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Ratter51 09-11-2018 15:22

My diabetes
 
Been awhile si ce I did the fasting glucose this morning and once again the typical 149. Now on a website I read it’s always high in the morning so this 149 may be much lower in reality. Then on anothersite something about the Diabetes could go away for a year before it resurfaces. Honeymoon period or something. This is why people who are diagnosed with minor diabetes simply choose to ignore it until something happens. My PCP Doctor told me the diabetes I supposedly have is very well controlled & my eating has been not the best.Last A1C was 6.7 DOWN from 7.1 go figure...lolaughs

Ratter51 09-11-2018 22:49

This Diabetes issue is a giant pain in the ass. Sometimes I forget all about it even though I take Metformin. I take the pills without even thinking about it.
Next question is how much longer do I have to take them???? Been on them a long time.

Squawkx 09-11-2018 23:00

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1310487)
This Diabetes issue is a giant pain in the ass. Sometimes I forget all about it even though I take Metformin. I take the pills without even thinking about it.
Next question is how much longer do I have to take them???? Been on them a long time.

Medications are permanent, in one way or the other; as for myself, I blew right through metformin, and my diabetes got real serious PDQ.

That was 15 or 20 years ago, and here lately my insulin needs have risen. There ain't nothing static about diabetes, it morphs a lot.

I am up to about 60 units of insulin, per day myself; and 5 years ago it was probably 10 units less than that.

Ratter51 09-12-2018 00:50

Have they invented insulin pills yet? I cannot imagine injections everyday.
I’m no where near with what you take. I just take Metformin twice a day and that’s it. I’m a newbie. It’s still hard to believe I might have this...connot accept it. But for sure my sugar is a little high, that I accept. If I do have it, no effects yet so I can coast in the food till something happens then I will get serious. But I’m losing teeth now and then. But this may not be related to anything. My feet are fine no numbness. Now I’m getting emails for diabetic shoes. Someone put me on the sucker list I guess. Everyday there is something about bracelets or shoes or diets. It’s unreal. I forget about this but the emails bring it back to my mind.

alamogirl 09-12-2018 15:34

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1310497)
If I do have it, no effects yet so I can coast in the food till something happens then I will get serious.

Why do you want to wait until something happens? It may be too late by then.

Recently, a friend of mine had his toe amputated. I had seen him a couple of weeks before that. He was fine. When I asked him about it, he said that it happened suddenly.

My brother's SIL went into renal failure. She was fine one day and sick the next. Both of these people are T2 and did not take care of their diabetes. They didn't get the chance to start eating better.

You have a chance to do something about your diabetes. Why waste it?

Ratter51 09-12-2018 20:18

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Originally Posted by alamogirl (Post 1310513)
Why do you want to wait until something happens? It may be too late by then.

Recently, a friend of mine had his toe amputated. I had seen him a couple of weeks before that. He was fine. When I asked him about it, he said that it happened suddenly.

My brother's SIL went into renal failure. She was fine one day and sick the next. Both of these people are T2 and did not take care of their diabetes. They didn't get the chance to start eating better.

You have a chance to do something about your diabetes. Why waste it?

Itís too hard to change my diet.

hftmrock 09-12-2018 21:12

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1310487)
This Diabetes issue is a giant pain in the ass. Sometimes I forget all about it even though I take Metformin. I take the pills without even thinking about it.
Next question is how much longer do I have to take them???? Been on them a long time.

I am diabetic. I have been for 2 1/2 years. I do not take any medication. My BG is under 90 (was 396)

'IF' you follow the doctors recommendations, it is a progressive disease and not only will you have to take them, you will have to continue to increase your dosages because as per doctors, this is a progressive disease.

luckily, I dont follow the doctors advice :vs_cool:

hftmrock 09-19-2018 02:24

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1310785)
I read if A1C goes under 7, Metformin can be stopped.

i would love to know where you read it. in my opinion, that statement you read is wrong and dangerous and I hope it was not coming from a doctor

in the most simplest form... the medication could be EXACTLY what is keeping you at 7. How can someone know this and post something for you to read? its a very dangerous statement you read

itissteve 09-19-2018 14:24

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1310785)
There is just to much contradictory things said on the web people give up caring.

Giving up is an option, I suppose. But this isn't discussing on-line what color the dress is or which motor oil is best, it's your life, and how good it can be (or how bad it can get).

Being able to discern good information from bad information is a 21st-century skill. One good key is to carefully evaluate information that comes from people who are selling something, whether that's an expensive supplement that "cures" all forms of diabetes or "diabetic slippers" that are purported to do a better job than regular ol' slippers or continued long-term medical treatment and the prescription of expensive "wonder drugs".

We are not selling anything here. No one here profits from your success or inability or disinterest in managing your diabetes. We simply are supporting each other in our discovery that what you eat makes a marked difference in managing diabetes and warding off the horrible long-term effects of a chronic disease. Our vested interest is in you as a human being with diabetes. No profit motive, no recruitment.

If that doesn't make what we have to say more worth listening to, then I wish you the best because the voices you are listening to ("no Metformin under a 7.0 A1c") do not have your best interests in mind.

Ratter51 09-26-2018 22:47

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???


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