Too early to be sure, but it looks like it is working to lower my blood sugars back where they belong. What I have done is increase my carbs from as absolutely few as possible to whatever I want to eat, but trying to keep to about 30 grams at a meal maximum, plus 15 for bedtime snack and up to 15 for a mid-morning snack if lunch is not on the very near horizon. Not all my meals will be 30 grams, of course. Scrambled eggs with cheese and salsa is about 5 or 6, and is my favorite breakfast.

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Metformin 1000mg bid
Ranitidine 150 mg qd
Losartan 50 mg qd
Loratadine 10 mg qd
Pulmicort 180 mcg bid
Fluticasone 50 mcg qd
Ventolin 2 puffs prn
Tramodol 50 mg prn

A1C 6.6

Cinnamon, 1000 mg bid
Turmeric, 2000 mg qd
Vitamin D3 5000 mg qd
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Old 08-09-2013, 00:38   #13
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This is pretty much what happened to me. I walked and got a second opinion and turned out I was right to see "red flags". The 2nd Doc saw the red flags too and referred me to an endo who has since diagnosed me with LADA which is really just a variety of type 1. I am starting to do much better now on Lantus and rapid. Still have much work to do though before I see the DE again in a month. I know many people have poor experiences with DEs but this one is good and tends to work with you not in a dictatorial manner.

Get a second opinion. When you know something is wrong is usually is.




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You misunderstand. I have been eating ever lower amounts of carbs for 10 years now. 50 grams of carbs a day I can live with. 25 I cannot, and that is how low I must go to keep my blood sugars around the normal range. Even then, my morning reading will be high due to the dawn effect.

It is time for me to go on insulin, and my doc will not consider it until my diabetes is "uncontrolled." I have had a good run on Metformin - just over 12 years - but my disease has progressed, and it just is not enough anymore.

A different doctor may be the right idea!

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Old 08-09-2013, 02:31   #14
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Ok, so I am now eating more carbs and getting lower blood sugar readings. Was I not eating enough carbs to trigger an insulin response? We will see how I do tomorrow without taking Tramadol tonight.

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