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Am I Too Harsh And Lack Compassion?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

Most who read my posts become very aware that I don't tend to sugar coat anything.

Maybe that is because I have been dealing with Diabetes my entire life. My Parents, Grandparents, Great-Grandparents, Uncles/Aunts and cousins all have/had diabetes, at least the overwhelming majority of them, so if you are a "normal" member of the family, you likewise have Diabetes.

It didn't mean your life was over. It didn't mean that you life was limited, it was simply a genetic trait no different then… read more

posted November 21, 2021
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A DiabetesTeam Member

@A DiabetesTeam Member Thanks but that is erithritol which I have. I was looking for monk fruit which doesn’t seem available in the UK.

posted May 11
How Much Water Do I Need To Drink For The Best Hydration Level.
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

Good morning from South Jersey to all you diabetes warriors
Proper hydration, a loaded question, with many answers.

Those with kidney disease need to listen to their doctors.
Those on diuretics, listen to your doctor.
Those on sulfonylureas may need extra water.
If exercising, you may need more water.

Most of the rest of us fall into these categories
In general, data and recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggest that

Women 150 pounds, BMI less… read more

posted April 28, 2022
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A DiabetesTeam Member

Always have and a swimmer

posted March 8
Should You Eat If Your Fasting Number Is High?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

I haven't yapped for a while. Have been busy, tired - life has got in the way but have something to blab about this morning and we have dozens of new members who haven't been exposed to my drivel 😁

This morning my Fasting Blood Sugar was "out of range for ME".

It came in at a 6.3/113 which is a little over my (target) of 6.0/108 as set by my Diabetes Doc to maintain my level of control.

Not terrible, but a little high.

I "expected" it to be high because I slept in. More correctly I woke and… read more

posted April 10, 2022 (edited)
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A DiabetesTeam Member

On target as usual our dear Graham Lamb provides us with the most appropriate information, 🙏I thank you, may you always be blessed 🙏🌹💐

posted September 16
Do You Worry About The Wrong Thing?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

Over the past couple of weeks I have read a number of posts where people are hesitant to take a diabetes medication that was prescribed because they read of the potential side effects and are somewhere between uncomfortable or outright afraid

Your concerns are valid and you should discuss them with your doctor but you should also know that the Doc didn't "just decide because" when they wrote the script and it was in response to your blood work that showed you "need" the meds to manage your… read more

posted February 22
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A DiabetesTeam Member

If the med has side effects that you are getting, then talk to your doctor. There are usually several options to address your issue. If one has too many or intolerable side effects, you can always… read more

posted August 15
Have You Been Welcomed Into Our Family Yet.
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

Good afternoon warriors. We enjoyed Alhambra in Granada, Spain today.

Welcome aboard and into our family. Love you. Praying for you. Want only the best for you. That's what family does. How can we help and support you. I wish for you more good days than bad and have many exceptional days too. Baby steps.

I eat to my meter, my blood glucose numbers spreadsheet, and my food journal. They tell me what foods I can eat somewhat freely, what foods I must limit, and what foods I must almost totally… read more

posted April 1 (edited)
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Just be safe and happy JG

posted May 1
Does Diet Sodas Cause Higher Fasting Glucose Levels?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

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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A DiabetesTeam Member

If u drink diet sprite, or diet mtn dew, they both have citrus in them.

posted July 18
Do You Consider Skipping/delaying Breakfast If Your Fasting Number Is High?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

I have seen many post up this concern when they woke up to a high fasting number.

I never, as in never-ever, skip breakfast because of a high fasting number


Because as I have posted many times, Fasting Numbers are the result of sugar released by the Liver when we are not eating for extended periods (sleeping, more than about 5 hours between meals).

There is a number of reasons why the Liver might get a little too generous with the sugar supply BUT the only way to "turn it off" is to eat… read more

posted December 20, 2021 (edited)
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A DiabetesTeam Member

I eat a very minimal amt and wait two hours retest

posted June 21
Is Having Bowel Issues Common With Type 2 Diabetes?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

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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A DiabetesTeam Member

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, 2022
Why Did My Doctor Prescribe Me A DANGEROUS Drug?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

(2 parts and comes with one of those "viewer discretion" warnings)

I will answer that but just want to forewarn that some may find this post a little “harsh”

I work with two different Diabetes mentoring programs – a “regular one” and a “Bootcamp”

For any that have Served and had the pleasure of Basic Training they would recognize our Bootcamp technique – it’s fashioned the same way – you are told what to think and what to do to try and teach you what you need to know

To do what is expected… read more

posted January 28
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No one asked what the dangerous drugs are. Every drug has those who claim they are dangerous and I have found that, without being a chemist myself, I rely on my doctor and those health experts with… read more

posted July 10
Why Do Some Have Different A1C Targets Compared To Others?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

In the past few years some significant research was conducted to try and determine if a more "personalized approach" with regards to A1C targets would provide greater benefits to some patients.

Depending on our particular situation the "typical guidelines" may not necessarily apply to us.

The General Guideline is to target an A1C of equal to/less than 7.0%

An A1C of >7.0 is associated with a significantly increased risk of both microvascular and cardiovascular complications (Kidney Disease… read more

posted September 9, 2022 (edited)
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A DiabetesTeam Member

My Dr’s target for me was under seven mine is 5.5

I also have a hard time with the medical establishment settling for higher glucose numbers before medicating
And 6.9 is too high in my opinion. They… read more

posted September 11, 2022
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