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Socoder -> Off Topic -> Diabetes, the battle continues.

Posted : Friday, 16 August 2019, 08:16
steve_ancell

Diabetes, the battle continues.


Something's going right for a change, just been told by my doctor that I only need to the finger-prick test 4 times a week instead of 8 times a day. I've managed to lose about a stone in weight over the past few months, if it lowers considerably more then my diabetes could go into remission.
Posted : Friday, 16 August 2019, 08:18
Jayenkai
Congrats!
Posted : Friday, 16 August 2019, 08:19
steve_ancell
Cheers mate!
Posted : Friday, 16 August 2019, 08:31
spinal
Good work! Congratulations 😀
Posted : Friday, 16 August 2019, 08:45
steve_ancell
Thanks Neil
Posted : Friday, 16 August 2019, 10:44
Pakz
My mother stil has it. She had cut back on chocolate and other bad things and she is in a safe zone now. Though she has lots of trouble not eating bad things.

I have a hard time finding juices with low sugar that she actually likes.

Things like wounds can be dangerous. As a joke sometimes I tell her how she would walk around with one leg if she keeps snacking on sugar.
Posted : Friday, 16 August 2019, 11:56
steve_ancell
I'm lucky that I don't have a sweet tooth, otherwise it would be FML!
Posted : Thursday, 22 August 2019, 07:31
steve_ancell
One thing I do know about this type-2 diabetes thing, I do tend to drink a lot of water and seem to piss more than I drink. With the hot weather today that's all I've been doing: drink, piss, piss and even more piss. The Metformin also plays havoc on the guts, but I've got used to that now I've been taking it for nearly 5 years, it also strips out most of the body's vitamin B-12.

I have to be careful now that I'm on Glyclizide, have to make sure I eat little and often or risk going into a coma. I've kind of got that in check, hence the doctor telling me that I don't have to check my blood too often. So, if I can get my levels down to the lower depths then I could come off the medication; long way to go yet though I reckon, but I'm getting there.
Posted : Thursday, 22 August 2019, 07:35
steve_ancell
Although I was diagnosed just under 5 years ago, the doctors reckon I probably had it far longer as I was on the borderline for a few years and then went unchecked for quite a while after I moved home.
Posted : Thursday, 22 August 2019, 08:43
Pakz
I have not seen a doctor in 10 years. I am somewhat overweight though. Not sure what the signals are but I think I am ok.

I did 2 hours of rowing this morning. No problems there.


Tom Hanks was diagnosed also last year I think. He had it for years also without knowing.