Diabetes 2

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In September 2015 I went to the doctors as I had been losing a lot of weight and although I was watching what I was eating, I was not really exercising.  I was diagnosed with Diabetes 2 (sudden onset, no family history, not obese). This was the last thing I thought it would be but blood sugar was so high they put me on Metaformin and Insulin (long acting).  I didn't change my diet and exercise is the same (I put on a little weight but not much).  3 months later H1AC was still high, then few weeks ago H1AC was 6.5 and doc took me off insulin and now just on metaformin (Januvia 1000mg).  Starting to lose weight again but BS still in good range between 5/6.  Is this normal?

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    You do not mention how HIGH, 6.5 is from what I have learned a bit on the high side of what the medical community wants.  Used to be 5.0 but that was adjusted upwards over the last few years.

    I take metformin and insulin. Insulin will make you hungry, at least it does for me.

    My dr is not insterested in Januvia for some reason.

    Everyone is different and what you eat has a lot to do with where you number is.

    You do not mention daily testing and I would be concerned if any Dr just relied on an A1C. Those are a 3 month average and a lot can happen in 3 months.

    The big D is not something I choose not to be on top of. I started with metforming 15 years ago and lasted 10 years before I had to move to insulin.  I pay attention to what I eat, and try to get excersise daily.  I suggest more communication with the doctor and see about daily testing. It is a pain,  you will discover what jumps your blood sugar and you will be able to trend the numbers through time. Excel works great for me. Better than a nasty surprise in three months.

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      They say 5.5 is pre diabetes and 6.0 is diabetes. December H1AC was 9.5 and March is 6.5 (took me off insulin and asked that I check morning testing, previously I had been checking 3 times daily which was averaging 5/6). Prior to diagnosis in September I had lost around 2 stone and muscle waste.  This improved slightly with starting medication but since stopping insulin I have noticed slight weight loss and more muscle loss. I have to start exercising I know that which will hopefully improve things.

      I was surprised when she told me to stop the insulin, but the testing has stayed in the 5/6 region so it must be doing the job

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    They say 5.5 is pre diabetes and 6.0 is diabetes. December H1AC was 9.5 and March is 6.5 (took me off insulin and asked that I check morning testing, previously I had been checking 3 times daily which was averaging 5/6). Prior to diagnosis in September I had lost around 2 stone and muscle waste.  This improved slightly with starting medication but since stopping insulin I have noticed slight weight loss and more muscle loss. I have to start exercising I know that which will hopefully improve things.

    I was surprised when she told me to stop the insulin, but the testing has stayed in the 5/6 region so it must be doing the job.

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    I wish mine was that stable. Depending on what I eat mine can be like a roller coaster.

    Also I am in Arizona so my first reply was based on USA numbers, which are different than yours. The AIC at 6.5 is lot different that dailyies at 5-6, at least were I come from.

    I keep hearing this pre diabeties as a term, I think it is so much bull. Just another term for the medical community to throw about to scare patients. My experence is either you have big D or you do not.  Just my opinion.

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    i am from uk and was told by the diabetic specialist anything between 4.00 and 7.00 is good when it goes over 7 is classed as bad, i am on metformin, gliacise and stagalatin for my diabetes i am also type 2

     

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    My mother is hyperthyroid, 85 years old and recently had a severe onset of diabetes. The ER doctors feel something triggered the attack as her A1C wasn't in a concerning range previously. She was also taking zyprexa. 

    Does anyone have any ideas of what could have triggered the diabetes? It came on rather suddenly, so my thought was some sort if reaction.

    thoughts anyone?

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