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Not Really

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I broke my glasses and just have a hospiral plan. How can Discovery help me?

posted 2 days ago

Does Eating Eggs Increase Your Cholesterol?

Does Eating Eggs Increase Your Cholesterol?

Since there is still many who believe the incorrect information that led to the demonization of Eggs a couple decades back, this is a paragraph from this months "Diabetes Care Community" Newsletter.

"Because eggs are a rich source of cholesterol, it was once believed that people should avoid eating them on a regular basis. We know now that this is a myth as several studies have shown that dietary cholesterol has little effect on blood cholesterol levels in most people.

Most of the cholesterol… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My mother was a registered dietitian. I was raising my own chickens so i had oodles of eggs. I asked her about eggs and cholesterol and she said " eat eggs and if your cholesterol level gets too high… read more

posted 4 days ago

Does Your Sweat Or Urine Ever Smell Like Ammonia?

Does Your Sweat Or Urine Ever Smell Like Ammonia?

Anyone who has cats is more than familiar with ammonia odour that comes from the litter box.

If you occasionally detect the same kind of “kitty litter smell” from your sweaty clothes, shoes or a trip to the bathroom, it is likely caused because, as a diabetic, you are “successfully” following a Low Carb diet.

Our bodies want to burn carbohydrates (converted to blood sugar) for fuel because they are the “easiest” (thing) to metabolize into sugar.

But particularly if we eat low carb and are… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My doc told me i had too much protein in my blood test and i should cut back. Dont forget the body must have carbohydrates for brain function.

edited, originally posted 10 days ago

What Are The Different Types Of Diabetes?

What Are The Different Types Of Diabetes?

Since @A DiabetesTeam Member shared his LADA diagnosis, I figured it was a time for a refresher 😁

Type 2 Diabetes, formerly Sugar Diabetes is the most common (90% of all diabetics)

T2 is a metabolic disorder where Resistance to using our own insulin is usually the problem. T2’s can also develop insulin production issues as the disease progresses

T2’s often actually have Metabolic Syndrome with T2 being the major disorder (under the umbrella) which also includes cholesterol, blood pressure… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Not really - just have always lived in/around Diabetes and it rubs off on you whether you want to know or not.

When you become the 22nd family member (2nd degree relative or closer) spanning 4… read more

posted 10 days ago

So What's The Latest New Drug For Treating Type 2?

So What's The Latest New Drug For Treating Type 2?

In May of this year the FDA approved another new drug for the treatment of Type 2.

The drugs name is Mounjaro (tirzepatide) and it's the latest to join the club of the weekly/monthly injectables that first hit the market about a decade back with Ozempic being the most popular in the particular class of drugs.

Of course, with each new drug in a given class there is usually some improvement over what the last drug did or it would hardly be worth marketing - why would anyone switch if it didn't… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Newer drugs for diabetes I'm always happy to see EMERGING. As long as good tolerability is there. Very exciting. I'm curious to see the side effect profile for me as I do not seem to tolerate all… read more

posted 11 days ago

Learning To Eat Better

Learning To Eat Better

What are some good recipes out there? What’s safe to eat as a snack? I need to reinvest in myself at 65. I’ve always been a picky eater when it comes to what’s healthy, but I need a change. I like food to taste good. I do wish there were diabetic support groups in my area.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I try to practise carbohydrate control eg knowing what food portions represents
1 serving of carbs.

Speak to your Nutritionist and Diabetes Educator to decide how many servings of carbs are… read more

posted 12 days ago

What Can Be Done To Ease Itchiness?

What Can Be Done To Ease Itchiness?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

It depends whether it's your skin that is itchy in which case something as simple as a moisturizer may be enough, perhaps one of the medicated over the counter itch relief creams all the way up to a… read more

posted 13 days ago

Diabetes And Kidney Stones

Diabetes And Kidney Stones

Hi, I have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes since July 2020. Initially I was put onto Metformin 850 twice a day and more recently the Dr has added diaglucide.

Im not sure if it is a contributing factor to me getting kidney stones so often. I have had them twice in a space of 1 year.

Has anyone experience the same issue l, if so how did you manage it so it does not become a recurring annual thing to go through?

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More like a comment: i just went up in dose for the Ozempic i am now on for my Type 2 - am dealing with bad nausea!?! Hopefully it will go away soon :(

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

It should go away in 2 weeks or less - common side effect, well noted when you increase the dosage.

posted 14 days ago

Good Afternoon Team. I Just Wanted To Find Out From The Ladies, Which Contraception Do You Use?

Good Afternoon Team. I Just Wanted To Find Out From The Ladies, Which Contraception Do You Use?

I'm struggling as the contraceptive pill that I used cased chest pains and I had to stop taking it as I had severe chest pains and shortness of breath. I have to find alternative medication.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I would def. recommend tying of tubes. My pregnancies were life threating since i'm a type 1 diabetic....1st born came when i was 24 weeks,2nd child came when i was 32 weeks. I've made lots of stupid… read more

posted about 13 hours ago
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