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Is Sugar By Any Other Name Just As Sweet (and Bad For Diabetics)?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

There is a misconception out there amongst many that if you consume a more "natural" sugar that it's OK or better or healthier for Diabetics

Have a read to dispel that "myth"

(the following is fully credited to Joanne Lewis, CDE Dietitian from a Diabetes Care Community Article)

"Contrary to popular myth, there is no advantage to people with diabetes in choosing one type of sugar over another.

One common belief is that brown sugar is more nutritious than white. Brown sugar is typically white… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member

@A DiabetesTeam Member the "natural" sugars in fruit are primarily Fructose

It jacks your blood sugar just as much as a spoon full of table sugar in equal amounts

BUT the fruit is otherwise healthy… read more

posted 2 hours ago
What Should Be Your Average Low And High Of Glucose Numbers Each Day?
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A DiabetesTeam Member

Thank you for sending me this information. It is very helpful.

posted 1 day ago
What's A Common Misconception About Diabetes?
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A DiabetesTeam Member

My biggest gripe is that people think that Diabetes is a disease. Diabetes is not caused by a germ or virus. There is no drug to kill what causes diabetes
Diabetes is a condition. It is when the… read more

posted 3 hours ago
Why Has The Font Size Of The App Shrunk? Can't Read It Now Without Magnifying Glass.
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A DiabetesTeam Member

My settings are almost at max already,but yes Nan it helped a bit.Its something the techies have done,it's not happening on any other app installed

posted 3 days ago
Metaformin Tablets Were Causing Diarrhoea, So My GP Put Me On A Slow Release One Instead, Called Carbuce 500 X2 Daily Plus I Take Jalra 50
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

my diarrhoea has stopped but sugar reading wont go down!
what can I do? I am 75yrs old and not great with my diet!

A DiabetesTeam Member

You are welcome.

posted 2 days ago
Morning To All. My Question Is? If L Being Emotional Or Down Because Even Simple Tasks Dinner, Making The Bed. Can Be The Cause Of Hypo's
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

As this is what I am currently experiencing,

A DiabetesTeam Member

@A DiabetesTeam Member
Well done Piet 💪💪

posted 3 days ago
Confused 🤔
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

I was at my grandsons birthday party today and there were several other people there that was type 2 diabetes like me, I watch all these diabetes eat pizza and cake and cookies and i was like how do y'all eat all this stuff, I didn't have any of it and they ask me why and i said i try to control my diabetes then i ask them what there A1C was and all of them said in the 8's and 9's i said that's not good and then ask them what medication did they take for there diabetes and each one was taken 3… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member

Thank you MargaretMErnenwein , You are right we have to take this disease serious, I'm trying my best to get my A1C to a non diabetic I'm at 6.2 I'm also on Ozempic but my doctor has me on the lowest… read more

posted 19 minutes ago
Is Anyone Having Trouble With Their G7?
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I Was Wondering If Anyone Knew Of A Home Remedy To Help Alleviate Pain And Numbness Associated With Neuropathy In The Legs And Feet
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A DiabetesTeam Member

DeepHear for baths in some hot water & soak ur feet

posted 3 days ago
Has Anyone Felt Completely Drained After Losing Weight?
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I have cut out carbs and lost weight 20kgs in 4 months. My blood sugar level is being managed but lm tired all the time and my immune system has taken a beating even though lve tried immune boosters. Has anyone experienced this?

A DiabetesTeam Member

Hi Graham, thank you for this useful information. I have been to the doctor on Friday and that is exactly what she ordered. 🙏

posted 3 days ago
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