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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

edited, originally posted about 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I get that too with metformin, doc said to increase my fiber

posted 3 days ago
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What do people eat as snacks at night ,I have a hard time with this. Please help me

posted about 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Grapes, apple, boiled eggs...

posted 1 day ago
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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

posted over 2 years ago
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 10 days ago
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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?

posted almost 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I've been doing low carb, no sugar (natural or otherwise) since May and lost 40 lbs and stopped taking insulin around Christmas. I'm on Victoza 1.2mg… read more

posted 28 days ago
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I would love to know. How many diabetics regular drink at least 2 litres of Pepsi max Diet Coke etc a day and how many drink water

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I gave up ALL diet sodas & ďrink only sparkling water tea coffee and red wine

posted 10 days ago
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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.

posted about 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

All.fruits contain sugar. Organic produce is not 100% organic as the ground contains centuries of contaminants from the atmosphere, from farm.machinery,… read more

posted 19 days ago
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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

posted almost 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I'm 64 and been t2 for 22yrs and proud to say I've never had a hypo or hyper cos I ALWAYS listen to my body.

posted 23 days ago
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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

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I end up rubbing heat rub on the top of both of my feet then rub heal balm gold on the bottom of mine it does work

posted about 2 years ago
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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

posted about 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Don't despair. I had my last A1C in October 2019. It was under 4.8. I have been following a low carb, high good fat, moderate protein for the last 24… read more

posted 3 months ago
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Why fruit?

I'm confused about the fruit issue. It seems a lot of people are encouraging other diabetics to eat fruit and it just seems to raise my bs. I'm fine when I eat protein, vegetables, and healthy fat, so why not avoid the fruit? Is there a health benefit I'm missing because of the near absence of fruit in my diet? I get the idea of eating fruit when you're having a sweet craving, as surely it's better than sugar, but why not avoid them both?

If vitamin c is the issue wouldn't it be safer to take a… read more

posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thanks for the constructive advice Margaretz, I will do that. I find it really hard to move the weight. If I stop many more foods, I,ll have nothing… read more

posted about 1 year ago
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