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Redgold,

I somehow missed your post !!!!

I am on the thyroid board most of the time.......I also have nodules and have been all through thyroidland..........: (

My A1c is 5.8 and my Endo was very happy with that. ??? all my fasting and 2 hour blood sugars were good.......

I saw my Endo this week........he was very unhappy with my Lip profile and that I am still having some stomach upset with the Metformin........so he put me on Janumet which has Metformin 500 in each tablet.....I take it twice a day. I am only on my 3rd day and I feel great on it......no one bit of stomach upset...........

I head to Las Vegas for a convention tomorrow..........will be traveling for the next 10 days so it good to know I will not have an upset stomach.

He also told me to take Garlic everyday and fish oil if I can not eat enough good fish........here in Arkansas???? Good salmon is hard to get.

So I will let you know what happens..........he also recommended Oz's book !!!!! he likes his diet book.....

are you on the weight loss board?

Janumet is very expensive but my Insurance pays for it.........my co pay is only $25.00........

Oleander

Talk about too much eating and drinking...I am trying to be good.

I am doing great on the Janumet..........not one problem......no gas, no diarrhea, feel great.. It has 1000 of metformin in it.

Yes the 2 Hour GTT is very very very important as is the 2 hour GTT Insulin test...... my fasting insulin was normal and my 2 hour was sky high........so no one has ever checked my 2 hour insulin or frankly it has been 20 years since I had a 2 hour GTT...........even with all the diabetes in my family.??????

I am sorry about your results.................at least you know now.........

I will start back on the probiotics....


Wanalive............see if your Doctor will switch your medication........ are you following a low glycemic diet and exercising?

I will write more later.............have to get these heels off !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oleander
Redgold,

I am glad you are feeling better...........yes I agree about the Doctors.......I started through a maze of thyroid Docs and had the same encounters.......their answers were to take my thyroid out......I saw 7 different Docs in 15 months.......... the last 2 were great. None of them wanted to think.......they sure liked my insurance.

My brother found out he was a type 1 at age 48 !!!! Type 1..it can happen. He has been on insulin now for 1o years...........I also had 9/15 and 7/13 7/15 twins.....large babies so I have the history and all the signs..........I did have a 2 hour gtt and it was normal..........my insulin was sky high.

Keep working out and doing what you are doing.........getting old is B-----. I agree...........but keep at it.........that is all we can do. So far so good with my Janumet......

I will be home in 2 days and can write more........................Oleander