Dubh Aingeal
By Dubh Aingeal Latest Reply 2009-12-12 16:15:13 -0600
Started 2009-12-10 23:24:28 -0600

Was diagnosed Type 2 in Sept after going in to see the doc for insatiable thirst. I had a feeling how it was going to go before they even suggested it, as thirst is a big first sign. Anyhow I pin pricked for a glucose level of 532. Doc proscribed some metformin for me that day and had me come back for the complete fasting blood draw. Officially diagnosed a week later with fasting sugar level of 450 and a a1c of 13.7.

3 months later I now average a 116 glucose level, have lowered my a1c to 6.5, and am doing a heck of a lot better.

12 replies

jayabee52 2009-12-12 16:15:13 -0600 Report

Howdy Dubh
I also want to praise your accomplishment. WAY TO GO MAN! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

best wishes and welcome to DC ~ James

alanbossman 2009-12-12 08:21:55 -0600 Report

Great job, good idea making your own food it is much better than fast food I was dx in june 2008 landed in er hospital in the icu unit with bs 717. was there for 6 days .In the last 9 months i have lost 45 lbs and last 3 a1c have been 5.4

Crashnot 2009-12-11 14:01:51 -0600 Report

Can I call you a Control Freak? That's an amazing turnaround and you must have really put your resources to use. Way to go!

Dubh Aingeal
Dubh Aingeal 2009-12-11 16:07:43 -0600 Report

Thanks to you all. A couple cook books (Magic Menus and Busy Peoples Diabetic Cookbook) have been of great assistance to me, as well as friend, gf, and family support. Have always loved to cook, but being in IT started cutting into my time. So this has gotten me back to making my own food rather than pre-made, or fast food ordering.

@jerry1423 - Should not be a problem there. I barely drink, and I always choose to be the designated driver when every I go out.

@Harlen - Was also on Glipizide, after they official made the diagnosis, which the doctor just pulled me off of. With my sugars at more normal levels I am getting the occasional crash in the middle of the night.

@Crashnot - You can call me a lot of things, but never late to dinner. :p

Hinboyz3 2009-12-11 12:40:10 -0600 Report

Greetings to you too Dubh, Im so glad to know your doing so much better now. I know how you feel when you say your feeling a heck of a lot better!! Keep up the good work and don't forget to keep us all informed here on Diabetic Connect. I wish we all could follow your lead.

hbkunkel 2009-12-11 10:59:48 -0600 Report

I AM REALLY IMPRESSED!!!! Keep up the good work. YOu are a great inspiration to many of us.

ptsparkle 2009-12-11 01:29:48 -0600 Report

We all love to hear success stories. Way to work hard in a short time. Don't give up, keep working. Welcome.