PRE(?) diabetic?

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   Posted 1/30/2008 12:05 AM (GMT -6)   
The young nurse in my doctor's office told me she is PRE diabetic and on Metformin 1000 twice a day. With out the metformin, her blood sugar goes to 300. She eats whatever she wants. This is diabetic, isn't it?? See what I mean about most doctor here? Go figure.

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   Posted 1/30/2008 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, that is diabetic. My doctor told me any 2 readings where your bs is higher than 126 diabetic and if it was 102-126 it is pre-diabetic. Not real sure about that. I do know that readings in the 300 is without question diabetic.


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   Posted 2/4/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Without question, anything that causes 300 bs is diabetic. There must be other symptoms as well or why would she have tested her sugar in the first place?  I remember the day I decided to test myself and the list of symptoms was long and unmistakeable.
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   Posted 2/6/2008 1:50 AM (GMT -6)   
LOL! She is on metformin which is a blood glucose lowering agent. That alone should tell the story. I AM a diabetic and on a day when I ran out of meds my sugars only went to 147 two hours after a meal! Of course I use my rational human brain and eat low carb because I would like to retain my sight, my feet and the function of my hands... Poor thing is really on the road to heck and isn't even aware of it...

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   Posted 2/6/2008 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I am with you Jeannie:) I sure got more help here than from the doctors. I was let out of hospital with only metformin and no diet plan with bs in the high 400's. I was back to hospital three days later and almost died. THEN, I found this place and trained myself how to eat with all your help. I have a nasty cold and still my bs is staying down. If I ate the ADA diet, I would be in so much trouble. Luckily, I found a Diabetic Clinic that agrres with the low carb diet and even recommends it. Thanks:)
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