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Post: #21
RE: Diabetes and apnea
(04-29-2012 06:38 PM)JumpStart Wrote:  I apparently just missed the boat! :grin: Not the first time.
i know. that's a sneaky little boat that docks for a second and takes right off again. i miss it alot. probably the same one. LOL.......
04-29-2012 06:44 PM
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Post: #22
RE: Diabetes and apnea
(04-26-2012 06:58 PM)JumpStart Wrote:  I am absolutely dumbfounded that with an a1c over 7 that you were not taking insulin. The longterm damage from an elevated glucose level is well documented, and 7.8 would indicate an average daily elevated glucose level in excess of 175 ml/dL. Wow. Keep working hard on reducing it - you are still far above average, and medically considered diabetic, as your doctor no doubt told you. Are you also checking regularly with a retinologist? Not just an opthomologist. Early diagnosis and laser work can be a sight saver. I know - I have a stubborn adult son with sight now in only one eye. The other eye "sees" light and dark, and *some* shapes/outlines.

You'll be "happy" to know that effective October 2012, I started once-a-day insulin injections. And as of last Friday, my eyes still show no sign of retinopathy.


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