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Abnormally high HBA1c

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Automon, Feb 25, 2020.

  1. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just watch out for dropping too low and have hypo remedies at hand in case it looks like it’s going to drop too much. Then call your nurse and discuss reducing medications if that happens.
     
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  2. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I keep jelly babies close. Follow up with a rich tea or two.
     
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  3. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    You might soon find yourself in the enviable position of needing less medication - but don't try too hard - you have a really high Hba1c, and a slow and steady decrease would be prudent - eating low carb is very effective, I know, do wind down slowly.
     
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  4. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There is an awful lot to get your head around. It will take time, don't worry.

    I would recommend you read The Diabetes Code by Jason Fung. It's available on kindle. Dr Fung also has YouTube videos that are well worth a look.
     
  5. Automon

    Automon · Active Member

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    Thanks will do
     
  6. Automon

    Automon · Active Member

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    I checked level as asked and before tea it was 5.4 after 2 hours it was 7.4 so it went up 2 I will again check tomorrow when I have something different ,thanks again
     
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  7. Automon

    Automon · Active Member

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    I have some Dextro energy sweets which were recommended thanks for the info.
     
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  8. Automon

    Automon · Active Member

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    I think I may go overboard on the reducing carbohydrates but will keep on monitoring Thanks for your reply
     
  9. Automon

    Automon · Active Member

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    Many thanks for the info will have a look once I get my head round this ailment.
     
  10. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This book will help you get your head around things.

    Be careful about going overboard. I did. I got my numbers down from 122 to 35 in 4 months. I could have done damage to my kidneys. Fortunately it didn't happen. Do lots of reading. Ask lots of questions. Speak to your team about reducing carbs and medication. Not all HPCs are on board with LCHF.
     
  11. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Could you cite a reference for that please, @xfieldok
     
  12. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not off hand. I have seen it a couple of times. If I can find a link, I will post it.
     
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