By ashes2angel83 Latest Reply 2013-10-08 08:31:51 -0500
Started 2013-10-07 10:48:20 -0500

So I just went to have my blood drawn today for my Preventative Wellness check for my insurance company. I thought I was doing well with everything, in fact when I was at the doctor my blood pressure (which I used to be on pills for) was excellent. I had maintained my weight loss. Well I got the results back from my blood work and my fasting glucose was 299 and my A1C was 9. This is hard for me to digest because this seems to be the one thing in my life that no matter how hard I try I can't seem to get it or keep it under control. So once again he is having me take my Metformin twice a day instead of once a day. I guess I am just frustrated and really don't know where to go from here. I will do what he says because my health is important to me. But how do I stay positive that this change may help? Guess it is just a pity party but i have no clue.

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LauraS 2013-10-08 08:31:51 -0500 Report

I can relate. Everything is good except my numbers. My mornings are really high lately, 210-245! I'm kind of freaking out over it but by the afternoon they do go down to at least 130. Dawn phenomenon! Doc wants me on insulin but I don't want to go that route yet. Waiting for insurance to kick in so I can try some other shot, maybe beyetta.

Young1s 2013-10-07 13:53:10 -0500 Report

Hi there ashes2angel83. Believe me when I say, we've all been there. And more than likely will be there again. No pity party about it at all. Just a good and healthy letting off steam. Let's hope the med change will do the trick. Now it's just a waiting game. Hope your next Wellness check bodes better results.

byrun 2013-10-07 11:59:53 -0500 Report

Good morning my friend!!!! I just did the lab work this morning for my A1C after a 12 hour fast. My home meter read 130 this morning and that is a bit on the high side for me but, I am figuring that is the "liver dump". I'm also trying to get off my Metformin prescription and am curious but not dreading the results. I don't know if your A1C is higher than the last test but I think we have both been off the D-wagon more than on lately. So, wake up calls can be a bit startling and I am glad that you have such a positive attitude. It makes dealing with the frustration a bit easier. Well wishes for you!!!!

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