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Diabetic Shoes

Diabetic Shoes

Looking to buy a GOOD pair of Diabetic Shoes . Previously purchased Dr. Comfort and they worked well. But just wondering if anyone had ever purchased a better brand. If so which one and how did they work out.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I use slipper boots
I wear them all the time
Even when I go out in my wheelchair

posted over 4 years ago

Bad Medication?

Bad Medication?

My insurance forces me to get 90 days supply at a time. So taking 2500 mg Metformin daily (2- 1/2 tablets) I have to get 275 tablets each go round in 2 separate bottles. In the past 2-3 weeks, I have noticed that my fasting (& even other times) glucose checks were rising (Normal is 80- 120, Lately has been 150- 180). Not much has changed, diet, activity,...... Yet my fasting glucose was stubbornly high. Up until then, I have had no problems. Yesterday, I took part of the mediation (1000 mg)… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

There is another question you need to be asking......it is generally accepted that you should not take more than 2000mg of Metformin....so why are you taking 2500mg? Metformin over time can… read more

posted over 4 years ago

I Have A Very Bad Cold.coughing,sneezing,and My Nose Is Running.what Cold Medicine Would You Reccommend.

I Have A Very Bad Cold.coughing,sneezing,and My Nose Is Running.what Cold Medicine Would You Reccommend.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My Pharmacist told me that Robotussin has very little sugar and really does
The trick. Good Luck feel better soon Kathy💚☘️
@A DiabetesTeam Member

posted over 4 years ago

I Need A Winter Menu.

I Need A Winter Menu.

I've had some success controlling BS this summer and contribute much of that to the availability of fresh vegetables. Those days are numbered for us Ohioans and I'm wondering what I'll eat this winter. I love casseroles, but most of them don't love me. I no longer do processed food, which eliminates using canned soups for stews and such. I can't do pasta, rice, potatoes, or bread either. I've got the vegetable soup thing down, and I love beans, but they seem to spike my sugar too, so what's… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Chili definitely. You can get canned LOW Sodium tomatoes but I have found that "crushed" tomatoes have no real additives. There's also broccoli cheese soup using real cheese and milk. They do still… read more

posted over 4 years ago

Does Anybody Out There Know About Diabetes Muscle Cramps.how 2 Manage.

Does Anybody Out There Know About Diabetes Muscle Cramps.how 2 Manage.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

@A DiabetesTeam Member has answered you well.

I have GI issues since birth, had Chronic diarrhea for the first 53 yrs of my life, first time in hospital was 5 months old for rehydration. The reason I… read more

posted 3 months ago

What Does Every One Eat For Breakfast?

What Does Every One Eat For Breakfast?

I need some breakfast ideas that are quick or that can be made a head of time.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Sounds interesting? Kathy

posted about 4 years ago

A1C 8 Dr Suggests Insulin Anyone Else In This Situation

A1C 8 Dr Suggests Insulin Anyone Else In This Situation

Not sure how I feel about this especially since when I do cut back on carbs my sugar drops to 5.9. I feel like crap when it is this low. So why would I need insulin?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Saw endocronologist a month ago and told me there are other options before we even consider insulin. On really good days I can hit 6 with diet and exercise. Seeing a new dietician next week to tailor… read more

posted about 4 years ago

Whether To Take Statins

Whether To Take Statins

I am T2 and also have high cholesterol. I am TERRIFIED of taking statins which cause debilitating muscle pains. I understand if I don't take them I will continue to be at risk for heart disease. I just don't understand how people can live and work under such pain. I am barely adjusting to diabetes let alone a statin. Anybody have advice? I'm supposed to go on Crestor and have read horrifying things about it. I've talked to friends who also have had terrible times on statins. What are my options… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Thinking back now I do remember that after starting it the Doc added another blood test to my A1C test.

It was to check "Creatine Kinase" levels - since I normally screen for Kidney issues I knew the… read more

posted 3 months ago

Any Advice On What Helps Pain, Burning, Cramping & Etc... In Feet & Hands?

Any Advice On What Helps Pain, Burning, Cramping & Etc... In Feet & Hands?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Muscle cramping in legs & feet. I used to have this & thru coincidence found out I am deficient in Magnesium. Also had restless leg syndrome & difficulty in sleeping. Often had to get up at… read more

posted 9 months ago