I'd love a response too. I know there's someone around here who can explain it. hint hint
Come on all you brainiacs. I know you're hiding around here somewhere.
You're a itty bitty thing. I'm 5'2" and fighting my darndest to stay above 103. My healthy weight is a muscular 112-115. My fastings jumped up and down for quite a while. At first the gp thought the sugar problem was due to the hyperthyroidism but that's not been an issue for over a year now. In March, he formally diagnosed me DMII. He gave me a meter July a year ago and had me watch the fastings. Around xmas he told me to test 4 times a day and determine what diet works for me. He also told me to start using fish oil and as long as I keep my HDL at 60 or above, I can eat as much fat as I want. I now eat mostly Angus beef and veggies. I get all the hubby's fat and chicken skin off his plate too. We're play Jack Sprat and his wife.
The other thing I'm finding is that stress shoots it up. Folks just left here a little while ago. I was getting ready to eat lunch after they left and checked and found I was at 230. I won't go into the stress issue there but it has to do with the fact that I haven't told em about these medical issues and my mom kept asking me if I was sure I'm alright. I've got a customer who got me to 334. He is the most frustrating person I've ever run into in my life.
The gp's been following the a1c level. I can't take medications cause of contraindications and he said he's going to start me on insulin when the a1c's above 6.5. He said he'd like to see it at 5.5. I've been on Lyrica and codeine since late last fall for intercostal neuralgia. We both figured, based on the logs that I was going to blow a 7 on this last one. It was 5.9 but a review of the other labs prompted a workup for hemolytic anemia. Turns out I have hemolysis without anemia and it looks like it's been around for a while. For at least as long as he's been following the a1c's. I also flunked the neuro exam and am going for an mri of the head and brainstem on thursday.
So here I sit. Looks like I've got falsely lowered a1c levels and pretty severe neuro problems and to top it off, I feel like crap and he's looking for lesions in the brain or a possible malignancy.
I'm just so confused right now, I don't know which way to spin.