Another newly-diagnosed patient

By jcello Latest Reply 2014-07-12 19:15:35 -0500
Started 2014-07-12 17:59:53 -0500

I was diagnosed as Type 2 last month and am terrified. My A1C was 7.4 and my fasting glucose was 167. My doctor tried Metformin first, which made me violently ill, so my he switched me to Oseni 25/15. My fasting numbers are down from the 160s to the low 100s/upper 90s. I test 2 hours after meals and at bedtime; my meter's 14-day average is 106. In addition to overhauling my diet, I do 30-35 minutes of cardio every day and have lost 8 pounds (need to lose another 70). What else should I do before I see the doctor again in 2 months for a follow-up A1C?

Thanks for your input!

3 replies

Irish1951 2014-07-12 19:15:35 -0500 Report

You are doing great. The changes you have made will make a big difference at your next appt. read as much as you can and go in with a list of questions. You'll be surprised how many you will wish you asked after you leave. You may want to keep a separate log of your test numbers including the time. Also track the time you eat and what you eat. Your doctor may want to see it and review with you any changes. Many of us also do "eat to your meter". Basically you adjust what your next meal will be by what your last number was. Good luck and keep us informed.

Glucerna 2014-07-12 18:37:52 -0500 Report

You're making great changes! Ask your doctor for a referral to a diabetes education program where you can learn more about diabetes and how you can best manage it. ~Lynn @Glucerna