Have had type 2 for over 20 years. I'm told by doctors that I have to be on insulin. But, it is not really controlling my blood sugar as well as it should, and it's caused me to gain a lot of weight, including belly bloat! Not sure what to do. So tired of it. I'm thinking I will have to eat like a vegetarian rabbit for the rest of my life. thinking about naturopathic remedies. Anyone try anything that works? I need to lose a lot of weight now. But I seem to be going up and down about the… read more
My doctor took me off most of my pills and left me taking @Metformin, @Januvia, and @Lantus (Solostar) @Pen. Anyone taking similar medications at one time? what are your doses and is it working? I noticed that my BG is lower in the mornings and higher before dinner where I take my last dose of Lantus and it's still high when I go to bed.
Is my itchy skin a result of using Lantus?
My Lantus was changed to Trulicity. Hoping I don’t have issues with this. Plus other meds were changed due to what is covered by my medical. So a new round plus meter ugh! Appreciate any and all help. Tyvm Hugs 🤗
I am a type 1 diabetic and years after being introduced to Lantus insulin recently made a switch to Treshiba which is a much more stable insulin. I still take Humalin R which is a short acting insulin and it's been recommended to me by my health care team not my family doctor though to switch to a rapid insulin to be taken at meal times
I'd like to hear from those of you who have made a like switch and whether the rapid insulin has caused weight gain and if so how much? As well, the pros and… read more
Well there are a few theories which I will paste articles which speak of these effects :
Dawn Phenomenon vs Somogyi effect
Taken from : https://www.mottchildren.org/health-library/zx3495
There is also the Dawn phenomenon vs Foot to floor :
Now as you can read from above, medications are the only thing which do affect fasting blood sugar, so if you are on diabetic medications discuss with… read more
I've taken Lantus solostar for a long time and to keep it short I had Toujeo refilled instead, I've taken it before, but I am on 26u of lantus and toujeo says it's 3 times more powerful but I don't remember being it that way, this morning I shot 26 like lantus, we'll see what it says in the morning.
Some may see the Doctor as some all knowing Oracle that uses a crystal ball to decide what prescriptions to write to treat our Type 2 diabetes.
The truth is, unless your diabetes doesn't follow the "rules" and you need the help of an Endocrinologist, they use a "flow chart" that most highschool kids could follow well enough to write the scripts.
Primary/Family Doc's don't even need to know how to spell Diabetes in order to treat it because the worlds leading experts have "written the rules"… read more
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?
when I was 8 they tubes from my kidneys to bladder and my bladder to out were to small causes a serious backup of urine into my kidneys. that was surgically corrected but almost killed my kidneys. 17 years ago I was told that my kidneys bleed at a +3 for no apparent reason, but function normally. in 2004 I found out I had angiomloipomas in both kidneys In 2004 they were 1-4mm in 2005 they had grown to 4-5cm. in 2007 they remain the same. my question is: should I even be on the metformin… read more