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hftmrock 06-14-2019 14:22

To be honest...

I have a lot to say in response to your post.

But I'm not going to.


Im glad you decided to listen to your doctor.

itissteve 06-14-2019 14:49

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Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1320087)
So....ok I will listen to him.

Even though many of us here believe your doctor is not being aggressive enough treating this progressive condition, he is offering sound advice here. The metformin will blunt some of the damage being done. I'm glad to see you're staying on it.

Ratter51 06-14-2019 15:44

Thanks, Also I informed him on the 24th I’m getting epidural back injections and he said that raises sugar so all the more to stay on the Metformin. I called the back doctor place and asked is it Cortisone or epidural and they said epidural. I asked is it excruciating pain and they said it does not hurt. Whew!

Ratter51 06-14-2019 15:46

Quote:

Originally Posted by hftmrock (Post 1320089)
To be honest...

I have a lot to say in response to your post.

But I'm not going to.


Im glad you decided to listen to your doctor.

Please do say what you think. I have a thick skin. Only people with Diabetes reads these forums anyway. Iím open minded. Thanks

hftmrock 06-14-2019 16:58

I saw my doctor yesterday and told him I’m not watching what eat and I’m stopping the Metformin. If I am not watching what I eat why bother taking Metformin.

To be honest... if your not watching what you eat... its MORE of a reason to take Metformin. if you watched what you ate, you might not need the Metformin. If you are not watching what you eat, Metformin can help you prolong your life


I said I’ll look at this issue in a year or two. Then I reminded him he said A1C of 7.1 is well controlled then he said you blood is not normal.

He's been telling you what you want to hear (You are not well controlled but he doesnt want to to panic so he's being delicate with you. Im glad he told you its NOT normal


He said if I got the A1C under 6 he would happily stop the Metformin.

This would be a mistake unless he was certain you changed your eating habits

He said all my health problems are relatively minor.

From your descriptions of things... I disagree and think he is being delicate here again

He said heart attacks or stokes and things like that are major problems.

he's not wrong but you're on your way there or at least to be removing toes, legs, etc. Diabetes is progressive if not treated with diet

Then he said at the very least take at least one Metformin a day two if I want. Don’t skip he said. He implied if I don’t take the various meds minor problems can turn into major problems.


Agreed

He also said I’m in relatively good health and will stay that way if I don’t quit the meds. So I said ok. So he talked me into taking at least the Metformin once or twice a day, my option.

I will respectively disagree. Diabetes is progressive. you have already started to see this. you will NOT stay in good health if you eat what you want and take the meds. you will need more and more meds and then insulin



(This is just my opinion from everything you mentioned and what I know from diabetes. You asked me to share and that you have thick skin.. so I am . You are getting closer and closer to a fork in the road. one that can not be walked back easily)

As you know, I say these things because I genuinely care. Personally I believe I care more about you than your doctor has shown

:vs_cool:

Ratter51 06-14-2019 17:28

Ok thank you appreciate that.

Ratter51 06-26-2019 19:29

OK I stepped on a rusted wire Saturday that went a little into my foot. Got a tetanus shot and am taking anti biotic. Monday got epidual injection for lumbar disc issues.
My foot is very sensitive no numbness at all.
Then I discovered on line that there are 5 forms of Diabetes. I believe mine is called age related mild diabetes. It’s not like regular Diabetes with people who need insulin. That’s why I can eat poorly and my A1C is still considered well controlled. Both the Dr at the urgent care center and pain management doctor both who I asked said A1C 7.1 is well controlled. So of the 5 types of Diabetes, I have the mildest form and it’s only age related, nothing more. That explains why my A1C has been under control despite my diet. I have no symptoms. It just something not to panic and worry about but kinda keep an eye on it. In fact the urgent care center said it’s like pre Diabetes. I’m not even going to mention this to doctors anymore. It’s embarrassing because they all say ahhhh
No big deal.

hftmrock 06-26-2019 19:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1320501)
OK I stepped on a rusted wire Saturday that went a little into my foot. Got a tetanus shot and am taking anti biotic. Monday got epidual injection for lumbar disc issues.
My foot is very sensitive no numbness at all.
Then I discovered on line that there are 5 forms of Diabetes. I believe mine is called age related mild diabetes. Itís not like regular Diabetes with people who need insulin. Thatís why I can eat poorly and my A1C is still considered well controlled. Both the Dr at the urgent care center and pain management doctor both who I asked said A1C 7.1 is well controlled. So of the 5 types of Diabetes, I have the mildest form and itís only age related, nothing more. That explains why my A1C has been under control despite my diet. I have no symptoms. It just something not to panic and worry about but kinda keep an eye on it. In fact the urgent care center said itís like pre Diabetes. Iím not even going to mention this to doctors anymore. Itís embarrassing because they all say ahhhh
No big deal.

good luck my friend:vs_cool:

on a side note... How did you step on a rusty wire? did it hurt?

Ratter51 06-26-2019 20:48

Hi, yes it hurt. It went right through my sneaker into my foot. I yanked it out.
As I walked around it felt like I was walking in blood but I wasn’t. It swelled up
And finally decided to play it safe and got the tetnaus injection. They cleaned the puncture took X rays to make sure no rust was still in my foot. There was not. Put antibiotic cream and gave me antibiotic pills for 10 days. Only took one pill because the epidural paper said no Amoxicillin. Told the Dr he said ok still am able to get the epidural. Now I can finish the antibiotics up. Must keep taking Celecoxib next epidural in 2 weeks then maybe a third in another 2 weeks and that’s it. That’s the whole story.

mbuster 06-27-2019 02:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ratter51 (Post 1320501)
OK I stepped on a rusted wire Saturday that went a little into my foot. Got a tetanus shot and am taking anti biotic. Monday got epidual injection for lumbar disc issues.
My foot is very sensitive no numbness at all.
Then I discovered on line that there are 5 forms of Diabetes. I believe mine is called age related mild diabetes. It’s not like regular Diabetes with people who need insulin. That’s why I can eat poorly and my A1C is still considered well controlled. Both the Dr at the urgent care center and pain management doctor both who I asked said A1C 7.1 is well controlled. So of the 5 types of Diabetes, I have the mildest form and it’s only age related, nothing more. That explains why my A1C has been under control despite my diet. I have no symptoms. It just something not to panic and worry about but kinda keep an eye on it. In fact the urgent care center said it’s like pre Diabetes. I’m not even going to mention this to doctors anymore. It’s embarrassing because they all say ahhhh
No big deal.

When is it going to be a big deal? You do nothing as you propose and it will be in the 8's, then 9's, and continue to rise. Organ damage occurs above a BG of 140 mg/dL. An A1c of 7.1 is equivalent to an average BG of 157 mg/dL. You can stick your head in the sand and believe that Cluster 5 is OK, but damage from high BG doesn't care what type of diabetes you have. Diabetes is progressive, IF YOU LET IT. You won't have too long to wait before you will have to start telling yourself its only mild kidney damage, its only mild eye damage, its only mild neuropathy, I'm only losing one toe. Nothing to worry about my arse.

Oh and the cluster only refers to conditions at diagnosis, doesn't mean it stays that way.


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