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How Do You Stay Active?

How Do You Stay Active?

posted July 28
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I work at a job that I am very active in

posted November 20 (edited)

What Is Your Go-to Snack When Your Blood Sugar Is Low?

What Is Your Go-to Snack When Your Blood Sugar Is Low?

posted August 31
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Mi e has just s tt started to have low point so I need to alter my insulin.,

posted 4 days 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 slowly plugging up again. I… read more

posted January 31, 2016 (edited)
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I had the same problem. My doctor’s nurse suggested a teaspoon of sugar free Metamucil in 8 ounces of cold water daily. Problem was solved in a week.

posted October 29

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

posted December 15, 2017
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William, sending healing prayers.

posted 3 hours 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.

posted December 8, 2017
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Thank You John for your service.My dh is a retired Marine,he's not diabetic either,and he likes his sweets,never ate them until he quit smoking in 1999,replaced one not good thing with another.But he… read more

posted February 15

What Is The Biggest Piece Of Advice You'd Give To Someone Newly Diagnosed With Diabetes?

What Is The Biggest Piece Of Advice You'd Give To Someone Newly Diagnosed With Diabetes?

posted September 28
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Hi
I would say every time you check your blood sugar please do not panic if the number is higher or lower than expected. You just need to seek medical attention or try to do what you were advised by… read more

posted November 21

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?

posted September 26, 2017
A DiabetesTeam Member

I take GABAPENTIN 100mg 3 Times A Day

posted July 22

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

posted October 17, 2017
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Don't drink any sugary drinks at all including fruit juices . There is about 40g carb in a can of coke that's my dinner limit.

posted September 1

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?

posted March 15, 2017
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Never heard of that diet. I will have to look it up.

posted March 3, 2020
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