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[Default] On 24 Mar 2007 14:22:22 -0700, "amber.jean.j@xxxxxxxxx"
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My main worries are that if glucose over 140 does damage to a type
2 it must also do damage to a type 1. My numbers are over 140 a lot of
the time. My doctor told me they have to keep me higher because my
natural insulin is unpredictable.
Glucose over 140 does NOT do instant damage to anyone regardless of
the type of diabetes they have. Anyone who implies that or tells you
that out right is seriously misinformed. Damage occurs when BGs are
high, usually well above 140, for long periods of time. And
remarkably some of that damage can be reversed if control is attained.
By the time most type 2s are diagnosed, they have actually been
diabetic and out of control for many years. But even they can reverse
some diabetic complications they may have at the time of diagnosis if
they are smart enough to follow their doctor's advice, gain control of
BG numbers and when necessary lose weight and exercise.
type 1s, regardless of the age they are diagnosed are never in the
same situation as far as going undiagnosed for years, even decades and
thus developing complications before diagnosis. Nor is it likely that
we would develop complications if we followed our doctor's advice to
gain control slowly during the honeymoon phase as in your case and age
group. Even if your BGs hover around 140 most of the time and spike
above that from time to time.
For a Type 1 complications take years to set in, often decades. And
they do not set in simply because you are type 1. Being in good
control over the long run will be your best preventative step against
You are 46??? When I get under 70 I can hardly see anything I have
spots in my vision. That is another thing that worries me the first
and sometimes only sign I get that I am low is my vision. If I was
doing something dangerous like driving, I don't drive yet but it could
cause an accident. I can't imagine being 46 I would be blind.
As you slowly lower you BGs into the 80 to 120 range your body will
acclimate. And how your body reacts to hypo symptoms will change.
This is not going to happen over night.
I do what my doctor tells me but that keeps me high most of the
time and I do corrections that still don't get me down that much.
At this moment in time, it's not that important. The first priority
is diabetes education. Then you get tighter control. Because with
tighter control comes a greater need to be able to make adjustments in
diet and insulin without your doctor's direct input. You need to be
able to make those decisions on your own. And that is one of the
goals your doctor and medical team are actually working towards.
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Since I'm not going on a trip for spring break, my PA advisor has
scheduled for 2 days of training on diabetic nutrition next week.
I have a appointment with a dietitian to get a personalized diet plan.
also have appointments with a eye doctor and the dentist. It will be
get all this done without missing any school.
Maybe my high glucose is not causing any permanent damage but PA
that when it is over about 175 I have sugar in my urine and it causes
infections I have been getting. I just hope that after the diet
they will get my glucose down below 175 all the time because this is
uncomfortable for me.
I have a type 1 friend I met at school. He knows just about
about diabetes because he got it when he was under 2 years old. He
more type 1 diabetics and will introduce me to them.
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