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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?

posted about 1 year ago
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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 19 days 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

posted over 1 year ago
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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I started drinking diet coke, one glass, daily; My sugar reading has not accelerated at all; still between 6 - 8; just saying

posted 2 days 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

edited, originally posted almost 2 years ago
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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 about 1 month 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

edited, originally posted about 2 years ago
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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 almost 2 years ago
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I was taking one 1000mg metformin twice a day. I changed it to one 500 mg 4 times a day and my blood sugar is at least 10% better now

I was taking one 1000mg metformin twice a day. I changed it to one 500 mg 4 times a day and my blood sugar is at least 10% better now

posted about 2 years ago
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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Interesting. I am taking about the same and I was told by my doc that they were okay to take all at once, that they were basically time release and that… read more

posted about 2 years ago
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I just noticed a cut or sore on bottom of foot. My first since being diagnosed. What should I do?

I just noticed a cut or sore on bottom of foot. My first since being diagnosed. What should I do?

posted about 2 years ago
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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Hi , I would advise you to see a foot doctor as infection can happen fast. I had a blister on my foot and now its been a month and still only 90%… read more

posted 19 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

posted over 1 year ago
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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Stress and anxiety will increase it

posted 12 days 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.

posted over 1 year ago
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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

All.fruits contain sugar. Organic produce is not 100% organic as the ground contains centuries of contaminants from the atmosphere, from farm.machinery,… read more

posted about 2 months ago
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Diabetes and disability.

Diabetes and disability.

I am considering going on disability. I have fought several health complications, and continued to force myself to work while doing so, but the struggle is becoming to much for me.
Aside for being diabetic, which takes a lot of time to manage, I had back surgery in January and will likely always have difficulty working long shifts on my feet. I also have colitis, high BP, anxiety, and depression.
I googled qualifying diagnosis for disability and was surprised diabetes wasn't on the list.… read more

posted over 1 year ago
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A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I resolved my T2 diabetes (and 11 other health issues) over 7 years ago by following the guide of a Primal Health Coach. Food alone allowed by body to… read more

posted 2 months ago
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