tinaBawesome wrote: »
@rheddmobile I have never heard of LADA before, but sounds VERY SCARY. My last A1c was calculated at 384 (not 500) but closer to 400. Either way, probably not good, right? At least according to my Ob/gyn, she was worried for me. So that's what I get confused about. Are people checking this A1c or bg=blood glucose right? Then how do you know which Monitor to get? I mean one that works really well, especially for beginners like me. This us probably why my Primary told me NOT to worry about testing right now, because I'd be confused, but now my Ob wants me to check. I'm frustrated, but I also don't feel good, so....
Hi I a Sandra from California born and raised. I was diagnosed with T 1.5 March 2013 my A1c at the time was 14 and my B/S 500 my Dr. at the time put me on Metformin only which didn't bring down my B/S much. I got a new doctor and she put me on insulin Humulin N and R plus Metformin
my A1c now is between 7.1 & 7.5
I am following the diabetic diet it is hard to keep meals at 45 carbs and snacks at 15 but I need to do it.
CuthulusMom wrote: »
Hi all, have been a T2 for 30 yrs. Sometimes I have great control other times not. Can lose weight, but gain it back plus more. It's always a struggle, don't want to end up like a family member and be on dialysis.
CurvyChelleMcShorty wrote: »
I hope everyone is happy and living their best life.
In the past month I have been diagnosed with a number of health issues which started with Fibromyalgia.
Wednesday last week I found out that I have Type 2 diabetes along with very high cholesterol and triglycerides, high blood pressure and rheumatoid arthritis. It was like a sucker punch to the gut and a sharp slap to the face. Although I'm being treated as an urgent case by our amazing NHS, I need to get my life and health in order.
While I attend my various appointment in the coming weeks, I wanted, with the blessing of my GP, to get the ball rolling on my healthier lifestyle.
I would absolutely love to make lots of friends within this group that I can hopefully ask the odd question of. In return I will be a source of encouragement, support and, when appropriate, a means of a good giggle.
Thanks for reading my annoyingly long post...sorry
Stay safe and stay well.
russellholtslander1 wrote: »
I have known about my T2 diabetes since I was 28.. in 2002. I went to a health fair, and it was 526 mg/dL. I was 361 lbs. on a 5'6" frame, yet my doctor never tested me for diabetes. I was diagnosed with CHF, and Atrial Fibrillation, so they focused on the heart more. I got my first ICD ( pacemaker/defibrillator ) in 2004 @ 30 yo.
I tried and failed the recommended diet.. carbs make me binge, and didn't improve much until 2010, when I read the Atkins book. I lost a bunch of weight.. 120 lbs. in the next 3 months, started feeling great, got off ALL my 2000 mg Metformin & Actos, and had A1C's of 5-5.5 for 5 years.. until 2016. Then I started eating more carbs, and the weight and BG started climbing again. I fought my doctors for a couple years, then went back on meds, then fought the for a couple more, until they put me on basal Inulin.. my A1C's were 7, 8, then 9.6. , and I was back up to 280-300.
So I went on Carnivore, and lost weight, and my numbers have improved. My brother has issues with his BG, and a leg wound, so I am starting Keto/Atkins Induction levels again.. means I am adding back in vegetables. I went to eat at a restaurant last night, and ate lasagna, with garlic toast, a clam chowder soup, and 2 Pepsi's. I couldn't finish the lasagna, so I went for a ride to let my stomach digest what I DID eat.. and then hit the 7-11. I had three 18 oz. sweet teas, a half Mounds bar, and some Hunter sausage ( 2 sticks ) I couldn't finish that either.. I think I got it all out, after 83 days without anything but meat, fish, fowl, butter, eggs, and water.
So I started on 20 NET carbs today.. my BG was 214.. which is very high for me. I no longer get 500-800 BG readings, but this is high, while on Glimiperide, Farxiga in the morning, and Januvia at night ( low doses ), and 15 units of basal Inulin before bedtime. Before lunch, it was down to 158, and before dinner, it is 107. Hopefully, I can stick to this, and get my A1C's back to normal, and continue losing weight.
Bac7394 wrote: »
Hello, I’m Bev. Canadian, so use different # from US. Just diagnosed T2. A1C and Fasting glucose at the lower end of abnormal (that is, not too bad, but still bad 😦.). I am interested in the low carb/ ketoish way of eating as well as time restricted eating. Also interested in general tips on what to do now.
Thanks you guys!
neffybetty wrote: »
Hi I'm new and I have type 2 diabetes. Or just really high blood sugar. I'm on 2000mg of metformin a day. I don't have to check my blood sugar thankfully. I'm from New Zealand. Feel free to add me as a friend :-)
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