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If Jeopardy Had A Diabetes Category, What Would Some Of The Answers Be?

If Jeopardy Had A Diabetes Category, What Would Some Of The Answers Be?

Today I have decided to put together a jumble of facts about diabetes mostly for entertainment purposes – mostly useless trivia.

These will primarily be statistics so you can see how you measure up.

45% - the percentage of Diabetics that have an A1C “above” 7.0

This one surprised me a little given all the new drugs on the market and their availability – sounds a touch high to me since it is almost 1 out 2 that are essentially “not controlled”

537 Million – the number of “diagnosed”… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

With that many of us; everyone wonders why there is no cure? Thank you for sharing that; very informative.

posted about 3 hours ago

Why Is My Fasting Blood Sugar High In The Morning ?

Why Is My Fasting Blood Sugar High In The Morning ?

Well there are a few theories which I will paste articles which speak of these effects :

Dawn Phenomenon vs Somogyi effect

https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/dawn-phenomenon-...

Taken from : https://www.mottchildren.org/health-library/zx3495

There is also the Dawn phenomenon vs Foot to floor :

https://www.believethehypo.com/post/dawn-phenom...

Now as you can read from above, medications are the only thing which do affect fasting blood sugar, so if you are on diabetic medications discuss with… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

When trying to find a solution to increased insulin resistance caused by sodium bicarbonate,I split my long action insulin(Lantus) 50/50 and had second dose at bedtime,but for me it didn't help
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posted about 5 hours ago

COVID And Diabetes

COVID And Diabetes

Any data on the impact of Diabetes on symptoms of COVID?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thanks. That answered my questions at this point. I appreciate the prompt response.

posted 2 days ago

Why Did I Get Diabetes?

Why Did I Get Diabetes?

It is probably human nature to want to know why and what caused it.

Unfortunately, diabetes, like many other diseases will simply never be explained.

There is dozens of risk factors and sometimes a risk factor can even be calculated.
The top two factors that leave you “most likely to be diagnosed with Type 2” are family history and then next on the list is being overweight or obese.

The genetic factor is easy to calculate.

If either parent was diabetic you are 3 times more likely. If both… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My great grandma lost her leg to it; My grandpa died from gangarene of the big toe. My dad had it; I got it first at 25 years and my brother got it at 50 and the other brother at 57.

posted about 22 hours ago

Are The Drugs We Take SAFE?

Are The Drugs We Take SAFE?

I was working on a different topic when I read a comment that led me to this subject.

The simple answer is emphatically NO – NO Drug is safe to take – They are a foreign substance that doesn’t belong there.

Some are “safer” then others but any time you put something in your body that “doesn’t belong” you are taking some time and/or quality from your life.

So why then do we take any meds?

The simple answer is to lengthen our lives or improve the quality of what we have left.

Hang on, you… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Exactly @A DiabetesTeam Member - there is no "cure"

Most medications are there to "manage the symptoms" to improve quality of life or lengthen it a bit.

At least with diabetes there is much we can… read more

posted 2 days ago

How Surprised And How Prepared Were You For Your Diabetes Diagnosis?

How Surprised And How Prepared Were You For Your Diabetes Diagnosis?

Ya, I know I already posted today 😀

It has been a long day and have been stuck mostly inside because adding "frostbite" to my lot in life is somewhat less than appealing 🤣

So rather then my typical posts I'm going to get a little personal and invite others to "pile on" if they want to tell about their experience or just vent at getting tackled by the Beast without warning.

I grew up in the north end of Toronto, Canada's largest city. In fact when I was born the "township" wasn't even legally… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

1993 Enjoying grand children had eye doctor app. Blurred vision,dr sent to my family dr yep shocked. Been up and down every since

posted about 18 hours ago

What Is Metformin And How Does It Work?

What Is Metformin And How Does It Work?

Metformin is the most common diabetes medication on the planet.

Some hate the stuff, others question it, some can't tolerate it, most of the rest simply take it and get on with their business.

Since just about all of us have at least heard of the stuff, I put together a piece on it to shed some light on this medication.

The source of today’s Metformin is a traditional and natural/herbal remedy that was first medically researched in 1918 - so if you want "natural" this is it.

The plant was… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

@A DiabetesTeam Member unfortunately there is somewhere between 5 and 10% of patients that just never tolerate metformin (made my father violently ill and he really tried to give it a good shot).

Metread more

posted 2 days ago

What Kind Of Diabetic Episodes Should I Expect?

What Kind Of Diabetic Episodes Should I Expect?

I mean ..as your body gets use the meds it gets weird ..than when your sugar goes to high too low
I'm concern , because if what has happen to me tonight...feeling fine all day ..taken my meds ...exercised ,walking ...but while I was cooking ...I became very nauseated..dizzy ..lightheaded...and flustered...feeling light all the blood in my system just drained right out of my body....had to go to bed ..but I fell asleep woke up in just a few minutes thinking I had slept half the night ..so… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thanks for the advice ..I appreciate it 😊

posted 4 days ago

Does Anyone Know What Happened To @A DiabetesTeam Member ??

Does Anyone Know What Happened To @A DiabetesTeam Member ??

Ian - (Ian4Life) used to be a regular participant in this forum.

I was just thinking that I hadn't seen a post or reply from him for a couple of weeks (he was just recently on a cruise and still managed to post quite a few times).

So figured I would drop him a note.

I tried to tag him and it wouldn't pick up his name. I searched my team list and he is gone. His account looks to be "totally gone" - not a trace.

Did anyone happen to (chat) with him? Did he give any indication that he was just… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I am guessing Ian is taking a break, as I just went into my Facebook account, and in messenger you can tell when someone read your message as their picture appears next to the post, and in there it… read more

posted 3 days ago

Why Do You Need To Be Brutally Honest With Yourself And Your Doctor About Diabetes?

Why Do You Need To Be Brutally Honest With Yourself And Your Doctor About Diabetes?

Well, time for the Friday Evening Post 😀

I sometimes see a post where the author says "The Doctor Will Be Disappointed With My Numbers".

My first thought always is, why aren't YOU disappointed with your numbers? If you believe your Doctor will be upset it must be because you have probably "quite significantly" missed your target.

How does that happen?

While it could be because you have simply progressed (there is never a warning), or another disease may have impacted your numbers - ditto… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

i agree, when i found out 3 weeks ago i started to research. Well when you eat like crap all the time. Junk food meat, soda beer things happen. Well i am proud to say since i joined this group i found… read more

posted 1 day ago
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