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Is There Value To "stick Testing" If You Are Not Taking Insulin?

Is There Value To "stick Testing" If You Are Not Taking Insulin?

I don't take diabetes medications and never have yet I wanted to "stick test".

In Canada while the price of drugs is a fraction of that in the US, test strips for home glucose meters do not share that particular bennie - regardless of brand they cost about a buck a strip.

So for me to make it viable I needed to get a Doc to "write a prescription" which would then allow me to send the bill to my insurance company (private).

Our publicly funded assistance for Diabetics will only cover the cost… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Yes forgot to mention in Canada most private insurances cover the Libre system, when I was working as a nurse they covered 80 % of the cost, now retired on my spouses plan they cover only 70 %. But… read more

posted 5 months ago

Can Eating Sugar Replacements Cause Your Liver To Release More Sugar Than Usual?

Can Eating Sugar Replacements Cause Your Liver To Release More Sugar Than Usual?

Could something like Xylitol or erythritol (which basically doesn't raise blood sugar) give your liver "more fuel" and cause your fasting levels to be higher?
Yesterday I had a few "sugar free chocolates" and "sugar free ice cream" and noticed today my blood sugars have been (on average) 1.5mmol/L (18-22) higher than normal. Is it related?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Ah okay, good to know! I won't blame the ice cream then :D I'll drink more water today and hope for the best! Thank you

posted 2 months ago

What Exactly Does A Normal A1C Tell You?

What Exactly Does A Normal A1C Tell You?

The A1C test has become the “gold standard” in the diagnosis/treatment of Diabetes but that wasn’t always the case.

The idea for the test was discovered in the 1950’s.

The test was first produced in 1979.

In 1983 a study (DCCT – Diabetes Control and Complications Trial) was undertaken to investigate it’s reliability and effectiveness.

In 1993 (concluded 10 year study) it was determined that A1C was “viable” with limitations.

It wasn’t until 2009 that “guidelines” for using A1C were written… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I agree with you, the A1C is an average but does not give the actual readings. I am now using a Constant Glucose Monitor (CGM) that takes readings every five minutes. It graphs my results to as long… read more

posted 4 months ago

Will Finger Pricks Or Wearing A Sensor Soon Become "so 2020's"?

Will Finger Pricks Or Wearing A Sensor Soon Become "so 2020's"?

As Diabetics we tend to hear about advances in Medications and other treatments so it's nice to hear when someone is working on other areas that may make our lives a little easier.

Certainly the introduction of the Continuous Glucose Monitors (CGM's) such as the Dexcom and the Libre are a welcome advance and save many sore fingers, particularly with Insulin and Sulfonylurea users, but it still must be applied, only lasts a couple weeks, can get caught on clothing or ripped off if you whack into… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

iWristwatch with SOS function is older version was C$600, I have it as a fall detection device. It has all these sensors, not BG. There are lasers at the back. I am sure Apple is interested and… read more

posted 5 months ago

Found Some Great Resources

Found Some Great Resources

Hello, my diabetes family. Still wearing Dexcom 6 but I'm very disappointed in it. Readings are not always accurate. Will ask Dr. at next virtual visit about discontinuing it and tell her about the great sites I found. mysugar.com and fooducate.com are great sites. If I use the Accucheck I can pair, it with the device they have. It will give much more information. Check it out. Blood sugars are still too high. This is such a frustrating disease. Sometimes, I know it is my fault, other times??? I… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I use MySugr paired with my Accu-Chek Guide and love it.

It even sends me an email every Saturday to compare how things went this week compared to last week.

But did like my trial/testing with the… read more

posted 6 months ago

Were You Correctly Diagnosed If You Were Under 35 Years Old And Told You Had Type 2?

Were You Correctly Diagnosed If You Were Under 35 Years Old And Told You Had Type 2?

I have noticed a few younger members joining our happy little Type 2 group.

Not so long ago the average age of onset was sometime in the mid-50 years old - just prior to the pandemic the average was in the latter 40's - we are getting more lazy, too much screen time and eating more and more "crap" which has pushed down the average age of diagnosis.

But it has still been relatively rare to see someone under age 35 develop Type 2.

A couple of things have come to light.

One in the past couple… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I blame my diabeties on Covid. But after being in this group and doing research i was one before i got Covid. So my feeling is this though Covid was mild aside of back pain from hell Doc doing tests… read more

posted 2 months ago

Blood Glucose Testing

Blood Glucose Testing

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Good for you mine is 10.5 for almost a week now,itake 2 tab of metformin. Twice a day

posted over 5 years ago

Blood Glucose Testing

Blood Glucose Testing

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

hello feel free 2 Wight about ur day

posted over 5 years ago

What Are Some Of The Tests Used For Management Of Type 2?

What Are Some Of The Tests Used For Management Of Type 2?

Over the past few days a few of us have been in a discussion about C-Peptide and anti-body tests and some may be wondering what the heck we are going on about.

So I'll try and give the 10 Cent explanation about some of the tests that can be used particularly if our diabetes gets a little out of hand or doesn't exactly react the "expected" way when the Doc is treating according to the guidelines that work for "most".

First we have the A1C test - I'm sure each one of us has had at least one of… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I order c-peptide tests in the states through labs where i do not need a dr's script and pay for it myself. It cost $69.00 for a test here in Maryland.

posted 2 months ago

What Are Appropriate Blood Glucose Readings?

What Are Appropriate Blood Glucose Readings?

I have had Type 2 for several years. I am taking a blood glucose reading twice a day. With my diabetes nurse we are trying to adjust my dosage of Humulin and Victoza. Is there a universally accepted target range for readings. This is what I compiled from various sites. Are these reasonable?

Category 2-4 hours 4+ Hours
Dangerous 400+ 350+
Slightly High (Phone number can only be seen by DiabetesTeam users)
Normal (Phone number can only be seen byread more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Been off this site for awhile, as my husband had a heart attack in mid Dec and got a stent. Trying to get him back on track. Cardiologist insists he go to cardiac rehab 3 x a week, and that consistent… read more

posted 3 months ago