Its been a good week

By Antique-Dave Latest Reply 2009-05-22 23:33:52 -0500
Started 2009-05-22 12:37:14 -0500

I've been holding my breath, the polyps they removed were benign.

my BGL is holding at normal levels, except I missed breakfast yesterday, first time in 2 months and they went wacky all day.

Labs were good,looks like no kidney damage.

Eye exam went well, they got a new camera to take a picture of your eyes and there were no problems. The eye doc showed me comparrisons with some that showed the impact of high blood sugar on the eyes, it looked like the capillaries blew up inside the eye.

My prescription did not change from last year, but he talked about what he has seen in his practice. He said that those diabetics who maintained good control rarely had problems with their eyes.

he went on to say that those who had consistent BGL's in the 150 to 200 range usually had problems within 10 years

consistent 200 to 300 BGL problems usually within 5 years

Consistently over 300 problems could show up within a couple years. One of my early questions on the forum was regarding Diabetes effect on your eyeglass prescriptions and these were the answers he gave me yesterday.

My family doc told me Monday EXERCIZE MORE! and that he did not want to see me again for 6 months, he dropped the Actos and apparently thinks my diet has improved enough that he didn't prescribe a cholesterol med. As long as the lipid panel supports it next month it should stay that way.

As pappy used to say all I need now are the 3 S's (Sh**, Shave and a shine) and I think I'm going to wash out the gray.

11 replies

cyncyn 2009-05-22 23:33:52 -0500 Report

Congratulations!! Kudos for you. This indeed will be a great Memorial Day for you. ENJOY!! You deserve it!!

Keep up the good work!

Judimar 2009-05-22 16:50:21 -0500 Report

Great news Dave! And thanks for the info on what the range of blood sugars do on the eyes. That was interesting!



lipsie 2009-05-22 14:50:23 -0500 Report

Congrads! This is the kind of news I want to hear on here as much as possible! We all have our issues that can not be helped though…mind you. Anyhow, great job! *Hugs* Sheila

2009-05-22 14:46:33 -0500 Report

Congrats on all the good news. Sounds like you are on the right track. Keep it up!!!! You are setting a good example for the rest of us.

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-05-22 13:11:08 -0500 Report

That's great news Dave. Congratulations on making improvements.

And right before a holiday weekend to boot! Life is good.

Antique-Dave 2009-05-22 13:21:12 -0500 Report

I'm thinking steak on the grill, and a pile of fresh asparagus from the field next door.

I really appreciate this site, I've never gotten involved in forums before but this has been so very helpful.

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