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Old 03-14-2013, 21:48   #1
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Hello everyone!

I am a 55 year old male who was just Dxed with type 2 about three weeks ago with shocking numbers - BG of 362 and AC1a of 14. Doc put me on Merformin (1000 mg) and Onglyza plus I got seriously into low-carb diet exercise. My early morning BGS for the past three days have been around 120 and afternoon readings are a bit lower.

I have already gained a lot of knowledge from reading posts here on this site plus books like one from Dr. Berenstein.

My question - how can one go from being non-diabetic normal to such high numbers in a matter of weeks? I started typical symptoms of diabetes (thirst, urination, fatigue) only about 3-4 months ago. I come from a family of diabetics but thought I dodged the bullet until now.

Any way, I am glad that I am bringing my situation under control slowly.

thanks,

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It's probable that if you'd been checking your blood sugar one hour after your meals, you'd have gotten an early warning signal. Doctors don't tell us this, but the postprandial (after meal) levels are the first ones to start rising when our pancreases start losing strength. The fasting levels are often the very last to show elevation. Docs wouldn't normally run an A1c unless they'd encountered a high fasting, so as patients we're kinda screwed. So you may have been several more months in development before becoming symptomatic.

If you have other family members - siblings or the next generation, say - who are at risk, give them a heads-up. Get a meter and check now & again at one hour after your first bite. Any time that number bumps up past 120-140 (6.7-7.8), go see the doc.

And btw, I dodged that bullet for 64 years, but it still got me.





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Welcome to the club - whatever way you got there, this forum is the best place to become educated and get support (as you've found out from lurking here.) Glad you decided to officially join us.

You surely took the bull by the horns and looks like you've got your BG under control now. Good job!

I'm one that the glucose problem came on slowly for years, unbenownst to me. Then in one year's time my A1C went up along with my fasting. No seriouly high, but enough for a diabetes dx. I went low-carb immediately in within a week's time got my numbers stable below 140.

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I too found out three weeks ago that I'm diabetes type 2. I'm 43 yrs and adopted as a baby so had no warnings to go off. I am in good shape and followed a pretty healthy diet. Sure, I indulged now and again in sweets, pizza etc but not on a regular basis. Now I'm diabetic caused by genetics. My assumption is that generic-driven diabetes has a stronger hold hence, more difficult to cure. Are you taking medication or managing by diet only? I started on 750 mg metformin and still navigating the nausea and stomach upsets. I'm hoping things will settle down soon!

Keep me posted on your progress.

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I too found out three weeks ago that I'm diabetes type 2. I'm 43 yrs and adopted as a baby so had no warnings to go off. I am in good shape and followed a pretty healthy diet. Sure, I indulged now and again in sweets, pizza etc but not on a regular basis. Now I'm diabetic caused by genetics. My assumption is that generic-driven diabetes has a stronger hold hence, more difficult to cure. Are you taking medication or managing by diet only? I started on 750 mg metformin and still navigating the nausea and stomach upsets. I'm hoping things will settle down soon!

Keep me posted on your progress.

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If by healthy diet you mean stuff like whole grains, fruits, etc., you were sucker punched like a lot of us were. The so called healthy diet is what got a lot of us here and not necessarily genetics. Unfortunately there are millions more headed this direction. Sorry y'all are here but welcome to the best place on earth for how to not allow diabetes type 2 to be the progressive disease it is highly touted to be.

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Your high numbers didn't come about in a matter of weeks but in some years. More likely a decade. The ball is usually set rolling by Insulin Resistance and a host of the metabolic syndrome features before the higher numbers start to register.

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I thank all of you for your comments. This morning my fasting BG was 140 and then again this afternoon it came down to 86 (my lowest so far in three weeks!) four hours after lunch.

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