Diabetes Blame Game?

Type1Lou
By Type1Lou Latest Reply 2014-10-05 14:37:18 -0500
Started 2014-10-05 09:39:00 -0500

I saw this article on Insulin Nation and would love to have an endocrinologist like her. A very refreshing and insightful perspective.

http://insulinnation.com/treatment2/cure-insi...


3 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-10-05 14:37:18 -0500 Report

OMG, I want to print this out and take it to my doctor. He judges people who don't meet the goals. He once told me that "god" made an ER trip happen so I would shape up. He was partially right, but I know that comment was made in judgement not in the desire to really help me understand WHY I had the event.

robertoj
robertoj 2014-10-05 13:13:34 -0500 Report

Excellent. It's a great thing to "do everything right" without the stress most people get with high numbers. I had a strong feeling that it was like this. My A1c' are in a good range because I don't stress over numbers. They are important. I've had lows but I take care of it and relax. I rarely have excessive highs (for me)but even those aren't that high.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-10-05 13:46:56 -0500 Report

I'm happy for you Roberto. Unfortunately, I do experience some highs in the 200's that baffle me…some are fasting, probably Dawn Phenomenon-related but others truly baffle me. Since I've begun to exercise, I've noticed that while right after my work-out I'm in a good range (91), several hours later, I'll go high without eating anything in between. It may be as a result of the weight resistant portion of my workout. Then 24 hours later, I seem to be more sensitive to insulin. I adjust my insulin accordingly to get back into range and don't obsess over it.

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