A1c Secrets: Type 2 Diabetes

By jigsaw Latest Reply 2014-06-27 09:22:19 -0500
Started 2014-06-25 13:00:33 -0500

I thought this article clarified it's point concerning A1c beautifully. The author put it all together so well, that I thought I would post it for all to see!
See if you agree, and let us know if you don't! That's what it's all about, and a friendly debate can always be informative and entertaining.


14 replies

Pegsy 2014-06-25 21:36:33 -0500 Report

Great article. I plan to read a couple of her books too. Thanks for posting!

jigsaw 2014-06-26 08:17:11 -0500 Report

Glad you liked it! Gathering info, has been one of the most valuable and critical things, that I've done for my diabetes. Whether I agree, or disagree, it all helps to steer me in a direction of better diabetes, and health mgmt.

Glucerna 2014-06-25 19:21:05 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing this article. What an amazing woman! I really like her no-nonsense approach to insulin: she wasn't getting the BG management she wanted and started insulin. Also, she mentions the value in protecting beta cells by starting insulin early. Often we think that using insulin somehow implies failure, when it's just another tool in the tool box. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jigsaw 2014-06-26 08:11:08 -0500 Report

I love the idea of protecting beta cells! When I was on oral meds, a few of my doctors mentioned that my pancreas would eventually burn out. One endo told me that he preferred Metformin for that reason. I could not handle Met, and after about two years, I got off of it. Since going on insulin, I feel much better, bg is very well controlled, and I have experienced zero side effects. I do produce my own insulin, so taking additional insulin is my choice. To protect ones beta cells , is a blessing.

Glucerna 2014-06-26 17:52:05 -0500 Report

I think that protecting beta cells is something that PWD either don't know about, or feel that it's just not possible. Research is providing more evidence about the possibility of preserving beta cell function, and one of the keys appears to be early diagnosis and treatment of pre-diabetes. I'm really glad insulin is working so well for you. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jigsaw 2014-06-27 09:22:19 -0500 Report

Thankyou Lynn! It would be terrific, if research finds more definitive, and in depth info on beta cell preservation. I had one endo, that felt it was possible, and another that simply stated that pancreas burnout was inevitable. Personally, I have no idea one way or another. I do know that I will do the best I can to preserve health, and hopefully my pancreas. As a matter of fact, I think I'll look into beta cell preservation and learn a bit more on the subject!

Type1Lou 2014-06-25 14:00:41 -0500 Report

Loved the article and Gretchen's approach…without having her background, I changed my eating habits after reading Dr Richard Bernstein's book and went lower carb than the ADA advocated…it's worked for me. Thanks for sharing!

jigsaw 2014-06-25 17:09:40 -0500 Report

I think it's really a matter of gathering good info from reliable and respectable sources, along with hands on experience, to determine the best food choices, meds, or so called elixirs.

GabbyPA 2014-06-25 13:46:14 -0500 Report

She is my twin in spirit....I want to live on a sheep farm. LOL
Very well done and she knew what to do for herself and seems to be a no nonsense kind of gal that just does it. I like that.

jigsaw 2014-06-25 17:13:24 -0500 Report

She certainly appears to have it together. Seems she is very flexible, and open minded in her thinking! That's something I'm working on everyday. I enjoyed every bit of her ideas, and opinions.

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