By momLisa Latest Reply 2014-08-07 11:11:31 -0500
Started 2014-08-04 15:02:34 -0500

New to this.Have only recently found out I am diabetic 7 months ago I am on insulin,so some of the short forms fro stuff you guys use I don't know,like what is AC1?

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momLisa 2014-08-06 11:29:35 -0500 Report

That is another thing I don't know for sure.How do I know? I was never really actually told by my doctor what type I am so how do I know? I was also told by my doctor that my diabetes was stress related not health related (like I'm not diabetic due to being overweight or anything like that)I was also told by someone that if you are on insulin you are a type 2 is this true? Another question I have is how often do you see your doctor for check ups and stuff or how often should I because my doc seem to have no concern about my diabetes. I see him maybe 2 times a year for check up.

ali5555 2014-08-07 11:11:31 -0500 Report

Type1 mainly have Anti B cell antibdy in their serum they are insulin dependent while most type 2 are insulin independent few of type 2 need insulin when antidiabetic drugs fail to control the blood glucose, you have to see your doctor every 3 month at lest..

haoleboy 2014-08-06 13:22:48 -0500 Report

In my opinion you need to find a new doctor. the one you are seeing is certainly not serving you well.
All type 1's need insulin as their pancreas has stopped producing it.. Some type 2's may need to take insulin. This iss absolutely something you doctor sholud have tested you for to determine.
Stress related? The actual cause(s) of diabetes is not known for sure there are theories that stress, depression and other emotional issues might be a cause of type 2 but studies to determine that are inconclusive at best.
Were I you I would be looking for a new Primary, an Endocrinologist, a registered dietitian and/or a diabetes educator.


ali5555 2014-08-06 11:13:40 -0500 Report

Hi, are you type 1 or 2? A1c can give you an idea about the level of blood glucose in the past 3 month dr Ali have a nice day

IronOre 2014-08-04 23:54:18 -0500 Report

You A1C is a blood lab test reading that shows your average "sugar" reading from the previous three months.

Bknown 2014-08-04 18:38:47 -0500 Report

Hi Abrev; I just join diabetic connect so I can support those who carry the same non-medical cure disease like me. I been diagnose with type 2 diabetes for about 4year? I've learn soooo much about diabetes and what I found, was that you control it, and don't let it control you. Your A1c Is like a time bomb, if it's too high all kinds of internal problems could happen, it tells your body that your diabetes is uncontrollable so you want to keep your A1c below 7.0. hope this help,

haoleboy 2014-08-04 15:58:04 -0500 Report

here are a few others
BGL - blood glucose level
PWD - person with diabetes
ADA - American Diabetes Association
PP - post prandial (after a meal)

jayabee52 2014-08-04 15:15:45 -0500 Report

Howdy Lisa

A1c is an abbreviation for Hemoglobin A1c (also abbreviated as HbA1c.)
For an explanation of the test and why it is done please check out this article here ~

Thanks for asking Lisa. I have a belief that the only stupid or foolish question here on DC is an HONEST question which is not asked.

So if you have further questions about abbreviations please don't hesitate.

God's best to you

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