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Is having bowel issues common with Type 2 Diabetes?

Is having bowel issues common with Type 2 Diabetes?

Goodevening all.... I am new to this site and have a sorta uncomfortable question to ask. I have Type 2 Diabetes and take Metformin 1000 mg. 2x daily, Glimepriride 4mg once daily, plus 20 mg Lisinopril for high blood pressure. I have chronic constipation, followed by diahrea. I sometimes don't have any movement for 4 to 5 days. I get bloated, have stomach pain at times. Periodically I take magnesium citrate to get things moving, but after a couple days I start… read more

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

all u need to do is increase the fibre in ur diet & drink loads OF FRESH WATER

posted about 2 months ago
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What do people eat as snacks at night ,I have a hard time with this. Please help me

What do people eat as snacks at night ,I have a hard time with this. Please help me

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

One other thing PetersKaren, HEAVY whipping cream? You're correct no BG spike but you are talking serious FAT intake. I hopefully not stepping on toes… read more

posted about 11 hours ago
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Has anyone been able to control their diabetes 2 through diet and exercise alone?

Has anyone been able to control their diabetes 2 through diet and exercise alone?

I want to know if anyone has had any long-term success with a low-carb diet for example. Is it possible to stay off medication when you have diabetes 2? Who has managed this and for how long?

Has anyone tried the low-carb high-fat diet recommended by dietdoctor.com? If I keep to 100 grams of carbs per day is that enough of a carb reduction or do I have to go much lower?

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Yes, I have. My doc send me to a diabetes doc who put me on a very strict diet. I lost 50 pounds and kept it off for about six months. I was taken off… read more

posted 8 days ago
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What's your A1C right now?

What's your A1C right now?

I got mine done today, it was 9.8 I was in shock, my morning readings are good always around 100's and the last month especially I had to lower insulin units because I would wake up in the 60's, I will have a lab test result in a week where blood was drawn, today it was done at a research clinic where they only pricked my finger, so I will wait for the other ones to have a better picture, the only consolation in all this is that my previous one was above 11 and I've taken action in… read more

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Hi got mine yesterday.They are 54 happy.

posted 17 days ago
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Hi all. Two questions about mealtimes and diabetic body.

Hi all. Two questions about mealtimes and diabetic body.

I have heard so many people say they have to eat at specific times, (Scheduled) that it worries me. I am very likely to eat breakfast at 11 AM I if I'm not working on the day. Is it really important to be scheduled. I am not the least interested in eating in the AM, and often have no appetite at 5:00PM either but have to feed my family...
Also, I have days when I will be burning hot one minute and freezing cold to the bones ten minutes later. Is this… read more

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Carrie it don’t matter it’s a fast snack don’t worry about the “sugar “it’s not the priority tricking the body that your eating is if you know your not… read more

posted 6 months ago
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How do you cope with people eating sweet treats in front of you?

How do you cope with people eating sweet treats in front of you?

I have just drastically reduced my consumption of sugary snacks due to starting on insulin. I honestly expected my partner would stop eating them in front of me but he hasnt.

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I feel for you, but I never expected my wife of forty years to change her habits or anyone around me. In my career military life I called it and trained… read more

posted about 11 hours ago
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How important is an id braclett for type 2

How important is an id braclett for type 2

Should I be wearing an ID braclette for my Type 2 and should I have all meds on it

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I always wear a bracelet outside of my home, because no one would know what was wrong.

posted 2 months ago
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does diet sodas cause higher fasting glucose levels?

does diet sodas cause higher fasting glucose levels?

I have recently experienced higher fasting glucose levels over the course of about 6 weeks. Normally, I am at 80- 120 in the mornings, but lately have been about 140- 160. The only big difference of late, I can pin point is,.. I have been drinking, maybe 1 can of diet sodas with my evening meals. I have also had sinus/ allergy issues about the same time (farmers in the locale are harvesting- kicking up dust & mold). Just trying to get a grip on whether the… read more

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I know splenda ;aspartame; and stevia do not affect me at all. But the sorbital and some alcohols do. I cant have sugar free gum because my sugars go… read more

posted 7 days ago
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does anyone suffer with their legs at night?

does anyone suffer with their legs at night?

My legs seem to bother me at night not so much pain but really bad aching. Also the heels at bottom of my feet hurt every time I walk

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I struggle to stand for more than 10-15 minutes without suffering extreme pain in my feet! I have always suffered from chronic flat feet, but the pain… read more

posted 2 months ago
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