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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 slowly plugging up again. I… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Try taking Restoralax .put capful in hot or cold drink .No taste . works for me

posted 5 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 changing my… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Had a virtual visit with specialist last Wednesday; went over latest A1C results. A1C is now 8.1.

posted 18 days 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 eat healthy unsalted nuts, fresh fruit etc

posted 3 months ago

I Have Neuropathy In My Feet, Can Anyone Recommend Something That Helps Ease The Pain?

I Have Neuropathy In My Feet, Can Anyone Recommend Something That Helps Ease The Pain?

Does anyone use Neuragen? And does it work?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

The above seems to be an ad for something. Intermittent fasting, as far as I've read/researched, is not great for diabetics. We need to keep the bg levels even, and fasting plays a dangerous game with… read more

posted 10 months 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:

Never heard of that diet. I will have to look it up.

posted almost 2 years 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 possibly related to diabetes?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Eating regularly helps regulate BS. Gives your body time to burn the carbs with keeping away lows.

posted almost 2 years 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 issue is in the sodas (as my diet has… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Anything with steroids will bump bs readings.

posted 9 months 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 need to get a bracelet since I am a type 2 diabetic and on blood thinner Eliques.

posted almost 2 years ago

Guys My Feet Are Burning And Can't Sleep At Night. What Can Help Me?

Guys My Feet Are Burning And Can't Sleep At Night. What Can Help Me?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I use a foot bath 3 times a week with Epson salt along, along with using a foot cream that has a cooling sensation and then wear thick cotton socks. Gives my feet a rest and they feel much better… read more

posted 10 months ago
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