If you're paranoid as I am, you'd suspect that a pharmaceutical company, one that makes BP meds, funded this asinine study. My question is a simple one: it's well established that daily exercise and a healthy dietreduces high blood pressure and vastly improves blood sugar regulation. So, what do you think we're "missing" in life if we suffer both these conditions? Is it blood pressure meds? Or, is it healthy lifestyle basics?
Thank goodness most people aren't paranoid like me.View Thread
The 4.7 C-petide result is saying that your body is producing large amounts of insulin...As opposed to Type 1 Diabetes where your body would show very low levels of C-peptide. The doctor may surmise, then, that you have a high level of insulin resistance given that you are producing lots of insulin, naturally. and, you're supplementing that with more insulin (fast acting novalog)...and its still not reducing your blood sugar to safer levels.
What factors can cause a high degree of "insulin resistance"?
I, for one, would not criticize your doctor. If I was him/her, I would be very careful in evaluating your situation being that you were just recently diagnosed and you may or may not be experiencing residual effects of corticosteroid usage. I would worry a great deal that I did not recommend an excessive amount of novolog and you suddenly went off the deep end (hypoglycemic) while you were driving to the post office...
...or, then again, he/she might "not care", like you suggest...
My advice to you, is count your carbs, take 2 or 3 short walks a day (preferably after meals), journal what you eat and log all readings, relax and allow your physician to perform their due diligence. This would be considered a good diabetic lifestyle, anyways.View Thread