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

posted almost 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Low salt levels can cause muscle cramps

posted 4 days ago
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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 over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I try for under 50 net carbs per day and it has made a big difference. My a1c is 6.2 but I still have to take meds.

posted 26 days ago
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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

edited, originally posted almost 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Get ur diabetic diet & exercise right & like me you should have no bowel problems

posted about 1 month ago
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Guys my feet are burning and can't sleep at night. What can help me?

posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Glitterskate...Yes it is a lotion that WILL help with the pain of nerves in your feet and hands. It will help you to get to sleep at night espiecially… read more

posted 12 days ago
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I am wondering if there is ever going to be an app for this group.It would be so much easier for me

posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I understand we are not supposed to suggest possible improved models of care but if you are interested see: www.cic.bio/vc3

posted over 1 year 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?

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

You don't need to be tired. "Unicity Matcha" is a safe natural way of increasing energy without spiking your BSL.Go to "Unicity Movement" on the web and… read more

posted about 2 years ago
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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

posted over 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I eat smaller meals more often ensuring I get enough protein and carbs. I cut back on sugar eat more natural sugar, thus has helped me a lot

posted about 2 months ago
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Januvia?

I was diagnosed with Type 2 a year ago. Doctor started me out on Metformin. In that period of time the dose got up to 2500 once a day, with Victoza added. I was so sick and fatigued I could barely get out of bed everyday. I kept telling my doctor about the fatigue, vomiting, he didn't change my meds. I found another doctor who recognized my adverse reactions to the drugs, and took me off of them.. Now I am on 100 mg of Januvia daily... so far no bad side affects. My AIC is 5.8. Is anyone else on Januvia?… read more

edited, originally posted almost 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I use Jardiance and RU-500 Pen. Along with exercise and diet my A1C has gone from 11.8 to 5.2. Still tired at times

posted 11 days ago
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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

posted about 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Drinking more water is the best for health

posted 2 months ago
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How do you assess your level of treatment

There are lots of ways to reach an a1c. Some methods leave wide swings. Some leave very little margin for error. Some involve one medication. Some involve many. So which is right for you and how will you decide? I've been mulling this over for a while. With my old doctor, I was on more frequent insulin but needed to walk 5 miles a day to get anywhere a good number at all, and still spiked into the 380s every day. This new endo has switched my medication and I take… read more

edited, originally posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

So sorry to hear that @A DiabetesTeam Member....just treasure having him....soldier on as best you can and don't be afraid to ask for help....try and… read more

posted over 1 year ago
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