Hba1C result/glucosamine

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N17
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   Posted 1/17/2006 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Got my Hba1C result back yesterday.  Went from 8.8 a few months ago to 5.8.  My doc also said that if I was to keep things going as they are, I'd probably ace another glucose tolerance test.  A bit relieved to hear it, although other tests are ongoing.  Recent months (including Christmas) have seen my blood sugar levels at around 6.0 mmol/L.  I've just got to guard against complacency and see how things go. I asked him about taking multivitamins and he wasn't too enthused at all.  He did OK the taking glucosamine to help my creaking joints.  I must lose more weight if I am to keep this rotten disease at bay.  Ah well, onwards and upwards.
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Warren
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   Posted 1/17/2006 9:00 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi N17,

I don't know what it is about doctors and vitamin supplements but I've found the response you've run into to be almost universal.  Vitamins are not going to hurt you and may actually help you.  Just dont' overdo the oil soluable vitamins like A, D and E.  Lottsa B vitamins will help keep your metabolism working at a higher level and help you with burning those pounds, so by all means take your vitamin supplements.

Great test results btw!!

scool Warren
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What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. - George Dennison Prentice


N17
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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 1/18/2006 12:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Warren said...

Hi N17,

I don't know what it is about doctors and vitamin supplements but I've found the response you've run into to be almost universal.  Vitamins are not going to hurt you and may actually help you.  Just dont' overdo the oil soluable vitamins like A, D and E.  Lottsa B vitamins will help keep your metabolism working at a higher level and help you with burning those pounds, so by all means take your vitamin supplements.

Great test results btw!!

scool Warren

Hi Warren
 
Yep, it seems like doctors treat vitamins like they are voodoo medicine, or the product of quacks.  I suppose they think it is not a big leap from that to the dreaded natural medicine (ooooooh!).  To be fair to the bloke, he did say that if I really wanted to, I could take them, but in small bursts.  Something like a couple a day for a week then nothing for a few weeks.  Anyhoo, that's the story so far. 
 
Cheers
 
Brian (N17)
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 1/18/2006 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Brian,
One thing I learned in nurse's training... Doctors receive almost no teaching in the diet/nutrition/vitamin area of patient care. Because that area is almost always handled by another department in the hospital they just don't need to learn it. In fact, doctors are not always the best fed persons on the planet, either.

Balancing the human diet with enough nutrition, fiber, vitamins and minerals is one of the most difficult things that moms have to learn when they start feeding a family. That is when I started to really home in on what was best for my fam. And when I was trying to get spinach and brocolli into feisty little four year olds I found chewable vitamins to be a life saver! I look at vitamins as an insurance policy. Everything is there for your body to use if it needs it. And some vitamins are absolute necessities to life! I had a baby sister born without a brain because my mom didn't get enough folic acid at a crutial time in the baby's nervous system development. We know now that a multivitamin would have saved her life and she would have been born normal.

The secret is as always... all things in moderation.
~ Jeannie

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