wodin: great news!

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LanieG
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   Posted 9/9/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -7)   
On 8/27, wodin wrote: "I'm running from the low 90s to around 120, usually the higher readings are in the mornings. A1C a couple of weeks ago was 6.2%. My diabetes nurse cut my MetFormin dose from one in the morning and one at night, to just the night time one.

I'm stoked! :)
 
And today, he wrote: "Even more stoked!

I got an email from my diabetes nurse taking me completely off MetFormin. My BGL this morning, 36 hours since my last dose was 103.

Post Edited (LanieG) : 9/9/2010 7:54:23 PM (GMT-6)


LanieG
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   Posted 9/9/2010 6:56 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)   That's fantastic!  Congratulations!  Tell us how you've done this!
 
(I thought it would be better to bring your posts up front as a new topic rather than at the end of another thread.)
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wodin
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   Posted 9/13/2010 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lani,

Even better news and even more stoked! After a couple of weeks at one MetFormin per day and good numbers, last week Naomi decided to cut out the MetFormin altogether. Since then my numbers have been very consistent at >110 in the mornings and low 90s at night.

Since my type two was steroid induced, and once off the steroids, it usually resolves, I think that is what happened. My PCP said it would take a few months, and after six months steroid free, I had thought that “usually” didn’t apply to me and I had resigned myself to the life of a type two. I learned to be more careful with my diet and began planning my routines around my finger sticks. I still can’t abide by exercise, and lead a rather sedentary life, so that’s a negative. But overall it hasn’t been a bad experience.

Now that it looks like my steroid diabetes has resolve, I still remain a pre-diabetic, and can’t afford to fall back to my old habits; and I still need to watch my diet, but since I've been pre for years now, I should have been doing that anyway.

All in all, it’s been a positive experience, and has taught me a valuable lesson. Now if I could just bring myself to get on the treadmill a couple of times per week, life would be grand.

Post Edited (wodin) : 9/13/2010 11:40:05 AM (GMT-6)


Phishbowl
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   Posted 9/13/2010 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
That's awesome, wodin! I like to read about people's successes - it gives encouragement to the rest of us :-)

Cheers,
Kris

LanieG
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   Posted 9/13/2010 6:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I congratulate you, too.  You've done a great job taking care of yourself and following a food plan to help bring down the blood sugar!  I agree with you about this experience, although mine is different from yours.  Since I was 'forced' to test my blood sugar with a meter because my doctor was concerned about my fasting tests rising over the years, I've resolved to be more healthy not only in diet but in activity.  Good job, wodin. 
yeah  
Lanie

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wodin
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   Posted 10/12/2010 1:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I got my A1C results back yesterday, it was 6.7 percent; up from 6.2%. I guess I'm not completely out of the woods yet!
Proctosigmoiditis
67 year old male
Diagnosed Feb 2007
Currently in remission X 1 Year
Contracted Steroid induced diabetes during last flare, It seems to have resolved after 10 Months Steroid free
6 Grams/Day Colazal
Nicotine therapy , primarily electronic cigarettes supplemented by Nicorett lozenges

LanieG
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   Posted 10/12/2010 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Rats, then you really do have to stick to a strict way of eating reducing the carbs.  Hang in there.  yeah
Lanie

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very low carb way of eating

Jeannie143
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   Posted 10/13/2010 10:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Still, all in all, great going! Glad to hear the "pretty good" news.
~ Jeannie
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wodin
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   Posted 10/15/2010 11:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Had an email from my diabetes nurse saying my twice daily BGLs were up a little but still below her target of 130. She asked :

”Hi Mr. Wodin. Blood sugars are little higher off of the metformin but still within the acceptable range of <130. We can continue you off of the metformin or if you are really struggling with the diet, we can restart the metformin. Naomi.”

I answered:

“Thanks Naomi,

I've gotten used to watching what I eat, and it's better for me. I think without the meds and just keep an eye on it is for the best.

Wodin”
Proctosigmoiditis
67 year old male
Diagnosed Feb 2007
Currently in remission X 1 Year
Contracted Steroid induced diabetes during last flare, It seems to have resolved after 10 Months Steroid free
6 Grams/Day Colazal
Nicotine therapy , primarily electronic cigarettes supplemented by Nicorett lozenges

TVEditor
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   Posted 10/15/2010 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Great wodin~! Keep it up :-)
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LanieG
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   Posted 10/16/2010 5:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Wodin, I think your nurse is a reasonable person!  That's a great combination!  Good luck then.  I think you're doing great. 
Lanie

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