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Old 07-04-2019, 15:54   #71
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Sometimes when I'm with other people who don't know I'm a Type 1 they are quite surprised when they see I have a very small piece of cake instead of a regular portion - I let them go on - they say you don't need to lose weight or you're in a great shape you can eat more than that etc etc etc.... I tell them I'm a type 1 and they suddenly stop bugging me about it LOL ....
I'm not much for volunteering that I'm T2 when I'm with any more than close family. But I've also never been one of those people who just doesn't give a ^#&% about what others think, either. So I've trod a fine line. Telling people (truthfully) that I've never had much of a sweet tooth seems to fit that line pretty well for me. For some reason, people identify with that more readily than "eating a lot of that makes me feel bad".

Holidays can be lousy times for eating properly. North Americans seem to be very involved with food at most events -- food at holidays, food at parties, food at movie theaters, food at ballparks, food at funerals,...

One of the things I've had to work at hardest since taking my diabetes seriously was moving away from food being such a central part of my life. I like to cook it and eat it and learn about it and read about it -- even shop for it! Not ideal for someone whose body has trouble using food properly for nutrition. I've learned to value other things more than food. But it's been a tough lesson and I don't always always always follow through.

No cookouts planned for us today so it'll be easy for me to eat well. Dinner tonight is either chicken thighs with a (keto) white barbecue sauce or lamb chops and some unsuspecting vegetable which will meet our food steamer. Haven't decided yet. Happy 4th, all you 'murricans! And happy belated Canada Day to our northern neighbors (rs...)!

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The twice a day Metformin is making me feel sick. Going back to once a day and if that don’t do it every other day. But my wife and I agree it’s the Extra Metformin. Started to take vitamins again too. I have been on Metformin a very long time.gotta remind the Dr. next visit. Later

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Metformin can be tough on the digestive system, at least when you first take it. It's not an uncommon experience and one of the few widespread side effects of the drug.

If you're not already taking it, ask your doctor/clinic about swapping what you're taking now for the extended-release version. You don't need to stop taking the met and waiting for another doctor appointment; call the clinic and ask for the extended-release version. They likely won't even have to have you come in again.

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Keep hearing A1C 7.1 is uncontrolled but not according to this. What’s going on??

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/...-2018032613452

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Keep hearing A1C 7.1 is uncontrolled but not according to this. What’s going on??

https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/...-2018032613452
quote me the part where you see this conflict? Besides what I think is 1 typo, I mostly agree with it. Get it under 6.5 and you can lower medication and be monitored VERY carefully.

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For patients who want to live a long and healthy life and try to avoid the complications of diabetes, they will need to keep their blood sugars as normal as possible — that means an A1c under 6.5%.
The subtitle is very very very misleading.

What part of the actual article (not the title) do you see as conflicting with standard practices?

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The part that’s says the A1C of 7 to 8 is reasonably controlled for someone with type 2. (My words).
Exactly what my Dr says. The article did not say that number is out of control. Right??
By the way my Dr is a cardiologist but does regular Dr. work also. He is always very busy and also works in a hospital and has hospital privileges.

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An A1c goal of between 7% and 8% is reasonable and beneficial for most patients with type 2 diabetes…

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An A1c goal of between 7% and 8% is reasonable and beneficial for most patients with type 2 diabetes…
That was the subtitle that is VERY VERY misleading..

here is the paragraph under that

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For patients who want to live a long and healthy life and try to avoid the complications of diabetes, they will need to keep their blood sugars as normal as possible — that means an A1c under 6.5%.
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To live longer and healthier and avoid both the complications of diabetes as well as the risks of medications, there’s this amazing thing called lifestyle change. This involves exercise, healthy diet, weight loss, and not smoking. It is very effective.
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Lifestyle change should be the cornerstone of treatment for type 2 diabetes. The recommendations go on to say that for patients who achieve an A1c below 6.5% with medications, we should decrease or even discontinue those drugs. .
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Generally, clinical guidelines have recommended an A1c goal of less than 7% for most people (not necessarily including the elderly or very ill), with a lower goal — closer to normal, or under 6.5% — for younger people.
it contradicts itself and the 'ONE' subtitle is all you are going to see?

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The article is conflicting. Damage is occurring when BG is above 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L - this is another way of expressing an instantaneous measurement of BG outside the USA, not an A1c value ). A1c numbers are averages, averages can be a bunch of numbers very close to the average or a bunch of numbers way above and way below the average. Average BG of 7-8% A1c is an average BG of 154 -183 mg/dL (8.6-10.2 mmol/L). The article and the comments below it mention using good and/or common sense. So if BG damage occurs above 140, what does common sense tell you about averaging higher than 140. The article also states that as you get older, you are more likely to die anyway, so why worry about it. It tells me that they are looking at costs, you will cost them more over time and if they let it go ahead and kill you earlier than you would die if you control your BG, their expenses go down.

This article is pure BS.

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The article is conflicting. Damage is occurring when BG is above 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L - this is another way of expressing an instantaneous measurement of BG outside the USA, not an A1c value ). A1c numbers are averages, averages can be a bunch of numbers very close to the average or a bunch of numbers way above and way below the average. Average BG of 7-8% A1c is an average BG of 154 -183 mg/dL (8.6-10.2 mmol/L). The article and the comments below it mention using good and/or common sense. So if BG damage occurs above 140, what does common sense tell you about averaging higher than 140. The article also states that as you get older, you are more likely to die anyway, so why worry about it. It tells me that they are looking at costs, you will cost them more over time and if they let it go ahead and kill you earlier than you would die if you control your BG, their expenses go down.

This article is pure BS.
That average is pretty high in my opinion. I try to target between 70 - 150 mg/dl as a Type 1. Like any sane human being - you do what you can to avoid complications.

But having said that are complications more common among Type 1s or Type2s?

Are you better off being diagnosed when you're a baby or toddler as your body develops with the condition and BG abnormalities or are you better off as a Type 2 being diagnosed later in life when your body has finished developing/growing.?

I've been searching for potential answers but have not come across any definitive ones.

Anyway - I've lived most of my years as a Type 1 (running an A1C in mid to high 7s , once I got in the 6s and I thought that was pretty big deal). And yes - my ophthalmologist has remarked I show signs of diabetes in my retinas but they are not at a point of requiring treatment - he's been telling me this for the past 15 years Lol.

Anyway - I don;t think it's a black and white issue - there's a lot of grey and there may be other things at play that determine our risk of complications.

Having said that - it's important to try and do the best we can. I'd rather not have to worry about such things but that's the reality.

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