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I hope I'm doing this right but, 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes 2. Some foods make me hideously sick, others, even if they do have carbs, don't bother me as much. This past year, I have lost a lot of weight, to the point the dr's are running tests and figuring I must have a host of other problems. Which I do have a few but here's what I would like to know...on my blood work last month, it showed that the diabetes is near normal, not all that high of number. I found that odd considering the day before, when I just got up, my fasting # was 180.
And carbs, especially anything like a crepe, will make me so nauseated, I can't even function. My new NP, whom I don't like anyway, said that she doesn't know why I'm having problems with carbs, considering the results of my blood work, and not to take "any of that crap" when I mentioned taking Amaryl occasionally.
So, can a person have out of control diabetes 2 and yet not show on the blood work like this? I am so perplexed! The other issues I have are not related to food, what I eat or when, so they aren't part of this problem.
Oh, and I have a specialist for lung issues and just got a new gastro specialist for a non cancerous lesion on my liver. They require out of town trips, as would a specialist for diabetes...so I do not have a doctor for diabetes at this time. I rely on the internet and now, maybe some feedback from this forum I just found.
Thanks for any input!
 

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It would help if we knew what blood work showed your Diabetes to be near normal. I'm guessing its A1C.

Diabetics dont usually get sic from eating carbs (not unless you eat a whole bunch and drive your BG over 300. could you be gluten intolerant?
 

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Gluten sensitivity is what comes to my mind too, Shelley. And if you have digestive disorders and liver lesions too, all of those can affect diabetes. We could get a better picture of your situation if you could give us the actual tests and the results. What kind of diet do you eat and how else do you manage your diabetes?

Welcome to Diabetes Forum. We look forward to getting better acquainted.
 

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I don't really manage it anymore...and I don't have a specialist. I've got a lung specialist and a gastro specialist now, but I have never had one for diabetes. My new NP was wondering about gluten but I don't seem to have symptoms for that, nothing makes sense anymore.
All I know is I am sick all of the time now...and more so with certain carbs. I can eat a piece of cake and seem fine, but turn around and have a baked potato and be so nauseated, same with bread...any type of bread. I'd read, some place on the net, that as diabetes progresses, it can cause nausea and that's what I have. And this running to the bathroom thing, all of the time, four to five times a night now.
I just had regular blood work, I didn't have the three month test.
Isn't a morning, fasting number of 180 a bit high too? Will a urine test show anything, I wonder? I can ask for the three month test, when I go in next Monday.
Another thing that happened, which I read the cause usually stems from diabetes is, three nights ago now, I had a chicken salad before going to bed. Two days later, which was yesterday evening, I got sick to my stomach...the mouth watering etc and I threw up several times...and I threw up undigested tomato and cucumber. Gross I know, sorry, but it freaked me out. So I ran to the computer and read that about diabetes. I'm at my wits end here and so horribly thin that I'm feeling tired and run down now. I drink the protein drinks, even though I don't like them, I started drinking water, something I wasn't good about doing, and I tried to eat decent foods this past week, hoping to feel a little bit of improvement, but I haven't. And I'm still losing weight, I'm down to 90 lbs now and I'm 5'1. I'll be afraid to see where I'm at next week.
 

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Also want to say, thank you for the welcome! Regarding the bloodwork, it was just the regular blood work and my NP said everything was normal, which she found to be inconsistent with the way I feel and the weight loss. I have asked two times for a copy of the bloodwork but have yet to get it. I'll get a copy next Monday when I go in. I assume the NP is referring to the Glucose number being normal, as was my cholesterol and tryglicerides.
 

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I hope I'm doing this right but, 10 years ago, I was diagnosed with diabetes 2. Some foods make me hideously sick, others, even if they do have carbs, don't bother me as much. This past year, I have lost a lot of weight, to the point the dr's are running tests and figuring I must have a host of other problems. Which I do have a few but here's what I would like to know...on my blood work last month, it showed that the diabetes is near normal, not all that high of number. I found that odd considering the day before, when I just got up, my fasting # was 180.
And carbs, especially anything like a crepe, will make me so nauseated, I can't even function. My new NP, whom I don't like anyway, said that she doesn't know why I'm having problems with carbs, considering the results of my blood work, and not to take "any of that crap" when I mentioned taking Amaryl occasionally.
So, can a person have out of control diabetes 2 and yet not show on the blood work like this? I am so perplexed! The other issues I have are not related to food, what I eat or when, so they aren't part of this problem.
Oh, and I have a specialist for lung issues and just got a new gastro specialist for a non cancerous lesion on my liver. They require out of town trips, as would a specialist for diabetes...so I do not have a doctor for diabetes at this time. I rely on the internet and now, maybe some feedback from this forum I just found.
Thanks for any input!
EATING late can be a PROBLEM for anyone- not just diabetics, and eating rich foods is even worse.

