Thanks for welcoming me! I hope to learn a lot here.
I was diagnosed with Pre-Diabetes over two years ago and just really didn't take it seriously, even though my mom and all of her siblings have diabetes. This year my husband and I have gotten into a health craze so we have been eating better and exercising. This triggered me to want to take a look at my BG levels. Needless to say it really scared me. I don't really trust the accuracy of my mom's cheap-o meter, but even if it is off, it was still worse than I would like. I plan to get a better meter for myself today and see if it shows any difference. The at home A1c kit put me at 6.1, but I don't know enough to know if that would put me up in the diabetic range or not, or if I'm still in the pre-diabetes stage. I plan to do a fast test with the new meter this weekend, and if it reads too high, I will go to the doctor to get tested and see if he thinks I need to be on medication. For now I am just going to continue improving my diet and exercising and keep a close watch on my BG levels. I don't want to wind up in the shape that my other family members are, so I'm going to do this the right way. :)
Hi Patti! Thanks for the comment. All is well here! I'm having a MAJOR cleaning weekend... I guess we could call it Spring cleaning. From top to bottom. Keep my blood sugars good all day and I will continue tomorrow :)
How's your weekend going? How are you feeling recently?
Thanks for the welcome. Actually started an insulin pump club here in Boise, ID but it didn't take off so just looking for new friends, support (giving and receiving), and advice (I'm a CDE) as needed or wanted. Looking forward to networking and meeting new folks with my 'condition'. Never a disability!!!
Thanks for the welcome Patti. I've got lots of questions, but have already decided that I'm LADA Type 1.5. That really only helps psychologically. Also have decided it's time for an Endocrinologist. Feeling pretty good today and hope you are too. Gordon
Hi Patti, sorry I'm late in responding to your last post. Been kinda busy with hubby. He was in the hospital last week for Pancreastitis. He's home now and on the mend but will have to have followup visits with drs. It's possible he will have to have Gall Bladder out. They seem to think that's what's causing the Pancreastitis. I'm doing well...we take turns at getting attention LOL.
I am doing very well... thank for asking! Hope that you are well too... we are getting ready to kick off our ADA Walk campaign for this year and we are shooting photos of locals living with the big D today for the campaign materials...
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