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

posted about 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I lotion my feet and massage them while I do it then put on fluffy socks. Nothing else helps me.

posted 13 days 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:

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 10 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 about 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I get that too with metformin, doc said to increase my fiber

posted 3 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 almost 2 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I've been doing low carb, no sugar (natural or otherwise) since May and lost 40 lbs and stopped taking insulin around Christmas. I'm on Victoza 1.2mg… read more

posted 28 days 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:

For those on other side of pond without Walmart's you can get it on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/DiabetAid-Tingling-Relie...(Phone number can only be… read more

posted 19 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 almost 2 years 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:

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 24 days ago
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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

posted almost 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I'm 64 and been t2 for 22yrs and proud to say I've never had a hypo or hyper cos I ALWAYS listen to my body.

posted 23 days 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 about 3 years ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Also just started Victoza about a month ago and am nautious every single day. Will I ever get used to it? my sugar has never been better so I hate to… read more

posted 13 days 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:

Everyone is different. I was diagnosed T2 about 3 years ago. I completely got off insulin at Christmas and take Metformin 1000mg, 2x daily plus 1.2mg of… read more

posted 13 days ago
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