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Hate Having Diabetics But Learning To Cope

Hate Having Diabetics But Learning To Cope

When does one start to use insjlin

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Am on peritoneal dialysis. Basically I get to dyalysis at him & no needles involved!! Yes I have to do it 4x a day everyday, but that’s ok. Am waiting to get trained on some machine, that’ll do the… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Protein In Urine

Protein In Urine

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?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Yes I always have protein in my urine

posted 8 months ago

Do You Regularly Get Your Kidney Function Tested?

Do You Regularly Get Your Kidney Function Tested?

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

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Sorry for the late reply, but you guys summed it out great. When I was a teenager due to my JRA and the medications given to me from age 15 to 17, I do not remember my kisdney function back then, but… read more

posted 4 months ago

I Have Tye 1

I Have Tye 1

I’m 51 pretty good health got diagnosed with type one diabetes I was told I will have a little short lifespan is that true the longest live male person with tye 1 Diabetes was 77.. is this true ?? I also googled it and it stated the same thing longest person male with diabetes was 77 years old 🫢

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

AMEN!

posted 3 months ago

I Have Chronic Kidney Disease And Am Type 2 Diabetic, My Diabetes.

I Have Chronic Kidney Disease And Am Type 2 Diabetic, My Diabetes.

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.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Most people are started in metformin. Insulin, there are less side effects, yes low blood sugar is one. Where as with metformin, lots do ok on it, while others get stomach craps, upset stomach… read more

posted about 5 years ago

Drinkinking Water And Lowering B/S Readings

Drinkinking Water And Lowering B/S Readings

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?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Pandapat, I agree. When I feel dehydrated I often drink water and I feel better. It gives me more energy.

posted over 1 year ago

What Studies Are On The Horizon For Type 2 Diabetes?

What Studies Are On The Horizon For Type 2 Diabetes?

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

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

All I know also about dark sodas, colas, either diet or regular, they damage the kidneys and when patients went on dialysis (I was a dialysis nurse), they were told to stop drinking dark sodas even diread more

edited, originally posted 3 months ago

Does Anyone With Diabetes Have Kidney Disease Also And On Dialysis?

Does Anyone With Diabetes Have Kidney Disease Also And On Dialysis?

If you have diabetes and kidney disease and on dialysis how do you manage your diabetes?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Reduce acidity in your body. Eat alkaline foods. Try taking Sodium bicarbonate

posted almost 4 years ago

How Much Water Do I Need To Drink For The Best Hydration Level.

How Much Water Do I Need To Drink For The Best Hydration Level.

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

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

It might only be the fluids, but I'm a firm believer on cranberry juice for kidney stones and kidney health. I knew a lady who was able to pass a kidney stone by drinking 2 half gallons of cranberry… read more

posted about 1 month ago

Does Type 2 (T2) Diabetes Make You Prone To Developing Other Diseases?

Does Type 2 (T2) Diabetes Make You Prone To Developing Other Diseases?

Thanks (mostly) to Diabetes UK, this a list of diseases and our risk of developing them.

I left out Peripheral Neuropathy, Retinopathy or Dementia which ARE common in Type 2 (T2)

So here goes:

Celiac Disease – a gluten triggered autoimmune disease with NO LINK to T2

Thyroid Disease – both Hyper/Hypo disorders - MORE Common in T2

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) – effects almost 10% of women – PCOS can trigger T2 but T2 does NOT cause PCOS

Diabetic Cheiroarthropathy – (ya, I can’t pronounce… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Jeer i was same way. Had Covid Doc order blood work. Nurse called he wants to se ya in 10 days. Get there he told me diabetic. Nurse come in he order these pills. Get home another nurse calls Did u… read more

posted 5 months ago