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Old 01-13-2019, 00:03   #191
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Maybe your mild case is going beyond mild. How the heck could that happen? Are you getting concerned yet?
Maybe, Iím not sure yet. There was a table set up at Walmart today testing people for diabetes. I just told him what I said here and he said 160 is a little high but not bad. He said go by the A1C average.
Anyway I have a Dr appointment Monday afternoon and Iíll see what he wants. He seems to check my blood every three months. Also he has to see me or he cannot prescribe my other meds. I already tried skipping in the past and no meds unless I see him.
He might or might not do a bloodwork. I never know. Sometimes he says next time.
But yes a little concerned. The Walmart guy said the home A1C test are pretty good but not as accurate as the bloodwork tests.

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The A1c is an average, and it can be misleading. Any numbers that make up that average that are over 140 mg/dL are causing some damage. In the long run, a little high, is BAD.

Yes at my doctor's office, every now and then, they say we've got to come in before we can rewrite your prescription. They weigh me, take my temperature, check my pulse and blood pressure, everything I can do at home. They ask what did I come in for today, and I say they told me I had to come in to get my prescription renewed. They say OK, I see the PA/NP, and I get charged $140. It's a freaking racket.

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... he said 160 is a little high but not bad.
Not bad, compared to what?

Many people who are diabetic run that high and higher, but they are the ones who eventually develop complications and prove the notion that diabetes is progressive. My fasting at diagnosis was 170 and I remember telling the PA that it wasn't all that high. I was under the mistaken idea that a level of 200 would be "bad".

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Nurse practitioner did her thing today and all tests normal A1C 6.4 on bubble for Diabetes. Metformin is doing its job. She said my sugar was very slightly elevated lose a few pounds and numbers will even go lower. Super news to start off the New Year. Hope you all get good news too
IMHO, 200 or below is good, or acceptable. Doctors and NP's have an atrocious proclivity, which is to over-generalize. Mostly because that is all they have to work with, generalities.
You yourself will know if you are good at 200, forgive me if I seem presumptuous or foolish.
But you yourself are your best barometer. And 200 is no big deal for anyone to endure.

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IMHO, 200 or below is good, or acceptable. Doctors and NP's have an atrocious proclivity, which is to over-generalize. Mostly because that is all they have to work with, generalities.
You yourself will know if you are good at 200, forgive me if I seem presumptuous or foolish.
But you yourself are your best barometer. And 200 is no big deal for anyone to endure.
Wow. You're deluding yourself to think that 200 is ok. Do some research. Read Dr. Bernstein's book. It may not seem to be doing any harm at first, but believe me, it will catch up with you.

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Wow. You're deluding yourself to think that 200 is ok. Do some research. Read Dr. Bernstein's book. It may not seem to be doing any harm at first, but believe me, it will catch up with you.
Keep your jibes to yourself. Thank you.
And you are delusional to think that you can pop off and no get a response. So sorry.

Your caustic tone may work in your normal life, but it is dud with me.

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Been getting offers to buy strips. What’s that about? What do they do with them, sellto other countries???

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Keep your jibes to yourself. Thank you.
And you are delusional to think that you can pop off and no get a response. So sorry.

Your caustic tone may work in your normal life, but it is dud with me.
I'm sorry you see my comments as a 'jibe.' I know from personal experience how high glucose numbers over time can result in numb fingers, toes, legs, and arms. It's not fun, I can assure you.

Ultimately, it's your body that will be harmed.

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The people doing that sell 'em anywhere they can: to people without insurance, to people in other countries,... They live on the spread of buying strips cheap from closeout lots, thrift stores, people who have switched meters [which almost always requires differet strips; that's a racket, too], people willing to sell Grandma's strips now that she's gone,... They'll offer you pennies and sell for whatever they can.

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