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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:

all u need to do is increase the fibre in ur diet & drink loads OF FRESH WATER

posted about 2 months 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 6 months 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:

Yes, I have. My doc send me to a diabetes doc who put me on a very strict diet. I lost 50 pounds and kept it off for about six months. I was taken off… read more

posted 8 days ago
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Any advice on what helps pain, burning, cramping & etc... in feet & hands?

Any advice on what helps pain, burning, cramping & etc... in feet & hands?

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I have Diabetes 2 and I use Aleve (two tablets) to relieve some of my pain. Also, I use a few over the product products to help with cramping.

posted 2 months 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:

I know splenda ;aspartame; and stevia do not affect me at all. But the sorbital and some alcohols do. I cant have sugar free gum because my sugars go… read more

posted 7 days ago
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Sweetner

Sweetner

What is the best Sweetner for a diabetic to use? I use Splenda but I am hearing bad news about Splenda. And it suggestion?

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Stevia or Monkfruit

posted 4 months ago
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when i wake up after a short nap i always have aheadache Is it to do with me being diabetic?

when i wake up after a short nap i always have aheadache Is it to do with me being diabetic?

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Make sure you are getting enough water. headaches are the first sign for many of dehydratiion too! I have sinus issues that can flair up and I wake up… read more

posted 7 months 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:

I always wear a bracelet outside of my home, because no one would know what was wrong.

posted 2 months ago
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