There seems to be some misconceptions, and a lot of Internet claims that you can totally reverse your Type 2 and be NORMAL again.
So I'm going to explore a bit of exactly what you would have to achieve for that to be true - hint - nobody has ever achieved that, period.
The terms "remission" and "reversal" have been tossed around for a number of years. Finally, the worlds leading diabetes experts agreed on a standard to be "deemed" in Remission.
It is defined (paraphrased) as having an A1C… read more
Here is 3 that have nothing to do with "drugs" but could give some guidance in our ongoing Battle with the Beast when the results are in.
A study has been assessing the safety/effect of Diet Soft Drinks in Type 2’s.
Called SODAS – Study Of Drinks with Artificial Sweeteners.
Specifically looking for any detrimental effect to drinking artificial sweeteners as opposed to bottled water.
The study will compare blood sugar, cholesterol, kidney function, blood pressure, insulin levels, weight… read more
As Type 2's, besides everything else we need to worry about, we should keep an eye on our kidney function as well.
Kidney disease is quite common in Type 2's, about 40% will experience some degree of Kidney disease (but some is simply reduced function).
However, while kidney disease is the 9th leading cause of death in "sugar eaters", in Diabetics it rises to Number 3 (about 15% of Type 2's).
Some may be familiar with an eGFR test (which is often included with your A1C test).
An eGFR… read more
What medicine can I take for my type 2 diabetes since I can't take Metformin due to chronic kidney disease. My last A1C was 8.1.
How does drinking @64 ounces of water daily affect B/S?
Does it lower your B/S? And how does it do it?
Does it help to lower it by drinking water before bed?
I have been diagnosed as having protein in my itinerary. I am currently taking medicine for this but recently just had another urine test done. Now my dr wants to see me I’m person to give me the results. Is having protein in your urine serious?
Good morning from South Jersey to all you diabetes warriors
Proper hydration, a loaded question, with many answers.
Those with kidney disease need to listen to their doctors.
Those on diuretics, listen to your doctor.
Those on sulfonylureas may need extra water.
If exercising, you may need more water.
Most of the rest of us fall into these categories
In general, data and recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine suggest that
Women 150 pounds, BMI less… read more
When a drug is studied it is done so if 3 phases.
In the first two it has to be shown that it won't kill anyone (or really mess them up) and that it provides some value.
If it meets the first hurdles then a Phase 3 trial will be undertook with a “hand picked” larger group.
Over the past few decades the litany of lawsuits has meant that even a hiccup or a hangnail is recorded as a possible side effect and they are rated with an incidence percentage (eg. 5% of users experienced heartburn (or… read more
I used to take 2 metformin twice a day but the doctor has stopped it because I have chronic kidney disease. I have had erratic levels since stopping the pills my nurse is going to put me on insulin twice a day I’m very apprehensive about this can you kind people tell me what I should expect & what I can do to help myself thank you ann
hurts most of the tie. have to lift up my leg to get in and out of a car.. can not get up on my knees of the floor .
Travels from my knee to my ankle. I have fallen from this because my leg went out. Been to the doctor also went to Er. exray and jus severe bruses. My bones pops all the time.