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Old 08-02-2018, 19:21   #1861
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My fasting Glucose reading was 136 this morning. Read on the Web it takes ten years or even decades for damage to show up but usually 10 to 20 years on average. So I have 9 or 8 years to eat what I want.... then buckle down.
But I eat and always have vegiís and fruit. Along with some bad stuff. I think itís too soon to panic about anything because of my low numbers. Right??
Don't know what you're reading, but ok...whatever. Know that when the damage does finally surface its ugly head, it won't be subtle.

My brother's SIL is diabetic. I don't know how long she's been diabetic, maybe a little less than 10 years. She used to smoke, gave it up 2 years ago, but she eats and drinks what she wants. When I was diagnosed in 2017, she told me that she didn't take care of herself.

Fast forward to 2018, she's in renal failure. It wasn't a slow progression where she had time to start eating better. One day she was out and about, and the next day, she was in the ER. She almost died.

She has to move back in with her son/wife. She has to go to rehab, not sure why. She is very weak.

I've told you about my Dad, who experienced complications within 5 years of not taking care of himself.

Diabetes is an individualized disease, but if you don't take care of yourself, you will suffer the consequences. No telling how long it will take. You just never know.

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Don't know what you're reading, but ok...whatever. Know that when the damage does finally surface its ugly head, it won't be subtle.
So are complications more common in loosely controlled Type 2s than Type 1s?

I've always wondered this as I've been living with Type 1 for 52 years - the best A1C I ever got was in the high 6s - most of the time I'm in the 7s and a few times the 8s.

I don't have complications. According to the studies done by the Jocelyn Diabetes Center in Massachusetts who have been keeping data longer than most institutions - 18% of their Type 1s who have lived with it more than 50 years have similar stories.

This would suggest there is a lot we haven't taken in to account or understand (at least as far as Type 1). I've had an endocrinologist and an ophthalmologist tell me it's likely because of the combination of genetic mutations that I happened to be dealt with that prevents these complications - but they are just making educated guesses.

So I'm not challenging what you're saying alamogirl or to the person you're responding too but I'd love to know the right answer to my initial question:

Are complications more common in loosely controlled Type 2s than Type 1s?

Many studies sometimes don't make the distinction between Type 1s and 2s let alone their previous health histories so it may be difficult to get the answer to that question - but as a Type 1 I am sure curious about that,

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So I'm not challenging what you're saying alamogirl or to the person you're responding too but I'd love to know the right answer to my initial question:
I understand. I didn't know any T1s until I met y'all . I just know T2s, and what they've gone through.

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So are complications more common in loosely controlled Type 2s than Type 1s?

I've always wondered this as I've been living with Type 1 for 52 years - the best A1C I ever got was in the high 6s - most of the time I'm in the 7s and a few times the 8s.

I don't have complications. According to the studies done by the Jocelyn Diabetes Center in Massachusetts who have been keeping data longer than most institutions - 18% of their Type 1s who have lived with it more than 50 years have similar stories.

This would suggest there is a lot we haven't taken in to account or understand (at least as far as Type 1). I've had an endocrinologist and an ophthalmologist tell me it's likely because of the combination of genetic mutations that I happened to be dealt with that prevents these complications - but they are just making educated guesses.

So I'm not challenging what you're saying alamogirl or to the person you're responding too but I'd love to know the right answer to my initial question:

Are complications more common in loosely controlled Type 2s than Type 1s?

Many studies sometimes don't make the distinction between Type 1s and 2s let alone their previous health histories so it may be difficult to get the answer to that question - but as a Type 1 I am sure curious about that,
Yes, and a lot of it has to do with excess insulin. Most type 1's do not have insulin resistance, most type 2's do. Type 2's have way too much insulin in circulation. I think it causes a lot more damage than it is given credit for. I would bet that many Type 2's have dangerously high BG and insulin levels and both of them are causing damage. I think if you raised your insulin levels, as a Type 1, to what many type 2's have, you might create a hypo that would be your last.

But I may be wrong.

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An 88 this morning.

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114 this morning

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104 this morning
I finally broke down and got out a pill organizer this morning after I realized I took my metformin twice last night.

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I was an 85 this morning. I haven't been seeing numbers like this often enough lately. Hope I can continue it.

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