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Old 02-10-2019, 00:13   #261
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Saw Dr yesterday but he wants to do bloodwork in March , I guess thatís when my insurance will pay. He said the A1C is the most important number. My last A1C was from the nurse that comes to the house once a year and A1C was 6.4 and the Dr said yesterday Iím doing very well.his words. Iím eating anything and itís still 6.4. Go figure. Even though the morning fasting is around 150
My A1C is still 6.4...... another go figure. If I had worse Diabetes the A1C would be high and itís not. I forgot to ask him about stopping the Metformin. My mind goes blank in there. I donít know whatís going on but he said the A1C is an average and thatís what they watch. Not sure why people are angry at me. Iím doing everything he says to do. So now I have to wait another month for the bloodwork test. I wanted it yesterday but he said in March.

as mentioned a few times.. the reason you dont have a high A1C is because of the metformin. you're medicating the symptoms so they show numbers that are not as high as you would without it.

Diabetes is progressive when only treated with medication.

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Understood but if I am medicated, the fasting meter number should be lower also....and it’s not.
I would think under medication both numbers would be low.
But for sure the Dr. said I’m doing very well as under seven is the goal of any diabetic. No matter how you look at it I’m doing well, right?? If the A1C ever goes to 7.5 then I’ll see a specialist. Does that sound like a plan?


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Understood but if I am medicated, the fasting meter number should be lower also....and itís not.
I would think under medication both numbers would be low.
But for sure the Dr. said Iím doing very well as under seven is the goal of any diabetic. No matter how you look at it Iím doing well, right?? If the A1C ever goes to 7.5 then Iíll see a specialist. Does that sound like a plan?
what works for you is the best plan there is. My plan might be different , others plans might be different. But their plans would not work for you (neither would mine).

if you have a plan... then thats the best you can ask of yourself. you are armed with knowledge and the choices you make are done with this knowledge in mind. You are doing great.

Everyone has choices to make and if they make choices for themselves with knowledge.. its a very good thing


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Last time I will mention it, A1c is not the most important number, it is just an average that consist of different numbers. The closer your high and low numbers are that make up that average, is better than highest and lowest that are further apart.

Your fasting and A1c numbers individually have nothing to do with each other. But typically if one goes up, the other will follow, and not necessarily one specifically before the other.

Your medication is minimal, I'm surprised its doing anything.

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Ratter....as already said, you have to do what you think is "working" for you! But like many others have said throughout my time on this tread, and I only paraphrase...


Using the A1c to determine you overall control of your disease is problematic at best! Anyone who has studied the use of "Averages" would understand the fallacies associated with averages.

Many medical professionals are overly influenced by big pharmaceutical companies and have not kept up with the current science around diabetes. Accordingly, a lot of misinformation and fallacious beliefs exist. Accordingly, many of us do not rely on only one doctor...I have an Internist and Endocrinologist, frequently they differ in what they advise me to do...for my diabetes I follow my Endo's advise, including testing my BS multiple times a day and relying on that data, not my A1c.....of course that's just me...

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I was in Metformin twice a day and it’s still on the pill container but my doctor cut it to just once a day quite awhile ago. If your testing your sugar several times a day you are more advanced in Diabetes and I’m just touching the the 6.5 mark. Actually it’s 6.4 but he will do another bloodwork March 14th. Sometimes I even forget I supoesedly even have this. It just might stay like it is and not get worse for years. I would feel like an idiot going to an Endo with such a minimal touch of Diabetes. My face would turn red. More advanced cases yes sure they need to see an Endo. If you look at the British numbers..... they seem to think Diabetes start at 7. Unless I’m misunderstanding it. Yes there definitely seems to be lots of contradictions out there on the Diabetes issue. That’s why it frustrating. My medical doctor said to watch the carbs and I’ll be fine.

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Iím eating anything and itís still 6.4.
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My medical doctor said to watch the carbs and Iíll be fine.

are you going to listen to him?

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Hi, kind of I guess. The Wawa and McDonalds breakfast sandwich have a lot of carbs. I have been a big bread eater my whole life. I cannot imagine eating a cheese burger without the bread.....defeats what a cheeseburger is. I DO eat fruits and vegi’s too. I will try to switch to brown bread or wheat bread again soon

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Hi, kind of I guess. The Wawa and McDonalds breakfast sandwich have a lot of carbs. I have been a big bread eater my whole life. I cannot imagine eating a cheese burger without the bread.....defeats what a cheeseburger is. I DO eat fruits and vegiís too. I will try to switch to brown bread or wheat bread again soon
so here is where the education comes in

watching your carbs...

White bread - 15g of carbs
Brown bread - 14g of carbs
wheat bread - 12g of carbs

None of these are watching your carbs

Fruit (depending on what you like)

Banana - 27g of carbs
apples - 25g of carbs
melon - 12g of cars

veggies

corn - 32g of carbs
potatoes 37g of carbs

These are not watching your carbs

If you are going to listen to the doctor, please find foods that are actually lower in carbs

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so here is where the education comes in

watching your carbs...

White bread - 15g of carbs
Brown bread - 14g of carbs
wheat bread - 12g of carbs

None of these are watching your carbs

Fruit (depending on what you like)

Banana - 27g of carbs
apples - 25g of carbs
melon - 12g of cars

veggies

corn - 32g of carbs
potatoes 37g of carbs

These are not watching your carbs

If you are going to listen to the doctor, please find foods that are actually lower in carbs
Hi,
Bottom line itís too big of a change. Everything that tastes good is bad it seems. The food requires lots of prep with shopping every night. I donít want to become a chef. At this time newly diagnosed....2 years ago....I canít follow the diet at this time. Iím gonna let the Metformin work. When things change I will act then. I donít see any damage to my body whatís so ever. I donít know how you do it but your tougher than me. So far once a day Metformin is working. This is why I want to delete everything I posted because Iím not going to change. It sure how to do it. Thanks everyone for answering and yes Iím stubborn.

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