High A1C

runthe
By runthe Latest Reply 2011-03-26 13:13:59 -0500
Started 2011-03-24 14:44:32 -0500

Hi all, i went to the diabetic clinic today and they told me that my a1c was at 13. I was told that with numbers like these I am a high candidate for having a heart attack and stroke. They put it out there and told me that I need to get it together. i tlod them that I will. Yesterday I ask my rheumatologist if he can take me off of prednisone and methx. because of my increase od my blood sugar and he said he will see when I come back in three months. After today I will be taking myself off of my meds so that I can work on my diabetes. I am so frustrated with all of this. I am so depress right now. I have been crying all morning and now I have a headache and stuffy nose. You are the only ones that understand me. thanks for letting me vent.
Lots of internet hugs.


9 replies

wiggleworm
wiggleworm 2011-03-26 13:13:59 -0500 Report

Its easier said than done. I have Dawn Phenomenon, no insurance, so no pills to help. Its really upsetting! I wouldn't know what my A1c is. Good luck to yah Runthe…:)

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-03-25 22:26:51 -0500 Report

I am sorry you are caught between your medical problems. Stopping some medicines abrubtly can be a risky thing to do. I hope you can get your Drs. to work together instead of leaving you feeling like you are trapped etween their difering advice,

squog master
squog master 2011-03-25 09:44:07 -0500 Report

I have RA also. When I had hernia surgery in 7/09 it got infected. While in the hosp I was taken off all except the prednisone. They even brought my Rheu in on the case. He helped them understand the I really needed the pred but it does slow down the healing process so he prescribed a minimum of 5 mgs. I don't know how much you take but maybe you can cut down on the amount instead of going off. Also you should not stop pred cold turkey, you have to be weaned off that.

Dev
Dev 2011-03-25 09:32:00 -0500 Report

Is it possible for you to make your rheumatologist talk to your diabetic clinic directly? May be that will help them understand your treatment dilemma better than you being a go between. They can together hash out the differences and work on you as a whole than just the parts of you. just a thought.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-03-24 19:10:33 -0500 Report

Oh Ruthie....I am so sorry to hear of the dilema you are facing. I am more sorry that your rheumatologist is not more willing to work with you. There have to be some alternatives. They may not be quite as painfree, but sometimes we have to look at the choices. Cry all you want and get it out of your system. Then push on and do what you know to be best to meet your goals. We are here for you girlie...HUGS!!

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