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   Posted 7/23/2008 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
while I was in hospital (full explanation on chronic  pain forum)  they did an a1c test on me it was either over 9 or 11. I do not like taking pills because of the side effects plus i forget allot. I know this may sound crazy but I would rather be on the needle because I woud not have all the side effect of the pills any hints of how to talk to my doctor about this
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Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, Asthma, degenerative disc disease, facet disease, osteoarthritis, hypertension

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   Posted 7/23/2008 8:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Skeeter, you need to be very honest with your doctor and hope your doctor will listen to your concerns.  Your blood sugar is very high and needs to be brought down.  This can be partially done by changing your diet and lifestyle (exercise) and losing weight if you need to.  However, sometimes we have to take pills even if we don't want to, so this is why you and your doctor have to discuss your diagnosis and what therapy he suggests.  There are various oral medications for diabetes and there are injections.  Talk to your doctor.  Let us know how that goes, ok?

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   Posted 7/23/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Just be honest and tell the doc what you told us. Should work. Most doctors are ok with the new human cloned insulin. One thing, though, it will really goof up your insurance if you change jobs or lose your insurance. Something to consider.
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