Struggling to keep my sugar levels under control
I have had type 2 diabetes for about 20 years. No one in my family has the disease. I am afraid I have it thanks to my multiple exposures to Agent Orange in Vietnam, or so the VA says.
Still struggling to keep blood sugars under control
I am on SR Metformin 750 and Glipizide 10. I also have HBP. I stick to a very strict diet avoiding anything that increases blood sugar levels, however, I still can't see the levels under control. At times my fasting numbers are 140-160 and 3 hours after a meal 225-250. My A1c last time was 7.0.
I know these are not awful numbers, but it seems that it's starting to affect my organs. I just went through gallbladder surgery. My surgeon thinks that it was caused by my diabetes.
Did you know that diabetes is a risk factor for developing chronic kidney disease?