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 What to eat that won't raise sugar levels?
My husband has been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. He needs to lose weight but finds it difficult due to a back problem which makes it hard to exercise. The medication he is on also makes him very ...


 domperidone and reflux?
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 Diabetes type II - could this be?
Good Morning

I have just made a GP appointment to discuss some worrying symptoms which I have developed over the last 3 days. I just wanted to get some feedback from the community before I ...


 diabetes in indian citizens?
why diabetes affects indians lot?...


 can i claim sickness benefits for diabetes?
i have type 2 diabetes can i claim disability allowance for ...


 Is Diabetes Genetic??
my grand father got diabetic at his age of 55-60, again my father got diabetic at his age of 35. i think next is my turn am 25..right now i don't have any problem... is diabetic is genetic i ...


 blood glucose values?
I am 69 year old man. I eat 2 or 3 pulkas or chapathis every day during night. When ever i check the fasting blood glucose values with the glucometer, it always shows more than normal values i.e ...


 fasting sugars for 3year old?
Wat is the normal fasting sugars for a non diabetic child. Are they the same as an adults?? i just found out that i had gestational diabetes and i decided to test my 3year old sugars fasting and it ...


 How to prevent diabetes?
Diabetes has became a normal disease to most of people in india.What is the reason? How one can prevent it ?...


 Do I show signs of being anemic?
hi i was looking at anemia in schhool. and it just sounded like me.
i am a 17 year old girl

i can never sleep till past 2am, even if i wake up really early.
i struggle to wake ...


 diabetic type1 stopped smoking and piling on weight.I have pvd andneuroprathy in both legs. don't see how I?
can diet as I am on insulin and other meds. for high b.p. and extreme pain?...


 diabetic....how do i no if i have it.?
if i urinate a lot does this mean i could be diabetic,,can my gp test me for this and will it always show up on a test?...


 My friend GFR (related to kidney function )is 78,What diet do you suggest?
His GFR levels shows mild change in kidney function, can he take protein and suggest him proper diet to stop further damage to ...


 Is Diet coke unhealthier than normal coke, despite not having any sugar?
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 Im 14 and i have diabetes?
Hey, im 14 and i just found out i have been diagnosed with diabetes. Now, what do i have to doo. If i control it, will i be fine. Will i live my full life! Please help, im in a tough ...


 Can my blood sugar levels go high if l drink a 2 litre bottle of coca cola (sugar added)?
l drank half of it yesterday and half today. l am not diabetic nor does it run in my family, but l was just wondering if there is a risk of my sugar levels increasing?...


 Can 6 by 6 vision be regained?
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 Is it possible for siblings to have a different blood type ?
For example, the first child have a B blood type, but, the second child is an O blood type ... Is that possible ??
*curious*...


 High sugar reading in 6 year old?
My son is 6 and lately both myself, my husband and also my son's Grandmother have noticed his increased thirst and increased trips to the toilet. He also has had a few accidents in the night and ...


 HYPOTHYROIDISM TSH Level high?
My daughter, she is 6 year old his (HYPOTHYROIDISM) TSH Level very high (its 13.5) , so now what i do, what she eat or not, what is diet etc. so please guide me....



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How bad is an A1C of 8.6?
Just got a message from my Endo saying that's what my A1C was... Last time it was 7.4, and before that 6.5...
                     




Lady Butler
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It's not good at all. My last A1C was 8.7 and my Dr. is having a heart attack about it. Your chances for kidney failure, stroke, and heart disease are increased even more. So I am guessing your levels run between 250-350 on a day to day basis. For the last 3 weeks I have went from the normal diabetic diet to a more strict diet of only eating Fresh lean meats, fresh veggies, 1 fresh fruit a day, and low fat dairy. Nothing else. No grains or starches. This means no pasta, rice, bread, potatoes, gravies, sauces, spag. sauces, breading or coatings. I admit at first I was thinking WTH! But it hasn't been that hard to find recipes online using only what I can have, and my sugar levels are now between 120 - 180. I also take metformin 2x a day and glipezide in the morning, along with testing 4 - 6x a day and insulin on a slide scale as needed. I'm hoping this continues to work for me, or I'll be taking the next step.. the insulin pump. Which I really don't want. Talk to your Dr. about this diet, maybe it will work for you as well. I'm sure your Dr. can also set you up with a diabetic nutritionist. Knowledge is power when it come to Diabetes. Good luck to you.


Dr Frank
The lower the HbA1c the lower the risk of diabetic complications. For most people with diabetes, the HbA1c target is below 6.5 per cent.


JohnP
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8.6 isn't that bad (I was 12.8 a few months ago, and over 13 at diagnosis - I'm much better now), but the trend is. It suggests that whatever you're doing to control the BG isn't working anymore. If you thought you were a type 2, it's possible you have a form of type 1 known as Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults (LADA), which is controllable with oral meds for a while, but usually 3-12 years after diagnosis requires the patient to go on insulin. There are blood tests you can have to help determine if this is the case, including an anti-GAD test and a C-peptide test.

Regardless, you should ask your doc to refer you to an endocrinologist to review your treatment.


rodsouth78
Target for a Diabetic is 6.6 and someone without diabetes is 5.0.

8.6 is not out of this world but the doctors will go by the book as they usally do

just cut down a little on the carbs not too much just a bit


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