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Old 08-13-2012, 20:02   #11
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Question: how can I avoid waking with lows, should I eat more before going to bed?
Personally, I'd be looking to drop the Amaryl as soon as possible. I also started on a med (glipizide) that stimulated my pancreas but dropped it after a couple/few weeks and managed with diet and metformin.

Based on how you've been able to bring your numbers down, your dedication with diet, I'd think you might be able to do that as well. Talk to your doctor about it. Amaryl is what is causing the lows...

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Yes, Amaryl is what is causing the lows.

Get with your doctor as soon as you can & get on a better drug. The sulfonylurea drugs will all shorten the life of your pancreas.




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I Dr. told me its reversible, i want to work out but i can't because i feel so lethargic.
just my opinion but, reversible is a funny word because at least half of your pancreatic beta cells are non functional, so your days of eating 600 grams of carbohydrates a day are long gone. If reversible means to be able to eat 200 of carbs a day without medication, maybe it is reversible.

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HI Niru, reading your story remind me of the days when I was diagnosed 2 years ago. I was prescribed Amaryl and Januvia. I took the pills and couple hours later, I got low.

After a while, the pills seems to not working. I think my honeymoon period was fast. I didn't recognize it and keep taking those pills while my 2 hrs keep high.

Diabetes is not reversible but manageable. You must remember this. Also, you must understand that Diabetes is not a disease, its a metabolism disorder. As long as you keep your BG under control, you will be fine. You can lives longer than those who don't have diabetes.

Remember that insulin is the best counter if you want to push your BG down. Some people will tell you that insulin is not good and you should not believe it.

For me, Diabetes had become my life-saver. Why's that?

1. I stop smoking AT ALL
2. I hit the gym everyday
3. I'm not taking anymore soda and energy drink
4. I'm taking much less rice on my food (In Asia, we eat rice )
5. I stop taking alcohol (except for social but try to avoid as much as I can)
6. I care more my family, more time for them, loves more.
7. I wakes up at 5AM every day. Sleep from 9PM. (prev sleep at 1AM and had hard time to wake up)
8. I can run 3-5 km every day. prev, can't even run 500 meter
9. and many more good things I've change after my diagnose

Stay positive and stay focus. You are in a right place.

So, may I say congratulation for having Diabetes?

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my definition of reversible is not needing to take medication.

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HI Niru, reading your story remind me of the days when I was diagnosed 2 years ago. I was prescribed Amaryl and Januvia. I took the pills and couple hours later, I got low.

After a while, the pills seems to not working. I think my honeymoon period was fast. I didn't recognize it and keep taking those pills while my 2 hrs keep high.

Diabetes is not reversible but manageable. You must remember this. Also, you must understand that Diabetes is not a disease, its a metabolism disorder. As long as you keep your BG under control, you will be fine. You can lives longer than those who don't have diabetes.

Remember that insulin is the best counter if you want to push your BG down. Some people will tell you that insulin is not good and you should not believe it.

For me, Diabetes had become my life-saver. Why's that?

1. I stop smoking AT ALL
2. I hit the gym everyday
3. I'm not taking anymore soda and energy drink
4. I'm taking much less rice on my food (In Asia, we eat rice )
5. I stop taking alcohol (except for social but try to avoid as much as I can)
6. I care more my family, more time for them, loves more.
7. I wakes up at 5AM every day. Sleep from 9PM. (prev sleep at 1AM and had hard time to wake up)
8. I can run 3-5 km every day. prev, can't even run 500 meter
9. and many more good things I've change after my diagnose

Stay positive and stay focus. You are in a right place.

So, may I say congratulation for having Diabetes?

yes you may lol

I quit: soda, cigarettes, have no craving for bread or rice, i rode my bike from one end of Manhattan to the other yesterday, and so far put my career second and my health first, all the money in the world means nothing if you're not around to enjoy it.

So yeah Congrats too me, but don't let the secret out or everybody is gonna what it lol

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Hi Niru, glad to see that you quitted smoking also. and riding a bike now. Lets stay positive and we will all be fine.

Regarding your "reversible = stop medication".
Well, I didn't mean to discourage you but I can say that, its almost impossible. Theorically, its not possible to wake the pancreas to work again.
Unless, there is miracle.

I spend my 2 years time TRY to REVERSE this "D" thing and for the whole 2 years, my A1C stay at 8-9. Now, I don't think this is good.
I should've started my insulin that time. haha
I'm sooooo lucky that my kidney, liver, etc still good until now.
Don't make the same mistake I did. Control your BG as much as you can.

But, no regret. life goes on. Now my target is to hit A1C : 5 very soon.

Pray for me my friend.

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sigelopisan you can do it

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I heartily endorse your program that is assisting me with my blood glucose.
I had a stroke a few years ago and during my stay in the hospital it was discovered that I had Type II diabetes. At that time my blood glucose averaged around 220.
I was taking 4 units of insulin 3 times a day. About 4 months later I was introduced to you by a friend.
It took about 3 months before I felt any relief from insulin injections. I noticed a decrease in the amount of insulin taken to about once every 2 or 3 days. After about 7 months I was taking insulin maybe once a month when I over ate on bad foods. I limit my daily intake of carbohydrates.
I have not taken any insulin for 4 weeks now and I am very happy about that as I am a firm believer in organic foods. My A1c tests have been remarkable and my doctor was amazed when I described your program. My last blood sugar test was 111 at the Veteran's Hospital.
- Mike B.

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You only test when you visit the VA? That seems seldom to me. And what about a basal insulin, Mike? What you refer to sounds like bolus insulin to me.




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