Re: Ping: Louise

On Aug 8, 3:21 pm, Alan S <loralgtweightandca...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, 7 Aug 2008 21:34:51 -0700 (PDT), Larry

<boelk...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Aug 6, 2:19 pm, Susan <neverm...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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Larry wrote:
Thank you Susan for your input. Yes I do remember your comments about
Statins. Right now I am wondering about electroyte imbalance which
metformin may cause. Particulary high potassium levels that it may
cause. As you may know electrolyte imbalance can cause heart block in
some patients of which I am coping with at the moment.

I think you need to have endocrine evaluation, and a standing renin and
aldosterone test (stand upright for 30 minutes prior to and during blood
draw) and other adrenal hormones.

In addition, if you're having problems with electrolyte balance, perhaps
you need to stop the metformin for a while and see if things improve.

Also, don't ever pump your fist or allow a tight tournequet to be used
for your serum testing; it raises the potassium results and renders them
completely inaccurate, as will shaking of the test tube, or sitting out
too long after draw.


Hello Susan: Just saw my Endo. today here in San Diego. Pretty
competent young Doc I'd say. Anyway at my request GAD test was done
and results today show 14+... high and indicates LADA. I've been
diagnosed by at least 2 doc before as T2. I do believe the recent
findings particularly supported by todays GAD results. So now
metformin, actos are dc'd, amaryl tapered and more insulin ( bolus
PP ) added. Where is dear "old Al?"

Larry/T2 changed to T 1 1/2 after 6 years of IR drugs which did very
little. Misdiagnosis from the beginning.

Remind me. Haven't you suspected this for a while?

Good to know you can stop wondering and get on with the
right treatment.

Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
Everything in Moderation - Except Laughter.
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Alan: I have never been overweight, metformin never seemed to improve
things. C-peptide seemed to show mid range endogenous insulin so doc
continued to assume I was T2 and treated as such adding on Actos and
then Amaryl. I managed to keep my A1c in low 7s with lots of exercise
and pretty good dieting. Actos didn't do anything and Amaryl worked to
improve fbg levels for a little while. I insisted to see an Endo and
also insisted that a GAD be done. So you know once again how patients
need to take charge as best they can. Consequently I've been over
medicated and have a heart block which could be related. This may
resolve itself since most orals are being tapered or dcd at this time.
Thanks for asking.