Is Tylenol Or Ibuprofen Better For Diabetics?

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Ibuprofen And Diabetes?

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today to contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. I'm having a bit of neck and shoulder pain at the moment, it occurs maybe once or twice a year. I get it across my shoulders and sometimes up into the back of my head and down the top of my arms. I went through a barrage of tests with my Doctor a few years ago and we could not find any cause, Doc suspects it may be stress, he might be right Anyhow, Sunday night I had a bad nights sleep, woke at about 2.30am and slept badly for the rest of the night, I could feel the neck pain starting. Guess that's what I get for going to be too early (10.30pm) on Sunday. I was so tired yesterday morning I took a day off work. One of my work colleagues is a Type 1 and said that his wife had been told by a pharmacist that diabetics should not take ibuprofen. I would normally take ibuprofen to get some relief when this pain hits, I'm not a big pill taker (other than the ones I have to take ) but I did find that the ibuprofen worked for me for this pain. Now I'm a little confused, because my colleague was fairly certain Continue reading >>

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  1. pappal

    I do not fully understand how my Dr. determines my A1C. When I was checking my blood sugar every morning I was under 120 most of the time. Sometimes it would spike, but rarely did my test meter show over 129. I do understand that 80-120 is normal, but if that is the case why would my A1C be 7.2? Now he wants me to test my blood sugar 2 hours after supper. I have been doing this now for about two weeks and, although I came pretty close, I have not gone over 180. According to the information that he gave me, anything below 180 is good. Is there a special test that my Dr. performs or is there a formula used to determine A1C?

  2. brunosbud

    Good question. Please read the following link for your answer.
    According to the site Blood Glucose to A1C calculator, your "average" blood glucose for an A1C of 7.2 is: 160 mg/dl
    Normally, your doctor will run A1C twice per year. Your doctor uses both your daily sugar readings and your A1C to determine dosing requirements, meal plans and review overall effectiveness of current treatment plan. Good luck!

  3. nutrijoy

    HbA1c (commonly abbreviated A1c) is a glucose-related chemical that is found in blood. By testing the percentage of A1c in someone’s blood, doctors can tell how well a patient has tolerated and processed glucose over the past few months. The results are then compared to the percentages on an A1c chart. Changes in the A1c measurements over time can be used to determine how well the patient has managed his/her diabetes. It can also be used to gauge the progress of diabetes if a PWD's A1c continues to rise.
    A finger-stick test is only a snapshot in time. In Dr. Bernstein's webcast this evening, he mentioned that some people can have near-normal tests virtually all of the time and still have A1c's in the 5.2 to 5.4 range. However, your A1c measurement of 7.2 suggests that you are spiking much higher than the "normal" range, especially if "every morning I was under 120 most of the time." That begs the question: what was your blood sugar reading at bedtime?
    If it was high but your pancreas was able to work overtime while you slept (to finally bring it down under 120 because you weren't eating), then that's just one factor in your 7.2 A1c. Your readings 2 hours post-meal, if high, would readily contribute to your 7.2 result because the A1c is an AVERAGE of all your glycated hemoglobin during periods when your blood sugar levels are both high and low. Your meter could be providing information based on whole blood glucose instead of the more contemporary plasma blood glucose.
    And, or course, some meters are simply not very good. We call them RNG's which stand for "random number generators." I won't mention brand names but users in the DOC (Diabetes Online Community) have often posted terrible and very inconsistent results with some meter brands; even when making multiple tests with different tests strips using the SAME DROP of blood. You might try asking your doctor for a new meter. The most accurate ones that I have tested are the Freestyle one with the Accu-Check brand coming in a close second. The newer Contour Next One meter also appears to be reasonably accurate. If your doctor doesn't have these brands on hand, visit the manufacturer's website. You can usually get a free coupon for the meter if your doctor will write a Rx for the strips. Of course, a more accurate meter may only shock you into realizing that your blood sugars have been running much higher than you thought. Particularly your test results AFTER meals and at BEDTIME.

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