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
Always have and a swimmer
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
@A DiabetesTeam Member visited amazon just now- called Pure Sweet in stock.🐼
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
Well, yes and no to Grahams advice. If I wake up and my fasting is above 10 mmol/l eating will only make my sugar higher
I take intensive insulin therapy, so I would immediately work out my… read more
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
The sodas had a very adverse impact in my blood sugar levels, had to stop having sodas even, just plain swhepps sodas
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
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.
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
@A DiabetesTeam Member I think there’s no one size fits all and that means for some people fasting is the way to deal with high fasting blood sugars.
As always the way to find out is to use our… read more
I can’t count the number of times I have seen someone post up “disappointment” in a reading and I comment “take the win”.
What exactly do I mean?
For those that are striving for a level of control (we) can often try to “over achieve” and get upset with ourselves if we miss some mythical target we have in our minds.
If we simply take a step back, and instead of being hard on ourselves (causing some stress which is detrimental to the very blood sugar levels we are trying to control) then maybe… read more
Chopstix69, thanks 😊💖
55 looks good on me. I take life one minute at a time but it's joy in my heart for our savior Jesus Christ that says, delight thyself also in the Lord and he shall give thee… read more
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
Have to go off jardience diahrriea since nov1
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
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
Yesterday on Henry's daily call we got into a bit of a discussion about what A1C is "good enough" and I am going to expand some of my personal thoughts on that here.
There is some percentage of us Type 2's that seem to never be satisfied with our A1C even if it's (really) Good Enough.
Just like some bunch in wider society we are driven to do better, go faster, last longer, make more, build bigger or whatever. That can be a good thing because it drives innovation. Otherwise we still might be… read more
Yes sometimes smaller goals when newly diagnosed help more then the big picture. When diagnosed in 2019 my A1C was 11.9 %, by the time I joined this group 3 months later I was down to 8.9 %, in July… read more
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