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
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
The simple answer is, 70% of Type 2's don't follow their treatment plan, much less any kind of "friendly diet" anyhow so it's kinda like the "eat less fat" mantra to try and protect people from themselves when they want a simple answer.
The real answer is "complex" but not complicated.
White Bread, Potato, Rice, Pasta and a few other "processed starches" metabolize to sugar almost quicker than table sugar and they keep us "high" even longer than table sugar. So it is sound advice for those… read more
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
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
Metformin is the most common diabetes medication on the planet.
Some hate the stuff, others question it, some can't tolerate it, most of the rest simply take it and get on with their business.
Since just about all of us have at least heard of the stuff, I put together a piece on it to shed some light on this medication.
The source of today’s Metformin is a traditional and natural/herbal remedy that was first medically researched in 1918 - so if you want "natural" this is it.
The plant was… read more
Have you ever wondered?
First off, what are good or acceptable fasting numbers according to the guidelines?
A "normal" fasting number is any reading below 100/5.5 mmols.
A "good" fasting number is anything below 108/6.0 mmols and an "acceptable" number is anything below 126/7.0 mmols.
But WHY does that cap out at 126/7.0 if ANY NUMBER below 144/7.8 causes "zero damage"?
The "thinking" actually makes quite a bit of sense. Typically our Fasting Numbers will be some of the lowest numbers we… read more
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 possibly related to diabetes?
That is a common question for the newly diagnosed as well as some of us veterans.
The answer is, nobody knows what "you" can tolerate and there is no consensus even amongst the professionals because they all have a different view of how your diabetes should be managed.
For those that intend to medicate to deal with excess carbs, which is the working theory of most Diabetes Organizations the daily limit is recommended to between 200 and 300.
Anyone that has been dealing with diabetes for a… read more
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