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What Can I Do With A Recurring Urinary Tract Infections ?

What Can I Do With A Recurring Urinary Tract Infections ?

I am a male dibietec patient and I have a recurring urinary infection .It comes back oftenly after a month on antibiotics.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I take cranberry pill or drink liquid form. I've not had to get uti treatment as this format is better
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posted about 3 hours ago

Night Sweats, Lacking Balance, Not Feeling Well

Night Sweats, Lacking Balance, Not Feeling Well

I have been reading on the internet about all body sweating at night and it says it's a low blood sugar reaction, makes sense but has been difficult. I was at the park the other day and my feet were in pain so took the grass instead of the sidewalk, what a mistake. I lost my balance, fell, couldn't catch my breath, couldn't even sit up. You know it bothers me that after 32 years of friendship that Kurt still can't figure out to stay near me. I have been doing strange… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Do you actually "know" that you were experiencing low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) when you had these occurances or are you simply "suspecting" that it… read more

posted about 10 hours ago

Type 2 Diabetes And Salt

Type 2 Diabetes And Salt

I'm just wondering how much does ones intake of salt affect glucose readings? I use little salt except in cooking, and even then, I use very little. However I do sometimes consume some drinks which contain somewhat high levels of salt. Lately my readings have been rather high and I am wondering if the salt in the drinks are responsible! Answers would be appreciated!!

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

The one and only thing I use salt on prior to cooking is when I've scored the skin on a joint of pork I then rub it with salt to get crispy crackling.… read more

edited, originally posted about 6 hours ago

Swelling Maybe Someone Has Response On This

Swelling Maybe Someone Has Response On This

I am on insulin, 5 times a day,:Lentuce,, victoza and Humalog, this last month I have had swelled legs and i mean lots sometimes my shoes do not fit
i take meds to make my bladder go and there 40 mg, but i do not go much, i have had heart failure before due to this, and yes i told my doctor she did take test and i am waiting to talk to her again. has anyone have this and maybe did something or something to help them not to swell up so much , maybe lemon, something and… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Keep smiling SuzAnneDct!

posted about 2 hours ago

Metformin

Metformin

I am prescribed Alogliptin 12.5 mg/Metformin 1000 mg tablets two a day. I take one at breakfast and one with my evening meal. Earlier i used to take late dinners with max one hour before going to bed. But currently i am experiencing dawn phenomenon. So my questions are:
1) is it enough strong of about 2 gms of metformin a day?
2) is it a good idea to take this tablet with a very little bedtime snack?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Hi @A DiabetesTeam Member i am actually on an intermediate insulin of a type called Isophane. The problem with this insulin is the time when its action… read more

posted 2 days ago

Painful Stomach

Painful Stomach

Needing some advice.....Has anyone with Diabetes had issues with constant lower stomach pains? If so, what was the reason for this and what medication has helped reduce the discomfort?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

You should get Pancrease. Check. With your pain. I have chronic pancreatitis they took abscess of it after my stomach blew up.

posted 1 day ago

Blood Levels

Blood Levels

I was diagnosed with diabetes the end of February. My reading was 384 and A1C 14. I really started watching what I ate and completely cut out all sweets. My blood readings are now between 85 and 110 and A1C is 5.8. I take Metformin 500 mgs 2 times per day. My doctor is very happy with my readings. I keep wondering why if my readings are so good why my Metformin dosage is not being cut.
Anyone have any answers....

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

What a life experience report! This should encourage us(fellow Type 2 Diabetics) that we can be successful too! What a blessing!

posted 6 days ago

Aspartame

Aspartame

Been informed that artificial sweetener called aspartame put in foods and sodas and food stiill make the body react the same as if full sugar ....meaning diet, full sugar sodas are as bad as aspartame sodas ......truth not guesses please ?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Try sparkling water its very good

posted 1 day ago

Type 2 ....food?

Type 2 ....food?

Diets pickle my head ..not interested seems like the only thing I'm allowed to eat are lettuce and water as all else contains sugar....would love someone to definitely let me know what foods are sugar free and help with wait loss ..in truth I drink alcohol to get rid of my appetite

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Keep away from foods with high glycemic index. Do your research. Since everything turns to sugar later in your stomach keep away from breads and cereals… read more

posted 3 days ago
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