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hftmrock 10-20-2018 15:27

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1312043)
so then itís been good overall the last 3 months but glucose is high just the day of the bloodwork because I ate breakfast. So then over all Iím still ok. The Dr never said donít eat until the test but next time he does bloodwork I wonít eat on my own. On the results the 6.4 is still highlighted as high with normal being 5.6 I doubt it will ever get that low for me. I eat bacon and eggs and toast every morning or McDonalds or Wawa but I can cut the bacon to every other day. Plus an egg sanwhich cost less without bacon. Ok thanks

ok, there are a few things to unpack here

  • 6.4 A1C is the highest side of 'prediabetes'
  • 182 is still high even after eating. anything over 140 can start doing damage
  • your metformin should be bringing your numbers down to normal range and if its not, diet changes or increasing medication should be done
  • bacon will NEVER raise your blood sugar or A1C so making the choice to skip bacon every other day does absolutely nothing.
  • if your blood glucose was 184 now, then more than likely your A1C will be higher next time


there is nothing 'ok' or 'good' about these numbers from a diabetic standpoint and the sugar in your blood is doing damage right now... it just hasnt gotten to the point yet where it will majorly affect your quality of life but if it stays this way or gets worse, the path is clear and has been proven time and time again. Time is not your friend if your numbers do not get into normal ranges

Ratter51 10-20-2018 23:47

I don’t know how to post the actual bloodwork chart here but have it on my Facebook page
Type in in Ken Meise and scroll down a tad. Posted them today. See if you see anything. The Dr told me to call Monday and make an appointment for November. I thought I was doing super. Bummed now.

hftmrock 10-21-2018 00:45

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1312089)
I donít know how to post the actual bloodwork chart here but have it on my Facebook page
Type in in Ken Meise and scroll down a tad. Posted them today. See if you see anything. The Dr told me to call Monday and make an appointment for November. I thought I was doing super. Bummed now.

Im really sorry that I bummed you. it was not on purpose. I am just trying to be your friend and let you know what many people ended up finding out the hard way. that this disease is progressive if you dont use your diet to help maintain this.

I care about you and I want you to to see that I can see the future that millions of people have already gone through and I am hopeful that you will not walk in those same dangerous shoes but in any case if you choose to walk in those shoes, you will not be surprised when you are in the same boat taking a ton of medicine and taking insulin for the rest of your life...

I know I am being a little dramatic here but we are close to Christmas... I'm basically the ghost of Christmas future...

as bummed as you might be, you still have a choice. Your future is yours to make. I tell you this because I care:vs_cool:

Ratter51 10-21-2018 02:50

I’m not mad and I thank you. I appreciate what you said and a friend is always nice to have. The diet part is really really really difficult. I’ll do a fasting glucose reading in the morning. Have not done it in a week I guess so I’ll see what the number is. This stuff is very hard.

itissteve 10-21-2018 05:13

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1312093)
This stuff is very hard.

It is hard. You're 100% right about that.

Saying goodbye to favorite foods or rituals (like pizza and a few beers after work on Fridays or making pancakes every Sunday) is a big deal for many people. It doesn't help that America seems to run on carbohydrates and sugar so social gatherings typically feature lots of carbs. Going low-carb or keto is not something most people can do with a snap of their fingers and there is "temptation" at pretty much every turn.

But everyone here has had to figure this out. We found a way past our favorites because we realize the price we'd pay later if we didn't. Diabetes is insidious -- we can't see or feel the damage it's causing until it's too late to do much about it (except surgery or maybe ratcheting up the medications and their side effects) and even those have their limits.

You have a lot of company here -- people who miss toast in the morning or french fries or margaritas. Some people have found lower-carb substitutes for their faves. Some folks "cheat" a bit and scratch that itch periodically (and some folks know themselves well enough to not take even that first bite). But we find a way because we want to manage our lives with diabetes rather than let the diabetes manage our lives.

There's a lot of support on this site. Are there special challenges -- foods or times of day or social occasions -- when it's tough for you to eat fewer carbs? Maybe collectively we can help each other through this.

Ratter51 10-22-2018 04:34

Looking at it from one angle, does it matter at age 65? Just curious

hftmrock 10-22-2018 09:21

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1312119)
Looking at it from one angle, does it matter at age 65? Just curious

with the BG numbers or the A1c, no

Diabetes is not discriminatory

itissteve 10-22-2018 13:25

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1312119)
Looking at it from one angle, does it matter at age 65? Just curious

It matters to me at 60. Statistically and family-history-wise, I likely have another 20-25 years to live. I have a wife I love deeply. I have grandkids I want to see grow up. I have a retirement I want to enjoy as long as possible.

I also have diabetes. Was it a jolt to hear the diagnosis? Absolutely! So much so that I pretty much denied I had it for several years. But I've seen -- too many times -- what happened to people with poorly-managed diabetes: the searing neuropathy, the heart attacks, the missing toes and legs, the people who got old before their time, the friends who died of diabetic complications before they reached 60.

I decided to claim my life before diabetes did. I ate better. I exercised more. I got my A1c down to a level where, if I showed up at the doctor's with that number first, they would never say I had diabetes or even "pre-diabetes".

Yes, it's a change in lifestyle. But it's not that hard to pass on foods I know make me feel bad or to make a habit of moving more. Look, none of us is guaranteed even tomorrow, so it's hard to say just what else could happen medically as I hit my 70s and 80s. But I know -- from seeing it with my own eyes -- that not managing my diabetes will make those changes worse or even prevent me from hitting my 70s or 80s.

So, yes, it matters to me.

Ratter51 10-23-2018 01:52

Did a fasting this morning. 147 it’s always in the 146 plus area.
Wired.....A1C dropped three points to 6.4 and yet the fasting glucose is always in the 140’s.

Ratter51 10-23-2018 18:23

Got my MRI and nerve conduction test done today...wow. Had a very bad back a week ago ended up in ER. The nerve test which I don’t know what it has to do with my back so much but they asked me if I had numbness in my feet and I said no. The guy said mild nerve arthropathy but I have to wait 2 weeks for final sum up. I guess bulging discs is causing this but I told the Drs I’m pain free now. I mention this cause arthropathy is usually diabetes. Some concern but will wait for final report then it’s done once and for all.


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