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diabetes 2, I got my number back to 6. I don't suppose this means that I'm out of the woods completely

Very new to this and I am confused

posted about 3 hours ago by A DiabetesTeam User

Do you mean your A1C is at a 6? That is very good for a type 2.

posted about 1 hour ago
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New Meter (Free style Libre,)

My Doctor has prescribed a new meter so I don't have to prick my fingers all the time it's a Free style Libre,
my doc said that most insurance companies will pay for the two part kit.. Well I don't know because it going to end up costing me $145...

Has anyone ever tried it? What do you think? Is it more accurate than the finger sticks, just as accurate or not as accurate?

Has anyone found where you can get it at a really reduced rate or even free?

posted about 23 hours ago by A DiabetesTeam User
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Love it was on it for close to 6 months before coverage was pulled for it (once it hit general market).
Only having to apply a senory evey 14 days was… read more

posted about 14 hours ago
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Trouble getting enough blood to test from the finger prick. I have the one touch and I’ve never tested before yesterday.

posted 1 day ago by A DiabetesTeam User

just squeeze your finger a bit, my meter alows me to prick finger first before testing. If yours isn't like that, remember to drink a lot of fluids… read more

posted about 19 hours ago
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I have high blood sugars while having a sinus infection

I have been sick with 3 sunus infections in a month and on antibiotics and my blood sugars have been between low 300 and low 400s and my doctor has repeatedly stated that this is because of the infection! I am concerned!

posted 3 days ago by A DiabetesTeam User
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Are you taking other meds like decongestant s?

posted about 3 hours ago
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I have excessive itching in my groin area. I haven't been sexually active in years. I was told it's due to my diabetes. Is that correct?

I am a 64 yr. young female. Excessive itching in my vaginal area. It's driving me crazy. Is it from me being a diabetic? HELP!.

posted 5 days ago by A DiabetesTeam User
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yes, it was true for me too. Have to be more careful on the amount of processed carbs/sugars you consume and be diligent in your hygene...more so then… read more

posted about 19 hours ago
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My A1C is consistently under 7 (average 6.4). However, my fasting blood sugars are almost consistently over 7.0.

If I have over 6 hours between meals by blood sugars are over 10 once I've eaten (taken 2 hours after eating), regardless of what I have for my meal, even if my meal was perfectly legal.

posted 6 days ago by A DiabetesTeam User
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Are you watching your processed carbs such as white bread, white potatoes ,white flour and white rice. That can influence your sugars. BTW, sweeteners… read more

posted about 19 hours ago
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Is it normal for your whole body to itch with diabetes

posted 6 days ago by A DiabetesTeam User
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Ive heard it said that diabetes can cause itching all over with some people and often the skin is dry so keep moisturising all over avoiding perfumed… read more

posted 4 days ago
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Can i eat strawberries at night?

posted 7 days ago by A DiabetesTeam User
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I eat strawberries and grapes when I feel a hunger attack coming on stops me eating any rubbish really helps a sweet tooth.

posted 6 days ago
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views on cannabis?(persoal opinions only) be respectful

i live in canada where curranty cannabis is only legal if you have a medical permit. i aplied for a medical pemit for my chronic back pain and am just waiting for tge consult taking diabeties out of the picture. what are your personal views on cannabis? please be respectful of others

posted 8 days ago by A DiabetesTeam User
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use the oil instead if you can. For me, if I smoke or eat edibles, it brings on incredible cravings for fattening things. I've heard the essential oils… read more

posted about 19 hours ago
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