Hi im new to this forum and found out i have diabetes2 since nov 05

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Diligent
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Date Joined May 2006
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   Posted 5/1/2006 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Hi my name is Irene i found out i was diabetic in nov last year,which was a shock as ive now decided to eat healthier when i can and do some exercise every day where possible.
 
My blood sugars are quite good 5.6-9.5 vary most days that is before going to bed.
 
I think i need to do more exercise to keep them in the lower range of blood sugars. I have bought a Ltt a lateral thigh trainer off t.v network it is good am going to use it this week and see how i get on with it.
 
 
Diligent.

desertdiabetic
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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 5/1/2006 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Irene, Welcome to the forum.

For some reason people(myself included for the longest time) believe that exercise is important but don't really follow through. It took me a full year to get into a good program. I encourgage you to follow through and believe it or not you will really enjoy the results.

You are correct to shoot for lower blood glucose levels. More and more we hear that the key to heading off complications are done best by keeping those numbers down. Below 5.5 fasting is almost a standard anymore. You will see some people hanging on to the older higher approaches. Well, now is not the time for this conversation. Keep up with the forum, post and respond to others questions and you will get a good education on diabetes. Look on the main page and you will find links to streaming videos on diabetes, if you have a high speed Internet connection, anyway. Research is the key to learning what has to be learned to make informed decisions.

Anyway, welcome again...
type 2 - dx 12/04
metformin 500mg 3x - avanda 2mg 2x


Warren
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   Posted 5/1/2006 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Irene,

An acceptable blood sugar level for a person who does not have diabetes is 3.8-6.1 mmol/L before meals and 4.4-7.0 mmol/L, one or two hours after meals. When you have diabetes, acceptable blood sugar levels range between 4-7 mmol/L (before meals) and 5-10 mmol/L (2 hours after meals). Assuming you eat about 5 hours before you go to bed, you are not doing very well with your numbers.  If you were diagnosed in November as diabetic and not given any medication, I would STRONGLY suggest you go back to the doctor and discuss your blood sugar numbers AND your diagnosis.  You should probably start with some sort of medication.

scool Warren

PS - Avand (i) a


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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

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Diligent
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   Posted 5/3/2006 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Warren,

I was put on metformin when i was diagnosed in nov last year they are my numbers while on metformin so would i still need to go back or not 2x 500mgs.

Thanks

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Warren
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   Posted 5/3/2006 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Irene,
 
Well your numbers last november don't do you much good except for last november.  BUY a glucose meter (shop around because there are lottsa deals where you can get them for very little money if you do some looking).
 
TEST yourself right after you wake up in the morning and see where you are.  For a newly diagnosed type 2, this morning number is initially the most important as it tells us whats happening to your body when you're not eating...in other words, what should  be your baseline.  IF that number is out of bounds then you should by all means start the meds you were prescribed again (just let the doctor know your doing this). 
 
Metformin has a wide variety of other things it does to help protect a diabetic besides just lowering your insulin resistence so you might want to reconsider your decision to stop taking it.
 
Get those numbers and we can certainly be of more help from there.
 
scool  Warren
It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not. - James Gordon, M.D.
What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease. - George Dennison Prentice

I can only please one person per day, today is not your day...tomorrow doesn't look good either.

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