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Good Test Results but...

Started this discussion. Last reply by yumbittersugar Oct 18, 2012. 5 Replies

I had another A1C done last weekend.My average BG is...6.0 (I thought it would be lower...but it has come a long way. Now that I'm on insulin it should be even better). My total cholesteral is...128…Continue

Will Insulin help me gain weight?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amber Jun 13, 2013. 9 Replies

I just started insulin a week ago and I wanted to know if it will help me gain weight.When I was diagnosed with Diabetes I went into the ER DKA. However, the weight loss had been gradual. I noticed…Continue

Thank You Diabetes Online Community

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cosumne Jan Jun 15, 2012. 10 Replies

Dear Diabetes Online Community (especially Tudiabetes): I would just like to thank everyone in every single forum that I've ever visited for helping me to cope and deal with my diagnosis back in…Continue

Is The Honeymoon Over?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gerri Apr 1, 2012. 3 Replies

For the past couple of days my BG's have been elevated. They haven't gone into hyperglycemic levels by any stretch... But I see a trend nevertheless. A few weeks ago I was accustomed to waking up in…Continue


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Amber replied to Type2Tommy's discussion 'Will Insulin help me gain weight?'
"the insulin won't HELP you gain weight BUT it will regulate your BS levels and that right there will help you gain the weight back. My DDay was in 5/2003 at 13. I went from being 130lbs to a skeletal weight of 64lbs in a matter of maybe 2…"
Jun 13, 2013
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Jan 5, 2013
yumbittersugar replied to Type2Tommy's discussion 'Good Test Results but...'
"Hello Type2Tommy, do you still have the same problem? Actually I have the same problem. I have lower WBC (repeated 2012 Mar/Jul). I am an East Asian. I went to see a hematologist (2012 Oct) and it was slightly improved. Mar/Jul my neutrophil was…"
Oct 18, 2012
JustLookin replied to Type2Tommy's discussion 'Good Test Results but...'
"Excellent progress. Congratulations! Maybe you can get off the statin with numbers that good! Something to discuss with your doctor. If you do continue to take a statin, consider taking CoQ10 as well, as the statin depletes your body's own…"
Jun 27, 2012
Type2Tommy replied to Type2Tommy's discussion 'Good Test Results but...'
"I was actually reading about it on the Mayoclinic and there is literature discussing the difference in WBC's in people of African descent (black people) and European descent (white people). On average black people have lower WBC's than…"
Jun 27, 2012
Pastelpainter replied to Type2Tommy's discussion 'Update: Progressing well...but so ashamed.'
"A little indulgence is good, it helps with the non-indulgence days LOL Don't be ashamed, scared, you just have an improperly functioning pancreas that has to be looked after. It could have been eyes, or heart or kidneys, yours is your pancreas.…"
Jun 27, 2012
Melitta replied to Type2Tommy's discussion 'Good Test Results but...'
"Hi Type1Tommy: I cannot comment on your WBC, but definitely agree with FHS to follow up with your doc. But your other numbers are excellent! A huge congratulations to you. Way to take charge of your health."
Jun 27, 2012
FHS replied to Type2Tommy's discussion 'Good Test Results but...'
"Grats on the excellent numbers! As far as your low WBC goes, there isn't a causal relationship between an autoimmune diease that destroys beta cells in your pancreas and a low WBC count. There are any number of things that can bring down your…"
Jun 27, 2012
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Good Test Results but...

I had another A1C done last weekend.My average BG is...6.0 (I thought it would be lower...but it has come a long way. Now that I'm on insulin it should be even better). My total cholesteral is...128 (100 - 199) TRIGLYCERIDES 23 (0 - 149 mg/dL) HDL CHOLESTEROL 80 (>39 mg/dL) VLDL CHOLESTEROL CAL 5 (5 - 40 mg/dL) LDL CHOLESTEROL CALC 43 (0 - 99) Anyway, my entire panel was really good...BUT...My white blood cell count was low.The doctor wants me to return.For the record I am pretty certain of…See More
Jun 27, 2012
Brian Wittman replied to Type2Tommy's discussion 'Will Insulin help me gain weight?'
"Hi Tommy, There are many, many diabetics who would like to be in your position, I am one and a very close friend is another. Having said that, with the weight that you are carrying, or not carrying, you can be a little more liberal with your meal…"
Jun 20, 2012
Nel replied to Type2Tommy's discussion 'Will Insulin help me gain weight?'
"I gained weight pretty quickly when I was put on insulin, but I hadn't lost as much as you have. I'm sure you'll be able to gain back the weight now that your body is able to metabolize your food properly. :)"
Jun 20, 2012
Parrformance replied to Type2Tommy's discussion 'Will Insulin help me gain weight?'
"I quit the nasty Metformin after 9 months, my BG's got better! I did this even though the doctor said to keep taking it. When my next A1C came back better and I told the doc I had quit the Metformin, the doc said "It was probably not doing…"
Jun 20, 2012
t.clayton replied to Type2Tommy's discussion 'Will Insulin help me gain weight?'
"I went from 5'10" ~138 lbs before diagnosis to 126 lbs when I was diagnosed in the immediate care clinic I stopped at. On just oral meds, I got one shot while at the clinic, I was back over 130 lbs three days later for my follow-up and was…"
Jun 20, 2012
JohnG replied to Type2Tommy's discussion 'Will Insulin help me gain weight?'
"Your BMI is almost perfect..don't worry if your like many of us when you get a little older it will be hard not to gain weight and the insulin will just create a perfect storm for weight gain. When I was first diagnosed my weight had dropped 30…"
Jun 20, 2012
kimmiejo replied to Type2Tommy's discussion 'Will Insulin help me gain weight?'
"when I was first dx a few months ago I had dropped 10lbs and looked a mess, I am pretty small to start with so losing 10lbs on me was not good! it stressed me out, every time I stepped on the scale I wanted to cry, usually people want to cry because…"
Jun 19, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
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To learn how to cope with the condition and be as healthy as possible
Date diagnosed
January 18, 2012
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Oral, Diet and Exercise

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At 12:52pm on January 25, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Tommy, hope you had a good session with the doc, did he help you? hope you can join us Friday at 4 PM we are having a live chat here, it's fun.

At 8:40am on January 23, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family!! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 11:07am on January 22, 2012, Robyn said…

Hello and Welcome!! So many people on this site will be able to help you. Ask anything. Great support and kindness. Glad you are here.

At 8:10pm on January 21, 2012, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 6:52pm on January 21, 2012, jrtpup said…

Hi Tommy, sorry you've joined the club but welcome to the family. Happy to see that you've jumped into the discussions, you'll find a lot of support here!

At 1:32pm on January 21, 2012, Marie B said…

hi Tommy, check your "inbox" - on the right hand side. I sent you a private message(pm)

At 12:43pm on January 21, 2012, Marie B said…

and here's another story from the wonderful Cherise (Diabetic_Iz_me)


with some questions you might want to ask your doctor Monday.

At 11:47am on January 21, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Type2Tommy- Welcome to TuD. We hope you like it here.

At 10:50am on January 21, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

Here's a link to help you get to know more about us: http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes

At 9:37am on January 21, 2012, Linda G said…

Welcome home Tommy. Your diagnosis is little more than a week old....how's it all going??
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
Take care....and keep in touch!




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