I have been AWOL from the discussions but some time back–a few months ago or longer, I wrote that I could not be concerned with my diabetes because my husband had an eye stroke and high blood pressure and then skin cancer on his shin. I was so overwhelmed with doctor appointments with him that I didn't have time for diabetes. He had radiation on his shin twice a week (the biopsy was cancerous) and eye injections every four weeks and cardiologist in between all of that for echocardiogram and other basic tests for his heart. He has had quad by pass after a heart attack and after stents four times and then with by pass the aorta had to be replaced and started leaking. Just one thing after another. My last endocrinologist appointment before the dam broke with my husband's problems was really good. No problems. A1C was 5.9 and all profile numbers were in range except my weight. I do not exercise–a problem for me, but at my age (74), I do the cooking and washing and regular household chores, and count that as exercise. We have a two story house and going up and down stairs is exercise enough. Wrong way to look at it, but that's it for me.
I have grabbed a few times to read Mayo posts along and read some about morning numbers. I have had higher morning numbers since I was told by letter from my PCP that I had Diabetes 2. I cannot get a handle on it. If I eat the same thing for two days in a row, the numbers still vary. I've asked the endo about it, but he says as long as they go down, he's not concerned. So I take morning blood which is not terribly high (usually from 120's to 140's). Then after lunch my numbers are usually under or right around 100. Because of all the dr. appointments for my husband and being in places where eating wrong food was better than not eating at all, some of my numbers have been higher with my husband's health problems. But my A1c at my six month check a couple of weeks ago was 6.0, so endo said I'm still what he calls a controlled diabetic. I take NO meds and control with diet. I have had this disease 2 years and 4 months, so I think I was on the edge when I got the letter from my PCP. If he had been paying attention to my numbers, he could have stopped it, but he only looks at how much he can charge. I have no faith in him at all, but changing doctors is not an option. So I research and continue to dr. myself.
For those who have really big and multiple problems, I sympathize with you and admire your courage. I don't think I could go through all the meds and tests and situations that many have. I pray that I can continue to control myself. My next appointment is another six months, so I figure the endo isn't very concerned since I'm not a big money-maker for him. After all these rounds with my husband, I am very skeptical about the medical community and their interest in anything but money. Worse than them are the pharmaceutical companies. Big Pharma is definitely running the entire medical show.
Good health or better health to all.