Praise the Lord, Lab Results Show Imrpovement

Go Back   The Diabetes Forum Support Community For Diabetics Online > Diabetes Forum Community > Diabetes

Diabetes This section of the forum can be used to discuss anything and everything to do with Diabetes. Please use this general Diabetes section for any comments or discussions that don't fit into the more specific forum categories below. Please also ensure that all posts and threads are on topic, about Diabetes.

Praise the Lord, Lab Results Show Imrpovement

Closed Thread
Shared Thread Thread Tools
Old 08-09-2010, 00:49   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: I live in the once great state of California
Posts: 203

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 1995 (but, I'm sure I had diabetes several years before it was offically diagnosed)

12 likes received
2 likes given
Talking Praise the Lord, Lab Results Show Imrpovement

Just 14 months ago, I was admitted to the hospital with a 'hyper-tensive crisis.' I arrived at the ER with my blood pressure wavering around 250 over 140, and along with the hypertensive crisis, my lings were full of fluid, and the sack around my heart was bubbling with fluid, too!

I was taken, with 20 minutes, from the ER to the ICU, and hooked up to more machines and lines and tubes than I could ever remember seeing in a death seen in a General Hospital episode.

Within 12 hours, I was diagnosed with a benign prostrate condition, which caused my bladder to back up, sending dangerous toxins back to the kidneys, and my kidney functions had digressed to the point that I was told I was in End Stage Renal Failure. My kidneys had stopped functioning, and if they didn't respond with catheterization flush [a process where they force saline into one tube going into the urethra and up to the bladder, forcing the urine and toxins out of another cath tube and into a collection bag, that was being filled and changed every 30 minutes or so.

Had this not worked I would be placed on dialysis, something I feared as much as dreaded.

Within three days, my kidney functions had improved enough to be moved to a unit, one step down from ICU, and my BP was starting to respond to.

I spent nine days in the hospital, and went back for a lazar procedure to reduce the prostate. With that procedure competed, I was finally taken off of a cath tube by Septembe 2009, and the only problems, I had were gaining better control of the BP, and diabetes.

Well, with that said, I am excited to tell you that the Lord has completely turned things around, and I am happy to report that as of my lab test results, taken Friday, my A1C [which was 7.5 one year ago] is now a respectable 6.4. My kidney function Creatinine went from 2.2 [last year] to 1.2; and the filtration numbers came up from 16 [last year] to 61.

Truly, God, through the prayers of many family, friends and church folks, has healed me, and continues to keep those numbers on the side of improvement from lab tests every 60 days. I've improved so much that I am moving from testing every 60 days, to every 90 days.

If you are new to diabetes, or had it for a long time, or, you're somewhere between, and facing health problems that have you sacred spit less; are still the only way to get to the ear of God, and cause Him to move within your life to bring about positive change for your overall good.


Pastor Paul

righteousdude2 is offline  
Old 08-09-2010, 06:15   #2
Active Member
onaughmae's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Texas, USA
Posts: 1,590

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 1981

45 likes received
1 likes given

That is all so awesome! I am so glad you are doing better and getting healthier everyday!

Type 2 since age 16
A1c in March 2010 12.6%
current A1c 6.3%

Currently taking:

Metformin 1000mg twice a day
Neurontin 300mg three times a day
Cymbalta 30mg a day
Symlin injections 60 mcg before meals
pumping with the minimed Revel and novalog
Milk Thistle twice a day
Fish oil twice a day
Nexium once a day
onaughmae is offline  
Old 08-09-2010, 19:30   #3
Active Member
breezeonby's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 2,771

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2000

55 likes received
6 likes given

Paul-this is great news! I will pray that you continue to show improvement!

Breezeonby {Female}
Medications: Metformin ER, Lantus, Novolog
Zofran for Gastroparesis
Zocor 40MG, Fish Oil 4000MG
A1C/5.2% April 14, 2010
A1C/5.5% June 1, 2010
A1C/5.2% October 6, 2010
A1C/5.0% February 7, 2011
breezeonby is offline  
Old 08-10-2010, 01:03   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 24,394

Member Type
Type 2
Diagnosed in 2009

23929 likes received
32255 likes given

Good report! Thanks for the update, Paul . . . may I trust that you're still taking your insulin & eating low carb, despite the healing you've sustained? And give yourself SOME credit for making the lifestyle changes required to control your diabetes.

Shanny is offline  
Old 08-10-2010, 01:54   #5
Senior Member
Richard157's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Kingston, NY
Posts: 3,024

Member Type
Type 1
Diagnosed in 1945

931 likes received
936 likes given

This is wonderful news Paul! I certainly hope your numbers keep you healthy for many, many years.

In 2002 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I had much radiation treatment in early 2003. There were some annoying side effects afterwards, but I am in good shape now.

I have been Type 1 for 73 years. My A1c is 6.2. I pump with the MM 630, and I am using the Dexcom G5.
Richard157 is offline  
Old 08-26-2010, 03:10   #6
Senior Member
jeremiahtren's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: san antonio
Posts: 158



jeremiahtren is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Radio Show Went Very well Richard157 Diabetes Forum Lounge 3 06-06-2010 05:59
I Will Be The Guest On A Radio Show/ I Need Your Help Richard157 Diabetes Forum Lounge 22 06-02-2010 22:19
New A1C Results righteousdude2 Diabetes Forum Lounge 3 05-21-2010 20:44
A1C Results odar Diabetes Forum Lounge 3 04-09-2010 14:33
Your thoughts on Oprah/Dr Oz show today about Diabetes jswede1149 Diabetes 12 03-11-2010 22:21

By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 13:10.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.