What criteria is used to define "Uncontrolled" Diabetes?

Bright_Angel
By Bright_Angel Latest Reply 2013-01-29 21:47:36 -0600
Started 2013-01-29 21:08:06 -0600

I am new here-and this is something I deal with, even though i use a combination of injectable/oral meds for Type 2 diabetes. No two people or specialists seem to agree?


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MAYS
MAYS 2013-01-29 21:47:36 -0600 Report

Welcome to the family!
If you are taking prescription medications, monitoring and managing your diet and exercising yet your blood glucose numbers are somewhat erratic in spite of this, you may have what is termed "Brittle Diabetes" many people believe that it can only occur in type 1 diabetics but that is not true, it can also occur in type 2 diabetics.

http://www.diabetes.co.uk/brittle-diabetes.html

http://www.bouldermedicalcenter.com/articles/...

draco59
draco59 2013-01-29 21:40:14 -0600 Report

Hi,
I've been a type 2 for almost 7 yrs. now, very controlled. I've also been a MLT for over 30 yrs, I've seen sugars as low as 5 and as high as over 750 (machine only went that high. So an uncontrolled diabetic is where you can't keep your sugar in the range that the doctors were set, but in the last 5 to 10 yrs, they started using A1C, all recommendations are it around 6. But that depends on the person. What meds are you on? I started seeing an Endocrinologist in March of last year. He's worked wonders, I've lost 60 lbs and on half my blood pressure meds and just on Victoza (injectable) once a day, my sugars run between about 75 to close to 170, depending on what I eat and what time…
Hope I was able to help at least a little…
Have a wonderful evening :)
Brian

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