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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:

A glass of prune juice daily takes care of that for me. I cannot skip a night, but it works. Caution: don’t be too far from a restroom. It works in… read more

posted 10 days ago
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Guys my feet are burning and can't sleep at night. What can help me?

Guys my feet are burning and can't sleep at night. What can help me?

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I have noticed that some nights I go to bed my feet feel like they are on fire, and it kept me up. I started putting lotion on them before I went to bed… read more

posted about 2 hours 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:

Dwfintely a low carb and exercise was the solution for me 6 years after I was diagnosed and after loosing 14 pounds in weight i am still on 5.9 mmol/l… read more

posted about 11 hours 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 2 months 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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Stevia or Monkfruit

posted 1 day 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 3 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:

It's up to each individual

posted about 1 month ago
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Januvia?

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

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I was on it but moved to once-a-week injections of Trulicity. I like it better.

posted about 2 months ago
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