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Sleep disturbance

Sleep disturbance

Hello everyone! I have type 2 and have this problem in the night. I wake up at around 2:30 every night. My hands and feet are tingling, ears are ringing and I have a headache. It feels like my breathing has gone very very slow. I’ve been for a sleep apnea test and the Dr says I don’t have it. If I take glucophage it makes it worse so I control my sugar with diet. I’ve struggled to find a Dr that can diagnose this and help with a remedy for it. Does anyone else experience this or know what it… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I seem to wake up around 2 am thirsty and wanting to eat something and try avoid eating and I'll drink a glass of water. I'll wake up around 6 am ready… read more

posted 1 day ago

I am having a terrible time eating too many carbs. It’s like I have no willpower with certain foods.

I am having a terrible time eating too many carbs. It’s like I have no willpower with certain foods.

I love bread...bagels, english muffins, biscuits...you name it. I can’t stop buying it as there are others in my household. There are other carb heavy foods that I like, but that I eat in moderation. Everything except bread. What should I do?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I am still new and working on changing my own intake of carbs. Bread is a hard one for me as well - I never met a type of bread I didn't like! I have… read more

posted 3 days ago

Eyesight detrimental to all of us.

Eyesight detrimental to all of us.

In the years I've been diabetic, I have been lucky enough to not have diabetic eyes(Knock on wood). What do you guys do to keep your eyes healthy?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I am vigilant at keeping my BGL at non-diabetic levels by limiting myself to 20 grams of net carbs a day, working out regularly to help negate insulin… read more

posted 3 days ago

Does weight loss decrease neuropathy?

Does weight loss decrease neuropathy?

i have neuropathy in my limbs. my wife keeps telling me if I loose weight the neuropathy will stop.
however i have slowly been shedding those pounds but the pain is still there.
does loosing weight decrease neuropathy? or is that a myth? any experience?
thanks
christopher

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

weight loss does help when you factor in other issues such as blood pressure, cholesterol level, heart issues.

posted 4 days ago

Ketoacidosis

Ketoacidosis

I have ketoacidosis it's where my sugar is very high it be over 300 hundred. I'm taking Novalog and Levimir, I don't feel like it's helping me some days my sugar be at 120 and some days I'm stuck at 290 and I check my sugar more than 4 times a day. Why is it still so high? I've been eating right no starch, pasta or bread. I take in the right amount of calories and nothing I do helps me! I have lost so much weight I'm just stuck is there and advice? Help me please

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Make sure your checking your sugar levels at the right time. After you eat wait at least 2 hours. It was a mistake I was making always when I was eating… read more

posted 3 days ago

I get up several times a night to pee

I get up several times a night to pee

Ever since I was diagnose, my sleep cycle is usually interrupted ever couple of hours so I can pee. I don't take insulin and I take oral medication. I have difficulty with sudden urge to pee during the day and sleeping through the night. Any reason?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

You may want to change the time that you take your medication and take it a little earlier. When you take medication at night, you have to drink water,… read more

posted 6 months ago

What I noticed about going to the bathroom alot

What I noticed about going to the bathroom alot

When you are drinking coffee for example, try to drink water throughout the day and try to avoid juices or soda. Sparkling water works for me

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I like sparkling water yes it works very well

posted 6 days ago

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

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

its a progressive disease. just when you think its under control it can get worse and not because you did anything different.

posted 6 days ago
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