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Doctor's Appointment

Yesterday morning, the phone rang. My doctor wanted to see me because of my A1c results. I was not terribly surprised.

Cue jonbaker to go into panic mode. He, like me, has memories of a mother being put in the hospital to adjust her to insulin (do they even do this anymore?) He wanted me to make the appointment for yesterday, but I decided that today would be better. I'd've picked Friday, but I have to go to the dentist tomorrow.

So I missed the cooking part of fish day. :)

In short - my A1c was 7.5, which is in the diabetic range, and higher than the 6.9 than it was 18 months ago, but not insanely high at all. My bp is good and I didn't gain weight. I'm not doing badly, but I could do *better*. (Oh, and my bone density is good.) So, I'm to double my dosage of metformin (instead of 500 mg twice a day, I'm to have 1000 mg. I'm fine with this - my stomach handles this med fine, and also I think I doubled it accidentally yesterday and my blood glucose level was really good.) I'm also to tighten up with the food *and* eat more meat.

Oh, darn. Darn, darn, darn.

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Fie on missing fish day. I'd be annoyed if I was told to eat more meat--I'm a pescetarian and trying to go back to being a vegetarian.

i'm glad to hear they're trying to control things through meds. nowadays, If you keep a close watch on things it's much easier to keep diabetes from being a really horrible thing--good luck--i'm still skirting it with being in a prediabetic stage--so hopefully with the next 20 pounds i lose, i'll drop below that (My fasting glucase sits at betweeen 101-115)

http://www.mimiccreme.com/

Hey, have you tried this? It's apparently kosher parve, and it's getting rave reviews on the vegan blogs.

Good luck!

I got on the wrong side of the diabetes borderline a few years ago. It got caught because 1) I went to see my doctor about tinnitus which, rather than going away after a while, was staying; 2) I mentioned that an itch between two of my toes didn't seem to be going away.

BOTHER!