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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

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Twenty two years ago when was diagnose and put on oral medicine the diabetes nurse and teacher at the hospital said a suitable BTS (bed time snack) is a… read more

posted about 2 months ago

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

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

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

posted 4 months ago

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.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I work at a child development center as an early child development teacher. I snack on unsalted sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or sweet potato tortilla… read more

posted about 2 months ago

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

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Have you tried 1 a week Ozempic? It's not insulin, it helps your body use and make more of its own. Along with a good diet and exercise it really makes… read more

posted about 1 month ago

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?

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 2 months ago

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

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 8 months ago

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

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

its a progressive disease. just when you think its under control it can get worse and not because you did anything different.

posted 29 days ago

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

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

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

posted 4 months ago
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