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Glenn50 wrote:Today I had my yearly diabetic check. This check is provided free at my doctors practice.
My son who is a registered nurse and the surgeon I see occasionally both say I'm not a diabetic type2 however 11 years ago when I was on heavy doses of prednisone for colitis my blood glucose levels rose and now that I'm registered as having had high readings I'm in the system.
I'm not complaining about that after all it's free however since I saw the diabetes practice nurse a year ago I have dropped 30 pounds off my still obese body. I am walking 15 miles a week and doing Tai Chi.
My BP at home (on medication) is 118/73 on average.
When the nurse took it (immediately after giving me a flu jab) it was 150/92...about normal at the doctors...darn white coat syndrome.
My cholesterol is now just above 100. Triglycerides are normal for the first time in a decade.
Glucose levels are normal..as we measure them differently from the US the figures wouldn't mean much for you folks.
Did I get praise for lossing weight? No. Did I get praise for walking? No. Did I get get praise over my bloods. No.
What I got after I told her about the McDougall lifestyle change was a lecture on protein and how protein gives us energy which is needed. Instead of oatmeal for breakfast she suggested poached eggs on toast.
Don't eat any carbohydrates after 2pm was another gem.
When I told her we make our own wholemeal bread
she lambasted that. Too much bread is bad. Just eat two slices a day (with your eggs).
Oil and cheese are both healthy in moderation. Milk is needed for bones..this is when she lectured my wife about not drinking milk.
She was ok about not eating meat during the week but suggested we have a couple of fastfood treats in the weekend to supply our iron needs.
At the end of the lecture I was told that the computer calculated my 5 year risk of CVD as >20%.
I am not happy. Happy with Dr McDougall but not happy with my GPs nurse.
What is wrong with people?
Glenn50 wrote:At the end of the lecture I was told that the computer calculated my 5 year risk of CVD as >20%.
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