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itissteve 10-23-2018 21:54

@Ratter51, arthropathy or neuropathy? Arthropathy is related to joint damage; neuropathy is nerve damage. "mild nerve arthropathy" mixes the two. However, both are possible complications of diabetes and somewhat treatable.

Ratter51 10-27-2018 13:42

Hey, I coined a new word
METFORMIN KEN. Rhymes...kind of. Not sure why the Dr cut the Metformin to once a day because twice a day was working. The highest the A1C was 7.1 and now it’s down to 6.4
Maybe I should continue twice a day on my own. Thinking about it.
PS the fasting is always 148 area. So stopped glucose meter readings.

Ratter51 10-30-2018 16:55

Stopped taking Metformin for a few days. So far so good. Feel better too.

Ratter51 10-30-2018 19:36

I believe in once in awhile cleansing the body of all drugs for a few days to a week if you can medically. When you resume taking the drugs or meds they seem to be more effective. If someone has advanced issues or advanced Diabetes, then they should not obviously. I’m also taking BPH meds which I halted for a week. All these meds have side effects. Also stopped Arthritis NSAID .... everything. Not much can happen in a week. By the way, BPH and Diabetes have exact same symptoms believe it or not! My diabetes is at the very low end luckily. Feel pretty darn good off everything, I really do.

Ratter51 10-31-2018 20:33

Well, been off the meds as I stated above because I got light headed and weak
out of no where and was shaking just a tad. Had an apple in the car my wife gave me and got all my senses back. The apple helped big time..... my wife was driving luckily. Started taking all meds and good now. Back on the Metformin too. No more cleansing by stopping meds on my own. The diabetic eating is still an issue that not ready to deal with quite yet.

itissteve 10-31-2018 21:13

You're making big changes; moving forward even a little still is progress.

Ratter51 11-05-2018 22:27

Did a glucose meter test around 2pm after I ate grapes 1/2 hour earlier and it was 133 after the grapes. I rarely bother with this meter but had some time to do it. I think that’s real good.
Seems everything in the Diabetes they say I have is getting better and better and I eat like crap according to the diabetes people. A1C is down to 6.4 and Random glucose is down to 133. I can’t figure it but if I’m doing good who cares. Down to one Metformin 500 ml. a day.
Hopefully the A1C will drop more by itself. Go figure. Too sum up A1C was at highest 7.1 and has Catapulted down to 6.4 and as I wrote above today’s random test was 133. No explanation and maybe the diabetes was an error???

One other question, in case I do anymore glucose readings, all the pics show an illustration of someone pricking their finger in the middle where your fingerprints are? But someone said do it on the side of your finger. What is less painful place? Thanks in advance.

itissteve 11-05-2018 23:12

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1312445)
Down to one Metformin 500 ml. a day.
Hopefully the A1C will drop more by itself. Go figure. Too sum up A1C was at highest 7.1 and has Catapulted down to 6.4 and as I wrote above today’s random test was 133. No explanation and maybe the diabetes was an error???

Doubtful the diagnosis was an error. Don't forget, you're still taking the Metformin. Even at 500 mg a day, it's helping bring your finger-prick test levels and your A1cs down.

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1312445)
One other question, in case I do anymore glucose readings, all the pics show an illustration of someone pricking their finger in the middle where your fingerprints are? But someone said do it on the side of your finger. What is less painful place? Thanks in advance.

The sides of your fingers, away from your joints and the nail bed, are far less sensitive than your fingertips, so pricking your fingers there will hurt a lot less. Some of us "rotate" our fingers so we're not using the same one for testing all the time.

Some meters also allow you to test from your palm or your arm. However, those sites are considered inferior to fingertips because blood from those areas often doesn't show big changes in glucose levels as quickly as finger pricks do. This is more important if blood glucose swings up or down rapidly (as it might in a hypoglycemic crash or in a Type 1 who needs an injection of fast-acting insulin).

Ratter51 11-08-2018 19:26

Just got back from my PCP Even gave me a pneumonia injection. I asked him that I think the Diabetes diagnoses was an error from Labcorp and I don’t have diabetes and he said 5 times?...no you do have diabetes BUT it’s very mild and the Metformin is keeping under control. Just watch the carbs. Just keep taking the Metformin, I said I will.
So I guess I have it for sure. At least it’s mild.
Also th ER MRI was a herniated disc L4x5 all pain gone. I was really hoping there was an error but nope. That’s the latest.

hftmrock 11-08-2018 19:50

I wish it was a mistake but it sounds logical what the doctor said. I will say it’s mild now but without a change in the foods you eat, it’s a proven fact that it is progressive. It’s up to you if you want to keep it mild or let it get progressive . You’re lucky that you caught it early


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