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Old 01-10-2019, 17:44   #31
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Really....all we can do is repeat what our doctors tell us. All our doctors can do is repeat what they've been taught. The information they pass on to us came from books they've studied & exams they've passed & that information can change at any time (and probably does). And we know who funds doctors' continuing education - drug companies. (read "Overdo$ed America" by Dr. John Abramson)

Same with our own research...."facts" can change any time.
Some of us see doctors as "The Last Word," but if they were the last word, they would all have the same opinions.

Example: Several years ago, at my diabetes education class, the CDE said "Any time your blood sugar is 140 or above, you can have a heart attack." Well, I've tested non diabetics at their request & found many who were at 150-160 after a meal. Yes, I realize some of you would consider them diabetic or pre diabetic (based on your doctors' info).
Back when I didn't need insulin, I asked my doctor if I should be on medication or insulin since my AM numbers were 125-150. She said, "No, that's fine." Perhaps she figured the risk of medication was much greater than the risk of those numbers. My previous doctor (at diagnosis) said I needed insulin & hospitalization immediately.

IMO, there are many factors that determine the information our doctors give us & some of them have nothing to do with health.

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Really....all we can do is repeat what our doctors tell us. All our doctors can do is repeat what they've been taught. The information they pass on to us came from books they've studied & exams they've passed & that information can change at any time (and probably does). And we know who funds doctors' continuing education - drug companies. (read "Overdo$ed America" by Dr. John Abramson)

Same with our own research...."facts" can change any time.
Some of us see doctors as "The Last Word," but if they were the last word, they would all have the same opinions.

Example: Several years ago, at my diabetes education class, the CDE said "Any time your blood sugar is 140 or above, you can have a heart attack." Well, I've tested non diabetics at their request & found many who were at 150-160 after a meal. Yes, I realize some of you would consider them diabetic or pre diabetic (based on your doctors' info).
Back when I didn't need insulin, I asked my doctor if I should be on medication or insulin since my AM numbers were 125-150. She said, "No, that's fine." Perhaps she figured the risk of medication was much greater than the risk of those numbers. My previous doctor (at diagnosis) said I needed insulin & hospitalization immediately.

IMO, there are many factors that determine the information our doctors give us & some of them have nothing to do with health.
I don't think any of the examples you cited are the mainstream and accepted point of view, just some kooky doctors not following the "party line". Said party line is bad enough, but the nonsense you ran into is even worse!

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Who states I don't test anymore ? I still test, just not as frequent as I once used to before/after every meal. I test fasting and after heavy carb diet, such as spaghetti, pizza, etc.... And to my surprise, BG does not skyrocket, even when I stayed at hospital recently, I'd eat hospital meals, including sugary dessert, nurse comes in check levels 108, 110, 104 etc.... All in my lab report.

Reason diabetes is a mystery to me, or I'm a mystery case. Probably major weight loss contributed to my BG levels not skyrocketing, I lost nearly a 100 lbs. When diagnosed with diabetes I was a whopping 320 lbs !!! Now, I'm 230 lbs. I have before/after pic of weight loss
My apologies, I misread. I thought I read that you don't test.

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