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By sisson Latest Reply 2010-09-07 02:21:59 -0500
Started 2010-09-06 04:21:19 -0500

A few day's ago my younger sister called me and told me that her doctor told her that she was boder line diabetic that her act1 was 49 what ever that is and that she has alot a fat around her liver. They don't give her a moniter to check her sugars thery don't put her on a diet. And it makes me ferious that they are doing this to her. I had told her that she needed to go and get her self a monitor and the strips and the thing to pick her finger with. Because those numbers will help her and let her know what to eat and what not to eat becausr of the sugar leavels. But she wants to what on her doctor and her for week classeses so they can give her a free monitor. She think her doctor is God and she only belive in what he saids I had told her she has to learn her on body.

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sisson 2010-09-07 02:21:59 -0500 Report

Thank you guy's for thinking so highly of me and giving me the support and the incouragement that you do. I get it more from you guys then I do from my own family all of you make me feel like I'm someone and someone to listens to. It make me feel that all of you read what I write and to take my advice weather it's books lotion's exercize at lest you lission and I want to thank you all.

JanetM 2010-09-06 19:44:49 -0500 Report

One important thing that diabetics (at any stage) should avoid is STRESS. Encourage your sister to obtain a meter & testing supplies if for no other reason but peace of mind. There are low cost meters and some freebies out there if she qualifies. If she can wait a few days & get the free meter then GREAT. In this freakish economy we are all feeling financial stress at some point and any help is welcomed.

In the mean time you can definitely help her get started leading a healthier life by doing exactly what you are doing. She is very blessed to have your support & concern.

I feel your frustration with your sister's doctor. My doc told me I was "borderline" high with an A1C of 7.6 and the only advice he offered was to watch what I eat & test twice a day. The folks here have been a great inspiration for me.

Harlen 2010-09-06 09:36:30 -0500 Report

Walmart has a low price meeter and strips just so she can keep track of her BS.
I know I was able to chaige what I was eatting buy keeping track of my BS
This may help her to keep off meds for a longer time.
Your a great sister to care and love her so much
Hugs to you and her
Best wishes

RAYT721 2010-09-06 08:06:55 -0500 Report

Two things… when you are done reading this thread go directly to the September virtual hugs page and take two hugs… one for you and one for your sister! You both deserve them.

It sounds like your sister's doctor has her on a watch mode and not a panic mode. If her a1c is 4.9 that is not a danger at this point. The a1c is the average of blood glucose over a three month period (comparison mine = 6.4). My doctor did not recommend a meter or diet to me either. I did that on my own and while it helps me check up on my levels, without medication, there's not much that I can do with highs other than be aware of them for recording.

It's good that your sister likes and trusts her doctor and hopefully he's giving good advice to her.

I am so happy to hear that she has your concern and support because such a diagnosis (pre, borderline or full blown) can be a blow. But, I don't think at this time there's reason to panic. She should be wanting and willing to test, diet, and get support on your own. She may want to get on board and get on this board because, as you know, there are some wonderful people and friends here… like YOU!

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