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Old 09-27-2018, 19:48   #21
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Hi,I donít drink sugary drinks other than diet cola. I eat fruit and vegetables and meat. This morning Iíll give one more example as Iím sure no one wants to hear what I eat..... I had an egg sandwich at the diner and coffee I skipped the bacon today because of the bad night last night. Iour breakfast this morning was a buttered toasted roll and they put 2 eggs on it. A leaf of lettuce. Cup of coffee. Forgot to mention big bacon eater but we get it crispy because it taste better to us and the bad stuff is cooked away. We still put the bacon on a paper towel to get anymore grease off. The diner only had white rolls. BUT McDonalds breakfast sandwiches have Canadian bacon..... so I donít know if that concidered real bacon or ham. I go to McDonalds a couple times a week. WAWA is my main stop..... but their prices are inching up. Thatís my story. What will really throw a wrench into the works if my next A1C goes even lower. Eat good A1C goes up...eat not the best A1C goes down. Go figure that one out. Lolaughs thanks for the responses.
I don't have A1C figured out, and I don't think that I ever will.

Nothing that I do is like it was before, such as when I exercise it does things to me, like depleting my salt reserves. It took a long time to figure that out, and I went through a lot of cramps.

I can't lose weight to save my life, and I suspect that diabetes has messed with my heart. So, I am going through life one day at a time, and trying to do the right thing.

And you have my sympathy, because diabetes can drive ya nuts.

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I am going to delete some posts and leave this site if the site allows me to. I’m not angry or mad I just don’t see the point. Thanks to everyone and I hope you do well.

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Old 09-27-2018, 23:04   #23
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I am going to delete some posts and leave this site if the site allows me to. Iím not angry or mad I just donít see the point. Thanks to everyone and I hope you do well.
I apologize but I'm not sure the 'point' you were looking for. you have asked us some questions and we have given you our experienced answers. You have given us some of your situations and we have replied from our experience.

what point were you actually looking for? no one has been rude or dismissive of your situation.

In any case - Good luck my friend and I hope your situation gets better in any manner you deem appropriate.

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Old 09-28-2018, 13:15   #24
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OK thank you I will stay. No one was rude. How do I know I won’t stay the way I am and nothing more will progress? Is it unfair for me to post here while others have Diabetes that’s a lot worse. It’s possible my A1C will stay on the safe side...under 7.... pemenently? With no fort from myself?? I see zero happening health wise I think. There has to be people who think like me.

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OK thank you I will stay. No one was rude. How do I know I wonít stay the way I am and nothing more will progress? Is it unfair for me to post here while others have Diabetes thatís a lot worse. Itís possible my A1C will stay on the safe side...under 7.... pemenently? With no fort from myself?? I see zero happening health wise I think. There has to be people who think like me.
Yes there are a lot of people who think like you, but that is the problem. Diabetes complications can be slow and progressive if you let it. And no, you will not experience anything immediately, it will happen over time, a long time usually. I think people whom have been taken by surprise that they have suddenly developed symptoms, the cause of that has been happening for a long time.

Our objective is to not give complications an opportunity to happen, because diabetes does not have to be progressive, but it will, if you let it. It is not like a bad poison ivy allergy, where just breathing smoke from burning brush that had poison ivy in with the brush breaks you out in hives and makes your throat swell up and breathing becomes difficult. People are more prone to dismiss the seriousness of diabetes because it's damage is so slow and subtle. Often, once realizing the symptoms have happened, it can possibly be too late to correct and recover. We don't want that to happen to anyone.

We are trying to fight against all the misinformation that is out there that does allow diabetes to progress.

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The Metformin seems to be working right now. 500 twice a day. I will ask him in Oct 11 how to proceed. Maybe the Metformin will keep working for years. Keep my fingers crossed. It started at Metformin once a day and he increased to twice a day about I guess 3 to 6 months ago. Current A1C is 6.7 in Oct he might or might not give a blood test. Sometimes he says he will but when the appointment come up he said next time.thats my latest. Thanks

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The Metformin seems to be working right now. 500 twice a day. I will ask him in Oct 11 how to proceed. Maybe the Metformin will keep working for years. Keep my fingers crossed. It started at Metformin once a day and he increased to twice a day about I guess 3 to 6 months ago. Current A1C is 6.7 in Oct he might or might not give a blood test. Sometimes he says he will but when the appointment come up he said next time.thats my latest. Thanks
if you think about it, if the doctor increased your dosage, he is concerned about your diabetes. He can say its prediabetes and he can say there is nothing to worry about but if that was the case, why up the dosage.

Unfortunately , this disease is progressive if a change of diet is not done with the medication

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It’s too hard to change my diet.
It's only hard if you choose to make it that way.

You mentioned McDonald's. Last night my grandson wanted to go there. For what it is worth, McDonald's is one of the EASIEST places to eat low carb. I was starving last night so I ordered a double quarter pounder with jack cheese, no ketchup, and no bun. They serve it in a bowl with a knife and fork. I also had a large glass of ice water. (Sometimes I order it over a small side salad.)

If I am there during breakfast hours I usually order a couple of egg rounds and some sausage patties or bacon.

I tend to keep my way of eating beyond simple, mostly because I am seriously lazy.

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Here’s one that seems strange.... my morning fasting was 149 then later around 2pm.... I ate a McDonalds single burger, fries, coffee and a Sunday.....
Went home and two hours I did the 2 hour test and the number was 159.
After all that bad food, the reading should have been way over 200. But it was not. Go figure..... makes me think it’s pre Diabetes not Diabetes. A real diabetic would have way over 200 reading right???
It would have put mine over 300. Why do you feel that you have to eat all of these carby foods? They say complications can begin with anything over 140. Some put it lower than that.

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It's only hard if you choose to make it that way.

You mentioned McDonald's. Last night my grandson wanted to go there. For what it is worth, McDonald's is one of the EASIEST places to eat low carb. I was starving last night so I ordered a double quarter pounder with jack cheese, no ketchup, and no bun. They serve it in a bowl with a knife and fork. I also had a large glass of ice water. (Sometimes I order it over a small side salad.)

If I am there during breakfast hours I usually order a couple of egg rounds and some sausage patties or bacon.

I tend to keep my way of eating beyond simple, mostly because I am seriously lazy.

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I'm impressed when I eat at Burger King that whatever burger I order with no bun, when they ring it up on the register is shows up as "low carb" on my side of the screen.

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