“Full-Blown Diabetes & My Doctor Never Mentioned a Problem” (Gout and Diabetes)

“Full-Blown Diabetes & My Doctor Never Mentioned a Problem” (Gout and Diabetes)

November 1, 2019 3 By Jose Scott


So full-blown diabetes and my doctor
never mentioned the sugar problem. Again, we see a lot of these. I just wanted to
share some results from a patient that I saw recently. Fasting blood sugar was 108. So if this
doc was checking it, actually checking fasting blood sugars, you would think
they would have noticed something. One hour after taking the glucose challenge
(75 grams of glucose), blood sugar was 225. The ADA (one of the clear criteria for
full-blown diabetes) is over 200 at any time, so this patient had full-blown
diabetes. The two-hour specimen was 196 so they’re not getting much insulin
response at all. To top it off, as you see down below that, at the bottom of the numbers here on these labs, their uric acid was 9.9. In other words,
gout is… as you may or may not know, gout’s also a significant risk for heart attack
and stroke. So this patient got not one but two major risks for heart attacks,
strokes. The major one with full-blown diabetes and a moderate to minor one
with uric acid and gout. Why are we missing that sort of thing?
Don’t blame it all on the docs. Just be focused on what you need to know and
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