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Blood Sugar Very High, 350-450. What Foods Will Help To Lower It?
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A DiabetesTeam Member

Pls try to see your doctor maybe they will change your medication, that's too high

Is Sugar By Any Other Name Just As Sweet (and Bad For Diabetics)?
A DiabetesTeam Member asked a question 💭

There is a misconception out there amongst many that if you consume a more "natural" sugar that it's OK or better or healthier for Diabetics

Have a read to dispel that "myth"

(the following is fully credited to Joanne Lewis, CDE Dietitian from a Diabetes Care Community Article)

"Contrary to popular myth, there is no advantage to people with diabetes in choosing one type of sugar over another.

One common belief is that brown sugar is more nutritious than white. Brown sugar is typically white… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member

@A DiabetesTeam Member the "natural" sugars in fruit are primarily Fructose

It jacks your blood sugar just as much as a spoon full of table sugar in equal amounts

BUT the fruit is otherwise healthy… read more

I Have Difficulty Finding Sugar Free Drinks Especially When I Am Holiday.
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I have difficulty finding sugar free drinks especially when I am holiday. I ask for diet drinks or zero sugar drinks but this does not always happen. I have been told to drink water but this does not quench my thirst,I seam to need the feel of fizz. A list of food and drink suitable for Type 2 diabetics should be easy to find in a way you do not have to pay for it. Eating and drinking the correct foods and drinks should be available in print.

A DiabetesTeam Member

Surgar free crap is harming u and ur body. Buy a juicer and juice veggies and berries. Stick with lemon water .

Does Diet Sodas Cause Higher Fasting Glucose Levels?
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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 issue is in the sodas (as my diet has… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member


For god sake, drink the diet soda you so badly covet; in fact, do it once a day or every other day. Just cut volume…


STOP listening to clueless doctors!!


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Hello, Everyone!

Is there anyone out here that take Gabapentin? If so, does it work for you and what dose are you taking. My doctor tried me on the 100mg 3x a day but it didn’t help me at all.

Thanks! 😘🙏🏾

A DiabetesTeam Member

Re:Gabapentin.. Usually the doses are much higher for those that find it effective. Up to 1800 mg daily in divided doses
I couldn't take any amount because it made me feel really terrible. I have… read more

The Heat Seems To Make My Blood Sugar Levels Rise ,I Drink Plenty Of Water Any Suggestions On How To Lower BS Levels.
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Eliminating being outdoors in the spring and summer is not an option as we do construction especially in warm weather outside.

A DiabetesTeam Member

Heat stresses me out. With stress comes higher blood sugars. I carry a jug of water and ice at all times. I drink when I am not thirsty, to flush those sugars. Look at what is stressing you, and see… read more

What Do You Drink Besides Water When Dehydrated?
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It is so hard for me to just drink water. Is there anything else you can drink that won't raise your blood sugar?

A DiabetesTeam Member

black ice coffee or hot coffee, skim milk, veggie juice,

(like tomato),glucerna,etc.

No Sugar Products Using Sugar Alternatives.
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What are your opinions on products stating "no sugar added", when in fact they use ulternative sugars. I feel these alternative sugars can be just as harmful to diabetics.

A DiabetesTeam Member

When I was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 back in 2013, I was told by my pharmacist and my dr not to touch the aspartame. It wasn't good for me. But they also told me because I have type 2, not to cut… read more

What Are Some Blood Sugar Friendly Sweetener Options?
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This is a bit of follow on to a question that @A DiabetesTeam Member asked

I will try and stick to what "science has proven" and not some of the theories out there - simply the state of what we "know" about non-sugar sweeteners

There is 3 basic groups that generally don't effect blood sugar so are "safe enough" from a Diabetes point of view

There is totally naturally sourced with minimum processing - this would include Stevia and Monk Fruit

Stevia has become quite popular - used to sweeten a… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member

I only drink water

I Was Wondering What Some Of You Guys Do For Snacks When Your Watching A Great Movie On TV After Supper?
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I am stuck in a rut with my late evening tv snacks i love ice cream and popcorn and cake. you would think that after 20 yrs of being a diabetic you would kinda have a better grip on these things sometimes i just dont have the willpower i need.

A DiabetesTeam Member

Sm tangerine

15g of carbo’s