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My Stomach Feels Blotted, Not Sure What Is Causing It. I Ate A Pear Could It Be The Cause?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭
A DiabetesTeam Member

Not likely.More likely is damage to the nerves of your stomach,causing it to retain food and empty more slowly ( gastroparesis)..

What Did You Eat For Supper Today?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

Just to show that not all my posts are (technical) in nature 🤣

Today was a long day at the end of a long week for me so didn't really feel like cooking (which I do for myself and my Wife who has Stage 4 Parkinson's Disease and having her near the stove is not a great idea even when she feels stable enough to help out)

So today I decided to have one of my "occasional treat meals" that doesn't have a great deal of nutritional value but let's me remember my life before Diabetes.

We had… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member

It's the portion size that counts

Who Has Been Battling The Beast The Longest?
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Looking through a list of Team members I noticed that @A DiabetesTeam Member was diagnosed in 1993 - 29 years ago which certainly makes her one of the extreme veterans.

So I'm looking for a "shout out".

When were you Diagnosed??

Myself - 2016 (August) - Age 52

A DiabetesTeam Member

“Once we tell the beast just who is in charge here, the he just has to get packing.”

AMEN, sista!!!

How Worried Are You About Side Effects?
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The questions about side effects of prescribed drugs are valid

Any time you put a foreign substance in your body there is likely to be some "side effect", sometimes none noticeable, sometimes minor or fleeting and sometimes downright nasty

BUT don't forget WHY the Doctor is even considering prescribing that Nasty-Dangerous Medication

Specifically when talking about Diabetic Medications too many come in with the (apparent) attitude that they have some OTHER Choice

Of course you have the… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member

To be bluntly honest each of us has to weigh the odds...is it worth it? It night might be. My son n I laugh at commercials where they list the side effects that are worse than the issue. One was for… read more

How To Lower High Glucose Quickly Without Insulin?
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A DiabetesTeam Member

A lot of water and exercise.

Am I Taking Too Much Medication For My Type 2, I Am Taking 1000mg Twice A Day Metformin, 10 Mg Jardiance, 5 Mg Ozempic And 30 Mg Lantus?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

My doctor has me taking a lot of meds but my numbers are still not in range even though I eat low carb meals and watch my sugar intake. I also have AFib and not sure if the meds I take are causing my numbers to be off. I am not hungry but I know I have to eat small meals and not losing weight.

A DiabetesTeam Member

Wow...that does seem like alot. But sometimes if you can't control your sugar the doctor will do that. Is it helping you taking that many meds?

What Can I Eat?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

Most days we will see that question posted up a number of times

There is no SIMPLE Answer

If you are Type 2 you have a Metabolic Disorder so there is no "list" that applies to all or even most of us, but that doesn't mean you don't have somewhere to start

If you are looking for a "basic list" then it's easier to say what you Shouldn't Eat

If you are looking to lower your Blood Sugar DO NOT EAT:

French Fries or any white potato, no white rice, no white pasta, no white bread, no muffins… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member

i regularly eat brown toast-one slice per meal- and can keep my glucose in range. just saying to show we are all different.

Did Anybody Know That Today, 17 May Is World Hypertension Day????
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I didn't - must be slipping up

Most of us aren't simply Diabetic (or a person with diabetes if you prefer) but rather we have Metabolic Syndrome

That is any 2 of:

Type 2 Diabetes
High Cholesterol
High Triglycerides
BMI Greater than 30

And just about ALL of US had at least two on that list when we got the Membership Card to the Dead Pancreas Society

So that means a good number of us, myself included, have/had/are currently taking meds for Hypertension in the form of ACE… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member

This photo of yours gets my "vote" @A DiabetesTeam Member I plan to try some new ones for me soon. I just had to get my photo taken for my volunteer badge and was hoping to be able to use… read more

Does Anyone Know Anything About Keto Diet?? Is It Good For Type 2..I've Heard Good And Bad Reviews..
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A DiabetesTeam Member

I was asking because my insurance covered a diabetes program for its members, but I spoke to my primary, endo and cardiologist today and they said no..I'm in chronic heart failure and the high fat of… read more

Why Do Type 2's, Who Have EXCELLENT Fbg, Continue To Take Their Diabetes Meds? Why Don't They Stop The Meds, Once They Achieve Success?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

I am wondering because my own Endo seems to think I would benefit from meds (even though I am prediabetic and slowly turning things around without them). Anyways, if I could turn things around much quicker on meds and then quit the meds, once they worked-I would go on meds, in a heartbeat. Does this scenario ever happen? Or- do you enter "Hotel California" when you start diabetic meds? Thanks

A DiabetesTeam Member

@A DiabetesTeam Member, since going to the doctors last year, lost about 60lbs but they cautioned me not to lose any more weight- reason given was I needed some fat because I am getting older. Still… read more