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Hi Des: :)

Welcome to our Community.

Yes, an A1c of 12.5 is not good. A random test of 250mg/dl is high and can still happen on occasion even years after someone is dxd., if a Diabetic does not exercise enough or is not on enough medication to cover a meal, is ill, is over-weight, etc.

You can get these numbers down with the help of your Medical Team and us, if you need. Ask questions. As far as the food part, you don't have to cut everything out but suar stuff should be on occasion like once a week. Something to look forward to. Just cut your portions down. Low carbing works very Well for many. You can still have some chicken, just bbq it or grill it and put your favourite seasonings on it. Test often so you know which foods raise your sugars too much.

You can get that 12.5mg/dl down so that complications can be avoided. It's all in the mindset and your determination.
 

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Hey Des:

What can I say other than, sorry to hear of your diagnosis. Congrats on your first day with Diabetes.

Good to hear that you are off and running. Staying in Life instead of hiding from it, is so important. Diabetes is a pain in the A$$ but you can live a long time with it as long as you keep your sugars in control and whatever other related problems that may arise.

YES! Although Type 1(Juvenile) Diabetes has mainly hit Kids and young Adults usually under age 24 in the many years past. Now it can strike at mature ages like 40, 50, 60, etc. Also where Type 2 Diabetes used to hit People over 30, now the youngest Type 2 is 2 years old. This disease has morphed.

There is also Type 1.5(LADA).
An Adult who is dxd. with Diabetes, who do nor Immediately require Insulin or may not be over-weight. Special lab tests are done and they are found to have antibodies, especially GAD65 antibodies, that attack the beta cells that produce Insulin.

Their shouldn't be any problem drinking the 100Plus in the process of your exercise programs. Don't forget to eat before you run. Enjoy your day. :)
 

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Hello Des:

Yes, Diabetes can cause blindness but you are not going to let that happen. You are recently dxd. so you have time to learn about Diabetes and then do the Best that you can. Make this your top priority. Yes, it is difficult but it can be done. So many Terrific People, like you, have proven that. No, you are not going blind.

I can't say what caused your dizziness. I'll put a link in the Complications so you will better understand some of the reasons and perhaps relate one particular reason for it. To me dizziness means a kind of whirling sensation, if that's what you mean. There are lots of reasons for this. You need to mention all your symptoms(write them down)at your next Dr. appointment.

You may have had an Anxiety/Panic attack. Many People with Diabetes have this condition and usually need treatment since it can be a real problem if it happens often.

As far as your blurriness, it's probably caused by a higher blood sugar. The blurriness does disappear when the sugar levels get lower.
If you do not have one then do find an eye Dr. Most Optometrists are Good but they do not have as much training, knowledge and equipment, as an Opthalmalogist(Specialist in eye diseases).

When a Person has high blood sugars for some time and the sugars start dropping, that Person will feel symptom like shaking, fast heart rate, scared, tearful, sometimes blurry vision, continually dropping things, giggly, etc. They may experience only one symptom, or several. The Person can also feel this way when they are experiencing a low. When you feel this way, check your sugars if possible. You may not be having a low blood sugar.

Thank you. :) I hope that you didn't have to work too hard on the week-end.
 

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You're Very Welcome Des. We're Happy to help. I don't feel lows as much as I used to since I've had it for some time. I experienced a variety of symptoms as most have and still do. There's so many. Good that your numbers are down.

John's right about asking your Dr. for a meter. He may have some left to give out. You have to ask for everything usually. Also ask your Diabetic Educator or your Dietician. They may have some.

If you do not have Insurance, then the Relion meter and strips, as Richard mentioned, are available at Walmart's.

We're Happy that you are Happy. It's Nice to know what's going on.
I hope that you enjoyed your chicken. :D
 
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