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Diabetes is generally a group of metabolic disorder, affecting the ability of body to process and utilize glucose for energy. With diabetes, the pancreas present in our body makes very low or no insulin or sometime the cells of body don’t respond to it. Diabetes is of three types i.e. type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.
It symptoms include regular urination, increased thirst, breath shortness etc. If are experiencing symptoms of high or low blood sugar then it’s important to go for pathology tests like described here http://www.ilexmedical.com/files/PDF/C-Peptide_... and follow the treatment plan according to the test results.
Glad to see you finally getting some better results. What are you doing diet wise to control your BG? Are you active? Diabetes is so individual, so different for all of us while the complications are so common..
My pharmacy has free diabetes magazines sitting out for customers. And remember Google is your best friend.
That sounds good Val. I'll look those up too. Krysta you should be able to get some nutrition training through you doctor. But I agree, too much starch in their programs. I'm trying to use starchy veggies instead of breads and pasta to get the carbs.
Subscribe to diabetic magazines ,and some stores have free dietitian to help you with nutrition.If you have insurance ask your Dr to send you to classes and check paper for support group. Best wishes!
many hospital offer diabetes classes and some insurances covers these classes they are very helpful
First find a great endo.doctor, they can answer any question and get you started out correctly. Hugs
Hi everyone, I'm Katryna
I'm not very active because I'm not that computer savvy therefore I couldn't navigate the site. I'm so excited about a community of people whom all understands the unpredictability of Diabetes. I was diagnosed three years ago with a sugar level over 1000 . At first I was on Metformin and Levemir 70ml, sugar was still reading above 500. They gave Glimeparide and Levemir still no luck. You would think my A1c was my shoe size, I wear a size 11. Now I'm on Trulicity,Novolog and Levemir. Finally I see a 6.4 A1c and normal sugar levels.