Hello fellow Diabetics.

D's got Diabetes
By D's got Diabetes Latest Reply 2015-05-21 21:29:32 -0500
Started 2015-03-10 10:58:36 -0500

This is to just introduce myself, I was diagnosed with High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, and Diabetes last February 2014, I did nothing about it but take Lisinoprl 20/12.5 for the High Blood Pressure, this past February I had my annual check up and took note of my readings, HbA1C 12.3,
blood pressure better than last year, This year brought home to me that I have more than likely been Diabetic for probably 10 years or even more. I have started taking metfomin 1000mg and Saxagliptin 2.5mg, about 2 weeks ago I started using a glucose meter and over the last 7 days my Fasting average is 96, my before meal is average 104, and 2hr after eating average is 125. My overall average for the 3 is 109, I do aim to bring these numbers down with diet, medicine and soon an excercise regime, I look forward to discussions and advice in the near future,

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D's got Diabetes
D's got Diabetes 2015-05-21 16:59:49 -0500 Report

Well it's been over two months since I posted and at the moment everything is going well. Just had my Hba1c retaken after 3 months and it's down from 12.3 to 6.2 :) I dieted cut out potatoes, pasta, rice, junk food, chocolate and heavy laden carbs will update with all the other information as i get it.. The Dr is going to cut down my Metformin to 500mg from 1000, will get off this, Blood pressure meds will be Lisinopril 5mg and I will get of that too…I need an excercise regime as at the moment 3-4 times a week I walk up 20 flights of stairs, I need to do more, as my weight is stable at 228 and need to lose at least 28. Updates as I get them.. Feeling good :)

Pegsy 2015-03-11 15:23:35 -0500 Report

Welcome D! This is a great community to learn from and share experiences with. Your numbers sound very good! Hopefully you will get a good handle on your diet, get plenty of exercise and maybe get off those meds.

lilleyheidi 2015-03-11 03:19:29 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC, You seem to be off to a great start on your numbers, and I really hope it continues. Maybe if you keep up these great numbers you might be able to get off the metformin, who knows. Diet and exercise are so very important to type2 diabetes. Stay in touch and be a part of the discussions, we welcome you. Best of health.

Type1Lou 2015-03-10 17:54:09 -0500 Report

Sounds like you've taken control of your diabetes. Thise numbers are great and your next A1c should be terrific!

Mallacai 2015-03-10 14:53:24 -0500 Report

Hi, welcome, seems to me your numbers are already good and you seem set on making them better. Good for you.Work on your A1c and very soon you will be like Jibber Jabber i.e. getting of meds.

bellastar 2015-03-10 14:34:46 -0500 Report

If you have a yearly checkup why were you not diagnosed earlier with diabetes? You feel like you have had diabetes for years?

D's got Diabetes
D's got Diabetes 2015-03-13 05:11:37 -0500 Report

Hi there, I know I have had diabetes for at least the past two or 3 years, but I had intentions of changing my diet and exercise and shunned meds, when in reality I should have been trying to take care of it ages ago, I was diagnosed pre-diabetes about 10 years ago, I was ignorant and stupid.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-03-10 12:41:15 -0500 Report

Your current numbers look great!!!…Next time you get your A1C done you are going to play a round of my favorite game…"Shock the Doc"…it really is fun…welcome aboard and I hope to see you here often!!!!

haoleboy 2015-03-10 11:20:40 -0500 Report

Sounds like you are off to a good start D. "Well begun is half done". Welcome to the group.
Not unusual to hit the "trifecta" of diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, aka Metabolic Syndrome. Fortunately (and I do hesitate to use that term when speaking of these health issues) the treatments for these have a lot of commonality … what I found that worked for me is a Low Carb High Fat diet (LCHF) and plenty of exercise.
Looking forward to your participations in our discussions here … do not hesitate to ask any questions you might have.