Hi Everyone, I saw a couple of discussions but need not feel comfortable tagging on to someone else topic.
I've been a type 2 for since 1998 and for the most part everything was basically fine. I had H1AC levels between 6.1 and 6.7. My morning fasting numbers were in the low 120's. Needless to say, things have changed big time. My morning numbers now are generally above 150 and 2 hours meal levels hit above 250. The real problem is that I'm really watching what I eat and quantity. I'm on glipizide and metaformin twice a day, plus a Hcl/ldl drug -Crestor, a beta-blocker and TRICOR for TriG's.
I followed the Dr. Hyman Blood Sugar Solution regime from mid Nov til mid Jan, I did lose about 30 pounds - with no effect on sugar levels. A small bowl of salad "only greens" will send me up 40 to 80 points. My diet is very low fat and low carb already, minimal diary,minimal red meat, mainly
chicken, fish, eggs and salads and always green vegetable, most times there are two greens (spinach, collards, turnips greens), brocilli, peas.
I've been having pain in my back (not back pain - I'm positive of this!) during the nite (sleep time!). I'm wondering if this pain could be from my liver and panerceas due to the high blood sugar levels.
I'm planning my next doctor visit and wanted to get some ideas of the things to push for, like referral to a endo, insulin. Oh! All my previous liver and kidney tests have been fine (including period of time with this back pain).
I've been on the foremention regiment for basically years. This past year things turned bad and I've not been able to get a handle on things.