Re: When is a Diabetic Undiagnosible
yes that post helped me out big time. deep down inside I knew I should get back in the battle again.
it was a very good motivation post for me. I only had 5 Twinkies today instead of 10 lol kidding. so
many thoughts are going through my head right now as to how that post helped me - I don't know where
to begin. while riding my motorcycle yesterday - I was actually running with it at times. I know its
not as good as jogging but I bet it helps. I had a hard time with the bike last time I took it out
but yesterday was fantastic. I wanted to ride today very bad I just had too much work to do. Steph
sorry about your hands - why don't you try one of those speech to type programs? or is typing a good
exercise for your hands? you would be surprised Steph just what some find to be pertinent. sometimes
a simple hello works wonders. Tom
] Extreme-cc's 39 - Male - Type - 2
"Stephanie Kolban" <email@example.com> wrote in message [url="news:firstname.lastname@example.org"]news:email@example.com[/url]...
> Tom, I was also impressed with Charly's response. It was a very clear explanation of what is
> probably going on. I'm glad he wrote it, and I
> it will be an inspiration to you take care of yourself. I know you've
> slacking off, which we all do from time to time. : )
> Hands are better, but it is still difficult to type. So, I've only been posting if I think I have
> something pertinent to say.
> Take care. Steph
> "Extreme-cc's" <MrGantlet911(remove)@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> > --
> > > > Hey Charly:
> > > >
> > > > I was Dx'd January 27, 2003 for about a week before dx I had a gum infection that was making
> > > > food taste nasty.so I was basically just drinking juice and soda for about a week. yea I was
> > > > eating too but mostly drinking. I started to turn green and could barely see. I was dx'd
> > > > with a 300fbs. that very day I started a strictly diet that my dietitian gave me and
> > > > followed to the T for 6 months -. while on 1000mg of metformin 2 times a day and 4 mg
> > > > avandia 2 times a day I was able to eat 160carb meals easily. so I halved the medications
> > > > after a while of that I seen I was still able to eat very large meals - I took myself off
> > > > the rest of the medications. last A1C was 5.1 im over do for the next one. I want to do some
> > > > research and see what happens to a non diabetics blood sugar. I guess those 6 months that I
> > > > did really great on my diet and lost 65lbs has given me a nice reward :). Tom
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > > That makes you a fairly common type 2 diabetic. Your underlying
> > > resistance was exacerbated by an infection so that your pancreas was unable to maintain normal
> > > bg levels. Thus you were diagnosed. This indicates a pancreatic defect since a normal pancreas
> > > would have been able to maintain normal glucose levels under those circumstances. Insulin
> > > resistance and a pancreatic defect are the twin requirements
> > > type 2 diabetes.
> > >
> > > Medication brought things under control and the subsequent weight loss reduced your insulin
> > > resistance to the point where your pancreas can
> > > up. You are a type 2 diabetic currently under control with lifestyle modifications (diet,
> > > weight loss, and/or exercise).
> > >
> > > An individual prognosis is impossible, but remember that, on average, type 2 diabetes is a
> > > progressive disease. That is, the underlying mechanisms responsible for your pancreatic
> > > defect, and possibly
> > > resistance in addition to that due to weight, will likely continue.
> > >
> > > The closer to normal your weight, the more exercise you get, and the better your diet, the
> > > longer you are likely to go before your blood sugars again go out of control.
> > it may be progressive - but in a lot of ways *I* am in control of how fast or slow it
> > progresses. it is as close to a second chance as any diabetic can wish for. After reading this
> > reply the first time yesturday - i made a few changes to my diet - i am starting a new battle
> > with my diabetes. as out of shape as i am right now - i can really slow this thing up and
> > probably be in better shape when i am 60 (diabetic wise) then i am now. i have heard it put
> > many different ways but this post really got to me. how does it feel to know with the time it
> > took for
> > to write your reply that you probably helped improve someones health? thanks i needed that.
> > >
> > > Do not make the mistake of believing that just because your bg's are currently normalized that
> > > you are immune to all diabetic
> > > From current research we understand that those with the compromised metabolic systems
> > > associated with diabetes are at elevated risk for diabetic complications, even if their bg
> > > values are not elevated to
> > > diagnostic range.
> > um i didnt hear that :). but i can lower those risks with a healthier
> > style.
> > >
> > > You are lucky that your diabetes was caught at an early stage, you
> > > commend your doctor. You now have the chance to make the changes in
> > > life style that can minimize, or perhaps even avoid, the full
> > > of your disease and the myriad of nasty complications that go with it.
> > actually im pretty mad at my doctor. 2 months before i was dx'd i had a physical and my fbs was
> > 140 at the doctors office. i remember him saying it looked pretty high but thats all he said. i
> > dont know if he didnt believe me that i didnt eat before coming in or what. anything over 125
> > and shouldnt he have tested again? if i
> > drink all that juice and soda and started control sooner i would have been much better off.
> > however you are right i think i am lucky.
> > >
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> > > Charly Coughran ccoughran@DELETE-TO-RESPOND-UCSD.EDU