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Old 01-19-2012, 04:07   #1
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Hi everyone and good evening. I'm new to this

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Welcome Mark - we were all new once

Tell us a little about yourself. Are you Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic? Recently diagnosed? Look forward to getting to know you a little.

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2/13/11 .. 14.7 . . . . . . Trig/HDL ratio .. 5.5 to 2.2 in 6 mo
5/23/11 .. 6.2 . . . . . . . Low-carb/high healthy-fat diet
9/8/11 .... 5.6 . . . . . . . No meds, No statin
2/24/16 .... basal/bolus insulin 2-3 days/wk due to steroids

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Welcome, Mark! I'm wanting to get to know you better too!




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Old 01-19-2012, 04:28   #4
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My name is Mark from NH I have type 2 just started taken insulin on 1/13/2012. Was taken 2000mg of metformin and 10mg glipizide for the past 4 months. It just wasn't working for me.

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Apart from medication, have you made other changes?

When I was diagnosed, I was started on maximum metformin also, and glipizide, but they wouldn't have done squat if I hadn't also slashed my consumption of carbohydrates. Did you get any dietary advice about carbohydrates? (Grains, sugars, potatoes, rice, bread, fruit, cereals, milk)

How is the insulin working for you so far?

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A1C: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other Stuff
2/13/11 .. 14.7 . . . . . . Trig/HDL ratio .. 5.5 to 2.2 in 6 mo
5/23/11 .. 6.2 . . . . . . . Low-carb/high healthy-fat diet
9/8/11 .... 5.6 . . . . . . . No meds, No statin
2/24/16 .... basal/bolus insulin 2-3 days/wk due to steroids

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Going to see someone next week on my diet. So far insulin drop my numbers a little. Right now it's a trial and error on insulin to see where I have to be. To be honest. I rather take insulin then take those pills.

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welcome to the machine Mark.

cut those carbs as much as you can

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A1C: 1/2010: 7.8 ; 6/2010: 4.7 ; 9/2010: 5.1 ; 12/2010: 5.2 ; 4/2011: 5.3 ; 9/2011: 5.3

Completely Off Medication December, 2010.

9/2011 Lab Work Results (4/2011 in parenthesis)
A1C: 5.3 (5.3)
Cholesterol: HDL 134 (133) LDL: 53 (53)
Triglycerides: 29 (30)
Current Weight: 195

I am sometimes too "harsh". I feel that sometimes one must be "harsh" to get the point across.
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Hello I am also new to this Forum

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