Well, here's a perfect example of genetic pre-disposition! You sound like me. No matter what I did, my sugars would not come down, and at the time I was diagnosed I had only 6% body fat! (chuckles, Im now at a normal body fat). So what do you do? Aside from trying to use the GI index to balance your carb intake, meds are a really good answer. It will keep you from ballooning out of control on your sugars and doing all kinds of damage to yourself.
Now, as to the Cholesterol !! Sometimes you need a little chemical help. My Endocrinologist is thin as a rail and he takes Lipitor because his cholesterol is elevated and he wants to nip it in the bud. At least he practices what he preaches. The point is, the high Cholesterol and the High BS are two significant risk factors for some sort of cardiac event that you don't need or want. Better to get some medication help now and live longer for it!
Post Edited (Warren) : 5/24/2006 12:10:12 PM (GMT-6)
I can really empathize with your frustration. The difference between us is I'm MUCH more grumpy about it than you are!
I think you need a new endo guy/gal. The cookie cutter approach is not what you need right now. Even if its to go to a clinic vs. an independant doctor, you need someone that will not just treat you by your chart. I know thats hard to find now days when doctors are under pressure to see a set number of "cases" a day, but your present doctor is definately not working for you! Im not going to steer you toward any specific recommendations for diet and meds at this time as you really need to get on a baseline program with a doctor you can communicate with. THEN, we can probably help you with suggestions you can take to your doc to fine tune what you are doing.
Hang in there, and please feel free to yell at healthcare professionals that are treating you like a statistic. It may not bother them in the least but I find its good for the soul!!!