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Old 12-19-2018, 13:25   #171
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My fasting number went up this morning to the 150’s. It was down to 130.

Ordering a burger without the bun defeats what a cheeseburger is. The bun adds flavor to eating one.McDonalds does not have whole wheat bread. But they said their fries are healthier than in the past. Wawa does not have whole wheat breakfast sandwiches either.

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It seems my fasting A1Cnumbers are an average of 150’s over all with the exception of the 130 My doctor does not seemed to concerned. He just said watch what you eat and keep taking the Metfirmin.

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It seems my fasting A1Cnumbers are an average of 150ís over all with the exception of the 130 My doctor does not seemed to concerned. He just said watch what you eat and keep taking the Metfirmin.
yup... its progressive...

nothing to worry about now... keep doing what your doing and eventually you'll need more...

doctors and pharmacists are in it together.. you being sick keeps them in business

nothing to worry about

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Old 12-20-2018, 02:59   #174
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But how long from now will need more???? Years???

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But how long from now will need more???? Years???
that depends on the food you eat.

if you keep eating the way you are... I seriously doubt you have a year before they up the metformin dosage..

at that point its a slippery slope. continue eating the way you are and it might be a yearly event... double the dosage of metformin , then add a new medication with the metformin, then insulin...

no one can answer that because it depends on how you eat and how hard your body tries to keep up. eventually, it gives up...

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Old 12-20-2018, 03:24   #176
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I’m kinda waiting to see what happens I guess. I still can’t believe I got this thing. Sooo unfair. I’ll be getting a free eye exam from my insurance and will ask the eye guy or gal if they see any signs of diabetes. That’s after Jan 20th.
So the next PCP visit is in Jan and the eye examination is in Jan. I still have a film tube and a half left of the strips for the meter but I’m going to go by A1Caverage. I think it’s a waste using them as numbers are the same.

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The A1c is not always a good indication of your glucose control. What's important is to check your post-meal numbers. That gives you a better picture of how well you're controlling your diabetes.

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What’s the difference if you use A1C as the average? Seems that’s the total picture that counts in my mind. And yes I’m am embarrassed about it even though I’m on these sites. But my sugar is so low even the ER doctor asked me if I had diabetes and I said not sure...... he took a blood sample and after they checked it, he said ahhh your ok nothing to worry about just a little high.
That was a couple years ago. So compared to some of you who have advanced cases.....you could say my numbers are so low, it’s not worth mentioning compared to those who are far advanced. Plus my last A1C is now 6.4 which is pre diabetic!!! Going to a doctor and telling them your diabetic with my low numbers is embarrassing. They will think I’m a hypochondriac type person. For advanced diabetes then by all means let them know. You have to let them know. But if they ask I will just say my sugar is a tiny tiny bit high and let it go at that for now. Anyway that’s how I feel now. Thanks for the responses from everyone. I’ll still post here unless people are getting pissed.

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A1c is an average. A 6.5 A1c is an average BG of 140 mg/dL. A 140 BG average can be from numbers that vary only from 139 to 141 or as great as from 50 to 230, for example. The higher your BG goes over 140, the more damage occurs. This is a simple way of looking at it, because it is not taking into consideration the duration of those numbers above and below the 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L)

Your waiting for something to happen, is like playing Russian Roulette. Depending on where the gun is pointed when it goes off, may mean there is no undoing what has been done.

Ratter, I guess you can call my diabetes an advanced case, I had an A1c of 8.8 at the highest. My last A1c was 5.4, my last 10 days average of FBG is 73, I'm only taking 500 MG Metformin twice a day, watching what I eat, and exercising.

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Ratter51, I don't think you're pissing anyone off with your posts. I do think people are taking issue with how you define some things.

Yes, A1c is an average. But averages have weaknesses. Do a compression test on two four-cylinder engines. On the first, get readings of 150, 115, 130, and 165 psi and they average out to 140 psi. On the second, get readings of 160, 165, 155, and 80 psi and they average out to ... 140. Same number, but there's definitely something going on with the second engine.

Besides, newer studies suggest that the tightness of blood sugar control is as important -- maybe even more important -- than the actual level. A1c is an average over about three months. It's helpful but does not tell you how tight your blood sugar control is. That's what the finger pokes are all about. Unless you test, you have no idea what your level of control is.

I'm not sure how we can state this any more clearly, but diabetes is a progressive disease and it does not go away. Without treatment -- eating differently, increasing activity, or medication/insulin -- it only gets worse over time.

Your 6.4 A1c does not show that you "don't have diabetes anymore" or you're "pre-diabetic"; it shows that you are a person with diabetes and that the Metformin is working. If you were to quit taking the Met, your next three-month A1c would go right back to 7.1 -- or even higher. You still have diabetes. It will continue to need treatment, and if you don't change what you eat or how much you move, you will need more treatment sooner. Talk to other people who've had poorly-controlled diabetes for a while and you'll find out just how much damage poor control can cause.

At this point you can make some mild changes in your lifestyle and see a notable difference in your A1c, which will help ward off big changes later (insulin, heart problems, vision problems,...).

But it's up to you. Get your bloodwork done in January. We'll be here to either cheer on your continued success or help you figure out what you can do to beat this thing.

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