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Old 03-14-2018, 04:13   #51
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I thought you were going to give it 10 days?
I panicked when I saw the crazy high numbers today.

My head is back in the game.

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also be aware of these hormones

Incretins, a group of hormones secreted from the intestines that includes glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), enhance the body's release of insulin after eating. This in turn slows stomach-emptying, promotes fullness, delays the release of glucose into the bloodstream, and prevents the pancreas from releasing glucagon, putting less glucose into the blood.

Glucagon, made in the alpha cells of the pancreas, breaks down glucose stored in the liver and muscles and releases it to provide energy when glucose from food isn't available.

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Although these results are "slightly" better than yesterday, I am starting to lose hope that this is going to meet my own expectations.

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Cricket, are things looking any better now that you're a couple more days into it?

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Cricket, are things looking any better now that you're a couple more days into it?
Nope, I threw in the towel with this trial run on the 15th. I just wasn't going to let my numbers stay in that range.

My numbers have returned to near normal by adding Metformin back in. (I figured it would take a week to build back up in my system but saw improvement at 24 hours.) Within a few more days I reckon the transition back to Metformin will be complete.

I expected to be sad, but instead, I am overjoyed for things to be back to "normal". I have known for a while now that I am extremely insulin resistant. Maybe someday the level of resistance will decrease, but there will be no more trials for me this year.

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*nods*

It is what it is. No matter how much easier it would be for me to live without eyeglasses, they're what I need. I gave contact lenses a run; they didn't work all that well for me. Back to glasses. At least now you know for sure.

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go for one more day. I take Berberine 500 mg at least two times a day and I am at only 50% of my prescribed dosage of metformin. I was originally at 2000 mg or 1000 mg twice a day. I only take 1000mg in the evening otherwise my liver lets loose on me with my fasting number and I am still slowly dropping my blood sugar.

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PS on Weds this week I go for a quickie interim lipid test at our local hospital before I take my official lab blood work for my physician. We'll see if my liver cooperates and wreaks havoc on me. Stress related.

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go for one more day. I take Berberine 500 mg at least two times a day and I am at only 50% of my prescribed dosage of metformin. I was originally at 2000 mg or 1000 mg twice a day. I only take 1000mg in the evening otherwise my liver lets loose on me with my fasting number and I am still slowly dropping my blood sugar.

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PS on Weds this week I go for a quickie interim lipid test at our local hospital before I take my official lab blood work for my physician. We'll see if my liver cooperates and wreaks havoc on me. Stress related.
My trial included 2,000 mg of berberine daily (500x4). It just didn't work for me at the level I was willing to accept.

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It is what it is. No matter how much easier it would be for me to live without eyeglasses, they're what I need. I gave contact lenses a run; they didn't work all that well for me. Back to glasses. At least now you know for sure.
That was the biggest thing for me. I needed to know either way.

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I have often wondered if my diabetes (or at least the control of it) is impacted by my thyroid. Although my thyroid numbers used to jump around, they eventually stayed in the hyper range. I used to have an occasional mild tremor in my hand which disappeared with strict Keto and Metformin. One thing I noticed is during the time without Metformin, the tremor returned, especially if I was experiencing stress. Now with my Metformin back at full dosage, the tremor is gone. It is possible (I think) that Metformin may do something that keeps my thyroid in check. Just a thought...

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