Keep track of what foods dont agree with you
and try to avoid them, duh-:mad:
But it might be important

I wish I could lose more weight
30lbs in 3 years, but Im a male age 67
at 170 lbs
would love to be @ 150lbs
that would get rid of my belly

Rich foods like crepes dont sit well with me either-
Check with a nutrionist or go online to see what kinds of food are less problems

Fruit- yogurt- raw veggies- that have FIBRE
may help your digestion - I dont eat after 8pm in general and 6pm is even late for dinner. Fresh ground peanut butter & jelly is my main choice if Im starving hungry late night. but only a couple tablespoons- no bread - with Silk milk {Chock SOYmilk} to wash it down.

Ive been taking ALA
Alpha Lipoic Acid with wonderful results
with my blood glucose levels

just started a personal blog about my experience called
"diabetes-for-dummies"
just use google or bing to find & visit me.

what I found out -I cant believe every Dr doesnt advocate this compound-

Jay
 

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As with any other supplement...always consult your caregiver before adding any dietary supplement to your regimen.

Alpha Lipoic Acid
Didnt I mention
ASK YOUR DOCTOR
Of course
He/She will PROBABLY say
DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY
If they dont prescribe it, then its not worth anything to the patient

OBVIOUSLY - You did not BING it nor did you visit my blog,
which has a LINK to ALPHA Lipoic Acid
ITS WONDERFUL STUFF
LOOK IT UP

thanks
OH yeh
dont forget to ask the DUCTURE
Jay
 

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Jay: None of us are required to follow your directions, visit your blog, or take any of the advice you freely dispense, any more than we are obliged to follow B-man's admonitions or my own.

I've already told you I use R-ALA myself, it's a good supplement, and I think you've said enough about it awreddy. Dial it down. Now.
 

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Jaywiz ala

oh i also take lipoic acid but then i am a supplement freak :D

at 20:00 i took al-carnitine 1gram, ala 600mg, zinc gluconate 100mg, r-ala 100mg, primrose 5.2 gram, biotin 5mg, fish oil 2 gram, milk thistle 250mg, vit b-1, multivit/min, Vit D-3 1200 iu, chromemate 200mcg, vanadium 5mg, CoQ10 200mg, DHEA 25mg, vit c 250mg, bilberry 350mg, vit e 400 iu, bromelain 250mg, vit b-12 5mg,

it helps but still looking for that wonder supplement that will cure me of everything :p

but i myself push trans-dermal magnesium supplementation, no test necessary, you are deficient!

EATING late can be a PROBLEM for anyone- not just diabetics, and eating rich foods is even worse.

Keep track of what foods dont agree with you
and try to avoid them, duh-:mad:
But it might be important

I wish I could lose more weight
30lbs in 3 years, but Im a male age 67
at 170 lbs
would love to be @ 150lbs
that would get rid of my belly

Rich foods like crepes dont sit well with me either-
Check with a nutrionist or go online to see what kinds of food are less problems

Fruit- yogurt- raw veggies- that have FIBRE
may help your digestion - I dont eat after 8pm in general and 6pm is even late for dinner. Fresh ground peanut butter & jelly is my main choice if Im starving hungry late night. but only a couple tablespoons- no bread - with Silk milk {Chock SOYmilk} to wash it down.

Ive been taking ALA
Alpha Lipoic Acid with wonderful results
with my blood glucose levels

just started a personal blog about my experience called
"diabetes-for-dummies"
just use google or bing to find & visit me.

what I found out -I cant believe every Dr doesnt advocate this compound-

Jay
 

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oh i also take lipoic acid but then i am a supplement freak :D

at 20:00 i took al-carnitine 1gram, ala 600mg, zinc gluconate 100mg, r-ala 100mg, primrose 5.2 gram, biotin 5mg, fish oil 2 gram, milk thistle 250mg, vit b-1, multivit/min, Vit D-3 1200 iu, chromemate 200mcg, vanadium 5mg, CoQ10 200mg, DHEA 25mg, vit c 250mg, bilberry 350mg, vit e 400 iu, bromelain 250mg, vit b-12 5mg,

it helps but still looking for that wonder supplement that will cure me of everything :p

but i myself push trans-dermal magnesium supplementation, no test necessary, you are deficient!
HI Jim
Yes I take a bunch of supplements also
Like you, im a pill junkie
BUT I really think some of it helps

thanks for your thoughts & appreciate
a solid reply
Jay
 

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Are you doing okay, Jim? Haven't seen you here as often lately.

I'm beginning to look like a supplement freak myself; I started milk thistle this week . . . I'm going to highlight the seven on your list that I take too - albeit in different dosage . . . ;)
oh i also take lipoic acid but then i am a supplement freak :D

at 20:00 i took al-carnitine 1gram, ala 600mg, zinc gluconate 100mg, r-ala 100mg, primrose 5.2 gram, biotin 5mg, fish oil 2 gram, milk thistle 250mg, vit b-1, multivit/min, Vit D-3 1200 iu, chromemate 200mcg, vanadium 5mg, CoQ10 200mg, DHEA 25mg, vit c 250mg, bilberry 350mg, vit e 400 iu, bromelain 250mg, vit b-12 5mg,

it helps but still looking for that wonder supplement that will cure me of everything :p

but i myself push trans-dermal magnesium supplementation, no test necessary, you are deficient!
 
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