Interesting you should post this. I just had a doctor's appointment last Friday and had lab work done. I asked for a D2, D3 and total Vitamin D test. Also asked for a fasting insulin level so I could do this HOMA calculation.
I have a doctor's appointment Friday morning to get my routine diabetes check up. I'll be getting the 'usual' blood work and I requested my doctor order a fasting insulin blood test so I can use this HOMA calculator for pancreatic beta cell function. I am curious to see what the results are for me. I also requested a Vitamin D level since that has been the subject of some debate on both this and another exchange I visit. I'll keep you all posted as to what I discover by adding these two new tests to the mix. I'm also curious as to how much more weight I might have lost as now even my rings are getting too big for my fingers.View Thread
Hmmm... I have some irregular sleeping patterns at best. What would that do to any Dawn Phenomenon and/or control of my diabetes if there is no real 8-10 hour stretch of sleep for me? I may sleep 5 hours in the morning and a couple more before I go in to work.View Thread
This is a great website that discusses news about diabetes, recipes, tips and other recommendations. I joined this website and receive emailings from them. I find it a very informative and interesting resource. I always get a lot of good ideas from this website.View Thread
Well, I 'believe the dream' because there are many people here who are 'living the dream'. I hope to be one of them some day in the near future. I have a little more work to do on myself, first. My doctor is very encouraging and he tells me I can be off the meds if I keep working on getting to an ideal weight.View Thread
Hawaiianlady, I think trying to keep all your glucose readings under 100 is very, very difficult and also a little unrealistic. In my experience, a reading of 110-112 is EXCELLENT. Check back with your doctor and make sure you have his instructions right. Have you been able to attend any diabetes education classes? Most hospitals offer them and most are covered by insurance. You will learn a LOT from those classes.View Thread