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Hb1ac type 2 diabetes

Commented on October 31, 2014
Created July 27, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Iam 42yrsold male my recent Hba1c is 7.6% my company is asking me to reduce it to normal within 20 days with medicine , if i take medicine my daily sugar goes to hypo what is the best medicine. cyril

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on July 31, 2011
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I forgot Dr. Robert Su's own story: healing himself without drugs. Quite impressive. Check out this interview on Jimmy Moore's podcast: http://tinyurl.com/3j4l2mu

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on July 27, 2011
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In addition to carb restriction and meds, exercise and weight loss are both very helpful. Walking has been shown to lower insulin resistance (and T2 is essentially insulin resistance). Some resistance training is good as well. Caffeine increases insulin resistance - so minimize that. Fructose and alcohol should be avoided as well, since they are the major culprits in fatty liver/insulin resistance. And linoleic acid (omega 6 oils) also causes fatty liver.

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on July 27, 2011
at 09:54 AM

Inevitably one's first thought when one faced high blood sugar is how much sugar (carbohydrate of any kind) you're eating?

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on July 27, 2011
at 10:48 AM

I agree : Check out Dr. Bernstein and Jenny Ruhl. Everything you need to know about glucose Intolerance, pre- diabetes and diabetes.

Interview with Bernstein on "Carbohydrates Can Kill" (Dr. Su)

http://www.carbohydratescankill.com/1938/47-diabetes-mellitus-richard-bernstein-md

Ruhl was on Jimmy Moore's show recently. Very interesting stuff! Conventional Wisdom in Diabetes is even worse than in USDA Food Pyramid CW.

http://www.thelivinlowcarbshow.com/shownotes/4290/486-a-crash-course-in-blood-sugar-101-with-jenny-ruhl/

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on July 31, 2011
at 02:42 PM

I forgot Dr. Robert Su's own story: healing himself without drugs. Quite impressive. Check out this interview on Jimmy Moore's podcast: http://tinyurl.com/3j4l2mu

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on July 27, 2011
at 10:16 AM

There are meds that force insulin out of the pancreas - too much is what causes hypos. Other meds (like metformin) reduce insulin resistance in the liver and don't cause hypos. Metformin may not be enough. Test frequently, and watch your carbs. If you are getting hypos, then reduce the meds.

I strongly recommend that you read Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution.

Here is some good inf on various diabetes meds:

http://www.diabetes-book.com/book/chapter15.shtml
http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/sp2index.php

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on July 27, 2011
at 06:34 PM

In addition to carb restriction and meds, exercise and weight loss are both very helpful. Walking has been shown to lower insulin resistance (and T2 is essentially insulin resistance). Some resistance training is good as well. Caffeine increases insulin resistance - so minimize that. Fructose and alcohol should be avoided as well, since they are the major culprits in fatty liver/insulin resistance. And linoleic acid (omega 6 oils) also causes fatty liver.

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on July 27, 2011
at 11:26 PM

Given that A1C presents an average of your blood glucose control over time, can even medication change your A1C reading that drastically, that fast, in a reliable manner? That sounds like someone misunderstanding what the test represents (or purposefully setting inappropriate goals). Even if medication (or diet/lifestyle change) instantly and totally dropped your blood sugar to normal levels, you're still stuck with the issue of the lifespan of the red blood cell.

I also find it very disturbing that your company is demanding you take medication. While it's certainly a good idea to address health issues, it's a little Big Brother-ish for a workplace to demand it.

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on October 31, 2014
at 04:28 PM

I agree totally. An A1C test reflects the total insulin response over a period of 90 days. How did your company gain access to your medical records? If you didn't grant them access I would get a lawyer.

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on July 27, 2011
at 07:04 PM

20 days? Jebus. What are they going to do if you don't? I'm a type 2 diabetic and getting the numbers down takes patience, commitment, and a lot of attentiveness to everything you put in your mouth. My a1c was 10.4 at diagnosis. I got it down to 5.8 in about 3 months with low carb diet and metformin. Exercise, too. it is creeping back up now, but that is another story - I only say it to point out that even perfect compliance with diet and exercise ( and in my case dramatic weight loss) does not nec "cure" the D, which is something many seem to believe. But you can do a LOT with diet and exercise. I got tons of help and support at diabetesforums.com

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on July 27, 2011
at 10:18 AM

Avoid the medicine at cost and get control of your diet. Normally it would take about 3 months to change your A1C reading, medication changing it that fast is manufactured. Get off the carbs. With that high of reading you would appear to be diabetic already.

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on October 10, 2011
at 06:31 AM

Getting a hemoglobin A1c of 7.6% down close to normal in 20 days would require a blood exchange (draw off the old glycated blood and replace it with fresh blood from a healthy donor). Tell your company I said so.

(I'm NOT suggesting a blood transfusion!)

-Steve

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on July 27, 2011
at 12:01 PM

My husband is type 2 and when first diagnosed they put him on metformin and a drug called glipizide but the glipizide would make him hypo as well so they took him off of that. He controls his BG with metformin and diet alone now. Has not been able to get off of the metformin though even with a very strict diet.

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