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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 almost 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Get ur diabetic diet & exercise right & like me you should have no bowel problems

posted about 1 month 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:

I eat smaller meals more often ensuring I get enough protein and carbs. I cut back on sugar eat more natural sugar, thus has helped me a lot

posted about 2 months 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 over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I try for under 50 net carbs per day and it has made a big difference. My a1c is 6.2 but I still have to take meds.

posted 26 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 11 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I'll ha e to look for glucerna snacks

posted 4 months 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 over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

BTW, I started wearing a MyID because I can add little things that tell my medical problems right up front. I couldn't always get everything I needed in… read more

posted over 1 year 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 about 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 12 months 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 7 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:

posted about 1 month 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 about 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 11 months ago
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