Thank you! I just got my most recent lab results back and it wasnt good. My A1C is 7.6. It's never been this high. It's been trending around 6.8-7% for over a year now. I was diagnosed 7/2001. I managed it initially with diet and exercise and gradually needed to take oral meds. I've been on insulin (novolog- 4 units before dinner and levemir - 8 units at night, 12 in the morning) for about 1.5 yrs.
I am very thin (5'9", 156 lbs). When I was diagnosed i was 37 and wasnt that heavy.
I am really frustrated. My doctor has tried various oral meds with the insulin but it doesnt seem it be working. I've been using invokania (300 mg) in the morning before breakfast. Previously I used janumet, januvia, actos, and amaryl.
Ive also been diagnosed with osteopedia.
I walk about 2 miles a day and i work out at gym 3 days a week.
Thanks for the birthday wishes Rick. Getting old for sure now, 52 yrs. with diabetes, and just started with my first complication. My thyroid is going the same way as my pancreas. Not unusual they tell me, but another thing to monitor, nuts!
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