What do you think? (re:Dr. Michael Dansinger)

tabby9146
By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2009-07-13 10:30:08 -0500
Started 2009-07-05 19:04:04 -0500

I just read those articles he wrote and according to what he says, I would have pre-diabetes. My doctor says I have diabetes. My A1C is 5.6 and that is what it was when I was diagnosed, then I lost 30 lbs,and it is still at that same number. I believe that I do indeed have diabetes and not pre-D. My highest number on the blood glucose fasting test was 271. I know that isn't too bad, but it is considered diabetes. What do you all think about these articles?


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kdroberts
kdroberts 2009-07-08 07:57:26 -0500 Report

271 fasting is awful and will be causing damage to your body. Sorry. The criteria for diabetes is 126 and above fasting and the criteria for pre-diabetes is 110-125. Clearly 271 doesn't come close to the pre-diabetes range. I don't know what articles you are talking about but they sound like they are not correct.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-12 18:06:17 -0500 Report

Sounds like they aren't right to me either! My Dr had a fit when mine went from the pre-diabetic part (120 average) to 170, and that wasn't too high, I didn't think, but my Dr. did. And so far, he was right—-as it has been stubborn in wanting to stay under 200—-I know that still isn't too high, but a good warning, I would say, without Metformin 750, started on Metformin 500mg Best of Luck in figuring out where you stand, it is tricky, I am finding, but this site is so informative and reasurring, gives you a better idea of what others are doing!! And that sure helps me!! PR

kdroberts
kdroberts 2009-07-13 09:52:47 -0500 Report

There is a lot of evidence that is starting to show that permanent damage starts when blood sugar is above 140 2 hours after eating. It's quite vague and what's not know are the specifics about how 140 plays into the general management of diabetes.

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-13 10:30:08 -0500 Report

I also read where if your BS is 150 or over, even for a few hours, in that period of time the extra sugar starts doing damage to our nerve endings, blood vessels—-etc. which can then GRADUALLY do more damage than what one might realize! Personally, I do NOT want to take any chances and end up with some of the side effects that some kind people have, just because I didn't want to admit that I had (or a regular Dr didn't know how to advise me)on the tricky BS> They are so fickle, THEY have earned my respect, with a bit of fear! Get a second opinion from a Dr, that specializes in diabetics, or even a notable general practioner that can point you in a better direction! Diabetis is nothing to mess around with, I am finding! Best Wishes, PR

PAT L
PAT L 2009-07-07 16:50:08 -0500 Report

ALL DOC HAVE TO SAY WHAT THEY THINK,,,, BUT IT STILL COMES DOWN TO WHAT YOUR BS NUMBERS ARE. IF THEY STAY HIGHT THEN YOU WILL HAVE PROBLEMS AN DAMAGE WILL BE DONE TO THE BODY.
YOU MAY NOT SEE IT OVER NIGHT BUT YOU WILL SEE LITTLE THINGS GOING ON, AN IF YOUR BS IS OVER 160 WATCH OUT FOR THE LITTLE THINGS TO HAPPEN…OVER THE LONG RUN…

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-07-05 20:18:32 -0500 Report

You know, about the time I think I have this disease figured out, someone throws in an extra curve! I have no idea what my AIC used to be, lately it was down to 6.1, a number my Dr said was still a bit high, since I don't know any previous numbers, I guess he is right. I finally was persuaded to start taking my BS —they haven't been over 190, THAT I KNOW OF, but they do not want to go down and stay down—-fastings were 130 to 150 but at least that is down this week to 109—-BUT I ate 2 little cinnamon rolls (Pillsbury) plus one cup of 2% milk only to check 2 hours later -it was 160! Doggone it, so I now know that I HAVE to give up such delicasies as I really don't want to have any more complcations of diabets to add to my list of NERVES! Pooey-Looey!! PR

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