Almost a diabetic
Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:01 PM
Posted 11 August 2008 - 09:24 PM
Many of us dislike the term pre-D. IMO you are diabetic that can control it iwithout meds. You are still susceptible to all teh risks.
Natural yogurt is a real food, and IMO real foods have a place in every diet. Whether you can tolerate the carbs is a personal matter reflected in both high BGs and weight.
On MDI and doing well. A1Cs range from 5.6 to 6.4. December 2016 was 6.1. 12 911's in my career; a few highs; lots of shots. Diagnosed Oct 19th, 1975.
Proliferative retinopathy March 1994, 4,000 laser, vitrectomy Oct. 2006. Vision 20/25 in right, 20/40 in left (slight cataract).
Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:26 AM
Posted 12 August 2008 - 04:20 AM
John's Troll meter resides in his signature and shows up in all of his posts. No, it's not directed at you. Besides it reads cool at the moment. I'm surprised that your doc said Pre-D with an A1c of 7.1. Your best course is to consider yourself fully D with reservations and threat yourself like it's full blown. Say you get you A1c down in the mid to low 5s without meds for a year or so. Then you can tell yourself you were Pre-D.
Posted 12 August 2008 - 04:21 AM
It's a good thing that being diagnosed now at 7.1 other than 50+ and thin as death warmed up as I was 37 years ago and now getting the complications. John and myself have eye problems as this happens first to most diabetics.
By being diagnosed now will better fend off the complications as you will practice good Blood Glucose control.
Without Islets, We cannot control the flow of Insulin
Therefore there's no such thing as Perfect Control.
Posted 12 August 2008 - 04:22 AM
If yogurt is one of the things you love the test your reaction to it and decided if the increase in BG is worth it. I personally love apples and bread so have chosen to include them as part of my carb allowance every day.
Janumet 50-1000mg x2
Lantus 75 units
Started Novolog 7/4/08
Averaging 25-30 units per day
06/08 A1C 8.2
09/08 A1C 6.6
04/09 A1C 6.2
07/09 A1C 6.5
Posted 12 August 2008 - 05:40 AM
Unless otherwise stated, the opinions expressed here are my own and are in no way intended to be considered as anything other than my opinion. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:10 AM
A great way to decide what foods are best for you is to eat, then test your blood sugar 2 hrs after the first bite...you'll be able to make smarter food choices that way. I was given the goal of 140 or less 2 hrs after my first bite, and 110 or less fasting. If a food pushed me over 140, I knew it was something to avoid. I kept a food journal at first, listing my menus and corresponding blood sugars. Before too long, I had a good variety of blood-sugar friendly foods to choose from.
I'd recommend a book "The First Year, Type II Diabetes," by Gretchen Becker...it has a lot of good information for you and is written in an easy to read format.
Hope you post often, there's lots of friendly folks ready to offer advice and support.
T2, diagnosed 8/31/06.
Meds: Metformin-ER 500 mg twice daily, HCTZ 12.5 mg every other day for BP Enalapril 20 mg 1 daily (ace-inhibitor)
Diet: I eat to my meter, generally eating 75-100 carbs/day with the occasional splurge.
Posted 12 August 2008 - 08:39 AM
Posted 12 August 2008 - 12:07 PM
You don't have "foot in mouth" disease at all, just diabetes. We have all been new at one time or another and we are ALL still learning.
With an A1c of 7.1, I would definitely say you have diabetes. Counting carbs will become a way of life for you and you will actually do it without thinking over time. Natural yogurt, with no sugar added or fruit syrup is ok. However it does have lactose in it so your blood sugar will go up. Milk products make my blood sugar rise pretty rapidly.
Read lots here and ask questions. There are good people here with great advice.
“I don't expect everything to be handed to me. Just set it down anywhere.”.
diagnosed type 1 October 1986
currently using Medtronic MiniMed
Revel 723 with CGMS
Posted 12 August 2008 - 06:41 PM
Dx prediabetic 02/08 (FBG 127 and 123), A1c 6.5
So far, controlled without meds.