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Old 07-11-2011, 15:13   #1
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Hi everyone. Nice to see a place where you can find information and suggestions about diabetes, its all very helpful. I found out I had diabetes in March 2010 but have been told by my doctor I probably have had it for 15 years or so (never really went to a Dr. unless I broke something) I have just started to explore this site and have found it very useful so far to see what others are dealing with. Thanks to everyone

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Old 07-11-2011, 15:21   #2
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Welcome to the forum,

For new type 2 diabetes I recommend the crash course in type 2 at Blood Sugar 101 Blood Sugar 101, but you didn't state your type, A1c, or Fasting Glucose Numbers. Can you be a bit more informative?

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Hi everyone. Nice to see a place where you can find information and suggestions about diabetes, its all very helpful. I found out I had diabetes in March 2010 but have been told by my doctor I probably have had it for 15 years or so (never really went to a Dr. unless I broke something) I have just started to explore this site and have found it very useful so far to see what others are dealing with. Thanks to everyone

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Old 07-11-2011, 17:47   #3
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Sorry about that

Type 2: Male Age 50

Original numbers were:
Fasting BG 17.1
A1C - 14.3%
Height 5'11" 190 lbs

Last week numbers were:
Fasting BG 6.4
A1C - 6.3%
Height still 5'11" but 175 lbs


Medications: Glumetza 2000mg, Januvia 100mg, Coversyl 2mg, Crestor 20mg, Men's 50+ multi vitamin, Vitamin D 1000 IU

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Old 07-11-2011, 18:26   #4
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Good progress, adun. Welcome to DF!




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Old 07-11-2011, 20:08   #5
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from this fellow Canuck!

I like that you're still 5'11", glad to know the diagnosis didn't make you shrink!

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Dx'd T2 Dec 19, 2010 - Fasting BG: 14.8 (267), A1c: 12.1, Wt: 290lb (over 320lbs at my heaviest)

As of Apr 23, 2013: 14-day Avg Fasting BG: 4.7 (85), A1c (Dec21): 5.1%, Stats: 230lb, 6'3" now with 37" waist

Low-Carb (Usually < 45-60g per day on a 3,000+ calories daily diet)

On Metformin only for meds. Exercise 6 days a week.
Supplement only with: Men's Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D 2000iu/day, Aspirin 81mg, Cinnamon Extract and Fish Oil all 1x per day

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Old 07-12-2011, 00:01   #6
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hey welcome to the group, i like to hear from all you southerners, even the ones in canada.

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Diagnosed 4/11: A1C:7.2 FBG:148 wieght: 305

Follow up 7/11:A1C: 5.4 FBG: 113 Wieght: 286
Follow up 5/12:A1C: 5.4 FBG: 105 Wieght: 279
follow up 11/12:A1C:5.7 FBG: 118 Wieght: 284
follow up 7/13:A1C:5.9 FBG: 130 WEight: 310

The result of a low carb diet and exercise.

Metformin ER 2x500mg daily
Lisinpril/HTZ
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Next doc visit 12/9/2013
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Old 07-12-2011, 00:10   #7
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You sound fairly slender for T2 -- not that that does not happen, but while you are reading blood sugar 101, take a look at LADA. You might want to get the antibody testing Jenny suggests -- it could be autoimmune and not insulin resistance.

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Old 07-12-2011, 01:30   #8
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You sound fairly slender for T2 -- not that that does not happen, but while you are reading blood sugar 101, take a look at LADA. You might want to get the antibody testing Jenny suggests -- it could be autoimmune and not insulin resistance.
I agree with foxl we used to have bets when referrals walked into the diabetic clinic generally speaking Type 1 are slim and type 2 are carrying extra pounds although there are exceptions to the rule.

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Old 07-12-2011, 02:50   #9
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Hi everyone. Nice to see a place where you can find information and suggestions about diabetes, its all very helpful. I found out I had diabetes in March 2010 but have been told by my doctor I probably have had it for 15 years or so (never really went to a Dr. unless I broke something) I have just started to explore this site and have found it very useful so far to see what others are dealing with. Thanks to everyone
Hi Adun and welcome to the site. Hope you will enjoy visiting with everyone here and exchanging information.

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Old 07-12-2011, 05:44   #10
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hi Adun and welcome

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