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Old 11-11-2018, 00:42   #81
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Just so happens I did mention mild diabetes to the ER and MRI place. Now I know why both results said no contrast. I never knew that. I most certainly will inform any doctors in the future, thanks. I know zero about this diabetes stuff.
we will always be here to try to answer your questions and let you still drive your decisions. Im glad you see the value in telling the doctors that you have diabetes and the meds you are taking.


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My fasting glucose this am was 157

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Old 11-13-2018, 17:11   #83
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Just so happens I did mention mild diabetes to the ER and MRI place. Now I know why both results said no contrast. I never knew that. I most certainly will inform any doctors in the future, thanks. I know zero about this diabetes stuff.
We've been trying to help educate you about this diabetes stuff, but you seem to not want to hear what anyone has to say.

There is no such thing as MILD diabetes. I've never even read about a mild case of diabetes. There are ranges that doctors use to determine if they should prescribe medication. My sister falls into that range. Her doc didn't prescribe meds; however, she is still diabetic.

You should always be honest with your doc or any medical staff. You are diabetic, whether you want to classify it as MILD.

Ok, off my soapbox. Good luck to you.

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Old 11-13-2018, 22:49   #84
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I accept it. The word mild is what the Dr. said. I’m taking the Metformin. He cut it to one pill a day.

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I read some disturbing things on the web which may or may not be true. It said within 5 to 10 years, all diabetics will need insulin. It’s just a matter of time.
I find that scary. Unrelated, In my appointment My PCP says just lay off the carbs. Watch the Pasta and so on. And I’ll be fine. He said it’s mild. Just keep taking the Metformin. He is doing bloodwork every 3 months...A1C what’s confusing is on last LabCorp ...not glucose meter....but bloodwork, the A1C is down to 6.4 but yet the glucose from LabCorp was 180 I think. Something like that. So A1C is drasticly lower buy yet the glucose was high in the report.

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Diabetes is progressive if you dont change your diet... I have said that before and I will say it again.

Now - here is the thing that changes the game.

Straight logic

if carbohydrates is the thing that causes insulin to be released and diabetics have problems with the amount of insulin or the way the body handles the carbohydrates, the less carbohydrates , the less it will be progressive.

So for example (these are just examples and not real numbers)
  • dont change your diet - insulin in 5 to 10 years
  • change your diet to limit carbs moderately - insulin in 10 - 20 years
  • change your diet to reduce carbs heavily (VLC/HF) - might not need insulin ever or if so , maybe 20+ years

I live a keto lifestyle. My BG was almost 400. My blood glucose for the last 2 years is between 70 - 100 and it hasnt changed. (NO MEDICATION AT ALL)

You're diet can not change if you have diabetes... yes you have it but it can change if its progressive or how fast it can be progressive.

Your doctors are providing sound advice to limit the carbs. its up to you if you want to slightly slow it down, moderately slow it down and basically stop it completely

I suffer my diet by eating bacon and burgers (no bun) and cheese and sausage and some veggies and pork rinds and eggs and fish and seafood... I am so deprived...

the choices are in your hands because you are at the beginning. the longer you wait to decide, the harder it will be to avoid insulin.

Make the best choice for yourself.

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Im not sure you ever saw this video but if you havent and you now admit you have diabetes.. its a must watch for you.

its less than 20 minutes but very informative.

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Finger-stick blood glucose tests are one way to measure blood glucose (BG); A1c is another. Finger sticks are useful for instant readings: how much your BG jumped after eating an amount of carbohydrates; whether your BG is low enough to be hypoglycemic and need response; etc. A1c measures a protein in blood that carries residues of (excess) glucose. Because blood cells generally live about three months in the body, an A1c can provide an indication of your average BG readings over a three-month period.

An A1c of 6.4 "translates" to an average finger-stick reading of 137. You posted a fasting BG reading of 157 a day or two ago and mentioned this 180 now. Keep up those numbers and your A1c next time most likely will be higher than a 6.4 -- that's going in the wrong direction!

You need to figure out what you want to do. As hftmrock points out, doing something about your carbohydrate intake now will lower your finger-stick readings and your A1cs and (barring other health complications) make it less necessary to move beyond one Metformin tablet a day. Go low-carb/high-fat or keto and you might be able to ditch even the daily Metformin tablet.

But keep running finger-stick readings higher than your A1c average and you very likely are looking at more medicine or insulin in the not too distant future.

Which do you fear more: changing what you eat now? Suffering the eventual pain of neuropathy and the cardiac and healing complications of diabetes? Giving yourself insulin injections? (btw needing insulin will require much more carb-watching and blood testing than you're doing now. Just sayin'...) The longer you wait to decide, the fewer options you will have.

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For now I have to think about it. But I am going back to brown bread mixed with white.

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One more point, a lot of you nice people are still young. You have years ahead of you. I’m 65 and barring ac accident or illness I have maybe 20 years if I’m lucky. It’s a toss up on how to proceed. Does this make sense?

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