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Date Joined Aug 2005
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   Posted 7/17/2006 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
since i have been told i was a type 1 diabetic after treatment for 9 months of insulin  and was going into a lot of hypos then i was told i was type 2 as it was the steroid tablets i was on that was spiking me high levels and as i was coming off those  i was producing my own insulin again this was causing the hypo's so the doctor told me that anyway,should i be considering changing my diet trying to avoid potatoes and stuff that spike's your levels,
current medication is metformin and novonorm
personally i dont think this medication is doing the trick as i'm getting readings first thing in morning between 10 and 11 uk reading

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 7/19/2006 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
You have been working on this for almost a year now. I believe it's time to get a new doctor who is actually interested in helping you return to normal sugar levels and getting you the diabetic teaching that you need. Most of your posts indicate that your doctor has been woefully inadequate at providing you with the information that you must have to take control of your life. There are classes taught by dieticians, nurses and medical assistants for diabetics. There are tons of books available. Your doctor should be able to point you in the right direction to arm you with the weapons you need to fight this disease. THIS IS YOUR LIFE WE ARE TALKING about HERE! I'm not so sure that your doctor gets that!

Remember, this is my own opinion, but I would strongly recommend that you start seeing an endocrinologist who knows what he/she is doing instead of the person that you have been seeing. This is way too long for you to be messing around with a doctor who really hasn't figured out what is what. Diabetes isn't a guessing game. Actual diagnosis is possible and should be arrived at before a year of testing! Get a new doctor!
~ Jeannie

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

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