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Any Advice On How To Get My Fasting Number To Start Out Lower?

Any Advice On How To Get My Fasting Number To Start Out Lower?

I was diagnosed in October of 2012. I was pretty controlled; so I didn’t really have to try very hard. About a year ago this started to change. Now I find myself with fasting numbers of 170 to 200. I fight all day just to bring my numbers down. It is a losing battle. The game is rigged and there is just no winning. I am feeling very defeated and hopeless. My husband not understanding, wants to rush me to emergency all the time. I just don’t know what… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

About a month ago things got better. I started taking a fiber pill, and 2 apple cider vinegar pills. I also started to drink protein once in a while, I… read more

posted about 7 hours ago

Nutrition

Nutrition

I am so confused about which lifestyle to choose to get rid of my Diabetes. I want to lose 70 pounds, which I'm sure would get rid of Diabetes, Sleep Apnea and improve my health tremendously! I don't think I can do Keto (although my husband and his son have had great success) it's just too restrictive for me so I think I would cheat a lot. I've thought about following the Weight Watchers plan but I can't afford to attend the meetings. I've researched Intermitten Fasting but I can't see losing 70 pounds… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

There is a number of diets that "work" - Keto, Dash, LCHF (low carb, high fat), Mediterranean, vegan, vegetarian and the Atkins diets to name a few.

I… read more

edited, originally posted about 1 month ago

FBS Reading Different For Each Hand

FBS Reading Different For Each Hand

Hello,
When I took my FBS this morning -- I got two different readings -- 140 in my left hand; 123 in my right.

I took it twice because the 140 sounded too high. 123 is more in line with what I've been getting.

Any ideas what is causing this? Could it be a meter malfunctioning? Thank you.

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

i would say maybe see if it your food or something, if not then i would talk to your GP

posted 18 days ago

How Do U Restore Sexual Disfunction When Being A Diabetic

How Do U Restore Sexual Disfunction When Being A Diabetic

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I hope your doctor helps more than mine did. She told me there was nothing that would help me since I had already passed menopause.

posted about 1 month ago

How Do You Burn The Belly Fat In Men?

How Do You Burn The Belly Fat In Men?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

You can have cirrhosis of the liver from other causes then alcohol, which at times causes ascites (accumulation of fluid in your abdomen).

Abdominal… read more

posted 3 months ago

High Fasting Bs In The Am?

High Fasting Bs In The Am?

I have consistently higher morning readings. For example, this morning it was 171 mg/dL at 8:30 am.
I hadn’t eaten or drank anything (other than water) since 6:30/7 pm the night before.
Any ideas why it’s so high?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Goodmorning

posted 2 months ago

What Do You Do When Your Blood Sugar Is Really High?

What Do You Do When Your Blood Sugar Is Really High?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Kathleenhenry. I have to lay down or possibly fall down. I get really dizzy.

posted 2 months ago
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