Diabetes or Not?
- From: "Janet" <boxhill@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2011 21:02:02 -0400
Today I had a conversation about diabetes and control with a person who told
me that her HBA1C is 6.8, and her FBG is 120-130.
This person has apparently been taking 1000mg of metformin per day "for
years." The person's doctor says she doesn't have diabetes, she's
She says she prefers not to "obsess about it," so apparently she likes being
told she doesn't have diabetes yet.
BTW, while we were having this conversation, she was holding a plate
containing potato salad, a hot dog with a large roll, a serving of baked
beans, and a salad containing corn. She said that this represented
"moderation" in carb intake. I suggested that either the roll OR the potato
salad OR the beans OR the corn, but not all four, might be moderation. I
later saw her drinking a large glass of lemonade, sweetened with sugar, of
IMHO, she should get a new doctor. But hey, it's her body and her life. I
find it disturbing, though. This is an intelligent person, but as long as
the doctor continues to enable denial, she's going to be comfortable going
on in the same way.
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