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By lee13smith Latest Reply 2013-12-20 17:19:33 -0600
Started 2013-12-18 14:37:46 -0600

I posted my diagnosis seven months ago. My A1C was a 14 then. I take nova log 3-6 units each time i eat and Levemir 14 units at night. I watched what I ate and followed my doctors advice. In August I went back and my A1C was 6.8. She and I were very happy and proud. I recently went back a couple of days ago. My A1C was a 8.5. She wasn't happy. I do admit and did admit that I didn't take my insulin like ordered and I gave into foods that I shouldn't have eaten. Since then I have obeyed her orders and have noticed that my bg levels are lower and that I feel better. I know I'm to blame for slacking. Does anyone know or suggest any supplements (vitamin) to take. I have read garlic, fish oil, omega 3 and a multi vitamin are great. Is this true?

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Glucerna 2013-12-20 17:19:33 -0600 Report

I give you a lot of credit for being honest with yourself and your doctor about why your A1c went up, and now you're feeling better as you manage diabetes. Hopefully that's good incentive for you to continue to stay on track. I would talk with your doctor about her ideas on any supplements before you take anything. ~Lynn @Glucerna

haoleboy 2013-12-19 18:51:03 -0600 Report

I take a daily multi-vitamin and a daily Iron/B 12/C/Folic Acid supplement
"If you have type 1 diabetes, you may have a B12 deficiency called pernicious anemia, because your immune system attacks the intrinsic factor protein. If you have type 2 diabetes and are taking metformin, the most widely prescribed type 2 drug, you may experience B12 deficiency at some point. This is because metformin interferes with the absorption of the B12-intrinsic factor complex from the small intestine."
Diabetics are also prone to vitamin D deficiency but rather than taking a supplement I try and spend a lot of time outdoors.

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