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Re: [IP] Consistent 6.0-6.7 A1c's and complications

In a message dated 2/4/99 8:37:06 PM Eastern Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:

<< I have always tried to maintain 80-120 blood sugars.  My endo always said
 I kept it in that range, I was like anyone else.
 So....I am reading all of this stuff about leg cramps and amputation.....I
 consistently run between 6.0 and 6.7 A1c's, even though at times I can be
 all over the board on blood sugar(I am getting a pump because I have had
 some 300's over the last year, and it worries me, although my A1c's always
 come back good.), but I have been having leg cramps lately, and now I am
 really paranoid.  I am seeing the doctor Monday anyway, but is this type of
 thing possible without high A1c's?
I told my story, not to scare, but to warn about not keeping in close watch
with your diabetes care specialist about EVERYTHING without procrastinating.
If you think something may be wrong or not right in some way, or are concerned
about your state of health and where it's leading to, then please contact your
care taker.  If you don't feel comfortable talking to your physician, it may
be worth your while to find one you will be comfortable with.  After all, he
or she should be your catalyst for living a problem-free life for as long as

Keep in mind, I have been insulin dependent for 49 years now.  So many things
have changed in the treatment of diabetes since I was diagnosed and growing
up.  The clinical trials of earlier 1990's has re-taught EVERYONE about
managing our diabetic lives ~~~doctors, educators, patients, etc.

If I was you, I would mention the cramping to your doctor as soon as possible.
It may or may not deserve further evaluation.  Don't be paranoid.  Be smart.
There's no sense in worrying about something that isn't there.  If you can
learn from someone's mistake, please let it be my mistake, not yours.  I
waited too long to do something, and that's the bottom line.  

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