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Old 06-01-2018, 21:11   #41
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Hi, Dr says I have mild Diabetes and last A1C was 7.1 and am taking Metformin twice a day. I seldom use the meter he gave me in Feb but when I do, about 7 times use for fasting glucose test, itís always 148 to 152. Too hard to change eating habits so I eat what I want hoping Metformin keeps it under control. No feet damage or eye issues at all. I take it day by day I do walk everyday. Sometimes I forget all about it because I take both meds and all pills at once.
Bottom line is Dr says itís mild, so little to worry about?? At this point?
I am new here myself, and I am going to post a newbie thread after this. My A1C was about 7.5 the last time that I had it checked.
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MY plan of action is too keep taking the Metformin but do nothing for a couple years then do something. A lot of you folks have more advanced type 2 than I do as I have mild type 2 the Dr. says. I donít want to overreact as itís not the time to. If anything was to happen, it will take like 5 years. If anything happens health wise sooner I will then do something. Basically mysugaris slightly high
And most people have high A1C than my 7.1. Also those tests can be off 5 points either way. Feel free to comment.

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I guess it boils down to personality. Some people take on a challenge head-on, others are "wait and see".

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If anything was to happen, it will take like 5 years. If anything happens health wise sooner I will then do something. Basically mysugaris slightly high
And most people have high A1C than my 7.1. Also those tests can be off 5 points either way. Feel free to comment.
As VeeJay wrote, it's an individual decision.

I'm a few years younger than you are. My A1c was a few tenths of a point below yours. For what it's worth, nobody at the clinic used the word "mild" around me. My A1c didn't warrant hospitalization and insulin. But it was enough. I'm diabetic.

I've got a great wife, a retirement I'm looking forward to enjoying, friends to grow old with, and two grandkids I want to see married off (hey, I can dream).

Certainly I could be in an accident tomorrow and all those "plans" could change (or even end). But odds on it's old age and disease that will take me. I'm not intent on them taking me sooner than they have to.

It helps that I've seen the other side -- diabetic friends and family members who did not (or could not) control their BG well. My work buddy who ended up on disability because he lost a leg to diabetes that he just didn't work hard to control. My father, who was in what was considered excellent BG control back in the 1990s but who had a fatal heart attack on the operating table while some infected toes were being amputated. My wife's college friend -- our age -- who cannot see well enough anymore to drive or make out what's on her smartphone screen.

By the time the serious symptoms appear, it's too late to be "scared straight". You can't promise to be a good boy from that moment on and get your toes back. So I'm going to be careful; even err on the side of caution. Much as I love food and I love to eat, if passing on eating french fries and baked beans and ice cream let me enjoy all the other things I have in my life, then I don't think it's much of a price to pay. I've got stuff I want to live for. I'm not done yet here on Earth. So my decision is to control my BG now. But that's just me. Good luck with your decision.

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7.1 is not mild

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MY plan of action is too keep taking the Metformin but do nothing for a couple years then do something. A lot of you folks have more advanced type 2 than I do as I have mild type 2 the Dr. says. I donít want to overreact as itís not the time to. If anything was to happen, it will take like 5 years. If anything happens health wise sooner I will then do something. Basically mysugaris slightly high
And most people have high A1C than my 7.1. Also those tests can be off 5 points either way. Feel free to comment.
nothing more to comment. Good luck

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What concerns me more than Ratters' attitude is his doc's nonchalant attitude towards diabetes. I don't know where his doc is getting the idea that 7 is "mild."

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What concerns me more than Ratters' attitude is his doc's nonchalant attitude towards diabetes. I don't know where his doc is getting the idea that 7 is "mild."
I suppose compared to a BG of 450 (or even higher), a BG of 150-155 is a "milder" form of diabetes.

But I don't think Ratter's doctor does him any kind of service in not emphasizing the need to treat this seriously now. On the other hand, I was not ready to listen and act when my doctor first told me I was diabetic. To quote Maya Angelou, "You did then what you knew how to do, and when you knew better, you did better."

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I suppose compared to a BG of 450 (or even higher), a BG of 150-155 is a "milder" form of diabetes.

But I don't think Ratter's doctor does him any kind of service in not emphasizing the need to treat this seriously now. On the other hand, I was not ready to listen and act when my doctor first told me I was diabetic. To quote Maya Angelou, "You did then what you knew how to do, and when you knew better, you did better."
My wife does not like the Doctor. But heís on the card as the Primary. I donít want to change yet. He suppose to be excellent. I waffle on this stuff back and forth. At same time I read forums where people over react to even prediabetes. My morning fasting was again 173 while Iím on Metformin. Itís usually 148 to 152. Next blood work July 6th then 4 days to get results from Labcorp. Will see what comes up with results. BPH symptons are exactly the same as Diabetes symptoms believe it or not. Not hinting about anything itís just the same symptoms. My blood pressure at Walmart machine was 140/88 but who knows if those things are accurate or not. When I mentioned to my Dr. about toes and legs being cut off he kinda chuckled and said Iím no where near that happening. I felt stupid kind of asking that.

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My wife does not like the Doctor. But heís on the card as the Primary. I donít want to change yet. He suppose to be excellent. I waffle on this stuff back and forth. At same time I read forums where people over react to even prediabetes. My morning fasting was again 173 while Iím on Metformin. Itís usually 148 to 152. Next blood work July 6th then 4 days to get results from Labcorp. Will see what comes up with results. BPH symptons are exactly the same as Diabetes symptoms believe it or not. Not hinting about anything itís just the same symptoms. My blood pressure at Walmart machine was 140/88 but who knows if those things are accurate or not. When I mentioned to my Dr. about toes and legs being cut off he kinda chuckled and said Iím no where near that happening. I felt stupid kind of asking that.
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