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Old 02-17-2019, 22:26   #21
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My last A1C was pretty bad - 8.2% Having said that my A1Cs have run in the 8s for as long as I've been going for A1Cs - doesn't seem to have a negative impact on me - at least not for the last 52 years anyway.
Having said that I still prefer to get my A1Cs in the low 7s or possibly in the 6 range so I tried splitting my dose of Lantus which didn't seem to make much of a difference for me - a forum member suggested Tresiba and my doctor was all for that and after about a week of making adjustments my BGs have really improved significantly.
So I'll get another A1c end of April and I suspect it will be much lower next time (if this trend continues).
I'm so happy that the Tresiba has worked out for you!!

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My journeyís just beginning. Have been dx as prediabetes or so I guess, maybe borderline T2 if there is such a thing. Started titration of Metformin 6 days ago at 500 mg. Two pills beginning tomorrow and so on. Having a hard time coming to grips with this diabetes inevitability. What is a normal BG for one doesnít mean thatís the same for everyone. So my daily (morning) fasting is around 138. Thatís were it always is or has been since Iíve been monitoring it for the past month or so. Idk, itís like my BP. Itís always been around 140/90. Drís say itís too high take this or take that, we want it lower. Maybe for me, thatís just what it is. So I take a pill to lower my BP and it does that, but the trade off is my BG goes up. Maybe it just comes with the aging process, idk. Time to go scrap the calluses off the side of my big toes!
Rip, what do you eat at night that is causing your morning numbers to be that high?

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Rip, what do you eat at night that is causing your morning numbers to be that high?
Idk, my nightly snack (around 7:00 pm) rotates between a cup of roasted peanuts or a cup of wheat thins or a cup of ritz crackers or a 2 cup bowl of cheddar cheese popcorn. This morningís number was 127, the first time in the 120ís since I began monitoring my fasting BG a couple months back. I upped my Metformin to 2 pills a day ago and that seems to have lowered my # by 10 points.

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Hmmm...the wheat thins, crackers and popcorn are high carb items. Try eating just some nuts at night and see what happens.

Also, some mild form of exercise after dinner has always helped me.

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Although I fully realize the path is never straight, where are you RIGHT NOW, in your journey to get better control of your diabetes?

After diving head first into the abyss at the end of last year, I am back on track with new determination. I am also setting new goals for myself, including finding time to walk every day, even if it is just a walk around the block.

Do you have specific goals to improve your health in 2019?
Today is my doctor's appointment. I am crossing my fingers that I didn't do too much damage to my A1C. I realize that my major fall (linked above) means it is going to be higher but if I am back in the 6s, I will be crying my eyes out. My fasting numbers still haven't fully recovered.

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Today is my doctor's appointment. I am crossing my fingers that I didn't do too much damage to my A1C. I realize that my major fall (linked above) means it is going to be higher but if I am back in the 6s, I will be crying my eyes out. My fasting numbers still haven't fully recovered.
Wishing you well with todays visit. Even if your numbers are up, remember, **it happens. You know that what you've done before will get them down because you've been there. You just have to do it again.

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Today is my doctor's appointment. I am crossing my fingers that I didn't do too much damage to my A1C. I realize that my major fall (linked above) means it is going to be higher but if I am back in the 6s, I will be crying my eyes out. My fasting numbers still haven't fully recovered.
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Wishing you well with todays visit. Even if your numbers are up, remember, **it happens. You know that what you've done before will get them down because you've been there. You just have to do it again.
Thanks! I needed to hear this too!

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I hope your visit went well @Cricket I was doing great last fall, but then I fell into the abyss also. I gained weight, suffered from a lot of stress, had vertigo twice and a flu-like illness. My numbers have been horrible! When I went to the doctor for "you have what everybody else has" he reminded me that I was due for a diabetic checkup. Ugh!

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Wishing you well with todays visit. Even if your numbers are up, remember, **it happens. You know that what you've done before will get them down because you've been there. You just have to do it again.
It was a mixed bag sort of day at the doctor's appointment.

One positive outcome was that I passed my EKG with flying colors this time. It was kind of a happy moment because he said: "I don't know how you healed yourself, but keep doing it.". It made me grin.

That being said, I walked in on one med and walked out on 4 meds again, not diabetes related this time.

After looking at my blood pressure results, taken multiple times, he sat down, looked me right in the eye and asked what was going on in my life right now...

I told him about the last several months and how I just haven't been feeling good and most distressing for me has been that I can't seem to fall asleep or stay sleeping. I was pretty sure allergies were the reason for the "not feeling well".

He finished the exam and a few tests and walked back in.

I fully expected to get yelled at, instead, it was likely the kindest he has ever been with me. He explained that (1) I didn't feel good because I was actually sick. The cough wasn't allergies. (2) My stress level is too high. Get my butt back outside more. (3) You're going back on blood pressure meds for the next 90 days. We will discuss it again then. (4) Since allergies drive you crazy this time of year anyway, you're going on an allergy med at bedtime for a bit to help you sleep. (Basically fancy Benadryl.)

I was okay with that for now. He acted like he was done, so I asked about blood tests for A1C etc. He explained that he knew me well enough to know that if my results were not great, I would respond with even more stress. Turns out he is gonna wait 90 days to do my blood tests.

Weirdly enough, that reduced my stress almost immediately.

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