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I'm having trouble getting my morning readings down. How can I help this?

I'm having trouble getting my morning readings down. How can I help this?

We eat our biggest meal around 6 PM. I've been told to eat a snack around 10pm. What makes a good snack? What else can I do?

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Hi, well my husband and I were introduced to the JJ Smith 10day Green smoothie cleanse and it has been excellent. My blood sugars have been excellent… read more

posted 3 months ago
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does diet sodas cause higher fasting glucose levels?

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

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Sinuses can cause poor sleep. That could affect reading.

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

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

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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 4 months ago
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dry eyes

dry eyes

about 4 months ago my eyes were realy stinging and hurting me the doctor gave me eye drops which eased them up but after trying 3 different eye drops then tried a eye gel which done my eyes were much better but my whole world crashed when the doctor told me i would have to have drops for the rest of my life. not to happy about it but if it stops my eyes from stinging and hurting its a small price to pay was told by the doctor it was because of my diabetes 2

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

thank you syd my diabetes is a little out of control but now bringing my sugar levels down i wish you good luck in your fight with diabetes

posted about 2 years ago
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What do people eat as snacks at night ,I have a hard time with this. Please help me

What do people eat as snacks at night ,I have a hard time with this. Please help me

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Even on metformin I have problems with constipation. U cant eat a lot of cheese or eggs and I need to eat prunes ...finding it difficult to eat right… read more

posted 28 days ago
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What's your A1C right now?

What's your A1C right now?

I got mine done today, it was 9.8 I was in shock, my morning readings are good always around 100's and the last month especially I had to lower insulin units because I would wake up in the 60's, I will have a lab test result in a week where blood was drawn, today it was done at a research clinic where they only pricked my finger, so I will wait for the other ones to have a better picture, the only consolation in all this is that my previous one was above 11 and I've taken action in… read more

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My doctor advised me to take B12 even before i started taking Metformin. I didn't but now am, and my numbers have been good. Never heard that about… read more

posted about 2 months ago
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How do you cope with people eating sweet treats in front of you?

How do you cope with people eating sweet treats in front of you?

I have just drastically reduced my consumption of sugary snacks due to starting on insulin. I honestly expected my partner would stop eating them in front of me but he hasnt.

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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My husband is the same. He just doesn't seem to care.

posted 2 months ago
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