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The grim question of complications

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by SugarDaddy91, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Dark Horse

    Dark Horse · Well-Known Member

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  2. Scott-C

    Scott-C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a few bad hypos in my early days after dx which substantially increased my chances of making a bad crossing the road judgment call and accidentally walking in front of a bus!

    My general take on the subject of complications is that if you see an a1c or AGP of a non-T, they're generally quite tight, so, disregarding other factors, it makes sense for me to try to emulate that. The idea of excess sugar putting pressure on the smaller ends of the blood stream just kind of makes sense.

    I think we sometimes look at this too much through the lens of T and ignore the other things going on. Complications and other illneses can happen for any number of reasons unrelated to T. There's an awful lot of stuff going on in our bodies apart from the obvious one of, to us, carbs and insulin.

    I've frankly given up paying attention to "latest studies". Red wine, chocolate (insert any other foodstuff here) is good, then it's bad. I'm hedging my bets by eating a broad range of food. Generally eat a Med salad type thing at the Spanish run cafe next to my office for lunch, but if I want to have a pork pie every now and then, won't lose any sleep over that.
     
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  3. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    I owing to ongoing other conditions had regular check ups at GP's surgery the only test for D was urine strips and that only very occasionally I think many people are missed because doctors are not looking for it except in the most basic of ways.

    Even after having a HbA1c showing me to be well into the diabetic range (not called for by my GP but my Neurologist ), I spent two fruitless years trying to convince my GP's practice that I was in fact diabetic.
     
  4. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I am 66 years old and never had an annual health check.
    I have a defunct thyroid and went for a test once a year, down at the hospital, but only once was it followed up with a brief instruction to reduce the dosage of Thyroxine.
    I did get the impression that my failure to lose weight on their diets made the doctors write things in my notes about my uncooperative attitude.
    I went for a visit with the practice nurse today and mentioned the way insulin prevents weightloss when in excess, and she paused just for a spilt second too long before replying.
     
  5. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    What was her reply?
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    A rather thoughtful agreement.
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Then she went and looked it up I bet.:)
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    The electronics at the surgery were down today, no electronic booking in or labels printed out for the blood tests - she had my original paper notes, with comments and she was looking through them when I left.
     
  9. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather someone thought about an answer, than simply nodded to humour you. A considered opinion is worth a lot more to be honest.
     
  10. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Aga
    Again, better than simply dumping them back into the files, thinking next!
     
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    CaliforniaGal Type 2 · Member

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    I read Dr. Fung's book on Intermittent Fasting (IF) and followed it to the T. My sugars are finally in the normal range, and my one toe finally stopped tingling. I'm type 2. A1c was 14. Now it is 5.6. I also take Alpha Lipoic Acid and B-Complex. I fast every other day, and the days I don't fast, I eat extremely low carb following Dr. Fung's eating chart. His book on fasting is what saved me, honestly.
     
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