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  1. clebo
    04-30-2014 01:16 - permalink
    clebo
    J T Reagan it looks like we are both from Mo. I retired from Pevely Dairy in St. Louis and now live in the foothills of the Ozarks. I took meds for 11 months and decided to go off meds and now have been off meds. for almost 4 years. It looks like you are doing good . It's nice to meet you and I hope we can be friends. Clebo

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  • About JT Reagan
    Biography
    I am a 68 year old female, retired educator. My hobbies are genealogy, gardening, and reading.
    Your Location
    Missouri, USA
    Your experiences with diabetes
    I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 1986. At first, a low carb diet took care of the blood sugar problem but not the high blood pressure. The first diabetes drug was prandin, followed by metformin. Then I was switched to avandryl (the prandin was dropped). My a1c level at the last test was 5.8, down from 6.2. My doctor, when I went up to 6.2) wanted me to go to an injectible drug but I refused. I decided to play around with my diet and timing of medication. Apparently, it worked. I found that whole wheat products drive up my blood sugar as well as milk products. Avoiding these seemed to be working except for the periods of low blood sugar (below 65 on the meter). I really can't operate at that low reading so I added potatoes back into my diet. It has worked. I don't know if it is the potassium or the starch but I suspect the starch. By the way, my colorestrol numbers improved without medication. I did cut out red meat except once or twice a month.
    I can't cook worth a **** so if anyone can steer me to EASY recipes, I would appreciate it. I am very tired of my meals.
    Diabetes Types
    2
    Diagnosis Year
    1986
    Age
    68
    Height
    5'8"
    Gender
    Female
  • Signature
    A1c 12/30/12 6.0
    A1c 6/24/13 5.5 !!
    A1c 6/18/15 6.0
    A1C 2/25/16 5.8

    Meds: Metformin 1000mm/2 times a day
    71 years old
    Other meds: synthroid (no thyroid due to cancer); verapamil, losartan, water pill, standard eye drops for glaucoma.

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  • Last Activity: 06-05-2016 20:50
  • Join Date: 07-24-2010
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05-15-2016
10:29 - gmlandis quoted JT Reagan in post Newbie
If you are dieting, water is y...
04-08-2016
16:11 - MaJoie quoted JT Reagan in post Dealing With Doctors
Call me "suspicious" but that ...
04:49 - tracker1 quoted JT Reagan in post Glyxambi
Why are you sure it was the me...
03-25-2016
21:30 - 3damesxoxo quoted JT Reagan in post Dealing With Friends and Family
On a light note, my family has...

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    moon liked post by JT Reagan On thread : Dealing With Doctors
    Wow! I would call him arrogant, bossy, and gone.
    Liked On: 04-08-2016, 16:41
    Posted On: 04-08-2016, 03:59
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    MaJoie liked post by JT Reagan On thread : Dealing With Doctors
    Wow! I would call him arrogant, bossy, and gone.
    Liked On: 04-08-2016, 16:08
    Posted On: 04-08-2016, 03:59
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    Taso liked post by JT Reagan On thread : Dealing With Doctors
    Wow! I would call him arrogant, bossy, and gone.
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