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August 21st, 2006

new, lower weight, lower blood sugar @ 08:50 am

Location: Apartment - WFH
Mood: pleased pleased
Music: Fans

For the last month and a half I have been having 2 Dannon Light-n-Fit yogurts in the morning, most mornings instead of my usual one or two muffins from the office cafeteria.

On the weekends at camp, I've been trying to keep away from the set of three fantastically tasty and almost bigger then the plate pancakes that Ron at the Hillside Cafe makes and have a ham and cheese omlette and fruit.

The numbers
Date
(blood draw)
Glucose
(mg/Dl)
Hemoglobin A1C
(%)
2006.08.09 106 6.4
2006.04.18 117 6.8
2006.01.16 145 7.9
2003.04.25 105 6.1
2002.08.24 131 7.3


weight = 302# (down from 320+#)
yay!
 
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From:biggaloot
Date:August 21st, 2006 02:50 pm (UTC)
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Good for you that you have been controlling your glucose. I don't know if you've had any complications from your diabetes, but believe me, if you haven't, if you keep up these numbers, odds are you won't ever! And that's great. If you have, you know hoa they SUCK, and you want to arrest any further developments.

I'm doing the Medifast thing now, and between that and my active weightlifting, my morning fasting glucose has fallen 80 points, on average.

Keep up the good work. :)
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:August 22nd, 2006 12:09 pm (UTC)
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I don't think that I've had complications, but then again, I'm not sure if the blood clots that I've had in my legs are related to the diabetes or not.

During this last visit to the lab, the technician handed me a covered jar and me go pee in it. I have the results and from what little I can tell from the report I don't have a problem there either.

...80 points... wow! congrats! um, what were your numbers before that you could tolerate an 80 point drop?

Likewise, keep up the good work!
From:detailbear
Date:August 22nd, 2006 05:07 pm (UTC)
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High blood sugars levels can damage the cell walls in the veins. When the parts damaged are the valves, it can lead to problems with varicose veins and blood pooling in the legs causing swelling, especially when combined with sedentary lifestyle. Pooled blood can tend to clot more readily.

Since I've being hitting the gym harder lately, my varicose veins in my ankles have been clearing up quite a bit.
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From:biggaloot
Date:August 22nd, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
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my fasting number in the morning was ranging from 190 to 220. It would come down during the day to 1bout 135, but that was still way too high. Ther is a relatively large minority of us whose numbers are highest in the morning. Go fgure. When I was first diagnosed five years ago, my draw was 312.

Weightlifting is one of the best exercises for a type 2 diabetic, epecially if you can endure a progressively increasing weight program. So between lifting and this diet I am following, my morning number has dropped to the range of 108 to 130. Still a little higher than normal, i'd like to see the upper limit of that range be qround 110, but it's not in a damaging range now, which I am thankful for. By mid afternoon, my number is uually down at 100 or below.
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From:rwcubdad
Date:August 21st, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC)
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Congrats! I know how hard it is, so many yummy food temptations out there.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:August 22nd, 2006 12:11 pm (UTC)
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[hug]
quite true, and sugar is lurking EVERYWHERE, waiting to draw ya' in and push up your blood sugars.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:August 22nd, 2006 12:15 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I'm trying, but sometimes it ain't easy!

yup, the glucose and A1C numbers are from blood tests. I'm also on coumadin because my blood likes to clot in my legs and need to get the PT/inr - prothrombin time checked frequently, the doc would like monthly, but I don't go that often. Getting my glucose and A1C is as easy as another vial or two when I'm in the lab for the PT/inr blood draw...

How are your numbers?
From:detailbear
Date:August 21st, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
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Good for you.

Are you on any meds, or is it just the diet and exercise? I'm managing to maintain 90 to 108 equivalent but I'm on 3 meds.

HUGS.
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:August 22nd, 2006 12:22 pm (UTC)
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[HUG!]
Metformin (Glucophage) 500mg twice a day. and other meds, but not for diabetes.

congrats on your good numbers!

The company has contracted with The Mayo Clinic to provide employees with several different types of counseling, I am in the Diabetes Advisor program, a advisor nurse sets up a call with you to chat about your health, health related concerns, send you literature and books, etc. They will also monitor your medical tests for trends, etc, but I haven't signed that paperwork yet.

The nurse is soft spoken, non-judgemental and quite knowledgable.
From:detailbear
Date:August 22nd, 2006 05:10 pm (UTC)
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I'm on metformin, avandia and glyburide. Dropping 20 pounds might get me off one or more of them.
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From:choochoo68
Date:August 21st, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC)
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this would also explain the excessive hornyness LOL
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From:geekbearjeff
Date:August 22nd, 2006 12:23 pm (UTC)
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your's or mine? heh!
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From:choochoo68
Date:August 22nd, 2006 01:18 pm (UTC)
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YES LOL

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