Although, I work out , I am thin, ate the recommended healthy diet, and am on the youngish-side (under 50--LOL). In the last few years, my blood sugar has been rising. Not one of my healthcare professionals mentioned anything to me, but I am concerned. Preventative medicine is often an oxymoron. I don't want to just wait around to take another pill when the disease fully presents itself. Maybe I can do something about it. See Sami Inkinens's story http://www.warondiab...es-exercise-29/
My higher blood sugar could or could not be due to the Sprycel. And it may be impossible to figure that out. It appears T2D is on the rise with everyone. Therefore, if you are on a second generation TKI, and have high blood glucose, you are not much different than the population who is not.
At the moment, I no longer eat sugar of any kind and eat a very low carb, no grain diet (more or less a ketogenic diet). This is known to help lower blood sugar levels, and ironically, because if is a higher-fat diet, it improves cholesterol levels (more LDL particle size instead of total cholesterol levels). This diet is also supposed to improve inflammation. I will go in to get a blood panel done at my GP in July. I will report back if anyone is interested. It may be a flop, but I tried veganism, which I enjoyed, but did not see a decrease in my glucose or cholesterol (I have had high cholesterol since childhood when it was first tested).
It is very sad that healthcare professionals and the media blame patients for their chronic illnesses. It is such a crock It is unkind, lacks empathy, and totally unhelpful. "Just a reminder, it's a Diabetes Myth that you gave yourself Diabetes. In fact, it's probably the biggest myth that continues to be believed by folks." see link above.
I think we need to take a long, hard look at our diets. And not all of us can eat the same diet with the same results (I think this is likely due genetic variation). The last time I checked, it takes blood sweat and tears to really and truly eat healthy in the US (so if any processed, boxed or packaged food claims to be healthy, the vast majority of claims are lies). It takes time and commitment to eat healthy. Sugar is in everything. Sugar carbs (including fruit) help to create a fatty liver and an exhausted pancreas. Both of these lead to diabetes and heart disease.
We can at least try to cure or improve this with our diet. Lowering carbs, which turn into sugar, may be a good place to start.
Wishing you all the best of health,