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Old 01-14-2019, 03:14   #201
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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.
Are we going to the same Dr.???

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LOL, could be the same Dr office, same PA or NP, but not the same doctor. He is the one that told me being pre-diabetic is like being a little bit pregnant. You is or you ain't.

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I’m going this afternoon. The part that’s annoying is they make the appointment then the Dr finally comes in...says...what are you here?
I reply because you told me to!

He finally came out and said outright you have Diabetes last visit. But getting it in my sixties??? But I do believe it’s very mild because even the people who have it said that. The ER Dr said that too last year. Even the Walmart pharmacist guy said it yesterday. So to me it means try to watch what you eat but no big deal. Too many have said it. I’m not in panic mode yet. Everybody said keep A1C under 7 and that’s fine.

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Ratter, how did they discover you had diabetes? Did you have symptoms or was it just from a routine test?

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The way it all started was n 2012 I had a 104 temperature so went to my Dr and he put me in the hospital and it turned out to be severe Prostate infection.
Took I think 28 bags of anti biotic before fever broke.... then he said take Metformin days after I got out from the hospital. He said my A1C was 6.2 and I had no idea about this stuff at all. Then months later he halted the Metformin. I was a little bummed because I was losing weight. Then as time went on I’ve been taking BPH meds all along and still do. Exact same symptoms as Diabetes by the way. Anyway a coup,e years ago he did a routine bloodwork and started the Metformin again. My A1C went from 6.5 up to 7.1 and now down to 6.4 for no reason other than the meds I guess. He never really said Diabetes until one day I asked him do I have Diabetes on the phone and he said well, yes and we call it diet controlled diabetes. He said my sugar was a little high. Then when I was in the ER for my back the ER Dr asked if I was diabetic and I said I don’t think so but was t positive so he did a blood test and about an hour later he said your sugar is a little high nothing to worry about. He seemed to shrug it off. Then I started now and then to check up on this and talked to people who had diabetes and they would ask what my A1C was and they said oh, your good and theirs was like 8.5 ...things like that. The very last Dr visit I told my Dr I think there is an error and I do t beleieve I have Diabetes at all. I said I think the LabCorp place was in error and he looked at me and said 5 times????...no you have Diabetes. Each bloodwork is three months apart. But he said it very well controlled. That’s the story. In my mind that means it’s a touch of sugar be a little careful. I did anothe fasting this am...second in a week and it as a good 145. Last one was 160. Sooo if. Do have Diabetes it’s just a touch of it nothing to panic about but I like to chime in here anyway.

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The way it all started was n 2012 I had a 104 temperature so went to my Dr and he put me in the hospital and it turned out to be severe Prostate infection.
Took I think 28 bags of anti biotic before fever broke.... then he said take Metformin days after I got out from the hospital. He said my A1C was 6.2 and I had no idea about this stuff at all. Then months later he halted the Metformin. I was a little bummed because I was losing weight. Then as time went on Iíve been taking BPH meds all along and still do. Exact same symptoms as Diabetes by the way. Anyway a coup,e years ago he did a routine bloodwork and started the Metformin again. My A1C went from 6.5 up to 7.1 and now down to 6.4 for no reason other than the meds I guess. He never really said Diabetes until one day I asked him do I have Diabetes on the phone and he said well, yes and we call it diet controlled diabetes. He said my sugar was a little high. Then when I was in the ER for my back the ER Dr asked if I was diabetic and I said I donít think so but was t positive so he did a blood test and about an hour later he said your sugar is a little high nothing to worry about. He seemed to shrug it off. Then I started now and then to check up on this and talked to people who had diabetes and they would ask what my A1C was and they said oh, your good and theirs was like 8.5 ...things like that. The very last Dr visit I told my Dr I think there is an error and I do t beleieve I have Diabetes at all. I said I think the LabCorp place was in error and he looked at me and said 5 times????...no you have Diabetes. Each bloodwork is three months apart. But he said it very well controlled. Thatís the story. In my mind that means itís a touch of sugar be a little careful. I did anothe fasting this am...second in a week and it as a good 145. Last one was 160. Sooo if. Do have Diabetes itís just a touch of it nothing to panic about but I like to chime in here anyway.
Ratter, since your fasting bs are 145+, have you ever considered a basal insulin? That would help to get those morning numbers down.

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I never will take insulin. I’m not too concerned about those numbers. I think I’m going by the A1C method because it’s the real average that counts the most. But I’m not concerned about the low numbers. It’s not panic time yet.might never be a panic time. Might just stay this way and not get worse.
All the write ups say ...may....get worse never ...will...get worse. They use words like could or might. Non comittal words. My Dr cancelled today his office rescheduled for Feb 12. This is the second time and he has never done that. He also did this only one other time. Long time ago. Wonder what’s up with that???

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I never will take insulin.
Never?

what happens if you keep eating the way you do and no medication is able to control it?

what happens then?

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Hi, I don't know but I’m no where near that. My diabetes is very mild. Is this site for more advanced down the road cases???? Is there a site for specifically for just turned type 2 cases?
Why would someone want to buy strips??? Are they selling them overseas??? Thanks

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You misunderstood ... this site is for everyone no matter what however your statement that you will NEVER use insulin is one that I think is premature .

Diabetes is progressive . What is mild will become worse over time (if diet is not managed). And in time insulin will be in most people’s future if they ignore the signs when it’s mild.

Regarding the strips , I’m not sure what you mean. Strips are important to help with knowledge of what food does to your BG and how to make informed decisions

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