A Short Story:
I was 48, young and virile a young man extremely atheletic and very active in that I exercised everyday (cardio as well as free weights). In 1992 I was diagnosed as a borderline diabetic, but so what that meant nothing to me after all I was the perfect specimen of health 6 feet tall 170 lbs and great body definition, why should I be concern.... RIGHT.
Well, in 2003 I began to start feeling lethargic and decided to pay a visit to my doctor the blood work revealed that day my MGDL was 321 and my A1c was 11.5, yet still those numbers did not mean a lot to me because I of course did not understand the ramifications of this thing they call Diabetes Mellitus.
To add insult to injury I hate drugs (up to that point in 2003 I had never put any drugs in my body, not even aspirin)because I believe drugs alter the natural flow of the human body and more times than not the side effects of drugs are far worse with side effects than the disease itself.
So despite all of this I continued to be in denial and not do a lot of life style changes to combat this disorder of diabetes. In May of 2010 I was playing golf and afterwards as I was taking of my shoe I observed a shoe full of blood after removing my sock I noticed a destroyed toe by a golf ball that was in my shoe that I never felt, 2 weeks later that toe was amputated, NOW THIS THING CALLED DIABETES HAD MY FULL ATTENTION. I am now 68 years of age and since 2010 I have been on top of everything, my goals has been to keep my MGDL under 140 all day and ti have my fasting counts under 100 and truly I have been very diligent in maintaining these goals through diet, exercise, glimepiride as well as arcabose, I know I am now ingesting drugs (especially a sulfonylurea
Now here is where I need some help if it is possible. As you know the human body is such an amazing machine. I take my blood count 4-6 times a day 1 hour after a meal, 2 hours after the meal and four other times at random, andthat I am nothing short of perfection in keeping these counts throughout the day between 110 and 130. Yet I cannot control the liver and pancres at what is known as pre dawn syndrome, this of course is when glucose is dumped in the blood stream at pre dawn to supposedly prepare you for the coming days activities. This causes my fasting MGDL to be up between 150 -155. SO WHAT DO YOU THINK? I am of course aware of the DPP4 drugs (januvia and Onglyza) but remember I hate drugs especially those that shake down organs.