After you get a few more posts, all the perks will be available to you . . . prob'ly 4 or 5 more posts.Can anyone tell me how to add a picture to my profile, I have a Droid2 on Verizon if that matters.
Hi, I 'm a new member going by the name of "Possum". This is to extend my very brief intro last night. I have recently been diagnosied as Type 2 diabetic, and I am managing the condition with diet and exercise so far. I am interested in learning ways of keeping my condition under control. In Australia the HbA1C is measured using same terminology as the US i.e. in percentages - my HbA1c yesterday was 6.1 However our blood sugar analysis uses a different metric measure from the US so it is diffuclt to compare. My inital fasting bsg was 6.1 but diagnostic glucose tolerance test was 19 which put me in Diabetic T2 range. If anyone can give me a formula to translate betwen US and Australian measurement, I would be grateful.
Has anybody else looked at the effect/correlation of hypertensive drugs on beoming diabetic? I found a link accidently before I had Glucose Tolerance test which warned that BP medication hydrochrolizide could skew results. I followed the trail and found many research based studies on medical school library website which said BP medication made up of Hydrochlorize should not be given to people over 65. I had taken it for over 10 years. Apparently it interfers with insulin receptors to pancreas.
I have lost 10 kgs since being diagnosed in November last year - mainly through not using salt (use curry powder); or sugar (use a little honey on coffee); no cakes or biscuits (cookies in your lingo), Was never overweight until I retired at 65.
Like many other members of this forum I use cinnamon, chromium, alpha Lipoec, Vitamins E,C, and B, fish oil. and a multi vitamin. All of this from the time of my diagnosis.
I have strange typing sometimes - seem now to have all the letters in a word but rearranged - my right had does not move as quickly as my left.
Hi Possum and welcome. It's good to have you here with us and I'm sure you will be able to pick up some useful information as well as make some good friends along the way.Hi, I 'm a new member going by the name of "Possum". I have recently been diagnosied as Type 2 diabetic, and I am managing the condition with diet and exercise so far. I am interested in learning ways of keeping my condition under control.