Beta, my doc said the same thing - pneumonia shot every five years. I'm overdue for mine.
I do get the flu shot every year with no side effects whatsoever. I have a compromised immune system (they don't know why.) As a matter of fact, I was told to cut down on my exercise regimen to five days or less. All the exercising was actually making me sick. Bronchitis, walking pneumonia, pneumonia twice. Hospitalized for the last bout with IV antibiotics. Bronchitis turned to pneumonia, filling both of my lungs with fluid. Wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.View Thread
Yes, my sugars started going up in my late 30's. I was just told to watch my diet despite being thin. Then in my late 40's that is when my sugars hit the roof, so to speak.
Yes, I do believe it's still a puzzle regarding 1.5 diabetes. My doctor says I'm in between, but that's not a diagnosis that appears in any ICD 9's (coding books.) So they classified me as a Type 2, insulin dependent because of the age factor. My doctor told me he thinks I have no functioning pancreatic beta cells. Not much I can do about getting those back.View Thread
Absolutely right, Flute. I had an excellent A1C at one time of 6.2. I say excellent at that point, because my first one was 13.2, average 393 daily. LOL. Lovely. In that 6.2 A1C average, I had a blood sugar of 435 (two hours after my meal) and then some lows in the 30's and 50's. What was happening when I didn't take my blood sugar, who knows. Yet, we arrived at an A1C of 6.2. That high was because my insulin was a day older than it should have been and it didn't work at all. One day without insulin and my BS rises to the sky to greet the angels. Good thing, I didn't.View Thread