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Old 04-30-2016, 04:59 PM #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: ALS and diabetes

I'll weigh in on this one. Patrick - I am so sorry you are hit with this too. My husband was diagnosed with ALS in 2010. In 2013 he was diagnosed with type II diabetes and was hit hard with it. With no warning his A1C skyrocketed. It was something 11.6. We controlled him with medication and diet for the first year. The second year he was diet only, well controlled, and then suddenly this past December his fasting numbers started climbing. He is on meformin twice a day and glpizide in the morning. He does still ambulate at home but he doesn't move as much as he use to. He uses the wheelchair when we are out and about. The diabetes is a constant battle and he is very good about his diet and fluid intake. He drinks a ton of water during the day.

I probably didn't help you at all. I guess I just wanted to share you are not alone with this additional disease.
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