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Old 04-30-2016, 05:14 PM #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: ALS and diabetes

And a slightly different story...

My PALS, my wife Darcey, had been diabetic (Type II) long before ALS. She was able to control it with medicine and did not require insulin. Since ALS, she lost about 100 pounds of weight... and her A1C has dropped to 4.7 (at last check). Her GP said, "If it wasn't for the fact that you have ALS and will die, you're otherwise quite healthy. Well done!" Lest you be concerned about this doctor's remark, know that he is quite respected, loved and appreciated by us for the many years he has attended to Darcey's health needs with absolute honesty and matter of factness. Since introducing the BiPAP into the mix, Darcey no longer continued with her weight loss and has held a steady weight since early 2014.

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