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I had a CMP yesterday.  A blood test that tells all my nutrients and enzymes level which includes:

K,
ALT
Na
Ca
AST
Cl
Creatinine
Anion Gap
CO2
Prot
Anion Gap (Na Cl CO2)
GFR by MDRD eq.
Alb
Bili, Total
BUN
Alk Phos
Ca
Glucose

All seem normal so far except my Glucose is way up the chart.  Guess I am *very sweet*.  Hee hee.  

I am to call MD in a few.  I feel like not taking any medication including the one she suggested and see if my body heals by itself.  It is a chance to take but if I am closely monitor, I think it is better.  

I do not want to take RX that will complete decrease my immune system when only one organ is having issue.  I am praying for the right decision.

Thank you again for all your prayers, thoughts and love.  Big Wet Smooches.

p.s. If you have not had a CMP done, I would recommend that in your regular checkup.  This way, you have a baseline to go after.



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      Jenny09 wrote Mar 4, 2009
    • China Doll—did the doctor recommend followup tests
      for glucose test? There are some that take a bit
      of time to test for diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia..
      My glucose was off and I tested for hypoglycemia.My insurance paid for classes on nutrition, eating the correct foods so that this was not a problem. The other people in class either had diabetes and hyperglycemia. (it worked by the way.I did not need medication)

      The food to eat for high blood sugar is basically a nice
      healthy diet. Much less starch (I cut my bread intake
      and pasta way way down) . Lots of vegetables. Fruit okay
      but not too much. Protein. And eating frequently—every 3 hours) Lots of water.

      I wish you much success.  

      Jenny



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 4, 2009
    • Thank you Jenny.  I am thinking.  I bought a bottle of Malt from a Chinese store the other day.  Why?  I thought it was closed to honey.  I took a spoonful that day and the next day I ran the test.  

      Oh yea, I had 2 peanut butter toasts that day before the blood test too.  Rice is my regular diet.  

      I will talk to the MD.  Mainly for me right now, is good to know other parameters are back to normal.  It was out of wack and off the chart a little while back.  I am glad it is level out.  

      Thank you for your caring and suggestion.



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      Waxwing wrote Mar 4, 2009
    • Hi CD,  

      Sorry to hear about your test results. The good news is that it is controllable. And as Jenny pointed out, there is a VERY good chance that it can be controlled by diet. So, do ask to talk to a nutritionist and get fully informed before you make the decision. You may not need meds at all.

      Finally, your comment about it just affecting one organ : I guess it depends on the organ, but most organs are vital and you don’t want to lose your eyesight or limb because you are unable to process sugar correctly.

      Good Luck and please keep us updated !!!!!!!!



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 4, 2009
    • What about Chinese herbs? Eastern medicine has been around so much longer than Western. There may be a good Eastern medicine doctor in you area.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 4, 2009
    • Thanks everyone.  I am to kick off the western med first and then take Chinese healing wisdom:

      carrot juice, pearl barley, sweet potato... all these are good.  

      Yes, I heard you Waxwing.  Some organs are vital.  I would like to give myself a week’s trial.  I think I can tell if my body can heal itself given the right food and nutrition, exercise etc.  Just do not like to be labeled.

      Now I am uninsured for more life insurance - I know how those underwriters are.  Glad I already have some installed.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 4, 2009
    • I’m repeating myself. it posted twice.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Mar 4, 2009
    • It’s ok.  I need to hear thing twice in this ding age!



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      Smiley1962 wrote Mar 4, 2009
    • HI CD, I am a diabetic, and eating and exercise goes hand in hand with controlling  your blood sugar.  It takes about 3 months to get your blood sugar under control.  Did you fast for 12 hours before your test?  Also, have you doctor do another test, in 3 months -  ATC test.  That is a 3 month test that gives the accurate blood sugar level.  I do take medication right now, and am hoping that once I lose the rest of my weight I can maintain my bs without meds.  Good Lucks to you!



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      Smiley1962 wrote Mar 4, 2009
    • CD then your tests are not accurate.  You should always fast 8 to 12 hours before you have blood work done.  I would definitely have another blood work done with fasting.



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      Karyn Olson wrote Mar 4, 2009
    • I agree with smiley...those tests require one to fast...I am surprised you weren’t advised to fast.



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      Smiley1962 wrote Mar 4, 2009
    • CD this a great website for people with diabetes or wanting to learn more, in case you want to check it out.

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      Smiley1962, Your links have been removed, please consider upgrading to premium membership.



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      Angelcart wrote Mar 4, 2009
    • CD - what a beautiful picture you have up!  I too was thinking about chinese herbs as an alternative.  Good luck with your health.



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      Coachmombabe wrote Mar 4, 2009
    • CD, that’s great that all but one came back normal. And I agree, you should go back for a fasting blood sugar, or maybe even a GTT (glucose tolerance test). At least that’s what they used to do back when I worked in a pathology lab! I don’t know exactly what they do now.



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      Dennie05 wrote Mar 4, 2009
    • Don’t forget that you have been on oral steroids and this will raise your glucose readings!!!  The 3 month test is called the A1C which gives an average serum glucose over the last 3 months.  You should be fasting when you have these tests done for most accurate results.



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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Mar 4, 2009
    • great advice CD - and there is even more lab work that will check other nutrient levels. Glucose can be affected by so many things. Low glycemic eating is the way to go whether you have issues or not. It is the most healthy way to eat... and can deter or even reverse diabetes.
      Immune system restoration is key to helping your issues.



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