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My APs have officially caused me to have

Diabetes. There’s no diabetes in my family. My A1C levels have steadily increased until I tested in the diabetic range for the second time in 3 months. Once you test there twice, the diagnosis is made. I’m pretty frustrated with that. I don’t need insulin yet but if I ever do, I’m screwed because I can’t afford it

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What APs are you on? :thinking::thinking::thinking:

It started going up when I was on seroquel. I’ve tried like 10 APs and my blood sugar has gone up with every single one. I’m now on loxapine

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I’m sorry @Pianogal but diabetes is usually a manageable disease.
I’ve been living with type 2 diabetes for years.

The doctors will probably place you on Metformin first.

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Yeah. I’ve been prescribed Metformin. I was after my first A1C in the diabetes range. I’ve been on 1000 mg of Metformin for the last 3 months and my A1C is 7.1. I don’t know if she’ll raise the dose or not

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Insulin is only crazy expensive In USA

There are other sites too

https://www.canadianinsulin.com/buy-humalog-insulin-lispro-vials-online/

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To get prescriptions in Canada, you need a prescription from a dr in Canada. So you’d have to pay cash to see the dr and then cash for the prescription. So it’s still expensive unless you’re Canadian. I tried to get my Advair Diskus from Canada. Couldn’t afford it. It was like $300 to see the specialist and another $100 for the medicine.

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I have a family friend who got diagnosed type 2 and she freaked out and lost a TON of weight and manages her diabetes through diet.

Is this even possible? It’s just what I heard…

Maybe @Wave knows.

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Also, there are some fantastic diabetes support groups online if you search

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Ok. Thanks @mikev0882! I started a strict high protein, low carb diet yesterday. I hope it helps.

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Hi Pianogal,

is it the increased appetite aspect of so many APs that are the culprit?

Because if that’s true, Haldol is ‘weight neutral’ and was my AP for 6 years. Have you tried it?

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Yes it’s possible to manage diabetes through diet and exercise @mikev0882

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I was on Haldol. It didn’t work for me. Plus, my husband, who is extremely health conscious, says I don’t overeat. But now I’ll be on a really strict low fat, low carb, low calorie diet. Hopefully it helps

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I’m so sorry @Pianogal I can imagine you must be really upset. I just came from my pdoc, he said my A1c was mildly elevated and I should see my regular provider about it. I’m a little freaked out now.

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I hope you don’t develop diabetes. I need to take my AP, but it’s hurting me as much as it’s helping me. I hope that isn’t the case with you.

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I honestly think it’s all the sugar I’ve been eating. I get out of control sometimes.

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Well at least it’s something you can control then. That’s a good thing.

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Try to use as much whole grains food as possible because you will feel full much longer. Cook vegetables for every meal. Eat the largest amount of food in the morning and as the hours passes by eat less and less. Avoid to drink your calories and avoid diry. Try to exercise by walking 20 min every day. And avoid sucker.

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