Extreme Diabetes

I have been trying to get my husband to go to his primary care doctor for about 6 months.
He has always been a junk food junky and no matter what I said he would not give it up.

He had lost 18#’s in the last 6 month and he was very hungry. He was getting up several times in the night to pee.

I had my suspicions and even told him I felt like he had diabetes but he kept ignoring all the signs.

At his long-overdue Dr. visit His A1C was 11.6 which is a 3 month average of 285 for his glucose. That is very very high in fact his Doctor used the words Extreme Diabetes.

Normal A1C is 4 – 5.6 and normal glucose is less than 100 when fasting. He had fasted for 20 hours prior to his appointment because the soonest appointment we could get was 3:30 in the afternoon.

He started on his medication on Saturday so we could watch for side effects. There were plenty of those on the first day and different ones on the second day.
He stayed home on Monday to allow his body an extra day to get used to the new medication.

He is taking Xigduo XR 5mg/1000mg 1 pill a day for the first week then he ups that to 2 pills a day.

The junk food junkie is getting a big reality check in his daily diet and some things will be harder than others.
Potato Chips, Chocolate, Cokes and Diet Cokes have to be given up.

His favorite foods are potatoes, pasta, and rice. A few times a month will be about it on those and then it has to be brown rice and wheat pasta.
Potatoes will be rarely.

Wish me luck dealing with a My Junk Food Junkie.

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    1. He says he starving to death. I honestly do not see how. Todays lunch was sandwich lettuce, tomato, onion, 3 slices of deli turkey, two pieces of cheese and mayonaiase, nuts, greek yogurt, grapes and wheat and peanut butter crackers. He has to eat breakfast before he leaves the house so he can take the medication. That seems like a lot of food to me. lol.

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  1. Oh wow!! Sending best wishes to him.. I too was walking around with a BS level of 600 and didn’t know it. It was a rude awakening for me and is a constant battle. I hate to be dealing with this but it beats the alternative. My levels are much better now but it’s a constant battle. Stay well my friend

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    1. Oh WOW 600 that’s crazy.
      I hope yours in under control and you are feeling better.

      For the last two weeks, he has stuck to his new way of eating and has done quite well.
      I need to check his blood sugars but he hates needle sticks lol. I need to find an alternative.

      He was quite excited to find out that he can have Dill Pickles, Pepperoncini Peppers, and Olives.
      They say Dill Pickles can actually help lower your blood sugar have you read that? I bought him two Jars of the Kosher Dill Spears.

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