New to type 2

nickdav
By nickdav Latest Reply 2014-07-27 17:02:10 -0500
Started 2014-07-24 11:55:32 -0500

Just got diagnosed with type 2. Is 106 morning glucose reading and after dinner between 135-166 bad readings. I am supposed to be taking metphorim, but trying to diet without taking mess. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks


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nickdav
nickdav 2014-07-24 20:16:14 -0500 Report

To clarify what happend was this. I had a kidney stone during that week. Blood in the urine and for what I researched can cause you to have abnormally high levels. That's why I shared the history and range of 106-166 includes range am to dinner after 2 hours with out meds. No if I wait until I get the ac1 to 6.5 or slightly lower. What will that do for my chances for life insurance? I also have a broken foot and can't run yet. So once it heals game on. Also carbs and processed sugars are being eliminated from diet. Started weight at 215, now avg 194. My goal is 170 or 160 of weight to lose. I am following up with dr soon. My ultimate goal is to be healthy and have my family be healthy. I know there are ways to reverse db2 and control with life style change as per biggest loser. But I wasn't that heavy. So my question is still stimming to insurance and do they look at history of medical or current levels and on to determine for me not to pay double rates. I want to pay normal rates or is that impossible anymore since this is in my medical record.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-07-24 22:08:57 -0500 Report

I know less about insurance underwriting than I do about medicine but that never has stopped me from voicing my opinion, so …
I think you are looking at higher premiums.
If they can get your records from your doctor you're toast. If they test you now your blood glucose would need to be <100 fasting and Aic <5.7
You have a lot of misconceptions about diabetes … how heavy you were has (had) very little if anything to do with your elevated Blood Glucose Levels.

nickdav
nickdav 2014-07-27 12:50:07 -0500 Report

So far I have maintained 98-106 in the am. I'm being positive for the first 25 days if changing diet. just figuring things out. The elevated levels were and are caused because of bad eating habitats, thanks for your advice and opinions. I was just explaining my history through early posts. I'm being positive through this process, reluctant at first because of the finger prick. W

nickdav
nickdav 2014-07-24 18:07:38 -0500 Report

We'll let me explain how my eating habits were 4 years. Bags if popcorn maybe bag of chips Chinese Buffett. Mcdonalds 2 sandwiches in the am. And that doesn't even count dinner. I have since then cut all that stuff out with sugars mostly cookies ice cream. My levels were at 368 when diagnosed 25 days ago. The reason for the background is that I need advice about insurance. Is it a bad time to get life ins while this is going on. Also has anyone ever purchased life ins during d2. I will look at the link soon.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-07-24 19:41:03 -0500 Report

Yes you can get life insurance if you have diabetes and yes you will pay more than a non-diabetic.
Consider this though …
The most critical measure of control for underwriters when reviewing diabetes is your HbA1c levels. Your HbA1c is a measure of diabetic control over a period of time.
Best Case - Your HbA1c is less than 7, you have no complications from diabetes, your blood pressure and cholesterol are controlled. Your diabetes is well controlled, your weight is ideal, you exercise, eat healthy, and stay compliant with your physician's orders, taking diabetes medication when you are supposed to
Diabetes diagnosis prior to age 50 will negatively impact your life insurance rate, but with good diabetic control, etc.. this can be overcome..

But aren't you ignoring the elephant in the room? Your BGL was 368 at diagnosis! That should be your concern. Are you aware of the complications that can occur?
Also I should point out that it is not about eliminating "sugar". It is about reducing the amount of carbohydrates you take in at any given time. The foods you described are every bit as damaging, if not more so, than the "cookies and ice cream" Exercise, a healthy low carb diet and medication (should you decide to take it) will help to ward off those nasty(sometimes fatal) complications.

Steve

nickdav
nickdav 2014-07-24 14:40:26 -0500 Report

2nd reply. Also the 106 range is normally in am/first thing. Am ranges between 106-120. Dinner before is 120-140 sometimes, and 2 hr after wards is between 140-166. I mainly stay below 155 after eating.

nickdav
nickdav 2014-07-24 14:37:00 -0500 Report

Yeah you can send the link. I was supposed to take the medicine but wanted to do research first. Also I am happy that I have lost 20 pounds since then. Do you think those levels are prediabetic range or still diabetic range? I am worried because I want to apply for life insurance for family since I'm 34.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-07-24 15:01:09 -0500 Report

pre-diabetes, type 2 diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance …
how ever you slice it your Blood glucose levels are not within "normal" ranges and left untreated will cause complications … this is a progressive disease and while I understand your reluctance to start meds getting ahead of this early really makes s difference.
I would encourage you to research metformin and have a discussion with your doctor about the benefits and possible side effects … starting metformin is not a life sentence and it might just be the help you need to "nip this in the bud".

namaste
-Steve

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-07-24 14:57:33 -0500 Report

those numbers put you in the range of diabetes IMHO. That determination is best made by a MD.

The meal plan to which I referred may be found here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...

Please do me the kindness of once you're done reading the discussion please add your posting to the discussion to tell us what you thought of it.

Praying it helps you
James

jayabee52
jayabee52 2014-07-24 13:45:18 -0500 Report

Howdy Nick
WELCOME to DC!
Actually your post meal numbers aren't bad at all. They were taken 2 hrs after you ate, correct?

I am one who had been on Met for a while, and then on insulin for a while and now I am manage my BG (blood glucose) levels through a seriously restricted eating plan. I have written about it in another discussion and if you ask I will send you the link for that eating plan. Sounds to me like it may well be helpful to you.

God's best to you and yours

Jaems.