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Alexandra100
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Alexandra100

Well-Known Member, Female, from West Yorkshire

Pre-diabetic (latest HbA1c 38, which is considered pre-diabetic in America) Jun 12, 2018

Alexandra100 was last seen:
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    1. Alexandra100
      Alexandra100
      Pre-diabetic (latest HbA1c 38, which is considered pre-diabetic in America)
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      Alexandra100
      Pre-pre-diabetic (HbA1c 41)
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  • About

    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Type of diabetes:
    Prediabetes
    Treatment type:
    Tablets (oral)
    Medication:
    Glucophage 2g daily
    Exercise:
    Running, walking, Concept2 rowing, weight training

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    I see myself as a LADA in waiting.
    Run, walk, train with weights. For years ate a super-healthy Mediterranean style diet. Now very LC. Trying to keep my weight and muscles up with as much protein, fat and calories as I can tolerate.
    Age 76. Height 5'9" (1m75cm). Weight 7stone 8lbs (106 lbs 48kg) BMI 15.7 (very under weight).
    Multiple health problems probably caused by raised bg: AF, gastroparesis, reflux & small ulcer, bad back.
    A1c 16/07 2015 40 not mentioned to me by GP
    A1c 6/07 2017 41 mentioned to me by Practice nurse
    Greatly influenced by Dr Bernstein and Jenny Ruhl. (And Forum.) Began low carb diet gradually getting lower.
    A1c 3/01/2018 37 after a period of health problems and taking some meds that may have raised bg.
    February 2018 began Metformin and gradually increased dose.
    3/05 2018 Changed to Glucophage XR 2g daily
    For 29 days in May fasting bg (checked at home) 5.0 or under. Motivated to be stricter about very low carb diet.
    A1c 4/06 2018 38 BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!
    A1c 6/09 2018 38
    Cholesterol:
    Before low carb diet: 6/7 2017 total 5.5 HDL 2.6 LDL 2.1 TRIGS 1.8 Total to HDL Ratio 2.1
    After low carb diet: 3/1/ 2018 total 9.8 HDL 3.7 LDL 5.7 TRIGS 0.9 Total to HDL Ratio 2.6
    4/6 2018 total 10.5 HDL 3.0 LDL 7.1 TRIGS 1.0 Total to HDL Ratio 3.5
    September 2018: I have cut carbs from my diet almost entirely but my bg has not dropped nearly as much as I hoped. In addition, I feel exhausted much of the time.
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