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HbA1C back under control

Posted on August 18, 2014 at 12:20pm 3 Comments

It's been a long time since I've posted here. The last time was after a period of diabetes neglect, and my HbA1c was over 13.

Well, I'm back on the wagon and the good news is that the number is now 6.2! It's been back under control for over 6 months now.

When I last posted I had had a consultation for Lasik. The doctor approved that I could have it, but the machine was broken (and my numbers were up the spout). The machine has since been repaired, and I'm planning to contact…

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Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted on March 24, 2014 at 4:46am 9 Comments

My fasting blood sugar is continuously higher than it should be, ranging from 6.5(117) to 8.5 (153).

I'm on metformin with breakfast and supper, but it doesn't seem to have an effect on my fasting numbers. Probably because I have minimal self-discipline and love a bedtime snack, but even with taking that into account I am generally more insulin resistant in the morning.

So to tackle this problem I decided to try apple cider vinegar. I've used it for the last two nights, mixing…

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Go for Lasik!

Posted on March 5, 2014 at 2:13pm 6 Comments

Today I spent two hours in the ophthalmologist's office. They did numerous tests, made me look at various light shows, read charts and choose between lenses. But the outcome is positive.

It is safe for me to have lasik eye surgery. As my eyesight is poor (-6), there is still a great chance that I will need to wear glasses afterwards. However, when not wearing my glasses I will be able to see enough to function properly.

This means a great deal of freedom for me. I will be able…

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Time to Get Serious

Posted on March 2, 2014 at 11:10am 5 Comments

I'm back again, because it's time for me to get serious again.

I was diagnosed with Type 2 last year, and watched my diet closely for the first month. It didn't work entirely, and so my doc put me on Metformin. The metformin really helped, and I was back within normal ranges.

But then I started to use the met as a reason not to watch the diet. And then I ran out and neglected to go to the doc to get more for 2 months. So I had 2 months without meds and eating whatever I felt…

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Update

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 5:38pm 2 Comments

So I've been diabetic (again) now for about a year. And, I have to admit, I've been a terrible diabetic.

Since I'm on pills I feel like I don't have to watch my blood sugar numbers too closely as they don't work with the precision of insulin. I also feel like I'm entitled to eat whatever the heck I feel like, because I'm not overweight and therefore I'm not diabetic because I'm overweight.

Yes, I know intellectually these are all bad things, but my motivation to really take…

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Stress commented on Megan S's blog post 'HbA1C back under control'
"Great Job! Keep up (down) the good numbers!"
Aug 18
Megan S commented on Megan S's blog post 'HbA1C back under control'
"Thanks Brian! I feel so much better these days, and the prospect of Lasik is a huge incentive for me."
Aug 18
Brian (bsc) commented on Megan S's blog post 'HbA1C back under control'
"6.2. That is fantastic. Great job. Now just keep up the good work."
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HbA1C back under control

It's been a long time since I've posted here. The last time was after a period of diabetes neglect, and my HbA1c was over 13.Well, I'm back on the wagon and the good news is that the number is now 6.2! It's been back under control for over 6 months now.When I last posted I had had a consultation for Lasik. The doctor approved that I could have it, but the machine was broken (and my numbers were up the spout). The machine has since been repaired, and I'm planning to contact the doctor again…See More
Aug 18
Megan S replied to julez_79's discussion 'Diabetic Neuropathy after only 2 years and despite good control?'
"I was going to say the same thing about B12. Maybe give it a try?"
Apr 12
Megan S replied to GailD's discussion 'Oh no.... No more popcorn!'
"I don't have a problem with popcorn. I suggest that you try making some at home and not putting any toppings on and seeing what your meter does."
Apr 12
Megan S replied to nomopancreas's discussion 'Technically not a diabetic but...'
"With regard to the cocktails, you definitely need to keep sweet drinks to a minimum. They will play havoc with your blood sugar. If I drink I stick to things like vodka and Coke Lite. I know many people who were diagnosed later in life and who have…"
Apr 9

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
another type of diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Understanding, empathy and knowledge
Date diagnosed
April 7, 2008
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.9 (June 2013), 7.2 (September 2012), 5.0 (2009), 9.9 (January 2014). 6.2 (May 2014)
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Oral
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At 2:02pm on July 15, 2013, Linda G said…

BRAVA on being a FEATURED MEMBER Megan!!

At 10:04pm on July 12, 2013, Manny Hernandez said…

Thank you, Megan!

At 6:31pm on July 10, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Megan, Congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 7:26pm on July 8, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Congrats on making the Featured Members List. Please click on this VIDEO LINK. I realize that the song doesn’t quite fit but you will get the idea. .

At 8:58pm on November 1, 2012, Manny Hernandez said…

Hi Megan,
I am happy to see you around!

I stopped by because we need your help...

Please share this post here on TuDiabetes and on your Facebook and tag 20 close friends on it. We need your support to reach 20,000 entries for the Big Blue Test!

Please do Big Blue Test every day until November 14 (World Diabetes Day). For each entry, the Diabetes Hands Foundation (that's the nonprofit behind TuDiabetes) receives a $5 donation from Roche Diabetes Care, to help people with diabetes in need.

You can enter your exercise numbers on the web site (www.BigBlueTest.org) or using the iPhone app: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/big-blue-test/id570887902?mt=8&uo=4

Thanks for your help!!

At 12:28pm on October 11, 2012, Linda G said…

You're a featured member! BRAVA MEGAN!

At 2:20am on October 10, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

HEARTIEST CONGRATS ON BEING A FEATURED MEMBER. WELL DONE!!! Reed

At 9:29pm on October 1, 2012, Sohair Abdel-Rahman said…

Hello my dear Megan,
diabetes or not,you can get through any thing.I miss talking to you.

At 9:04am on September 22, 2012, 123jo123 said…

At 5:41pm on September 14, 2012, Marie B said…

we have some amazing intelligent and kind souls here, as you may remember. hugs, more hugs!

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