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John replied to Joy Salter's discussion 'HYPERGLYCAEMIA /HYPOGLYCAEMIA'
"With reference to your reading of 2.1: From "Throughout a 24 hour period blood plasma glucose levels are generally maintained between 4-8 mmol/L (72 and 144 mg/dL).[5]:11 Although 3.3 or 3.9 mmol/L (60…"
Feb 20, 2012
John replied to momto3's discussion 'what weighs more heavily on A1c? fasting numbers or postprandial'
"Depends on your A1c reading. High A1c -- post prandial, low A1c fasting From "
Mar 9, 2011
John replied to Michelle Popols's discussion 'Metformin question'
"If I were to go off Metformin I would not only keep an eye on my A1c but also my post prandial blood glucose readings. Also note that Metformin has anti- cancer properties"
Feb 20, 2011
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Nov 9, 2010
John replied to Paul Curwen's discussion 'Januvia vs Metformin?'
"My dose is 500 mg Metformin twice daily, 1.25 mg Glyburide twice daily (down from 2.5 mg twice daily before Metformin). HbA1c stable at 5.6. I am probably insulin deficient, not uncommon at my age (age 72, BMI 23). Minimal side effects from…"
Nov 9, 2010
John replied to Paul Curwen's discussion 'Januvia vs Metformin?'
"Metformin. My endo suggested I go on Metformin because of cancer prevention effects. I did and am now being surprised by post prandials in the 5 and 6 mmol/l range instead of 8 average."
Nov 8, 2010
John replied to Mike's discussion 'Very basic pre-diabetes question'
"I just ran across the best resource I've ever seen for the questions you are asking earlier today and clipped it for my future reference. So here it is for your reference:"
Nov 5, 2010
John replied to Ryan's discussion 'What are the normal blood glucose levels for someone who is not diabetic?'
Jun 17, 2010

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At 6:34pm on March 3, 2010, Les said…
John: Thanks for the welcome and recommending a site. Still acclimating to this site and enjoying all the comments. Les
At 10:25am on March 23, 2009, Brigitte said…
hello, I'm part of the Welcome Committee. Please can you add a photo when you have the time. thank you very much. Have a great day.
At 7:37pm on October 26, 2007, Karen said…
Thanks for the copy and paste and welcome to the message board.
At 8:22pm on October 21, 2007, Jonah said…
Hey, I was diagnosed the same day you were. Friday afternoon leading into labor day weekend. I had to wait until Tuesday the 5th to see the CDE and the nutritionist and by then I knew lots.
At 1:11am on October 18, 2007, Doris D said…
Welcome to our growing family John! Great to have you here!!!!
At 12:54am on October 18, 2007, Manny Hernandez said…
Welcome to the TuDiabetes family, John!!

Here are a few tips on how to make the most of the site. I invite you check out the different groups we have: there's an excellent chance you will find more than a few that you can identify with. Also, when you can, please add a photo to your profile. We'd love to also learn a bit more about you: where you from, etc.

If you find the community useful, please:
-Link to us on your blog/site (if you have one).
-Invite family, friends, colleagues and anyone whom you feel may benefit from it.
-Consider making a donation by clicking on the "Donate" button on the right side of the page, to support the work we do.

Also, if you know of any local newspapers, TV or radio stations that you feel could be interested in writing about our community, please let them know about our recent Press Release, announcing the community:

Last, if you run into Spanish-only speaking folks, please let them know about, our sister Spanish-speaking community.
At 12:18am on October 18, 2007, Daena said…
Hi John, welcome to the community! You've already been chipping in at the forum, which is fantastic. You may like to join a couple of groups here too. I've got T2 as well, and its surprising because I'm young, but stuff happens.



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