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 Thanks but that is erithritol which I have. I was looking for monk fruit which doesn’t seem available in the UK.
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
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
On target as usual our dear Graham Lamb provides us with the most appropriate information, 🙏I thank you, may you always be blessed 🙏🌹💐
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
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
Just be safe and happy JG
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
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
I eat a very minimal amt and wait two hours retest
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.
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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
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