Although I am new to this forum, I do make occasional posts on another forum on this site... the Prostate Cancer forum.
Two or three years ago my doctor diagnosed me "borderline diabetic" after a fasting blood sugar test reading of 139. No other test was taken. As a matter of fact, until I read Jeannie's post below, I did not even know there was another test. He prescribed Metformin and I have taken it consistently since the diagnostic.
One year ago my doctor was very please after my A1c turned out in the high normal range (I don't remember what it was, but seems like it was something like 6.5). He said I was doing very well and I had been watching my intake carefully. However for the last six months or so, I have not been watching it. My fasting morning finger prick normally ran about 103. Over the holidays, I binged. No other word for it.
Two days ago I checked my morning glucose level at int was 129 in one finger, and 136 in another (go figure?). In other words, it was high, was it not? Yesterday it was 127. Today it was 120.
Would anyone venture a guess about my condition? I will have a physical in early February. How should I talk to the new doctor about this? What should I ask him?
07/05 - Biopsy: Suspicious looking cells.
12/27/06 - Biopsy
1/24/07 - Dignosed cancer: Gleasn Grade: 3+3=6
02-14-07 Radical Open Nerve-sparing surgery
Pathology Stage of cancer: T2c
4-18-07: First Post-Op psa = 0.011
05/31/07: Cystoscope reveals "Stricture"
06/12/07: Procedure to remove stone & dilate uretha at stricture: Successful procedure.
8/16/07: Start bleeding again in urine. Get to see a new urologist same day.
8/20/07: Go back to dr. for cystoscope. "No sign of stricture"! Wonderful news! Still leaking.
8/31/07: Back to new urologist for regular check up & received 2nd post-op Psa. It was 0.05
8/31/07: First Bio Feedback session.
9/19/07: Finished 4 Bio Feedback sessions. No imporovement with leaking.
9/26/07 - Started injections
10/27-07 - Began using clamp at uro's encouragement.
1/6/08 - Still incontinent & impotent... and still "down."