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Gemzar was posted 07/31/1999 05:36 pm by judi
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Since I was dx'ed with PC 3 years ago, I've been a non-insulin dependent diabetic taking 2 different oral drugs. As in your husband's case, my glucose fluctuates wildly from day to day & from time of day to time of day. I've kept diaries of everything I eat, seen a nutritionist, etc, but nothing proves consistent. I can say off carbos all day & have a high reading & break down & eat a doughnut & get a good number. I've had a couple of periods of remission where I've been off chemo & during those times my glucose was normal, or close to normal, whenever I checked it. Finally I joined a diabetes support group led by a nurse who has spent the last 20 years treating diabetics. I presented my problem & her response was "If you are on chemotherapy or steroids, the best you can hope for is damage control". Bottom line is that docs don't know everything. Adjust his insulin as needed to treat whatever the reading is at a particular time. Go with the flow. What other choice have we got?

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