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  • About GretchenRS
    I am retired, and live with my oldest daughter and grandson. I enjoy cooking, gardening, and reading. I play games on the computer and internet. I worked for several years as a computer help desk specialist. Prior to that as a parent educator to parents of babies to 5 years.
    Your Location
    Missouri USA
    Your experiences with diabetes
    I turned 65 in August at which time I became eligible for Medicare. It was discovered that I have diabetes at my "Welcome to Medicare" visit. I am currently eliminating excess sugars and limiting carb intake, taking Metformin and Simvastatin.
    Diabetes Types
    Diagnosis Year
  • Signature
    ~~~ Gretchen ~~~
    Diagnosed 9/4/2012
    BG 402 -- A1C 12.7
    BP 156/90
    Weight: 190

    3-month -- 12/3/2012
    BG 144 -- A1C 7.6
    BP 134/81 (11/8/12 - 118/70)
    Weight: 175

    Cholesterol: 11/5/12
    Total Cholesterol -- 185
    LDL -- 120
    HDL -- 43
    Triglycerides -- 80
    Triglyceride to HDL ratio: 1.86

    New low FBG (12/19) 117
    Metformin 500mg 3x aday, Cymbalta 30 mg 1x a day
    Eating LC/HF diet & supplements, moderate exercise


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  • Last Activity: 03-22-2013 16:28
  • Join Date: 09-27-2012
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