I've been diagnosed for 10 years and in the beginning I got my A1c down low enough that they took me off my meds. The PA who diagnosed me is no longer practicing and my PCP doesn't really do anything. I've gained some weight in the last few years but for the most part I stay the same. I no longer have insurance (working on fixing that) and so needless to say I don't go to the Dr very often. 2 years ago I had my gall bladder out and before I did I called my Dr and told him what I was doing and how my readings were - he prescribed Glipizide since I was going into surgery soon. I hadn't been on meds for years. I'm now also on Metformin. I have had 2 stents put in over the last year and still have high cholesterol and my blood pressure is much better since I'm on meds.
I need to lose weight - my body screams at me daily and I just can't seem to get a complete handle on food and exercise. I will be going and getting bloodwork done this month as it's been awhile.
I am so confused about this disease since I had my head in the sand for several years and just really need a starting point. Is some sugar ok? What about carbs? I do love strength training and will be getting back to that next week so I feel like I need carbs. I don't feel like I'm getting what I need from my Dr. When I do go in (usually sick) he never asks about it since he wasn't the one who diagnosed me I'm assuming. I need help as I feel like I'm starting to have complications with my feet and my eyes.
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