A nurse practitioner came to my home last week. This is something they do once a year to check your blood pressure, health concerns, etc. We got to talking about diabetes. She asked if I was on medication and I said no. I told her that my diabetes had started a few years back when I'd been in the hospital for pneumonia and was taking steroids. She told me that I was not a diabetic but, like in gestational diabetes, I was a secondary diabetic, in affect a temporary one. This really surprised me as I'd not heard of this before. My blood sugars had really been seriously low on Metformin and I would tell my doctor but he was resistant to take me off it, so I think I stopped it myself. My blood sugars continued to be in normal range, very often high 70s to mid 80s.
I'm wondering how many people have this same condition and are still being pushed to use diabetes meds that they really don't need and can actually cause seriously low blood sugars. I was actually almost passing out and my doctor still wouldn't listen. I have lost a lot of weight since my illness too and that could also be a factor.
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