HI, I was just diagnosed 2 weeks ago. I had no symptoms, well that I noticed anyway. Went to the Doc for something totally unrelated and boy did I get a shocker! My A1-c was 13.5!!
I am also an RN and for a long time diabetes treatment made no sense to me. It always seemed to me like the medications contributed to insulin resistance. I have been testing different times of the day and before and after meals. I have found that carbs, no matter how seemingly healthy they seem spike my BS way up. For instance my fasting the other day was 316 (yeah I know way too high) I had a breakfast of plain shredded wheat which although low in sugar has 41 carbs per serving. 1/2 of a small banana and almond milk. 2 hours after my Sugar had spiked to 408!! After a breakfast of sugar free (not cured with) bacon and an egg it barley spiked at all. So I am learning. I am on 500mg of Glucophage (and will be titrating up)
I see the diabetic educator Thursday and also have made an appointment with a integrative medicine Doc. I have also stepped up my exercise
Has anyone else tried any thing else along with traditional treatment?
Thanks, sorry to be so long winded.
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