By BillieSue Latest Reply 2010-04-17 12:35:29 -0500
Started 2010-04-08 17:56:33 -0500

I wrote one post, and evidently, did not label it, like I should have. Sorry for that.
So, here goes,again.
My Doctor has told everyone that I am not a Diabetic,Type-two or a Diabetic of anykind.
He first said that I was a Boarderline Diabetic, and then a type-two Diabetic, Now he is saying something else.
What is the deal, huh? Either you are a Diabetic or you are not.
yours truly,
Esther Staley(BillieSue)

2 replies

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2010-04-17 12:35:29 -0500 Report

I was "borderline" for many years before actually being told I was Type 2. At first I was able to control my numbers with diet and exercise, then later had to have meds added (no insulin). If you are diagnosed with Type 2 and you do all the right things and get it in control, it is possible that you would be taken off any meds that had previously been prescribed. He might then say you were no longer diabetic, altho that's a little misleading, in my opinion. You would always need to keep track of your blood sugar levels to be certain that they didn't worsen at some point and need you to go on meds again, or possibly insulin. If diabetes runs in your family, be especially mindful of it and have your bloods sugar checked frequently. Almost certainly you will have it at some point. How well you monitor what you eat, your emotional wellness and exercise, as Gabby said, is extremely important.

GabbyPA 2010-04-08 18:34:27 -0500 Report

Yes, you are right!
You either are, or are not. Now if you are what they call Pre-diabetic, then you are having levels that your doctor should be watching. Maybe he is as confused as you are. Not all doctors really understand it, and if he is only going by numbers on your labs, there could be confusion. I would ask him to explain his diagnosis. Tell him your symptoms, all of them, and then see where the treatments fit in. Diet, exercise and emotional wellness are a starting point.

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