That is very sad about
your Mom and Grandmother. I sort of know how you feel since both of my Brothers died early mainly due to Diabetes complications also. Indeed, I also tried to empower myself as you have since their complications and deaths. The internet, blood glucose meters and carb counting have all helped me a lot with my Diabetes care.
Hmm, I didn't know that ACE inhibitors lower blood glucose. I didn't read that about
the one I am on.
I was on Altace years ago but it caused me nausea and I came close to fainting while on it several times, so my former Endo had changed my med and to a lower dose.
I'm sorry that you were dxd. with Glucoma. How long have you had it? I'm glad that you are being consistant about
your important self care too. It's just what we need to do.
Oh, I also met my new Endo. She's a sweetheart. I'm guessing about
age 34. She seems quite knowledgeable although she didn't know what NLD was....so I showed her(dxd. at age 19). She has more to learn. She was excited to meet me since she doesn't have any other Diabetic patients as old as me(she said it nicer though...long term Diabetic). :D I told her I'd bring my 50 year D medal to the next appt.
She is not just a "book" Dr. and doesn't force her opinions or treatments. She had suggested that I take a statin but when I made a face and commented, she said even a low dose a couple times a week and if I got more muscle pain on top of that from RA, then I could go off of it or change to another one. She was 1/2 hour late but she had picked that day to check in with some of her new patients since they are some of my former Endo's clients. She was taking her time and not rushing us. She was thrilled that I had given her a list of all my medications and other conditions and present and prior complications and treatments. She gave me a year prescript
ion for all my Diabetes meds and equipment. Sorry this is so long. I'll add my test results next time.
Many Diabetics do not agree with taking statins and I've been on the fence. What do you think about
that topic, Lanie?
Type 1 Diabetes - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Hypounawareness - secondary Raynauds - Osteoarthritis - other stuff
Coversyl - Pantoloc(as irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indomethacin - Morphine - Salbutamol - Prednisone - Humalog - Xeljanz - Refresh Ultra - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - Cod Liver Oil Caps - Vit D other OTC
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