Diabetes is a disease that is diagnosed on blood sugar levels and ones response to sugar intake. Probably since your levels were ‘controlled’ on a diabetic diet, your doctor couldn’t believe you actually had diabetes. I do agree with you that it wasn’t correct on the part of your new doctor to completely rule out diabetes especially when you had a history. I would also support your approach for a diet control, rather than resorting to medications; ‘unless your levels are way higher that remain uncontrolled on a diabetic diet’. With a strict diet, physical exercise is beneficial and highly advised to keep the sugar levels in check. If the sugar levels get back in control with these measures, you would not require seeing a doctor, other than getting HbA1c’s and follow ups for retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy, done once in a while.
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My Dr put me on Diovan for high Blood pressure. since going on it I have developed achy legs, which I did not have before. when I asked him if he could give me something else he said there wasn't anything else. I don't think this is true. what's going on?
For people who have glucose intolerance and a high blood pressure, diovan is a good medication since it decreases the risk of development of type 2 diabetes. However rarely diovan may cause muscle breakdown as a side effect which may cause achy legs. I would advise getting your symptoms evaluated by your doctor for the possibility and if diagnosed as the reason, it is advised to switch to other group of medications like ACE inhibitors for blood pressure control. You may like to discuss the possibility with your doctor.
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Once again thank you for your input. I think it's time I looked for another Doctor. as this one, who seemed to start off well is not doing what is best for me, but what is best for the Pharmacutical companies. each time I visit him he want's to give me drugs. not actually looking at the cause and effects of the problems and consequences of too many drugs.
my blood glucose is running high( for me) through the night, 161 to 179 how can I lower it to less than 100 in the morning before breakfast it doesn't matter whether I eat or don't eat before bed time.
Skipping meals, especially dinner is not a good idea, since this would lead to paradoxically increased sugar levels due to the stress hormones getting activated. Try having an light dinner with more of proteins, fruits and vegetables and plenty of fluids. Also several small meals during the day work better than few large meals, if not on medications. I hope you are exercising regularly as well in moderate amounts. If your sugar levels continue to remain this high with the changes, one might have to resort to medications. You may like to consult your doctor for the same.
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Thank you once again. I am not skipping meals but I will adjust what I do eat, and keep trying. I am determined to try NOT to take medication for this.