I was just diagnosed with being a Type II diabetic. Now my AC1 level just reached 7.0. So my doctor, who I can't stand, says I'm now a diabetic. I take my blood twice a day in the morning, fasting. Those levels are at 130-140 typically. The second time I take my blood is right before I eat my dinner, as my doctor reccomended. Those readings are between
90-120. He told me to take 1 500mg of meta IF my blood was over 120 before I ate. He then told me to get a can of soda, and glucose pills next to my bed, as I might go low during the night due to the pills? What? Risk going to low at night? I just don't get it. I am overweight, but not obese. I weigh 248 and I am 6'1" tall. I used to body build when younger. I have started to REALLY excersise again.
So I guess my real question is what really constitutes becoming a diabetic? A AC1 test that is over 7.0? Yes there IS a family history of diabetes in my family.
I also take as suplements, 1000mg of chromium picolinate, 1200 mg of omega 3 fish oil, and 1200mg of alpha-lipoic acid to help in the blood sugar and triglisoride levels.
Any help from others out there would be greatful.
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