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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:

A glass of prune juice daily takes care of that for me. I cannot skip a night, but it works. Caution: don’t be too far from a restroom. It works in… read more

posted 10 days 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:

Dwfintely a low carb and exercise was the solution for me 6 years after I was diagnosed and after loosing 14 pounds in weight i am still on 5.9 mmol/l… read more

posted about 11 hours 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 2 months 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:

My doctor advised me to take B12 even before i started taking Metformin. I didn't but now am, and my numbers have been good. Never heard that about… read more

posted 16 days 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:

My husband is the same. He just doesn't seem to care.

posted 27 days 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:

It's up to each individual

posted about 1 month 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 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 over 2 years 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:

Sinuses can cause poor sleep. That could affect reading.

posted 23 days ago
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